Although years have passed ever since Penny Hardaway’s retirement from professional basketball, his association with Nike lives on. One look at the Air Penny 6 from Nike Basketball’s recently released “Sharpie” Pack should be enough to determine that Penny’s signature sneakers are still as popular as they once were. Earlier this Summer, news regarding the Nike release 2016 of the Air Penny 2 in the OG colorways “Alantic Blue” and “Miami Heat” had been circulating all over the Internet. Apparently Nike has added two more Air Penny 2 colorways to the list, a brand new one and a returning OG one.
The Nike Air Penny 2 was introduced by Nike Basketball back in 1996 and it made a comeback in 2009 as well. The “Atlantic Blue” is probably the most popular colorway of the Air Penny 2. Sneakerheads are sure to feel nostalgic after looking at this sneaker, which is dressed up in a black, blue and white color scheme inspired by the Orlando Magic. Back in 2007, Penny Hardaway played for the Miami Heat and two years later Nike Basketball dropped the “Miami Heat” colorway of his second signature model. The original “Miami Heat” rendition sported an upper almost entirely dressed up in black with red and yellow accents and a crisp white midsole.
As for the two colorways that have recently been added to the Nike 2016 list, the returning OG iteration is the Air Penny 2 “White/Varsity Royal” that made its retail debut back in 2008 and became an instant hit. Of course, since it is being retroed so it is exactly the same as its original version. The other rendition is a never-before-seen colorway featuring a predominantly black upper, while royal blue appears in the form of accents and on the midsole.
While the Nike release 2016 of these four Air Penny 2 colorways is imminent, it is not necessary that they will arrive at retailers on the same release date. However, it is too early to make assumptions since Nike Basketball has not confirmed an exact release date or dates for these sneakers.
Nike Air Penny 2 OG Black Royal
Release Date: *March, 2016
Nike Air Penny 2 OG Home
Release Date: *April, 2016