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Nike Celebrate Air More Uptempo Designer Wilson Smith
Release: 7 October 2022

Style Code: DR9612-100

Colourway: Thank You, Wilson

News on this release was first published on September 29, 2022.

Update October 7, 2022: The Nike Air More Uptempo ‘Thank You, Wilson’ is officially available to cop on SNKRS AU! They’ll also be dropping on Nike’s webstore on October 22 – scroll down for the link.

Bold colourways are all a part of the deal with Nike’s epic Nike Air More Uptempo. Recently, it’s been seen in this multicoloured iteration, and another has received monogrammed uppers.

Now, Nike’s next edition not only brings a futuristic colourway to the silhouette but also honours the journey and style of the Air More Uptempo’s designer, Wilson Smith, who became Nike’s first Black designer in 1983. Among many things, Smith had a love of space-age TV – something that serves as the inspiration behind this design.

Its uppers feature a subtle yet striking gradient designed to teleport you to another galaxy. On top of that, its oversized graffiti-inspired ‘AIR’ features reflective accents that are sure to take you to the stars. Further details can be found on the tongues, with the insignia denoting Wilson’s initials and the date he started with Nike. Printed on the insoles, you’ll find the quote ‘...in humility count others more significant than yourselves,’ which speaks to Smith’s passion for coaching, teaching, and giving back.

The Nike Air More Uptempo ‘Thank You, Wilson’ will be available via SNKRS on October 22.

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