This is the second 1/2 Cent of the holiday season, with the Eggplant we showed you last week releasing in October. The popular hybrid blends all the shoes in the Air Penny line, which most famously includes the Foamposite. The injection-molded foam shell was an innovation that made waves in the sneaker world, and is now being used on other Nike and Jordan Brand models ranging from the AJ 1 Armor to the Air Force 1.
The 1/2 Cent is also known for being a “puppet PE” belonging to Lil’ Penny, a puppet used in Nike Basketball commercials. The real Penny Hardaway had already retired when the shoe released, so dropping a puppet into the campaign made for an easy transition. Lil’ Penny’s voice was comedian Chris Rock, and the character even made his way into a Billboard #1 music video for Blackstreet- No Diggity. For more shots check the Gallery.