When Penny Hardaway trotted out onto the hardwood in 'Shooting Stars' Foamposites at the 2o12 All-Star celebrity game, sneakerheads immediately started calling for a general releases of this special pair. Two years later, and Nike finally delivers. It's not just the star-spangled white and blue Foamies to get the drop though, Nike is pairing main event with a sideshow release inspired by Sir Penny's sidekick, Lil Penny. We've already seen the Lil Penny Posite showing up here and there and now we finally get the skinny on the design. This from Nike, INC...
Aesthetically, the design builds upon blocks of Penny’s past, notably elements of the Air Zoom Rookie and the Nike Air Up, as a symbolic follow up to the Nike Air ½ Cent.
A decoupled Posite upper, with reflective detailing, retains iconic styling while affording more flexibility, a change of pace from Posites of the past. Featuring a full-length Lunar midsole and Zoom cushioning in the heel, the Lil Penny Posite also employs the latest cushioning technologies, from the bottom up. Molded wings on the shoe’s quarter add a modern sensibility while vintage Flight and 1 Cent insignia keep the design true to its lineage. The season may be winding down, but as the saying goes, basketball never stops. Catch Lil Penny at a court near you this summer — and this time, he won't be rocking big brother's hand-me-downs.
The pack will be available on nike.com and at select Nike Sportswear retailers on May 17th.