Following up the “Recess” chapter from earlier this season, Social Status officially presents “Playground” centered around the Nike Air Max Penny 2 collaboration.

Setting the stage for James and Dez’s match-up on the basketball court, “Playground” offers a look into the summertime hooping traditions and rivalries while paying homage to Penny Hardaway and the impact his footwear had in sneaker culture. Two colorways have been created in honor of this next chapter — a black/white and white/black that ostensibly nod to the original colorways of the Penny 2. Both versions sees the Social Status special projects logo embroidered on the upper, with additional touches in the metal hangtag and a classic toy packaging inspired by Penny’s fictional alter ego Lil’ Penny. Touches of pink flood the Air bag of the black/white pair in remembrance of bubblegum loved by children in playgrounds.

Social Status will exclusively launch the black/white colorway of the Nike Air Max Penny 2 on September 20th, 2022 via in-store raffles at every Whitaker Group store location, a general online raffle, and Discord member-only draw. This gives first access to communities in Whitaker Group store locations as well as the shop’s loyal fans. An official online launch is scheduled for September 30th. The release date for the white/blue version will be announced at a later time.

Check out their full lookbook as well as the short film directed by the Turner Brothers below.