In 2021, Social Status proved once again that sneakers can and should serve a greater purpose. Presenting their Dunk Mid in over-the-top chocolate and strawberry-flavored colors, the boutique retailer shed light on free lunch programs that children in the inner city and underserved communities have depended on for ages. For their upcoming Air Max Penny, we can only expect James Whitner and the Whitaker Group team to reveal a unique community-driven perspective, but for now, let’s dissect this first look at their upcoming collaboration.
As the first-ever collaboration of the Air Max Penny 1, Social Status delivers an understated colorway of light grey, white, and black – one that is somewhat similar to a 2005 GR-turned-classic. These come with a set of sport-inspired Swoosh patches that can be ornamentally placed around the shoe. Additionally, a lace-lock is included – a first for the Air Max Penny One. Finally, the insoles reveal a graphic depicting the shop name in cursive on penmanship paper typically used by elementary school students. These strongly suggest another concept centered around children’s education as well as sports activity, so stay tuned for Social Status to make an official announcement soon.
Release information is not known yet, but expect more images as well as an official announcement of the Social Status x Air Max Penny 1 to surface soon.