The Uptempo was popularized during the Bull’s reign in the 90’s through Scottie Pippen’s use. According to the shoe’s designer Wilson Smith, the shoe was created to show off Nike’s dominance. youthful sneakerheads with Air Max love have three great sneaker releases to look forward – the Air Max “Heat Map” Pack. Featuring the Air More Uptempo, Air Max 90 EM, and Air Max 2016, the Heat Map Pack is an extension of “Infrared” as it features a colorful upper reflecting thermo-mapping. He was inspired by the big block letters of street graffiti and applied it to a sneaker silhouette for the “AIR” branding. The upper is constructed with a Midnight Navy Leather base and a “Heat Map” Air branding overlay on the side.