May 15, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 39
To this point in history, the only signature line that’s endured beyond an NBA superstar’s active playing career is the Air Jordan Legacy, which has survived three different Michael Jordan retirements to remain the most popular series of all-time. The second one of those rare tribute sigs is coming up later this year thanks to the massive success of the Nike Air Penny retros and their resulting hybrids. The Nike Air Penny 5 gets back to the sweeping lines and jeweled heel cushions that typified models 1-III, eschewing the IV’s ankle strap for a more familiar look that reminds us of Penny’s dominant days with the Orlando Magic. These royal and white-accented black Penny Vs also feature carbon fiber spring plates and an outsole reminiscent of the II and III with herringbone traction pods like the IVs, but the messages on this pair’s heel tabs are a bonus nicety not found on any of the previous drops. There’s also a distinct ‘Miami Dolphins’ edition on tap; which of these Florida-inspired Air Penny V colorways looks best in your eyes? Photos: Kumastock
Nike Air Penny V
Finally the bottoms can be seen. The traction looks to be pretty good for playing in. The shoe looks very supportive and I hope their is forefoot zoom. They look like they have an internal bootie so comfort shouldn't be bad.
Yo I can't take it anymore every time I read the comments I wanna get out of the sneaker game these new age so called sneakerheads sound like lil punks y'all complain about the stupidest things on a shoe and cry all day about it knowing you are going to cop them anyway STFU
They don't look bad but it is me or do they look a little long in the front? It's like the toebox area looks a little funny.
diggin these, they go way harder then the rookies... Ill snag these holiday season while everyone is clamering for JB releases and pay $40 bucks less
I can get with these. Not the best ones but they kinda fly. Hypebeast get lost and let the pros handle these.
Maybe it's like that to REALLY PLAY BASKETBALL in them and not put them on Ice, or Re-Sell them. Hopefully, it has a decent width in the front as well. NIKE is Notorious for making Narrow shoes, not taking into account that the foot flattens and swells while playing.
THE PART II HEAVEN CENT IS ONE OF PENNY'S TATTOOS, I BELIEVE. THE OTHER ABOUT THE STORM, MORE THAN LIKELY IS ALSO
Nike might as well release these now. How many more pics we need or how many people we have to see with them on already. Just put em out. It seems nike made enough pair already for all of us to wait for the fall. Smh @ nike
I would SO put my face 2 times in between Penny's ass and tongue punch his fartbox for a pair of these grails.