Nike Sportswear kicked off the month of November this year with some exciting releases in its most iconic Penny Hardaway line; the Air Penny 3 has been released in “Eggplant” and Black Royal” colorways, bringing some classic themes back to round out 2020. Nike is also paying tribute to Penny Hardaway’s Memphis roots with a special interpretation of the Air Penny 3.
Eggplant Air Penny 3
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The Air Penny 3 is iconic: it debuted in 1997; its legacy continues to this day. Nike is capitalizing on this success by releasing an “Eggplant” colorway, a design that was originally released in 2010. This Air Penny 3 incorporates a shimmering purple color and a pure white leather base with wavy abstract lines and black trim for a sleek, sophisticated look. Branding is kept subtle to emphasize the stylish nature of the shoe; the other star of the Air Penny 3 is performance. The midsole’s heel is made of lined EVA foam and sits above a clear Air Max cushioning unit, which provides responsiveness and incredible impact protection. The “Eggplant” was released in late November.
Black Royal Colorway
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If a darker color scheme is more your speed, the “Black Royal” Air Penny 3 might be the shoe for you. With sleek black uppers and subtle blue details, this shoe is as stylish as it is efficient. Like all Air Penny 3 shoes, the “Black Royal” emphasizes substance: the EVA plugs and Air-Sole unit at the heel provide support and cushioning from impacts. Whether you are choosing the “Black Royal” for style or substance, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Air Penny 3 “Memphis”
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With red and blue color combinations in the Air Penny 3 “Memphis,” Nike pays tribute to Penny Hardaway’s Tennessee roots. This colorway of the Air Penny 3 is striking, with each shoe featuring alternating arrangements of the red and blue that tie together Hardaway’s connections to Treadwell High School and the Memphis Tigers alike. They feature substance as well as style, with the same dedication to cushion and support that can be found in all iterations of the Air Penny 3.
All three new versions of the Air Penny 3 were recently released on the Nike webstore.
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