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Air More Uptempo '96


This reimagining of the Air More Uptempo '96 celebrates Wilson Smith III—the first Black footwear designer at Nike—and his love of space-age TV. The gradient upper carries you to the far reaches of time while the oversized graffiti-styled graphics bring a starlit shimmer with their reflective accents. From designing and developing products for some of Nike's greatest athletes to leading the way for Black designers, Smith has paved the way with his larger-than-life personality and positivity. Recalling one of his early Uptempo prototypes (check out the mesh in the upper), this shoe honors his journey and bold style.

Ready for Liftoff?
The tongue label insignia (repping Smith's initials and start date at Nike) is your ticket to launch. And speaking of launch: Smith's career has been a highlight reel of lifting others up.

All About Air
Originally designed for performance hoops, the Max Air units add lightweight, durable cushioning.

Comfort Meets Convenience
Elastic straps run across the top of the foot, letting you wear your sneakers laced or unlaced.

More Details

  • Round laces
  • Not intended for use as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Sku: DR9612-100

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