Nike Zoom Rookie – Memphis Blues

Nike Zoom Rookie – Memphis Blues

words // Luis Sanchez

Originally a 1 of 1 PE for Penny Hardaway himself, the “Memphis Blues” Zoom Rookie by NSW recently arrived here at Eastbay.

Coming as the second Penny hybrid, the Zoom Rookie sports a look borrowing design cues from several Nike Basketball shoes worn by Penny Hardaway during his early days in the league. The tonal look pays homage to Penny’s hometown of Memphis, sporting a full game royal build inspired by the city’s long musical history.

The all-new “Memphis Blues” Zoom Rookie is available now.

Available: Nike Zoom Rookie – Memphis Blues

Nike Zoom Rookie – Black/Anthracite

Nike Zoom Rookie – Black/Anthracite

words // Luis Sanchez

Nike Sportswear continues to treat Penny Hardaway fans to some pretty impressive footwear with yet another release of the Zoom Rookie.

Combining several design cues from Nike Basketball shoes worn by Penny early in his career, this latest release of the Zoom Rookie provides us with the perfect everyday look. Ready to be rocked, the Zoom Rookie arrives in a combination of black and anthracite. Black works most of the upper, taking care of the mesh tongue and nubuck paneling. Anthracite takes care of the Foamposite shell, while a translucent outsole tops off the classic look below.

This latest colorway of the Zoom Rookie is now available for purchase from Eastbay.

Available: Nike Zoom Rookie – Black/Anthracite

Nike Zoom Rookie – Dynamic Blue/Cool Grey

Nike Zoom Rookie – Dynamic Blue/Cool Grey

words // Luis Sanchez

Adding to Penny Hardaway’s collection of post-career signature Nike Basketball shoes is this eye-catching colorway of the Zoom Rookie LWP.

Releasing alongside a large selection of sneakers this past weekend, this vibrant colorway of the Zoom Rookie had been highly-anticipated for months. Cool Grey covers most of the upper on these, working in a premium nubuck. Dynamic Blue adds some life to the overall look, taking over the Foamposite paneling and outsole pods down below. A translucent outsole sits down below, completing yet another colorway of the popular Zoom Rookie.

The Dynamic Blue/Cool Grey Nike Zoom Rookie is now available for purchase from Eastbay.

Available: Nike Zoom Rookie – Dynamic Blue/Cool Grey

Nike Zoom Rookie – White/Black

Nike Zoom Rookie – White/Black

words // Luis Sanchez

Released this past weekend was the unique Zoom Rookie LWP in a white/black combination. The Marc Dolce designed Zoom Rookie is a combination of Nike basketball shoes worn by Penny during his early years with the Magic, and is seen here in a simple white and black combo similar to previously released glow in the dark edition.

Black is seen covering most of the nubuck upper and mesh inner-bootie, while white covers the Foamposite areas along the forefoot and heel area.  White covers the tongue 1Cent logo, as well as the toe Swoosh. A clear outsole holds everything down below.

This all new colorway of the popular Nike Zoom Rookie is now available from Eastbay in limited quantities.

Available now: Nike Zoom Rookie – White/Black