Size and fit

The Nike Air More Money sizing is exclusively available in men’s sizes. Ladies who fancy a pair should go down one and a half sizes from their normal shoe size. It uses an elasticated lacing system. Moreover, the Swoosh label continues to offer sneaker fans decent hold and support because of the shoe's basketball DNA.

Nike Air More Money Style

The Nike Air More Money exudes a retro style that is reminiscent of the 90s. Its chunky midsole brings the old school aesthetic while the upper with the unique lacing system provides a one of a kind appeal. Its bold design is timely released as the dad/chunky sneaker trend is at its peak.

People were seen dressing these kicks with a variety of pants, from skinny jeans to joggers, cropped trousers to shorts and cuffed jeans. Remember to not pair it with big or baggy pants in order to not overdo it and make this bulky kick look more massive than it is. Try opting for a pair of joggers and a crewneck top finished with a bomber jacket for an athleisure inspired ensemble.

Notable Features

With its unique, detailed and striking design the Nike Air More Money on feet is a true head-turner, and almost every feature is noteworthy. The kick's chunky silhouette is already an eye-catcher in itself, but the shroud cover with side lacing system is the upper's centerpiece. Moreover, the pops of contrasting colors add dimension and elevate the kick's overall design. Last but definitely not the least is the visible Air unit throughout the shoe's midsole, which is the main attraction of the lower part of the kick.

Nike Air More Money History

The Nike Air More Money is a seamless fusion of two eccentric basketball kicks from the 90s – the Nike Air Money and Nike Air More Uptempo. Before the lowdown on the Nike Air More Money, let's dive first into the two sneakers it took inspiration from.

The Nike Air Money and Air More Uptempo were both released in 1996 as Nike hoop shoes. Not everyone took to them because their designs were a little too out there for most people's taste. The Nike Air Money's upper was crafted from a full-grain leather and ballistic mesh, but its most distinctive feature was its shroud cover and side lacing system. Two NBA players rocked the Air Money in 1996  – Reggie Miller and Ray Allen. After that year's season, the Air Money disappeared in the mainstream.

The Nike Air More Uptempo, on the other hand, was very popular thanks to the brand's excellent marketing moves. The shoe won on the hardwood thanks to Scottie Pippen who donned it all the time. It also made its way to the big screen as it was seen on Brendan Frasers's feet in the George of the Jungle movie. Today, the Air More Uptempo has been re-released in countless iterations.

Now that's out of the way, onto the Air More Money by Nike. This kick launched in early 2018 and displays a combination of the two 90's kicks. Its upper is derived from the Air Money while its outsole from the Air More Uptempo. The shoe is offered in some colorways and has received a number of collaborations including Viceland and Sneaker Room.


The sneaker is offered in a wide variety of color options. Some of them have special monikers given by sneaker sites or consumers themselves. Here are some of their official names: Nike Air More Money in purple or more specifically purple/leopard/gum light brown, Nike Air More Money in black or “black/metallic silver/pure platinum, obsidian/gym red/white, medium olive/black/habanero red, black/white/university red, twilight pulse/white/blackened blue, particle beige, and university red/black/metallic gold.

Colorways with special monikers include “metallic gold” or gold/black, “NYC” or black/gum light brown, “island green” or wolf grey/island green/black, “phantom snakeskin” or phantom/summit white/black/phantom, and “Meant to Fly” or gold/blue/red/white.

  Special packs

A special pack was released via NikeiD to spread breast cancer awareness. This collection featured three colorways made available in limited quantities. The pink Nike Air More Money was for sale for $180 with only 360 pairs released, while 100 pairs of the white iteration sold for $500, and finally, the black versions sold for $2000 per pair of just 40 released.

Another special pack is called the Currency Pack. Just as its collection's name suggests, this series of sneakers feature currency signs from different countries namely the US, UK, France, and Japan. The US Dollar model's colorway is sequoia/metallic gold while the Japanese Yen's is barely orange/velvet brown/dark obsidian.

A women's exclusive roster has also been introduced to the market. This pack is called the Los Angeles Pack, and it includes two tonal pieces bathed in all black and the other in all white.

Additional Info

  • An extra shroud is included. This shroud displays just the Swoosh logo for people who want a subtler look.
  • The shoe's upper is constructed from synthetic leather and mesh or real leather and mesh depending on the colorway.
  • Perforation detailing is placed on both sides for added breathability.
  • A pull-tab is located at the heel as an aid for easier entry.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Chunky, Dad, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air More
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Technology: Phylon, 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.