May 21st, 2012 by John Kim
It’s rather impressive that the Air Penny continues to outwork Nike’s contemporary signature models with an astounding four signature releases in 2012 (Air Foamposite One, Zoom Rookie, Air Penny II, and Air Penny V). Arriving at retailers this June is the Nike Air Penny II in Soar/Cyber-White-Black, previewed in mid-January as a set of Quickstrike releases; Sneaker News now brings you an exclusive first look at this June 2012 drop, which features the familiar ‘Sprite’ ensemble on the classic Air Penny II model. Spotted at an exclusive event for the premiere of MTV2′s Hip Hop Squares (catch the show tomorrow evening at 11 PM on MTV2), this June release has the gumption to compete with the month’s other big-ticket items – especially if you’re an Air Penny fan. We’ll also keep you updated on the second high-energy Air Penny II colorway slated to drop alongside the Soar/Cyber release (which was alluded during the initial preview). You can find this upcoming Air Penny II release as well as a slew of other upcoming high-profile releases at Footaction in June, soon so check out the gallery of images below and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates.
Nike Air Penny II LE
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January 13th, 2012 by John Kim
The Nike Air Penny II was finally re-issued in 2009 in the three original Orlando Magic inspired colorways as well as a number of other off-centered editions like the ‘Miami Heat’, ‘Blackout’, and the ‘Copper’ versions. The Penny II is one of those rare exceptions to the sophomore-slump rule, as it featured a number of new design details never before seen in any other sneaker – not even an Air Jordan. The flowing lines on the molded midsole, the prominence of the 1-cent logo, the Zoom/Max Air combo – it had the proper workings of a classic shoe even when it first debuted fifteen years ago. This Summer 2012 season, Nike Sportswear will re-introduce the Air Penny II in two brand-new colorways anchored by Atomic Green – one with black, and another with White and Blue that has quickly adopted the ‘Sprite’ moniker. Expect both to hit this Summer 2012 season with June as the target date, and let us know which of the two you like better. via jshortt on NT.
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September 9th, 2011 by John Kim
Later this month, Sole Collector will host a special Air Penny-themed event in Las Vegas, where several new Nike Air Penny models will be showcased. One of the much-anticipated sneaker models is the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP – the Air Penny hybrid shoe combining the Nike Air Foamposite One details with the Air Flight One and Air Go LWP – as well as this new Nike Air Penny II Sole Collector edition; it’s similar to the OG colorway of the Air Penny II, but with a translucent outsole, a royal blue mudguard and inner lining, and a special Sole Collector label on the right heel. Steve Mulholland of Sole Collector was also spotting these during the Nike Mag 2011 Unveiling at the Montalban in Los Angeles. Check out the extra shots of the kicks below and let us know what you think. via SC/NDP.
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February 2nd, 2009 by Sneaker News
Photos: Saltur Footwear
The Nike Air Penny II has been a favorite amongst sneaker heads and basketball fans since the shoe was first introduced back in 1996 when Penny was playing for the Orlando Magic. There has been a lot of news lately regarding the return of the Air Penny II in retro form in a black/blue colorway, but not too much about the Miami Heat colorway above.Above is the Air Penny II in a black/red colorway that is most likely designed to commemorate the years Penny played on the Heat after playing for the Magic. The shoe features a red out-sole, white mid-sole, a clear air bubble revealing yellow with black stripes and a grey carbon fiber patch on the middle part of the sole. The upper is equipped with some smooth, black nubuck accented by red piping. Look for these very soon at Nike Basketball retailers but – as always – we found a couple pairs on eBay.
Color: Black/Varsity Red-Varsity Maize
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