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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

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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

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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.

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$190

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • This collab looked better in person compared to the pictures online, several observed.
  • Many adored the small yet fine details Nike and Supreme put in this model. This includes the “World Famous” logo on the aglets, the drawer-like box the shoe came in as well as the dual branding on its insole.
  • Air More Uptempo fans described this shoe as “fire”, “dope”, “nice” and “clean”.
  • A few noticed and liked the unique lacing system featured in this shoe. Some added that this makes the task of lacing up the shoe easier.
  • The pull straps found on the heel and tongue of the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo worked really well, a few revealed.
  • The leather used in this hoop shoe was of high-quality, according to a good number of purchasers.
  • This model fits true to size.
  • Many liked the striped midsole in the red/white colorway.
  • The Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo is available in three colorways namely metallic gold, black and red. Most thought the colors really popped especially the red one.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Several who bought the black pairs were disappointed with the quality of the shoes. Some said the 3M borders gave little to none low-light or nighttime reflective brightness. Others griped about the glue stains and the poor quality stitching.
  • A few described the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo as heavy and chunky.
  • Based on a couple of reviews, the red and gold colorways, although eye-catching, were hard to pull off.
  • One was displeased with the tongue of the shoe stating that it lacked height.
  • A significant number of users thought the sneaker lacked padding and felt hard around the foot. One buyer even mentioned that the air bubble cushioning was almost unnoticeable.
  • Sold at $190, not many considered the shoe as overpriced.

Bottom line

When two legends team up, expect it to be explosive. This time, though not the first time, Nike partnered with iconic skate shop Supreme to give the classic hoop shoe Nike Air More Uptempo a whole new look.

Similar to its predecessor, the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo, also known as “Subtempo”, flaunts a maximalist design. This version, however, replaces the bold “Air” lettering with “Supreme” and added a couple more details that fans adored.

The overall look of the shoe, though, received a mix of opinions. Questions about its quality also arose. In spite of negative reviews, not to mention its expensive price point, b-ball enthusiasts and sneaker collectors gave in the hype and still lined up to get a pair in order to enjoy its flamboyant aesthetics.


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Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo History

Famous NYC clothing brand and skateboarding shop first joined forces with the global giant Nike in the year 2002. Since then, their collaborations have been among the most sought-after.

Previously, Supreme worked on tried-and-true Nike creations like the Air Jordan 1, Foamposite 1 and Air Force 1. Their take on these iconic models proved worthwhile as they were indeed able to elevate the look of these shoes to a whole new level. This year, they decided to recreate the renowned 1996 Nike Air More Uptempo.

Originally designed by Wilson Smith, this hoop shoe’s anti-subtle silhouette drew inspiration from the mid-90’s architecture, graffiti and pop-up art. The massive “Air” emblazoned on the side of the shoe attracted the likes of NBA Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen who proved that bigger is truly better.

Fast forward to January 2017, rumors about the Uptempo being recreated surfaced. The hype intensified after Nike fans saw this talked-about model on the feet of soccer star Neymar as well as Phoenix Suns b-ball player Derrick Jones Jr. After the numerous teasers, the release date, April 27, came and the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo sold out instantly.

Unlike their previous work, this one gained mixed results. Staying true to the original’s loud design, some thought this iteration did not reflect the same level of creativity Supreme put on their other iterations. Regardless, many loyal supporters of this retro sneaker remain pleased despite the varying opinions.

Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo Style

Loud, big and daring, the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo just screams for attention. The red and metallic gold colorways definitely are head turners if matched with the right outfit. Those who wish to keep it subtle can steer clear of the vibrant red and gold and pick the black pair. Versatile and clean, this can be easily paired with anything in your closet including jeans, shorts and joggers.

Fit & Sizing

Basketball-shoe inspired, the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo, with an upper made with either synthetic leather or a mix of nubuck and synthetic, ensures to provide adequate support. Commonly fitting true to size, this shoe is available in men’s sizes 6-16.

Notable Features

Recognized instantly for the word “Supreme” embellished around the shoe’s upper, this collab is also popular for the full-length, visible air bubble embedded on the Subtempo’s midsole. The midsole has four windows on the side and one on the heel. Not only is this made to make the shoe more attractive, it also offers adequate cushioning and lockdown support.

Additional Info

  • Mesh tongue and perforations on the upper improve the shoe’s breathability.
  • The “Swoosh” logo is embroidered in contrasting color on the toe cap, tongue and heel.
  • The fit is enhanced with the addition of the elastic straps and lacing system. This includes rope laces. Extra pair of white laces with aglets that show “World Famous” is also provided.
  • Jewelled “Swoosh” logo can be seen on its lateral and medial side.
  • The “Swoosh” can also be found on the undersole. One big one in the middle and a small one on the heel with the “Air” callout.
  • The left foot displays “SUP” on the lateral side and “EME” on the medial side. The reverse can be seen on the right foot. Both show the “R” on the heel just below the “Swoosh” insignia.
  • The Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo comes with a removable and well-cushioned Ortholite insole. This is added for better comfort. Moisture is also wicked away, thereby reducing shoe odor.