When James Whitner and his imprints under The Whitaker Group engage in collaborative projects, they lock in and give every detail their due diligence. Social Status is one of the brands taking another step with Nike this year, and it’s two colorways of the Nike Air Max Penny 1. Two colorways are involved in this capsule, which have now been officially unveiled.
Social Status hasn’t told us the full story behind these installments yet, but there are definitely some striking elements on the shoes that speak to athletic pursuits and education. Various Velcro-backed Swooshes come with the kicks, all of which are symbolic of a certain sport like baseball, basketball, tennis, and golf to highlight the importance of being active. If you take a look inside the shoes, you’ll notice they’ve been printed with cursive chalkboard text that features the phrase “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog” which is a writing exercise that incorporates all the letters of the alphabet. Additional details of the shoes worth mentioning include the co-branded badges that arrive at the rear, striped pull tabs, and special shoe boxes and tissue paper.
Official images of the beige and black colorways can be found above, and you can probably expect Social Status to announce their release details in the coming weeks.
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