Who should buy Nike Air Penny V

Nike Air Penny V is a prominent basketball silhouette in a high top configuration, a great choice if you need:

  • old court favorite sneaker transformed in fashionable streetwear that gives a sporty touch to a pair of jeans 
  • basketball collectors sneaker with updated modern details

Nike Air Penny V logo

Good traction of Nike Air Penny V

The outsole of the Nike Air Penny V is a mixture of two kinds of rubber: solid and translucent. The solid regions located in high wear areas are made of Herringbone traction pattern, while the rest of the sole offers good traction.

Nike Air Penny V cushioning

Easy on and off

This sneaker has pull tabs for easy on and off wear.

Nike Air Penny V collar

History of Nike Air Penny V

The Nike Air Penny V is the fifth installment signature shoe of legendary NBA player Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, who played basketball for the Orlando Magic in the 1990s. 

Nike Air Penny V upper

In the 1996 All-Star Game, Penny got his feet strapped with his very own signature ball shoe named the Nike Air Max Penny 1 in white/black-royal, which started a new line of performance shoes for the brand. Nike adopted the same successful marketing formula it did with the Air Jordans in the series of drops of the Nike Penny line.

Nike Air Penny V midsole

This single-piece seamless shoe, constructed out of a liquid foam mold has cushioning and supportive properties such as the Zoom Air, a carbon spring plate, and a translucent outsole that offer efficient lateral movement. 

Nike Air Penny V hightop

Four years after retiring from the league, in 2012, Nike literally resurrected the old hardwood signature sneaker, the Air Penny V in 11 popular colorways dropped in a series within that year. This shoe is built with mesh and leather on the upper and a smaller Swoosh branding on the lateral panel. The Penny V has its aesthetically pleasing silhouette reminiscent of the ‘90s basketball shoe, which apparently contains features that make it ideal off the court.

Nike Air Penny V bottom

Facts / Specs

Style: Chunky, Sporty, Dad
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Air Penny, Nike Air, Nike Zoom Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Synthetic, Leather, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Technology: Air Cushion

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.