Air More Uptempo

Nike Air More Uptempo

Scottie Pippen’s Nike Air More Uptempo hit the NBA hardwood more than two decades ago. Paying homage to the oversized graffiti movement of the 1990s, the outrageous design was penned by Wilson Smith and featured exposed full-length cushioning and ‘AIR’ branding that threatened retinas with graphic overload. The Air More Uptempo was released in 1996, the very same year Scottie picked up his fourth NBA title and second Olympic gold medal. ‘I was pretty shocked’, Scottie Pippen remarked when he first saw the design. ‘I thought it was a little overwhelming!’