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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

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

Penny Hardaway wearing the Nike Air Up defending Michael Jordan

Comments

  1. Nice Kicks says:

    I would not be mad one bit if Nike brought back these and the Pippen version. Such great forgotten classics.

  2. Nikeairup says:

    i wanna buy em

  3. Adam J Laine says:

    these shoes were the ish. bring them back PLEASE!!

  4. DCast says:

    man I remember these so vividly.

  5. Man i had these as a kid, i remember getting mud on them while running around with my cousins when i went to visit them in texas. so sad i wish i still had them…

  6. D dot says:

    Damn I wanted these so bad, I had a pair of the home orlando color but the black n blue was was fire! And for the record that pic is from the regular season, not the playoffs, penny wore the “Nike air flight 1″ in the playoffs

    1. Nice Kicks says:

      Oh man you’re right. Totally forgot about the game where MJ laced up in the Flight 1s too.

  7. Anonymous says:

    jorer com

  8. Mang_Domeng_los_Karding says:

    They sorta have the AJ 7′s toe

  9. Jedi_23 says:

    off topic…but that pic of mike and penny reminds me…what was that shoe that mike wore, which is the only time ive seen him not rock a J…ive only seen the picture a few times

  10. Ontop says:

    Those are the Jordan 10′s lil nicca, he was still playing baseball when those released. So he barely wore them.

  11. size12whut? says:

    GIMME DEEZ! AND THE WHITE, GREY AND RED PIPPEN JOINTS AND LIFE WILL BE COMPLETE

  12. size12whut? says:

    GIMME DEEEEZ! plus the white, grey, and red pippen ups and life is complete

  13. j$ says:

    Those were and ARE doooope….but what about the “WAY UP”….even niiiicer

  14. dopasaurus says:

    Gotta see these drop.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I never had these, but I remember wanting them, I especially liked the air up logo on the tongue, I think I got the Air Max 95 instead when I was hounding my mom for another pair of sneakers for school that year.

  16. OSD LIVE says:

    I’m in tears over here…so beautiful were the good ol” days of Nike Basketball. I have a deadstock pair of Air flight Ones…I need these!

    1. size12whut? says:

      got a price for those flight ones? size 12 and name ur price

      1. OSD LIVE says:

        I’m sorry brother..they are my size from the year they originally came out…I will not be parting with them :)

  17. OSD LIVE says:

    I’m in tears over here…so beautiful were the good ol” days of Nike Basketball. I have a deadstock pair of Air flight Ones…I need these!

    1. Anonymous says:

      I rocked a pair of these for intermurals back in college! I had the black/white/royal pair. One of the beat ball shoes I’ve ever rocked. And looked extra fresh on chill-mode.

  18. MT says:

    I need these immediately.Size 9 anyone?

    1. Nice Kicks says:

      I just have an 8.5 on my end. :-(

      1. Rjbrowning says:

        the price?

  19. 2-A-Those says:

    had the white pair with the black back in the day…damn that was like 6th grade lol