One of my most anticipated Retro models from Nike Sportswear this year was the Nike Air Penny 4. Emphasis on was…
I don’t know why Nike keeps doing this — it can’t save the brand that much money during production — but it has removed the forefoot Zoom Air that was once featured in the Penny 4. This particular colorway was never one that I was really interested in, especially after seeing them in person, due to the cheap looking synthetic leather used along the strap system. However, I was really looking forward to picking up the OG White/Black-Royal pair once they hit retailers. Looks like I’ll be passing on them now — I’ll likely pick them up because I’m a sucker for nostalgia, but I want to pass on them.
The Air unit in the heel is still in place, but the constant removal of tech is really becoming annoying. Both in Nike’s performance line and sportswear line, consumers can’t seem to catch a break and get real value for their dollar. Unless the Swoosh branding is what you value, then in that case you’re getting everything you paid for. It’s truly disheartening to constantly see your favorite models get butchered (pun intended) with the removal of tech.
Check out the latest deconstruction of the Nike Air Penny 4 Retro below and share your thoughts with us in the comment section. Will this change deter you from grabbing a pair?
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