The Nike Air Penny 2 black/royal colorway holds a special place in my heart...a symbol of missed opportunity. See...In 1997, I was actually able to just walk into Footlocker and purchase the newly released Nike Air Penny 2 white/atlantic blue colorway. I loved the Nike Air Penny 1...but there was something about this new Penny that didn't sit too well with me. Something wasn't right. After about a week of not wanting to wear them...I returned them to Footlocker and got a refund. That was that...the Nike Penny 2 was a flop compared to the Penny 1 in my opinion. A lot of other people must of thought the same cause the white/atlantic blues ended up on clearance. Then a couple of months later, Nike dropped the black/royal blue colorway...and I was floored!!! Damn...This shoe is hot as shit! I raced to the local spot to pick up a pair that weekend...but to my suprise, I wasn't the only one that liked the colorway. The black/royals were sold out in my size everywhere. I'm saying...them shits sold like a Jordan! Gone...AAAARGH!!!
Now the fall 2008 brings the retro of the Nike Air Penny 2, in black/royal blue. Finally I can own the colorway that eluded me some eleven plus years ago. Here are some sample pics of the shoe...done right in my opinion.
Pics courtesy of Niketalk
Also...Peep the original commercial for the Nike Air Penny 2...featuring Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway and Lil' Penny!!!