Takedown Awareness: Nike Air Max Uptempo (1995)

FLAGSHIP SHOE: Nike Air Max Uptempo

The Nike Air Max Uptempo.

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Player: Scottie Pippen and many others

Original Release: 1995

Retro: numerous

Weight: 15.7 ounces

Price: $140

Design Features:

  • lightweight molded Durabuck upper
  • midfoot lacelock
  • elastic gore strapped eyestay
  • Phylon midsole
  • visible max volume Air Sole units in the forefoot, midfoot and heel
  • solid rubber outsole

TAKEDOWN SHOE: Nike Air Versatile Low 

The Nike Air Versatile Low.

Player: Ron Harper

Original Release: 1996

Retro: N/A

Weight: 15.2 ounces

Price: $70

Design Features:

  • full grain leather and Durabuck upper
  • full length Phylon midsole
  • encapsulated large volume heel Air Sole unit
  • solid rubber outsole

TAKEDOWN SHOE: Nike Air Classic

The Nike Air Classic.

Original Release: 1999

Retro: N/A

Weight: 15.1 ounces

Price: $65

Design Features:

  • full grain and synthetic leather upper
  • internal midfoot Hytrel shank plate
  • encapsulated heel Air Sole unit
  • solid rubber heringbone traction outsole