When Nike and Penny Hardaway connected on the Air Foamposite One, it was almost [no pun intended] like magic. Literally armed with futuristic, molded and sculpted wavy upper and translucent outsole and herringbone traction – Eric Avar's design has gone on to mythical status.
Over the years, the Foamposite One has seen all kinds of releases. Whether it was solid colors, premium material swaps, full-body graphics, iridescent and transitioning palettes – the silhouette has truly seen it all in nearly three decades. But the release of one original colorway. While the 2023 go-to-market pair is not a direct one-of-one player exclusive that Hardaway wore but it does mirror it very closely. From the white Foamposite molded upper to the black eyestay – that has been reworked in tumbled leather rather that its traditional nubuck, the hue of blue is also lighter than that of the Orlando Magic's '90s color palette.
Despite the shifts, this upcoming Foamposite One is still known as the "Penny PE". Have a look at the newest Foamposite One offering from the Swoosh and the first of what is sure to be a good year for the Nike Basketball icon after the jump.
Update: The 'Penny PE" Air Foamposite One will finally release in North America on April 7th via SNKRS.
Nike Air Foamposite One "Penny PE"
White/Metallic Silver-Black-Cobalt Bliss-Racer Blue
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