Nike x Supreme – “Suptempo”

Supreme is back at it again, this time with a unique take on the timeless Air More Uptempo.

Last Thursday, as they do, Supreme dropped a collection of three different colourways of one of Nike’s most popular retro 90’s basketball shoes. Supreme is well known for their out-of-the-box approach to… well… everything, and these are no exception. In place of the traditional “AIR” branding along the sides of the sneaker, this pair has massive letters stitched in to the side spelling out SUPREME (clearly). I’m a sucker for creative variations of classic designs, and these are extremely well executed. And come on, “Suptempo”? That’s just brilliant.


The details on Supreme x Nike collaborations are usually exceptional, and this pair is no different. The aglets feature Supreme’s slogan “World Famous”, and as a bonus, they come with extra white laces. The box has a Supreme box logo slapped on the side, and even the paper is Nike x Supreme branded.


Typically, being a skateboard brand, Supreme will stick to skate-style sneakers when collaborating with the sportswear giant. However, as of late, we’ve seen them straying away from this trend and gearing more towards retro 90’s footwear. First, with the Foamposite One, and again with the Air Max 98, then on to the Jordan 5, and now finally with the Uptempos. Hopefully this trend keeps up, and we’ll finally get a Supreme Jordan 1.



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