Social Status Nike Air Max Penny 2 Playground Released

Regarding collaborative projects, Nike displayed a penchant for selecting partners with authentic stories to tell. In the streetwear space, arguably no one does it better than James Whitner and his team at the Whitaker Group, which is why the Swoosh has resumed their partnership with Social Status for another collection. To end the summer on a high, the duo are teaming up for an Air Max Penny 2 “Playground” collaboration which is essentially a sequel to their Air Max Penny 1 capsule released earlier in the season.

Social Status prepared two versions of the classic hoop silhouette for this assembly, both of which are nods to two of its original makeup looks. One pair is designed with a “black/white” color scheme while the other is styled with a “white/blue” set to pay homage to Penny Hardaway’s heritage and heritage. Each offering features a premium leather upper and is accessorized with metal hangtags and Social Status x Nike Special Project badges, and they’re housed in special-edition shoeboxes inspired by Lil Penny toys. . The “Black/White” pair is treated with rose-tinted Air units that symbolize children’s love for chewing gum on the playground.

To accompany the announcement, Social Status has prepared a short film titled after the collab’s namesake that tells the playful story of a one-on-one basketball game between a young James and Dez. The play is directed by the Turner Brothers – Julien and Justen Turner – and features comedic performances from comedian Lou Young and a returning cast of young actors.

The “Playground” The Social Status x Air Penny 2 in “Black/White” will launch first and will be available via local in-store raffles at all Whitaker Group stores, a general raffle on the Social Status website and a TWG Discord member- Only Draw all opens September 20. Release information for the white iteration is expected to be announced at a later date.

For other news, official images of the Nike Air Foamposite One “Dream a World” have emerged.

Darryl A. Chapin