Back in 2019, Serena Williams and The Swoosh embarked upon the Serena Williams Design Crew, a collective of designers, innovators and future-forward thinkers tasked with curating Williams’ yearly collection with the Beaverton brand. Aimed toward developing the next generation of Nike Inc. designers, laser-etched Air Force 1’s and floral printed fabrics have encompassed the 2022 collection thus far, with a denim-coated Nike Air More Uptempo now entering the fold.
Presiding in stark difference to the Scottie Pippen-endorsed silhouette’s typical clad leather construction, an inside-out aesthetic lays claim to the entirety of the upper while boisterous neon green stitching lines the cobbled-together denim-treated panels. Brightened through crisp white shades laying claim to the tongue straps, rope laces and adjacently placed pull tabs, a ribbed nylon fabric encompasses the latter base. Rendering seldom violet embroidery across the graffiti-style “I” and “R” lettering, a clad dark blue sole unit incorporates additional purple Swooshes at the heel as cracked crisp white Checks conclude across the heel counter.
While we sit tight on further release details, enjoy official images of the SWDC x Nike Air More Uptempo “Denim” below in the meantime.
In other news, official imagery of the Union LA x Air Jordan 1 Low KO has landed in the pair’s leather tooling.
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Serena Williams Design Crew x Nike Air More Uptempo
Release Date: Feb 1st, 2023 (Wednesday)
Color: Dark Obsidian/Space Purple/Volt/Summit White
Mens: $180 Style Code: DX4219-400