The Air More Uptempo is a popular retro-basketball sneaker originally released in 1996. Designed by Wilson Smith and worn by NBA player Scottie Pippen, this silhouette became a true icon in sneaker history thanks to its unconventional design, inspired by 90s graffiti and pop art. What we love the most about the Nike Uptempo? The huge AIR lettering! Nike Air More Uptempo, the AIR-iest shoe that ever AIRed.