Using one of Nike’s boldest ’90s basketball kicks as its canvas, Supreme has revamped the Air More Uptempo’s traditional “AIR” branding with — what else? — “SUPREME” branding that wraps from the outer to the inner panel of the shoe.
As FN reported in February, this collection will feature three styles: red/white, black and metallic gold. The red/white makeup boasts Supreme’s signature shades and is also reminiscent of the Chicago Bulls colors worn by former NBA player Scottie Pippen, who helped make this pair famous in the ’90s.
Elsewhere in the collection, a black style pays homage to an original Air More Uptempo colorway, while the metallic gold look is uncharted territory for the classic hoops sneaker.
The red/white and black sneakers in this limited-edition range feature nubuck uppers with custom leather Supreme branding and reflective piping, while the gold style features an all-leather upper. Mesh tongues offer ventilation, while elastic straps add extra support and a full-length Air unit cushions the ride.
Each colorway was produced exclusively for Supreme and will launch online Thursday from supremenewyork.com in the U.S. and Europe. Note that there will be no in-store release at the New York City and Los Angeles locations.
For shoppers in Japan, the collab drops in-store and online on Saturday.