With the evolution of more versatile, less definable players in basketball in the 1990s like Penny Hardaway and Scottie Pippen, Nike Basketball realized there was a need for a new category between their Flight line for guards and Force line for big men. Thus, the Uptempo category was born. All these years later, the crown jewel of the Uptempo line is no doubt the Air More Uptempo from 1996. One of the most unforgettable sneaker design of all time, the world had never seen anything like the Air More Uptempo and its brazenly branded design. As if it wasn’t bold enough on its own, the Air More Uptempo was thrown into the spotlight when Pippen wore them on the way to a Championship with the legendary ‘96 Chicago Bulls, and then again during the Summer Olympics with the ‘96 Dream Team. In 2017 Uptempos were made over with new text designs on the upper that replaced the famous “AIR” branding, thanks to the “Suptempo” collab from Supreme, the Doernbecher Freestyle edition, and a special city pack repping Atlanta, NYC, and Chicago. Whether it’s an OG colorway or the latest eye-catching look, Buy Wholesale is your one-stop Uptempo shop.