August 9, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 9
For a city known for the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Orlando sure has experienced some tough luck when it comes to their hometown Magic. Following an unprecedentedly bountiful stretch of NBA Drafts in the early-mid ’90s, O-Town lost Shaq to free agency and never got to see how the dream pairing of Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill would turn out, thanks to injuries not totally dissimilar to those that prevented the above pictured model (or at least its name) from releasing a decade ago. So instead of dwelling on whether the basketball gods will allow the second Superman to stick around, let’s take the opportunity to imagine a positive ‘what if’ in the form of the new Nike Air Penny V. This ‘Orlando’ Penny 5 takes on the look that was among the most popular in the late ’90s, a black-based build with white and royal accents that perfectly integrates the pinstriped mesh that debuted on the Air Penny 1 some seventeen years ago. Have a closer look after the jump, let us know which Air Penny V colorway you like best so far and stick with Sneaker News for all of the release dates (this pair’s still on track for a November drop). Photos: SoleWings
Nike Air Penny V ‘Orlando’
the sole and and mid-sole are insane. the rest of the shoe.......im trying my best to get with them, but right now i cant. on feet they look coo, but still not amazing. sigh.
@J Hayz dude, on feet the penny 5's are one of the dopest kicks out, i got the red eagles last week, and theyre incredible, pics dont do justice
@J Hayz I agree, the upper is swept back, it needed some forward momentum
being the toe box is narrow, I called these a blue jean shoe, for casual wear.
@newsouth912 wtf? Only 3 for thw whole year? Nigga I got at least 10-15 and they ain't even counting jays
@kingin' that's good for you. I don't hop on every shoe release. I'm sitting on 70 pair in my collection already and NONE of the releases I'm waiting on this year are Jordans