The Wednesday of Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness is a big one to get you ready for Thanksgiving with two big releases in the “Safari” Foamposites and the Nike Air Penny V “Lil’ Penny.” Though the Penny Vs are a new addition to Penny Hardaway’s signature line, this release will reach to the past for inspiration. Lil’ Penny was Penny’s sidekick and main endorser in the campaigns used for the signature line from Nike from 1994 – 1998. Voiced by the hilarious comedian, Chris Rock, Lil’ Penny always had hard hitting jokes to go along with support for his full sized counterpart. He also appeared next to Tyra Banks is multiple Air Penny commercials. You can check out some of the best of Lil’ Penny below. The shoe inspired by the “knee high” celebrity is an eye popping one. Atomic red dominates the shoe while white and black contrast the bright hue of the upper around the shoe. Lil’ Penny’s number “1/2″ appears on the tongue in place of Penny Hardaway’s brand logo and a silhouette of Lil’ Penny is featured on the shoe’s heel under two of his most famous catch phrases on the heel tab – “Livin Large” and “Knee High.”
The Nike Air Penny V “Lil’ Penny” will release on Wednesday, November 27 at Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker, and online at Footlocker.com for $165. Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will have this release.