Throwback Thursday: Nike Air Up


Nike Air Up

Penny Hardaway had one of the illest signature sneaker lines of all time. ?Though short lived in large part due to injury, we were given 5 great Penny sigs over the course of 4 seasons. ?But before Nike started lacing Penny in shoes that sported his name it wasn’t like this young guy was wear skips. ?In the 1994-95 season a 23 year old Penny and stacked Orlando Magic got past Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and MJ in the Playoffs and made it all the way to the finals. ?Throughout the year Penny wore a handful of shoes including the Nike Air Flight One, Nike Go LWP, and this, the Nike Air Up. ?Though not officially part of the Penny line, the shoe came in a PE colorway that sported his jersey number on the back and came in his team’s colors.

Nike has shown much love to Penny over the past couple of years with bring backs that include the Penny II and Penny III, a remix 1/2 Cent, the Go LWP this holiday season, and upcoming Penny I and Foamposite in the original Royal next spring. ?But with all of that, no Nike Air Ups on the calendar. ? One can only hope.

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Nike Air Up

Penny Hardaway wearing the Nike Air Up defending Michael Jordan in 1995 NBA Playoffs

Penny Hardaway wearing the Nike Air Up defending Michael Jordan


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