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PENNY HARDAWAY Penny Hardaway is a former NBA player who played most famously for the Orlando Magic. The Nike Air Penny line of sneakers designed for and played in by Hardaway first introduced the world to the Foamposite technology, a molded material that has amassed a cult following thanks to increased retro treatment in recent years.

SELECT 1 on 1: Marc Dolce on the Nike Lil’ Penny Posite

May 16th, 2014 by | 25 comments

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It’s no coincidence that Nike has had so many athlete endorsers whose popularity and selling power have transcended their respective eras. Sure, it helps that most of these names are legends in the sports world, but their ability to still move product years after their retirement is a testament to the mighty mystique of the Swoosh. Through the years, Nike has always found ways to celebrate their heritage and keep their foundational athlete roster fresh and relevant with one generation after the next.

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Penny Hardaway Confirms Nike Air Penny 6

March 7th, 2014 by | 16 comments

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The Nike Air Penny 6 is coming. Penny Hardaway himself confirmed that that sneaker is indeed on its way during a recent interview with the team over at Complex Sneakers. That revelation is a particularly interesting one given that the sneaker world is still patiently waiting for the arrival of the Nike Air Penny Posite. There’s no imagery just yet, but Penny himself says that he and Nike are indeed working on an Air Penny 6 and we’re taking his word for it. See the quote after the break and tell us if you’re hopeful for the upcoming silhouette.

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Nike Air Zoom Adrenaline – Penny Hardaway Phoenix Suns PE

February 6th, 2013 by | 6 comments

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Once the Air Penny line came to an end after the IV (well, a prolonged hiatus considering the V released in 2012), Hardaway was left wearing most of Nike Basketball’s high-performing yet understated line-up – the Flightposites, Zoom 2k3s, the Huaraches, and the Zoom Adrenaline. This Suns PE might not have ever been worn by Penny since he was traded to Knicks, but he did wear the Adrenaline in a ‘Knicks PE’. Perhaps that’s the reason why this version is in pristine condition – Penny left them DS! A gallery of photos is below so take a look and cop these rare Penny PEs from dballaholic on eBay.

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Penny Hardaway’s Nike Signature + PE Collection

November 28th, 2012 by | 11 comments

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Earlier today we have you a glimpse into Penny’s personal Air Foamposite One collection, but the buck doesn’t stop there. Of course, the Foamposite One is just one of several Air Penny signature shoes to have released, so in this second showcase, Penny shows off other sick Nikes branded with his iconic 1-Cent logo. Zoom Rookies (remember the Memphis Blues and Express joints were one-of-ones first!), Air Max Penny 1s, Forces – it’s all here. Flip through the gallery of this amazing set of kicks and let us know which of Penny’s non-Foam collection stands out to you the most!

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Penny Hardaway’s Nike Air Foamposite One Collection

November 28th, 2012 by | 15 comments

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You know Jordan has closets full of Jays in his house. So what the heck do you think Penny’s rolling with? The man behind the Foamposite phenomenon of the late 2010s and beyond is Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway, the former NBA superstar that boasted the Air Foamposite One as one of his signature shoes. What we see here is probably just a fraction of all the incredible PEs and 1-of-1s he’s been presented with in the past, but this stash of Foams, from the basic general releases to the unreleased face-melters like the NYCs (note, his says NYC and not Spike) and the tonal-whites, is undoubtedly impressive. We can only hope Penny shows us his entire collection of kicks, but enjoy this showcase of Foamposites and stay tuned because there’s more to see!

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20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Foamposite One (1997)

July 31st, 2012 by | 5 comments

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We’ve chronicled Nike Basketball’s trip back through the past twenty years over these past couple weeks and today we encounter the design that’s made more of an impact on the last few years than any other on the list.  The Nike Air Foamposite One debuted in 1997 after a product meeting with Penny Hardaway left the star of the Air Max Penny 1 and II with absolute certainty that “This [was his] next shoe!”  In fact, the Air Foamposite One was a Penny 2.5 of sorts, heavily influencing the III and taking cues from the wavy-lined predecessors, and the recent rise in all things Penny has seen these rise to the top as (along with the Pro edition) arguably the most collectible model released over the past three or so years.  Click through to see more classic photos and promo materials as well as some insights from designer Eric Avar and stick with Sneaker News as we continue to examine the greatest Nike Basketball designs of all-time.

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20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Max Penny (1995)

July 27th, 2012 by | 3 comments

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Today’s chapter in the Nike Basketball history book is a discussion of one of many models that makes 1995-96 arguably the best season on record, but this story has its nexus somewhere between the 1992 Air Raid and Air Max2 CB ’94 posts that preceded it. Draft Day ’93 introduced the entire world to Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway, a brilliant oversized point guard from the then-relatively unheralded University of Memphis. It was on June 30th of that year that the Orlando Magic traded the rights to #1 pick Chris Webber of Michigan Fab Five (and Air Flight Huarache) fame, cementing Penny’s return from a gunshot that just two years earlier had jeopardized his entire career.

Webber went on to win that season’s Rookie of the Year award, but in Hardaway, Orlando had a once-a-generation talent who would become the face of the franchise and arguably the most successful Nike signature athlete of the mid-to-late ’90s not named ‘Michael Jordan’. After a couple of playoff appearances including the 1995 NBA Finals run and a rocking bunch of notable styles like the Air Flight One, Air Go LWP and Air Up, Eric Avar laced Penny with a groundbreaking design that foreshadowed changes to come in the Beaverton B-Ball division.

The Nike Air Max Penny (1) debuted around the start of the ’95-96 season with a style that defied the Flight and Force conventions, foreshadowed Foamposite with its prominent, wavy midsole and helped to launch the Uptempo line for a new generation of explosive perimeter players. The Air Max Penny also furthered Hardaway’s connection to the then ‘Tensile Air’ that first appeared on the AF One, paving the way for the explosion of Zoom Air that’s still one of the Swoosh’s premier cushioning platforms. Introducing the Chris Rock-voiced Lil Penny marionette along with the unveiling of Penny’s ’1c’ logo pushed this design over the top, and made for another memorable classic that has us excited to see what will be the next chapter on Monday?

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