January 12th, 2012 by John Kim
Short, but sweet. That concise descriptive can be used to summarize the entire Nike Air Penny line, which is just four models deep (with the Air Foamposite One unofficially tagging along), but don’t think for a second that it’s size is directly proportional to its significance. After the Air Jordan, the Air Penny is the most celebrated signature footwear line of the pre-Kobe/LeBron era, and new developments like the Air 1/2 Cent, Zoom Rookie LWP, and resurgence of the Air Foamposite One are reasons why it maintains that aura of supremacy today. Sole Collector recently completed a nice interview with Penny Hardaway, providing a quick glimpse of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Eggplant’ that we showed you as far back as September. No word on a release yet, so check out the extra angle below and let us know what you think.
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September 6th, 2011 by John Kim
The Nike Air Penny legacy continues forward this Holiday 2011 season with the debut of the Nike Zoom Rookie – an all-new hybrid shoe combining iconic sneakers of Penny Hardaway’s history with contemporary styling and design. You’ve already seen several colorways of the Zoom Rookie, like the Orlando Magic-inspired Binary Blue, the ‘Glow in the Dark‘, and the vibrant tonal-red ‘Memphis Express’ PE, but here’s a look at another colorway that you might’ve already had in mind. The Nike Zoom Rookie in the ‘Eggplant’ colorway shares nearly identical color-blocking as the Binary Blue version, showcasing the pearly-smooth purple Foamposite on the upper. The glossy nature of the material is only accentuated by slightly opaque nature of the translucent outsole, creating a unique visual contrast that has made Foamposites so darn popular over the years. Check out the extra shot of the Eggplant colorway of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP and head to SoleCollector for a great interview with Marc Dolce and Zach Hull – the designers of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP.
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