A special shoe that was thought to be a Memphis Tigers’ player exclusive is set to release to the public. Upon arrival of pictures of the college basketball team wearing the shoe, many sneaker enthusiasts feared the shoe would be impossible to get. However, Nike looks to grant a lot of wishes as the shoe is set to arrive later this week.

An athletes bond with the college they played for is as strong as they come. Penny Hardaway, now head coach for the Memphis Tigers, played for the team in the early 90’s. Through two college seasons with the team, he made his mark on the school as well as the city. The team later acknowledged his influence by retiring his number 25. After a magnificent 15 year NBA career, Penny retired from playing professionally and looked to continue his impact on the game of basketball by finding a coaching job. In 2018, a position became available at the University of Memphis and he was hired on to serve as the teams’ new head coach. A moving story, in which Nike is dedicating a shoe to.

Nike brings us the Air Foamposite One “Memphis Tigers” in honor of Penny Hardaway’s return to his Alma mater. The shoe takes on the normal Foamposite silhouette but is splashed with The University of Memphis school spirit. The entire upper of the shoe is covered in blue as well as black tiger stripes. All while being accompanied by a black rubber outsole, white laces, and a white Nike swoosh on the lateral side of the toe. Overall the shoe looks amazing and contains a great story that all basketball and sneaker fans will love.


The shoe is said to be releasing in limited quantities later this week on March 22nd, 2019. Do not hesitate to pickup the shoe, as the demand for it is expected to be extremely high. You can expect to see the sneaker release on the Nike SNKRS app and select retailers for a price point of $230. More detailed pictures can be found below and as always, stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for updates and more sneaker news.

Nike Air Foamposite One “Memphis Tigers”
Release Date: March 22nd, 2019
Price: $230
Color: Racer Blue/White-Black
Style Code: BV8161-400

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