Nike’s Air More Uptempo Returns in 20 Year-Old Olympic Colorway

Nike‘s Air More Uptempo returns in its acclaimed “Olympic” colorway. It will be the basketball shoe’s third release since 2012 and 2016.

In celebration of the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic, Nike released the Air More Uptempo for the third time. It’s back in the patriotic “Olympic” colorway. The iconic style was originally made for and worn by Bulls legend Scottie Pippen and 76ers power forward Charles Barkley during USA’s Men’s Basketball Team 2000 Olympic campaign in search of a back-to-back gold medal streak.

The Air More Uptempo sneakers are made in a navy blue nubuck, and it features the signature detail of bold white leather forming the word air “AIR” on the side, down onto the midsole. Another special details comes in a blue jewel swoosh logo on the heels and a gold-trimmed number #8 which passes a nod to Pippen’s Olympic jersey number.

While it has been popping up (and quickly selling out) at select retailers over the past week at $160 USD, the Uptempo is expected to hit the Nike webstores before July 24, 2020, the initial date of the 2020 Olympic (currently the Olympic has been postponed). If you’re not in the mood to wait for an official drop, they are available at Stadium Goods with a staggering price ranging from $320-$469 USD.