Classic streetwear brand and longtime Nike collaborative partner Stüssy will release a version of the Air Penny 2 next year, sources tell Complex. The shoe is planned for a September 2022 launch, but its release date is subject to change given just how much dates around launches have been moving lately.
There are no leaked images yet of the upcoming Stüssy x Nike Penny project, and the image here is of a Penny 2 from the model’s series of retros in 2016. The Air Penny 2 originally released in 1996 and has returned as a retro a few times since.
Next year looks to be a big one for the Penny Hardaway’s Air Penny line—leaks of what’s to come have already promised original colorways of the Air Penny 1, his first signature shoe, from 1995.
Stüssy taking on a signature basketball shoe from the 1990s is unprecedented, as its work on retro basketball sneakers has typically pulled from older Nike silhouettes like the Dunk and the Blazer. Its long catalog with Nike stretches back to 2000, when it helped deliver a special edition of the Air Huarache. That Huarache was reissued as a retro in 2021.
UPDATE (12/05): It’s been months since we’ve learned that a Stüssy x Nike Air Penny 2 collab is in the works and now, we have the official release details. Per Stussy, the collab will drop at Stussy.com on Dec. 16, followed by a second release on Dec. 20 via SNKRS. The sneakers will retail for $200 each.
UPDATE (02/06): Stüssy has officially confirmed that two more Air Penny 2 styles in the tonal fossil, and the rattan, black, and blue makeups, are releasing this Friday, Feb. 10 at stussy.com at 1 p.m. ET and at select Stüssy stores for $200 each. The latter shoe is also releasing on Feb. 14 via SNKRS.