Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration
    Supreme

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $180
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Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Some long-time sneaker fans mentioned that the shoe’s background ties back to their roots and childhood, which is like wearing history on their feet.
  • A few like the fact that the Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme takes on its predecessor’s unique silhouette.
  • The shoe provides adequate comfort thanks to its Ortholite infused insoles.
  • Its bold design was viewed as stylish by some fashion savvy sneakerheads.
  • A small number of purchasers think the shoe is worth its price because it is very detailed and one-of-a-kind.
  • The Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme is available in 3 colorways.
  • The involvement of the streetwear giant Supreme and its limited stocks makes it a hot commodity in the eyes of sneaker enthusiasts. Some say if you own one of this then you‘ve got bragging rights.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A number of purchasers said the shoe runs a bit big.
  • One video reviewer mentioned that he didn’t like that the tongue tends to slide down.
  • Some buyers disclosed that the reflective 3M borders of the letters were defective.
  • Another video reviewer said the Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme’s bold style is not for everyone.

Bottom line

The Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme retains the original silhouette hence it packs with it the rich background of its predecessor. Moreover, this shoe’s value just went up a lot higher due to Supreme’s involvement. So if you are a fan of old-school basketball sneakers and/or Supreme, then this shoe is a must cop for you.

The shoe is also clothed with stylish details that fashion-forward fans could appreciate. If all of these reasons resonate with you then it could be worth the buy. Just keep in mind that the comfort of this shoe is what you’d normally expect from a normal Nike retro shoe.

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Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme History

Originally released in 1996, the Nike Air More Uptempo was designed by Wilson Smith. According to Smith, his inspiration for the design came from the world of graffiti and pop art. This inspiration was very evident through the bold “AIR” written across the shoe’s upper.

Apart from it being known as one of the boldest basketball shoes ever, the shoe’s rise to fame was due to a popular basketball player named Scottie Pippen. Its abundant cushioning and lockdown feature made it the weapon of choice for Pippen. Ever since Uptempo has been a classic in the eyes of sneakerheads and basketball fans alike.

In 2005, Nike re-released the shoe and made Uptempo fans ecstatic. It has been re-interpreted in different color combinations and materials.

Fast forward to 2017, Nike teamed up with streetwear’s biggest brand, Supreme. Supreme is a skateboarding company that is known for ultra-limited releases, which in turn makes their products deemed more valuable. Nike and Supreme released the Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme exclusively online in limited numbers. The original “AIR” was replaced by “SUPREME” and made hypebeasts and sneakerheads obsessed. As expected, the shoe sold out in an instant and some are even re-selling it at unbelievable prices.

Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme Style

The Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme boasts of a bold and chunky silhouette as it takes after retro basketball shoes. The eye-catching “SUPREME” wrapped across the shoe could add an old-school hip-hop look to your outfit. Its unique attributes could add a touch of character to your casual ensemble. Pair it with shorts or pants for what could be an ultimate casual cool look.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme is available in men’s sizes from 6 to 14. Although it generally fits true to size, some have reported it could run a bit big.

Notable Features

The Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme was released in 3 colorways with different materials for its upper. The tonal black’s upper is made of suede with leather overlays, while the red colorways’ upper is crafted from nubuck and leather, and lastly the gold colorway’s upper is made from an all leather material.

The brand’s name “SUPREME” is placed across its upper with reflective 3M borders lining the letters. Perforation detailing is seen throughout the upper while the tongue is made from a mesh material. It features a lace-up closure with elastic bands for a secure fit. Pull-tabs are placed on both tongue and heel for aid in wearing the shoe.

Nike’s Swoosh logo can be seen on the following parts: toebox, medial and lateral sides of the shoe’s upper, on the tongue, at the heel, on the midsole and, finally, on the outsole. It features the traditional Air More Uptempo sole with 4 transparent cut-away at the sides and 1 at the back.

Additional Info

  • The Nike Air More Uptempo Supreme was debuted by professional basketball player Derrick Jones Jr. in 2017’s NBA All-Star Dunk Contest.
  • The shoe is also known as Nike Suptempo.
  • This release is considered a heavyweight collab that is highly anticipated.
  • The red colorway is custom-made by Supreme while the black colorway is said to be a nod to the Uptempo OG’s signature colorway.
  • The words “WORLD FAMOUS” are placed on the laces’ tips.
  • The box comes with an extra pair of white laces and Supreme stickers.
  • Insoles are removable.