Nike Air More Uptempo

With all of the runners and minimalist models releasing, it’s hard to forget there was once a time of the bulky sneaker. Sure, the “dad shoe” is making something of a comeback these days. But, nothing quite matches up to the unique aesthetic of 90s basketball sneakers. As much the Jordans and Air Force 1’s represent this, the Nike Air More Uptempo holds an equally special place.

This sneaker is an emblem of old school hoops style. For a long time, this was the sneaker of Scottie Pippen. The oversized lateral AIR branding came together with an overstated midsole cushion to make this a gaudy classic. As is standard of the time, the shoe also features a full leather construction throughout. The sneaker was designed to fit in with Scottie’s explosive yet measured style of play. As such, the functional elements here make this a viable go-to for your pick-up games as well.

The different colorways make for some interesting variety as well. A Varsity Red iteration boasts patent leather on the lateral branding. The Premium version brings back the lauded “Flax” scheme. Those and many more looks for the Nike Air More Uptempo are available right now. You’re absolutely spoiled for choice!

The Flax Season is here.

Nike Flax Collection – Fall Into It

Every season comes with its appropriate aesthetics. The months of shorts, tank tops, and sunglasses have left some of us so quickly that we hardly noticed it. But, it’s all good. With every change in the weather comes a new opportunity to stunt. Nike’s seasonal releases are usually pretty on point, but there might not be a more universally hyped color scheme than the vaunted Flax look. The Swoosh drops some serious heat in these colder days, hitting us with a colorway that is, let’s be honest, appropriate for all seasons.

The Flax or Wheat look adorns some of the most recognizable Nike models to date. In this collection, we see the motif expressed in some quality materials as well. The colorway is the same for each of the models listed, but is executed uniquely from pair to pair. The Air Max 1 takes on some furry suede as an overlay. Meanwhile, the Air More Uptempo’s lush leather base and perforations look like fresh car seats.

Of course, we also see staples such as the Air Force 1 High, straps and all, with its usual shape and impressive stitch detailing. The rest of the collection includes the Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 LTR, the Air Footscape Woven, and Air Force Max, Air Max 95 Sneakerboot, Air Max 1, Air Huarache, and the Air Woven Boot. To say the least, you’ve got options here. You can go to any of these pieces in your rotation whenever you happen to be throwing on some denim for the day.

Each of these models is an eye-opening execution of a colorway that has become iconic. It’s also convenient, as you don’t need bulky footwear for this boot-like aesthetic. Nike’s latest collection is enough proof that you don’t need to be stomping down Brooklyn in some Timbs to flex in some Flax.

Air More Uptempo ’96

Air Force Max Premium

Air Max 1 Premium

Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Leather

Nike Air Uptempo Triple White Pack

For some of you, the Summer season is probably about getting outside, hitting the beach and feeling the sand between your toes, or going on hikes. For others, it’s about all the footwear heat that will be dropping in the coming months. Frankly, the latter has a real case, as clearly evidenced by the haul that Nike is planning for the Uptempo.

Originally, the Uptempo was Nike’s answer to players who were somehow getting bigger and more athletic all at the same time. Imagine being a sneaker designer and having Scottie Pippen walk into your office, joined by Penny Hardaway, to demand a shoe that could support them. The Uptempo, designed with a ridiculous amount of cushion and stabilizing features was a pretty great answer. Here, we see Nike release three variations of the line in a Triple White scheme: the Air Max Uptempo, Air Max 2 Uptempo, and Air More Uptempo,

Each of these shoes boasts premium leather builds, OG detailing, and is dipped in that coveted All-White scheme. Expect all three to make a global drop by May 26th, shortly after which they’re sure to fly off shelves. Rocking these, hit the sandy beaches and rough hiking trails at your own risk.