December 12th, 2016 by Patrick Johnson
Updated December 27th, 2016: The Nike Air Penny 4 released in the black/blue colorway via Nike SNKRS on December 27th, 2016 for $160.
You can expect big things for Penny Hardaway’s retro Nike line in 2017. Not only will the famous futuristic Eric Avar creation, the Nike Air Foamposite One and Foamposite Pro be headed to retailers to celebrate the silhouette’s 20th anniversary, but Nike Basketball is planning on bringing back a less heralded ‘1 Cent’ creation in the oft-forgotten Nike Air Penny 4 throughout next year. The Nike Air Penny 4 “Orlando” colorway will be one of the first retros to pop up come Spring 2017 featuring a premium construction of black tumbled leather, royal blue patent leather, and a rich synthetic nubuck to take us back to the days when Penny was a perennial All-Star in the Eastern Conference.
The Nike Penny 4 is undoubtedly the outlier in the Penny signature series lineage given its mid-top construction complete with an ankle strap, a unique shroud covering the more traditional lacing system, and the Air Max technology in the heel. This black “Orlando” take is a completely new colorway, but you’d never guess that given the simple combination of black and royal finishing up with an icy outsole for an homage to Penny’s Magic days. We’ve known about the coming Nike Penny 4 retros since all the way back in September (you can read up on more upcoming colorways here).
Check out more of Penny’s latest retro and be on the lookout for this pair to arrive at retailers this coming Spring 2017 season. For more of the latest updates, head over to our Release Dates page.