The Nike Air More Uptempo specifically in this colorway is a classic and timeless Nike basketball model from the 1990s. The second I see this shoe it reminds me of my dope adolescence when there were no bills to pay and all I had to worry about was getting good grades in school and passing the hardest level and Super Mario 64. Good times. The shoe you see above released back in 1996, 20 years later Nike has decided to bring back the shoe that came with branding that’s larger than life.
The original colorway of the Air More Uptempo will make a return next month as the predominantly black sneaker is contrasted by the white accents found throughout the shoe, most notable on the outline of the huge “AIR” branding placed on the side panels. A large Nike Swoosh also appears on the heel to give it even more of a bold outlook. The visible air is seen on the black sole unit to complete the look of the shoe. Dropping April 16th, are you happy to see this classic make a return?
I was 11 when this shoe came out, but I still have good recollection of the times when these released. Although I wasn’t into sneakers back then, it still gives me nostalgia seeing them make a return.