Drops 30 Mar 2024
The Air More Uptempo first made waves during the iconic 72-10 season and subsequent '96 championship run when Scottie Pippen wore it, unofficially making it his signature sneaker. This year, the silhouette has experienced a resurgence, notably as a slide variant, demonstrating the model's enduring appeal in various forms. But it's the sneaker's original format that keeps the drive alive.
This new rendition of the classic silhouette is a lesson in controlled contrast, using a palette that speaks volumes with minimal fuss. The stage is set with a deep black hue that wraps itself around the suede expanse of the shoe, extending its shadow over the tongue's mesh and boldly claiming the Uptempo's iconic oversized lettering. This dark base serves as the night sky to the stars of white and Royal blue detailing that adorn the design.
The embellishments are subtle: a white Swoosh delicately embroidered on the forefront, a modest yet undeniable assertion of identity. Then, the blue emerges, not in bursts, but in calculated placements — the smaller checks and brand elements offer a visual respite from the neutrality. It’s a nod to the enthusiast, a throwback to the days when colorways connected not just to trends but to teams and the spirit of sport itself.
A release date for the pair has not yet been set, but an announcement is expected soon — March 30, 2024, is rumored to be the date. Until then, grab an official look pair here below, and as always, keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates.