- Durable materials
- Appealing style
- Supportive ankle section
- Upper doesn't crease easily
- Available in several colorways
- Easy upkeep
- Reliable on-court grip
- Comfortable fit
- Fits true to size
- A bit heavy
- Requires a break-in period
Who should buy the Nike Air More Uptempo
The Nike Air More Uptempo is a solid option if:
- You are looking for a shoe grippy enough to allow you to perform bold on-court manoeuvres.
- A basketball shoe that offers a well-fitting experience is what you are after.
- You prefer a shoe that is quick to clean to keep up with your busy lifestyle.
Who should not buy the Nike Air More Uptempo
The Nike Air More Uptempo is not for you if a lightweight basketball shoe is what you are after. Lighter by 128 grammes, the Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2 could be a solid substitute. Also, players who wish to have a shoe that offers comfort on day one might have to look elsewhere. They are better off with the Nike Air Zoom BB NXT.
Traction for explosive manoeuvres
The outsole of the Nike Air More Uptempo is made of a non-marking solid rubber. It features a segmented herringbone pattern, and its on-court grip turned out to be solid! We also felt that the traction was sufficient enough to provide support to our sudden and dynamic movements.
We found this shoe to fit true to size. New buyers can safely go for their usual sizes when they order these Nike basketball shoes in-store or online. They are not just TTS but also very comfortable!
The synthetic leather that the upper is made of significantly contributes this comfy feel, it is not harsh at all. The upper is pliable yet supportive. We were able to adjust the fit further by using the traditional system that is integrated into its design. For ease in putting on and taking off the shoe, it has loops on the tongue and heel.
A shoe that lasts
A large part of the upper is made of perforated synthetic leather, ensuring ventilation. The tongue is made of mesh and the inside of the shoe is visibly padded - no wonder we experienced the generous next-to-skin comfort.
We also noticed that the material used in the upper does not crease that easily, even during aggressive movements. This seems to be a very durable shoe!
Tonnes of support from the back
Like the Air Jordan 1 Retro, we experienced solid ankle support in this shoe.
Quick to tidy up
We felt like this one was gonna be difficult to clean and we were very wrong. All the smudges were gone in a second.
Shield against impact
The footbed in these shoes offers plush comfort and effective impact protection. What ups the ante are the cushioning units that are filled with air.
We were able to feel them for sure and can confirm the comfort level is at maximum. We even felt like they provided the enhanced bounce and an adequate underfoot shield.