Nike‘s run of playful denim makeovers continues with this striking take on the Air More Uptempo ’96. Sporting an all-denim upper, varying shades of sturdy cotton inform the classic silhouette with a sense of rugged cowboy charm, accented by hits of bold orange.
Different shades of indigo lend depth to the textured upper, which sees the "AIR" branding, forefoot swoosh, toebox and vamp all executed in darker shades than the surrounding washed-out hues. Breathable mesh in between the laces makes the shoe a touch more versatile for hot weather, while a bold orange Swoosh on the tongue adds an extra dimension of visual impact. A white sole unit helps to ground the design, while tying in with the light-colored denim on the toe and heel.
Look for the head-turning Air More Uptempo ’96 to hit stockists like Jimmy Jazz on August 10.
Most recently, we saw the Air Max Uptempo ’95 take on bold "Volt" accents.