The Nike Air More Uptempo debuted 25 years ago and it played a tremendous role in the brand’s exception 1995-1996 campaign. Wilson Smith, currently Nike’s Design Director, was the one who designed the Air More Uptempo. During the 1996 NBA Finals, Scottie Pippen adopted the Air More Uptempo as his sneaker of choice, and he even wore it for that year’s Summer Olympics in Atlana, where Team USA won the gold medal. As of now, sneakerheads are probably waiting for Nike to drop the Air More Uptempo “Flax/Wheat.” However, apparently it will be available on its scheduled release date, but another colorway is on its way.
The Air More Uptempo colorway seen above is a part of Nike’s “Flax (Wheat)” Collection and originally, it was scheduled to make its retail debut on October 14th, 2017. Unfortunately, that will not be happening because Nike has reportedly pushed by the sneaker’s release to next month. Sneakerheads may already know, the uppers of this iteration are made up of suede and are entirely dressed up in the Flax/Wheat hue. Additionally, it is also equipped with matching Gum Rubber outsoles, while its midsoles and the little Nike “Swoosh” logo on the outsoles are covered in plain White.
While sneakerheads will have to wait to get their hands on the Air More Uptempo “Flax/Wheat,” they will be able to cop a pair of the Air More Uptempo “Navy” featured above, on the same date. However, only small-footed sneakerheads will be able to lace up in a pair because it happens to be a GS-exclusive. It is almost a completely tonal colorway since the Navy hue covers a majority of the sneaker. The only contrasting element is the plain White hue that appears as an outline around the large “AIR” on the sides and over the tiny Nike “Swoosh” logo on the outsoles.
Instead of the Air More Uptempo “Flax/Wheat,” Nike will now be dropping this Air More Uptempo GS “Navy” on October 14th and it will retail at a price of $130. The Nike Air More Uptempo “Flax/Wheat” will now be making its retail debut on November 9th, 2017.
Nike Air More Uptempo “Flax/Wheat”