Though the first Penny V, the “Red Eagle,” was released at the beginning of September, today will mark the release of the Nike Air Penny V “Orlando.” The black/white/blue Orlando colorway for any shoe in Penny’s signature line has to be considered the original. Though it may remind some of Penny’s playing days, the Penny V is actually a new addition to Hardaway’s line of shoes from Nike. Though the Nike Air Penny IV was released 14 years ago, the Air Penny V falls seamlessly into the line. The “Orlando” release has a mostly black upper consisting of nubuck, mesh, and some Hyperfuse technology. Royal blue accents can be found on the inner lining, lower midsole, and Nike branding on either side of the shoe. A white upper midsole resembles the midsole on the Penny Air II.
Next to Jordan, Penny has arguably the greatest signature line from the 90′s. It’s great to see the line be extended. The Nike Air Penny V will be released today, October 3, at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker, and online at Footlocker.com for $165. A link to buy online can be found below.