It was after during the summer after the legendary 1995–96 NBA season that Nike had introduced the Air More Uptempo and it was during the next season that it had begun making on-court appearances. Wilson Smith, Nike’s designer had already proven to be triumphant with exceptional models like the Air Jordan 11, AIr Max Penny 1, Air Swoosh and the Zoom Flight 95, but he wanted to take things to a whole new level. After the ’96 NBA Finals, Scottie Pippen had begun to rock the Air More Uptempo as if it was his signature model. Apparently, Nike has whipped up a brand new colorway of the Air More Uptempo.
When the silhouette had received the retro treatment in the form of the Air Much Uptempo, Scottie Pippen had also worn a pair during the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics. One of the features that set the Air More Uptempo apart from any previous Nike models was the way the Nike “Air” branding was implemented onto it. The Air More Uptempo is popularly recognized for bearing “AIR” spelled out over its entire side panels in large font, extending from the heels to the toes. Wilson Smith had apparently designed the sneaker to be an expression of the larger-than-life time of the mid-90s era.
Earlier this year, Nike had dropped a bunch of different colorways of the Air More Uptempo, but following those releases, the model once again went on somewhat of a hiatus. However, it seems that before 2016 comes to an end, Nike intends to release yet another Air More Uptempo iteration, this time a relatively simpler one. This latest rendition of the sneaker is apparently a reflective version. It is actually a Triple Black colorway, so its uppers are predominantly dressed up in Black. Although the “AIR” and other Nike branding, the laces and the pull tabs are accentuated with reflective detailing, it cannot be clearly seen.
The photos of the Nike Air More Uptempo “Triple Black” accompanying this post were shared by Instagram user @gc911. adidas has not announced when this sneaker will be making its retail debut, so keep checking back to stay updated about its release details.
Nike Air More Uptempo “Triple Black”