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Social Status x Nike Air Penny 2 “Playground”: sneaker release date, price, where to buy

After the success of their Penny 1 collab, social status is back. The brand is once again collaborating with Nike on a Penny Hardaway classic, this time the Air Penny 2. The first of two colorways to release will release on Thursday, October 13, for a retail price of $200. This was delayed from an original September 30 release date.

As I’ve said before, Nike’s Penny line is one of the greatest iconic athlete lines of all time. The Air Penny 2 continues the excellence of the Air Max Penny 1, again designed by Eric Avar. This model carried over some of the design elements of the Penny 1 – a “wing” or sorts, reflective 3M hits, the classic 1 cent logo – but with new twists. For cushioning, the shoe features Zoom Air in the forefoot and Max Air in the heel.

Penny wore the sneakers for the 1996-97 season, the first for the Magic in the post-Shaq era. Orlando was now Penny’s kingdom and the Magic was her team, and Nike celebrated that by giving her a classic shoe. The iconic business partnership between Penny and Lil’ Penny, aka Chris Rock, also spotlighted Hardaway and his sneakers while continuing from the Penny 1.

For this special collab, the Penny 2 features a black suede upper with 3M piping and an updated white “wing” of sorts. 3M reflective circle near the back of the shoe features the Nike Swoosh logo blended into the Social Status logo, as opposed to the Swoosh or 1 Cent logo, while the Penny logo is visible in the jewel on the tongue and Swoosh is visible above. the back of the shoe. The colorway released on Friday also replaces the royal blue associated with the Orlando Magic with a Carolina blue, perhaps a nod to Social Status’s ties to Charlotte. Let’s also take a moment to appreciate the packaging, which, as the brand notes in its tweet, resembles toy packaging with colors mirroring those used on the sneaker.

Social Status again released a short film, “Playground”, to support the release and distill the message behind the collaboration, following the “Break” story of the Penny 1 collaboration earlier this year. This time, the film focuses on a one-on-one after-school showdown for high school supremacy.

The shoes drop September 30 for $200 on the Social Status website at 11 a.m. ET in the Black/Carolina colorway. A release date has yet to be announced for the White/Carolina colorway.

Good luck to anyone who opts for a pair of sneakers that are sure to be highly coveted.

Social Status x Nike Air Penny 2 Release Details

To see more of this month’s new arrivals, check out our release date calendar.