Ah yes. The 90’s. No other pair of sneakers scream the 90’s louder than the More Uptempo. A period of time when aesthetics were loud and proud. Designed by Wilson Smith and made popular by my favourite Chicago Bulls player: Scottie Pippen.
While a lot of kids were after the Jordans back then, copping anything else just felt like this:
Times have changed today and sneakerheads now hype up retro releases, giving the respect they deserved.
It’s loud, it’s busy – pretty much like everything else from the early to mid-90’s. But that’s exactly the statement you’d want from these bold pair of sneakers sporting the colours of one of NBA’s greatest dynasties during that decade.
There are a lot of details, such as the big, bold “AIR” written across and all around the shoes with a black patent leather that shines in the sunlight. The patent leather is reminiscent to the 2015 Air Jordan 11 “72-10”. Outlining the letters is 3M that gives even more shine.
The upper is in Varsity Red nubuck leather, and a mesh tongue sporting the same colour. There are hits of white that add some nice pop of contrast found on the rope laces, stitched branding on the tongue, the pull tabs, sock liner, the midsole, and the Swoosh on the toeboxes.
The back of the shoes adorns a clear and bubbly Swoosh. I just love that jewel-like branding.
The outsole has your big Nike Swoosh logo taking up half of the space, and another branding where the Air technology is revealed.
Comfort & Fit
There are many blogs and reviewers who suggest going True to Size, however going half a size down personally feels better for me. Length-wise, it’s flush, but width-wise, they still feel roomy.
If you like a snug, but comfortable fit: go half a size down. If you like some wiggle room, then TTS will do just fine.
From the moment these were released in adult sizes, they instantly went on my shopping list. I tried them once at a local Footlocker and decided to pass due to the clunkiness of the silhouette… However, I couldn’t stop thinking about them for days, and finally went back to get them.
They’re a must-have for any sneakerheads. Don’t continue sleeping.
Nike Air More Uptempo “Bulls”
Colours: Varsity Red/White-Black
Style #: 921948-600
Released: April 7, 2017
Price: $215 CAD (follow KickDealsCa for special deals & discount codes)