Defying the norm of playful colors often seen in youth-sized shoes, the Nike Air More Uptempo "Triple Black" arrives in understated elegance.
Mirroring a recently-reveled Air Max 1 counterpart, the result is an edgy, monochromatic design that even grown-ups would envy.
Scottie Pippen's iconic signature model embraces a dark palette that is both eye-catching and understated. The bold nubuck base layer is cloaked in a jet-black shade that flows seamlessly across the entire shoe, covering laces, tongue, elastic straps, and pull tabs. This uniform color application gives the shoe a cohesive and mature aesthetic that effortlessly captures the essence of the '90s hoops style.
The flat texture of the nubuck fabric provides a delightful contrast to the enlarged "AIR" lettering and the Swoosh at the heel, which are adorned with a glossy, cracked leather texture. The lettering and logo stand out in a shadowy grey hue that almost merges with the black but provides just enough contrast to be visible. This grey trim shimmers under the light, giving the shoe a unique iridescence that complements its all-black theme. The design concludes with a black sole unit, keeping in line with the triple black theme and creating a perfect finish to this contemporary take on a classic.
See for yourself below, and expect to see this kids-exclusive release arrive at select Swoosh stockists and Nike.com on October 3rd.
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