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Nike Zoom Rookie LWP Shoes For Basketball

There are only two, count them, two professional basketball players in the history of the NBA to have a true signature shoe legacy. That is to say, two players that have had more of their signature shoes purchased after they have retired than when they were actually playing. The impact that these two players had on the shoe industry as well as the basketball court put them in a truly elite class. About as elite as you can get. We all know who one of these legendary players was. Of course I speak of the man, the myth, the legend that is Michael Jordan. But do we all know who the second player was. If you are a true sneakerhead you most certainly do know.

Penny Hardaway is of course the second player I speak of. Hardaway's signature sneaker line was and still is one of the most epic signature sneaker lines that Nike Basketball has ever released. Second only to the Jordan signature line of shoes. You just might be familiar with that line. The Nike Air Max Penny was the first signature sneaker that Penny laced up. Since then, multiple models have dropped under the Penny Hardaway signature sneaker line.

The newest Penny signature sneaker that Nike will release is the Zoom Rookie LWP. This new shoe will utilize an epic shoe design material that is synonymous with Penny.


The Nike Foamposite One is one of the signature sneakers that Hardaway rocked in 1997. Foamposite technology uses polyurethane which allows the foot to mold to an individual's foot during the heat of play. This Foamposite, like Penny's signature sneaker line, continues to leave a lasting imprint on the sneaker world.

This new Penny signature shoe will use both a premium nubuck leather and Foamposite on it's upper to create a one of a kind look. In addition, unique outsole pods balance the look of this upper. Foamposite is featured on the toe and heel panels while the nubuck fills in the upper. All this sits atop a translucent color tinted outsole. Penny's legendary 1Cent logo is used on the tongue while the Swoosh is placed on the toe box. Several colorways are slated for release with the first one dropping the second week of November.

The new Nike Zoom Rookie LWP is headed for epic status. It will join a long list of Nike shoes for basketball that make up the legendary Penny Hardaway signature sneaker line. Penny himself is on a much shorter list. A list of two. And that's an extremely exclusive list.