The Air Max Uptempo III will be included in the hardy holiday releases of retro Nike Basketball product. The shoe bears many of the design cues of the 90s Nike Basketball golden era and, resultantly, will provide ample nostalgia for many.
Those nostalgic ones will likely connect this shoe with Scottie Pippen who wore them frequently during the 96-97 season. To Pippen, the Uptempo IIIs probably played similar to his first signature shoe as they share essentially the same sole as the Air Pippen 1. The hefty resemblance can be seen in the full-length air unit divided by one peak sprouting from the outsole as well as the concentric rings tread on the forefoot section of the outsole.