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NIKE ZOOM ROOKIE LWP The Nike Zoom Rookie LWP is a hybrid design in Nike’s Air Penny line that first debuted in 2011, combining the silhouettes of the Nike Air Flight One and Nike Air Go LWP. The resulting sneaker has been one of the more celebrated new-era Foamposite releases.

Nike Zoom Rookie LWP “Matte Red”

July 3rd, 2012 by | 2 comments

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One of the earlier ‘one-of-ones’ from the life cycle of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP was the ‘Memphis Express’ PE that Penny Hardaway wore during the ‘Raising Dollars for Scholars’ charity basketball tournament back in August of 2011. While even rumors of a release haven’t made so much of a peep yet, the developing story of the ‘Memphis Blues’ Zoom Rookie, which began popping up overseas, led us to wonder if the Zoom Rookie had one final push before giving away to the Air Penny V. Today, we’re hit with another mysterious update from the LWP – this tonal-red colorway that features a matte finish rather than the glossy sheen from the ‘Memphis Express’ PE. Will these release? No word yet, but keep in tune to Sneaker News and we’ll keep you updates. Photos: marqueesole

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Celebrity Feet: Penny Hardaway – Nike Zoom Rookie “Galaxy”

June 12th, 2012 by | 15 comments

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No matter how much work you put in in the Foamposite game there is always going to be one man out there who is ahead of you. Lightyears ahead in fact, and that man is the flag-bearer for the Foam craze himself, Penny Hardaway. This time around he’s rocking the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Galaxy’, a sneaker sporting the same stellar surface as that Nike Air Foamposite One that had so many people scrambling right around the All-Star break. Click through to see Penny casually working out in a pair that you’d probably do unspeakable things to get your hands on and let us know which exclusive from from the Penny stash is your favorite.

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Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Memphis Blues’ – Detailed Photos

June 1st, 2012 by | 9 comments

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At the time of Penny Hardaway’s NBA rookie season, the dominant trends in sneaker coloring all tended toward high contrast. From the Chicago Bulls black and red to the Michigan Wolverines navy and maize and even newfangled palettes like the grape-y Charlotte Hornets, the basketball world revolved around distinct color separation. And while the uniforms both fit and breathe better these days, team colors are still uniformly more like battle flags than fashion statements. Sneakers, on the other hand, have evolved to the point where even some of the most technical performance machines display the kind of subtlety perfected in the lifestyle market.

So if Penny were still a young Orlando Magic point guard, he might show up in something like this ‘Memphis Blues’ colorway of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP that reminds us Hardaway’s hometown college also rocks a blue-based look. They’ve got the tonal look down pat and a translucent outsole punctuates the Foamposite elements in a way that makes you wonder how a tonal Foamposite One or Pro might look. Those might be a way off, and this ‘Memphis Blues’ Zoom Rookie has us still awaiting an official release date, so stick with Sneaker News for updates and check out some new images in the meantime. Photos: Hupu

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Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Memphis Blues’ – Available on eBay

May 14th, 2012 by | 8 comments

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When it comes to Anfernee ’Penny’ Hardaway’s NBA career, the most asked question by far would be a hypothetical with a jist like, “What if injuries hadn’t robbed Penny of more years on top of the league?”  Hardaway’s was a tough path and it was nearly stolen away even earlier, when a little over two decades ago, he was struck in the foot by stray gunfire connected to an armed robbery.  The same town dangerous enough to put his life in jeopardy was also where Penny played his way into the national spotlight, and this latest colorway of what is arguably Nike Sportswear’s finest hybrid design to date, celebrating his deep connections to western Tennessee’s urban center.  The Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ’Memphis Blues’ is sweeter than an order of BBQ Spaghetti from Cozy Corner, an all-blue dish whose trendy palette happens to coincide perfectly with the ’1c’ logo Penny wore during his best years in Orlando.  Check out a set of new images after the jump, and grab a pair today from nikeyager on eBay.

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Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Memphis Blues’ – New Images

May 11th, 2012 by | 14 comments

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The ‘Memphis Blues’ tune is slowly beginning to play out, because after we showed you a detailed set of images earlier this week, we’re getting hit with some more images of this purported ’1-of-1′, which clearly is far from being the one-of. Royal Blue is to Penny as Varsity Red is the MJ, and this colorway definitely pulls no punches as it goes ‘Raging Blue’ with the tonal colorway on hte upper, with the translucent outsole and 1-Cent logo offering the only contrast. No word on a release of these Memphis Blues just yet, but we’ll keep you updated because it certainly appears that these are beginning to pop up with reason. Your thoughts on this colorway? Better than the tonal-red Memphis Express? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more updates! Photos: kicks-lab

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Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Memphis Blues’ PE

May 9th, 2012 by | 16 comments

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After the introduction of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP last year, the Air Penny legacy writes a new story for 2012 in the form of the Air Flight One re-release and the Air Penny V – Penny Hardaway’s fifth official signature sneaker. However, the Zoom Rookie continues to be a recurring figment this year, with several new releases, the ‘Galaxy’ customs, and most recently, the actual Galaxy version that Penny casually wore around. A new detailed look at the tonal Royal Blue ‘Memphis Blues’ PE is upon us today, and while a release isn’t confirmed, the fact that these are popping up yet again could hint at one as these were previously known to be a 1-of-1. Would you be open to a release of the Memphis Blues or even the tonal-red Memphis Express? Check out the detailed images below and let us know what you think. Photos: marqueesole

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Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Galaxy’

May 2nd, 2012 by | 46 comments

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Not many things can set the sneaker world ablaze like February’s release of the Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ did. One could argue that the mayhem that ensued on the night of February 24th is what forced Nike into a corner and compelled them to move forward with the controversial changes to the release procedures, and while it will certainly take some time for the pros and cons of those changes to be fairly assessed. Since the Galaxy Foams released, we’ve seen the speckled black and purple graphic take shape in a number of sneakers in custom form, with the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP being one of the first to make that attempt. Here we have a first look at the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Galaxy’ in its official form, and you can bet your own Galaxys that these are legit because they’ve been spotted on none other than the Foam don Penny Hardaway. While the Foamposite One utilized a darker ‘deep space’ backdrop, these Zoom Rookies are considerably pinker at the toe and the heel. Glow-in-the-dark treatment can be spotted on the outsole, but not on the moon/bowling-ball pods like they were on the Air Flight One ‘Galaxy’. More shots below, so take a look and we’ll keep you updated if anything develops. Photos:

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