While much of the sneaker world is still drooling over Neymar’s “Gold” Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo, Nike has unveiled yet another fire Uptempo drop with the “Triple White” Air Max Uptempo.Not that white-on-white kicks ever go out of style, but they have been in increasingly high demand as of late, as these retros are sure to be extremely coveted.Leather takes care of the upper construction on the clean pair, while translucent windows are featured on the midsole via the Max Air unit. Lastly, matching white laces accompany the forthcoming Swoosh delivery.
For now, there is no release date surrounding the “Triple White” Air Max Uptempo, so be sure to check back with us for more details.Subscribe to Highsnobiety’s sneaker chatbot on Facebook to receive lightning quick updates on release dates, sneaker street style, shopping tips and more.The story behind the Nike Air Max 1 has been passed down from sneakerhead to sneakerhead for generations. It’s a tale of how an unlikely spark of inspiration became aglobal sports and style juggernaut, and a testament to Nike designers Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker’s forward-thinking minds.
According to equally iconic Nike designer and resident Nike historian Wilson Smith, the Air Max 1’s visible window became a point of contention between Parker and Hatfield. During a recent trip to Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Smith led us on a behind-the-scenes tour at DNA, the Department of Nike Archives, where the Swoosh keeps all its innovations hidden in an off-campus location.There, we got a look at the one that started it all: An original pair of Air Max 1s from 1987. The shoe turns 30 this year, and Nike is celebrating with a retooled OG model that hits all the right notes older sneakerheads remember. How does it stack up? Take a look at these photos comparing the 2017 version to the 1987 original.Over time, the Air Max 1 shape evolved to accommodate Nike’s newest technologies, from Hyperfuse, Lunarlon soles, to Flyknit uppers. This resulted in a bulkier toebox and an overall broader shape, which purists weren’t particularly fond of. So Tanner Marshall, Nike Sportswear’s Senior Product Line Manager, looked at remastering the Air Max 1 as a welcome challenge.