Today, July 18th, Penny Hardaway celebrates his 41st birthday. The former NBA star has a special place in the hearts of #sneakerholics around the world thanks to his long-time relationship with Nike. During his time in the NBA he became a favorite amongst fans, most memorably playing for the Orlando Magic. Thanks to his on-court success, Penny Hardaway’s sneakers are regarded as some of the best sneakers ever created by many sneaker enthusiasts. Although, he retired from the game years ago, even silhouettes today are created to pay homage to the former All-Star.
Although the first signature shoe to feature his name, the Nike Air Penny, is one of the most popular basketball models, Penny’s footwear legacy began before with styles like the Nike Air Maestro and Nike Flight One among others. For many, the introduction of the Nike Air Foamposite was the shoe that changed everything. It features one of the most unique uppers ever placed on a sneaker and inspired recent silhouettes like the Nike 1/2 Cent and Nike Zoom Rookie.
With so many great silhouettes to choose from, it’s difficult to choose a favorite when it comes to Penny Hardaway sneakers. The Air Penny 1 and the Air Foamposite seem to be the most commonly uploaded onto the wiki, while we’ve noticed a shortage of the Nike Air Penny 3 and Air Penny 4. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite Orlando inspired colorways below but we noticed a couple of shoes missing from the wiki, the Nike Air Up and Nike Air Lambaste. Do you have them in your collection?
Which Orlando Magic inspired Penny Hardaway shoe is your favorite? Have you taken the time to “Love it” yet on the wiki?
Nike Air Maestro uploaded by Elliott.Curtis
Nike Air Flight One uploaded by sactownxsi
Nike Air Penny uploaded by Jay415sf
Nike Air Penny 2 uploaded by kid_sneakerness
Nike Air Penny 3 uploaded by dat_italian_kid
Nike Air Penny 4 uploaded by Elliott.Curtis
Nike Air Foamposite uploaded by PabloJordan