Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Original Nike Air More Uptempo Set For A Holiday 2020 Return
Only two months into the new decade, Nike has already unveiled some of its most innovative projects to date, most notably via its Tokyo Olympics 2020 showcase. And while platforms such as React and Flyease speak to the brand’s future-forward commitment, a recent slew of Air Max and Basketball retros suggest Nike isn’t forgetting about its past, the latter rumored to add the original Air More Uptempo this holiday season.
Although the ’96 silhouette has been reissued more frequently than other Nike Basketball models, the bold sneaker hasn’t received its debut “Black/White” colorway since April 2016. Since then, the Scottie Pippen-endorsed sneaker has seen iridescent Purple, Chinese New Year-inspired Red/Gold, and even a collaborative trio with Supreme, among other outfits. Yet, the Uptempo’s best release is arguably its first. There’s nothing innately special about the sneaker’s mostly “Black” arrangement, especially when comparing it to landscape in the ’90s, but the simple colorway has allowed the signature “AIR” lettering to make a statement all on its own. Outlined in “White” and covering both sidewalls, the oversized characters were inspired by of-their-era graffiti and Pop Art. And when complemented with a handful of varying-sized Swoosh logos and chunky midsoles, the “AIR” branding becomes just one piece of the audacious-recipe that’s made the Air More Uptempo a classic. via SneakerNews.com
This Nike Kyrie 6 Is Nothing But Nets
On March 16th, Nike Basketball will launch a quiet capsule of its signature models in stark white/black colorways, ditching any sort of superfluous backstory in favor of a no-frills, all-business approach. Alongside the PG 4 and Zoom Freak 1 is Kyrie Irving’s Nike Kyrie 6, and in his case, this serious approach just so happens to be a perfect match for the Brooklyn Nets, whose white/black jerseys only recently got some color and flair thanks to a Coogi sweater-inspired pattern and even some of Eric Haze’s signature type. Sadly, Kyrie will be cheering on from the sideline, but we expect many Nike Kyrie loyalists to switch to these as the competition continues to rise. Look out for these at Nike Basketball retailers on March 16th. via SneakerNews.com
Thursday, February 20, 2020
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