Named 'The DUNK' after the iconic moment that will reside in Ewing's nightmares to this day. It was a monumental moment when Scottie Pippen recreated black friday sales with that iconic dunk, literally walking all over him.
Nike has decided to capture this moment in time and display all its glory on the Uptempo '96 and in a spectacular fashion may I add. The kicks have great references contained within them which makes them even more of a collector's piece. For example, the insole features a print of Pippen dunking on Ewing in a satirical style, resembling the Jumpman logo.
The colour scheme is a straight up 'Knicks' with white paneling brandishing the Deep Royal Blue 'Air' typeface. Subtle accents of Orange adorn the Swoosh on the heel, outsole and the #33 on the heel.
The #33 appliqué that is embellished on the heel is most likely aimed at Pippen, but also a subtle, maybe not so subtle nod to Patrick himself & Pippen, both donning the #33 jersey and creating a PE for a player that never made it to the NIKE roster, a great touch with a Royal Blue piping around the numbers creating a really stand out look.
Make sure to check our video that we have created to show that the Uptempo can go great with an everyday outfit, as well as to showcase the moment that led to these sneakers being crafted.
Releasing on Tuesday the 19/09/17 at 08:00 am BST so make sure to be quick off the mark or you may miss your chance.