Official Images: Nike Air More Uptempo ‘Copy Paste’
An icon from a loaded roster of 1990s hoops sneakers, Scottie Pippen’s Air More Uptempo continues to surge in popularity in recent years, thanks largely to The Last Dance documentary and steady stream of strong colourways from Team Swoosh.
Originally appearing in 1996, the Air More Uptempo cranked necks with its unapologetically hip hop stylings, the OTT ‘AIR’ branding taking inspiration from 90s graffiti. Designed by Wilson Smith, the pop art masterpiece hasn’t lost a step since Scottie Pippen took them to the Promised Land with the Chicago Bulls, the latest ‘Copy Paste’ a testament to its enduring design DNA.
Belonging to the broader ‘Copy Paste’ collection (which also includes a darker Air More Uptempo), the silhouette adopts a giant Swoosh atop the ‘AIR’ branding, somewhat reminiscent of the Air Grudge running shoe. On the medial side, Nike continue to have fun with the design, encasing a smaller Swoosh in an oval patch (a classic branding motif of the 1990s Nike era).
Look out for the Nike Air More Uptempo 'Copy Paste' to release in the coming week. The retail price tag is set at $160.
In the meantime, make sure to check out why Scottie Pippen’s Air More Uptempo is the real MVP of 1990s hoops.