Who should buy the Nike Air Max Uptempo 95

Came from one of the Nike Basketball lines, Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 has a lightweight design and classic appeal. Get this shoe if you are looking for:

  • A shoe that has lightweight cushioning
  • A durable shoe that has a good traction

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 logo

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 Style

Promising reliable stability and comfort, the Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 gives the wearer the confidence of all-around talents who can muster various positions on the basketball court.

The “Triple-White” colorway seems to be the most popular among the releases but other colorways of the popular basketball sneakers have also surfaced through the years that include the “All-Star” with its soft blue hues, “Duke or University Blue” colorway displaying university colors blue, white, and black, and “Lakers” colorway of purple nubuck with white leather upper and yellow hits.

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 lining

Four eyelets for quick lacing

The Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 is available in men’s sizing. The feet are kept snug by four eyelets on the side for quick lacing. while a pull tab at the back gives easy entry and exit.

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 laces

Pull tab heel

Pull tabs at the heel and tongue make it easy to go on and off the retro kicks.

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 pull tab

Air-Sole unit

The Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 design has gone a long way with its visible Air-Sole unit that gives lightweight cushioning and impacts protection.

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 breathable unit 

Foam midsole

Aside from the visible air unit, the shoes’ notable features also include the foam midsole for durability.

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 midsole

Rubber outsole

Also one of the notable features of these shoes is the rubber outsole for traction.

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 outsole

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 History

Inspired by the Nike Air Penny, the first Nike Air Uptempo was an affordable model released in 1995 with a visible air cushioning in the heel and a forward design. This model, however, did not get a retro release.

Unlike the first Nike Air Uptempo, the Nike Air Max Uptempo was also released in 1995. It was the first basketball shoe to have the Nike Air Max 2 technology. The design involved an Air chamber system that is distributed well for great cushioning.

Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 toe box

The Nike Air Max Uptempo 95 has blended all these components in its muscular silhouette. With full leather upper and full-length visible Air-Sole unit, the shoe keeps true to its promise of lightweight cushioning and impact absorption.

More than two decades after its first release, the retro version of the Nike Air Max tempo 95 was released to keep and celebrate the basketball shoes’ legacy of championing the new breed of basketball players in the hardcourt.

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic, Sporty, Chunky, Retro
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air, Nike Uptempo
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA
Technology: Air Cushion

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.