Only a player with a game as robust as Scottie Pippen’s would be the perfect fit with the Nike Air More Uptempo, one of the most memorable sneakers in history. The shoes launched in 1996 and were showcased alongside the Air Jordan 11 and the Nike Air Shake NDestrukt, worn by Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman, respectively. But the combination of the Uptempo’s eccentric design and Scottie’s multi-tool/multi-position game made the Air More Uptempo a true icon in sports and sneaker history.
Scottie recently discussed the Air More Uptempo, noting that the Uptempos stood out above MJ’s Air Jordan 11 and Rodman’s NDestrukts, calling it the “graffiti basketball shoe”. Read the full interview with Scottie on Nike News to get more insight on the retro basketball shoe of the moment.