words // Brandon Richard
As far as hybrids go, Marc Dolce and Nike Sportswear hit one out of the park this year with the Penny Hardaway-inspired Zoom Rookie LWP. With cues taken from Penny's pre-signature Air Go LWP and Air Flight One models, the Rookie has been one of 2011's hot sellers, having already hit retail in several colorways. Later this month, another fresh look is prepared to join the already-popular lineup.
Similar to October's "Glow in the Dark" launch colorway, this pair is treated to a clean white foam upper with sections of black mesh and nubuck. Flight One-inspired spheres along the sides are also done in black, while white takes care of various branding points, the upper eyelets and pull-tab. Below, a black carbon fiber shank plate and translucent rubber outsole finish off the look.
The Nike Zoom Rookie LWP in White/Black will hit Nike Sportswear retailers, like Millennium Shoes, on Wednesday, December 21st.