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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.

Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Memphis Madness’

October 15th, 2011 by | 59 comments

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With “midnight madness” in the air across the college basketball land, we’ve recently seen a few coinciding sneakers to help properly show some 2011-2012 school spirit on foot leading up to last night’s festivities. The ‘Oregon Pit Crew’ version of the Air Jordan III and the LeBron 9 ‘University Pack’ have made some big noise in the sneaker world lately, but no one ever saw these coming. At last night’s “Memphis Madness” event at the FedEx Forum, Penny Hardaway was in attendance to show some support to his former college squad and participate as a guest judge in the Tigers’ slam dunk contest. The real story though, was on Penny’s feet – a pair of white on white Air Foamposite Ones that were shown off on his Twitter page referred to as Memphis Madness exclusives. No word yet on a possible releases for these, so for now we’ll assume that they’re for Penny (and perhaps a select few others) only, but you know we’ll keep you posted if there are any further developments.

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Nike Zoom Rookie LWP – White – Black | New Images

October 6th, 2011 by | 14 comments

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The Binary Blue edition of the upcoming Nike Zoom Rookie LWP has garnered most of the attention for that model over the past month, but let’s not forget that there are not one but two white and black colorways on deck as well. This yin-yang of a Zoom Rookie doesn’t glow in the dark like the Luminous Pearl edition to which it’s relatively similar, though you can go ahead and place any sum of money on a bet that they’ll stand out in a crowd all the same. This is Nike Sportswear hybridized modular design at its finest, and they show all kinds of promise for future mashups based on Nike Basketball standouts from the 1990s. Click through to take a look at some new images and stick with Sneaker News for updates on this December drop and all Nike Zoom Rookie release dates. via Air-Randy

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Nike Air Foamposite One Sole Collector Las Vegas

September 19th, 2011 by | 40 comments

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The Nike Air Foamposite One is commonly referred to as a Penny Hardaway signature shoe despite it not being an official member of the Nike Air Penny line. We all remember Mike Bibby wear them at Arizona, and it was Penny himself who spotted the Foams during a meeting with Nike reps, instantly falling in love with the shoe and immortalizing it in the sneaker sub-culture archives. As part of Sole Collector’s collaboration with Nike Sportswear, Nike will release this limited edition colorway of the Nike Air Foamposite One in a quintessential yet never-been-done Orlando colorway of the shoe; it’s got a solid black upper with the keynote translucent outsole, a bold varsity royal lace-placket and laces, and a dirty copper 1-Cent badge on the tongue. The shoes will be part of the SC x NSW x Penny Hardaway Signature Pack that will release at a special Nike Zoom Rookie LWP release event at Nike Las Vegas this Saturday. Continue reading for detailed images and let us know what you think! via air-randyhk.

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Nike Air Max LeBron VII – Air Penny ‘Heroes Pack’ | Available on eBay

September 13th, 2011 by | 12 comments

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If you grew up watching the NBA in the 90′s, the likelihood that you were a fan of Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway is fairly high. Penny was undoubtedly Nike’s most valuable marketing chip behind Michael Jordan, and playing for the exciting Orlando Magic and experiencing quick success (it took Penny just two seasons to reach the NBA Finals) only helped his cause. Then came Lil’ Penny, an ‘alter ago’ of sorts, the TV ads with the impeccable Tyra Banks, and a line of signature shoes that are considered to be one of the most popular of all-time. Truth is, Penny’s NBA career was enhanced by his charisma, because truthfully speaking, his ‘legacy’ only stretches three, maybe four seasons. Regardless of that fact, Penny Hardaway is a 90′s basketball icon, and one of LeBron James’ personal sports ‘heroes’. Thusly, Penny Hardaway’s Nike sigs were infused with the Air Max LeBron VII as part of the unreleased ‘Heroes Pack‘, where the LeBron VII and the Air Penny came together in a sweet marriage of iconic sneaker detailing. We’ve got a detailed look at this sample below so take a look and snag this pair before it disappears by checking out the auction from hyperstrike_718 on eBay.

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Nike Zoom Rookie LWP – Luminous Pearl | Detailed Images

August 12th, 2011 by | 19 comments

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Penny Hardaway’s signature line of sneakers is one of the few in Nike history that has experienced longevity in the game. Despite having just five total installments (and the final two being rather forgettable), the Air Penny line has maintained popularity over the years thanks to a staying-power of the Air Foamposite One and even the Air Max Penny 1. It was given new life in 2009 with the introduction of the Air 1/2 Cent, which was a hybrid shoe of all the Air Penny signatures, and in 2011, we have yet another Air Penny hybrid that may not be instantly recognizable. The Zoom Rookie is an amalgam of the Air Foamposite One, Air Flight One, and Air Go LWP – the latter two being non-signature Nike Basketball shoes. Only true Penny Hardaway fans may be able to place those two accurately in Nike Penny history, but for the young guns who’ve never even seen Penny play the game, the Zoom Rookie is a nice ‘history lesson’ of sorts, schooling them on the most successful sig line of the 90′s from the guy not named Michael Jordan. We’ve got more detailed images of the Glow-In-The-Dark Zoom Rookie after the jump so check ‘em out and let us know what you think. via RMK.

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Penny Hardaway x Nike Air Force 1 Low – Detailed Images

June 27th, 2011 by | 33 comments

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Michael Jordan was, is and forever will be the unquestioned king of sneakers, but even His Airness can’t quite match the unique arc of Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway’s legacy.  Hardaway was an heir apparent to Air Jordan, a massive talent who like peer Grant Hill rose to dominate the game during MJ’s first absence but was met with a series of unfortunate injuries in the late ’90s and early ’00s that derailed what would have likely been a Hall of Fame career.  But Penny’s unique legend emerges from the fact that his career was plagued by ‘what ifs’, and he remains among the most beloved figures in Swoosh history despite his relatively short peak.  Fitting then, to pair Penny with a model that itself is one of the all-time greats and a model that has sustained its brilliance into its fourth decade, the Nike Air Force 1.  Penny’s AF1 Lows are based on the Air Max Penny 1 that along with Chris Rock’s Li’l Penny character, launched Hardaway as a household name back in 1995.  Click through to see some more angles and let us know if you’d buy a pair were this 1-of-1 to ever see a release date.  via SC

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Penny Hardaway x Nike Air Force 1 Low

June 23rd, 2011 by | 11 comments

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Penny Hardaway’s career was cut short due to injury, but his legacy continues to persevere on the strength of his signature line with Nike. With the Nike Air Foamposite being the hot shoe of the moment, 2009′s Nike Air 1/2 Cent being such a huge hit, and the upcoming Zoom Rookie LWP stirring up excitement, no end is in sight for the Nike Air Penny line. In what might be a long overdue release, Nike Sportswear is teaming up with one of its most successful pitchmen to put out a special Nike Air Force 1 Low, which features certified Penny Hardaway insignia and trademarks, like the 1-cent logo on the heel, the pinstriped tongue (seen on the Nike Air Max Penny), and the detailed lines on the swoosh (also from the Air Max Penny). No word on release information just yet, but stick with Sneaker News for more updates and let us know what you think of the Penny Hardaway x Nike Air Force 1 Low. via Iam1Cent.

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