Scottie Pippen was great in court in his ways; many remember him as the guy who pushed Michael Jordan to achieve all the records he is holding currently. That is why Scottie is always considered a Jordan Sidekick.
There is no doubt that Scottie is among the greatest players to play basketball. Without him, maybe Jordan wouldn't be that great. What if Jordan wasn't playing basket? Would Scottie have been the best?
That is the question most basketball enthusiasts still ask themselves. Even though Scottie was honored among the greatest 50 ever players to grace the basketball court, many people still underrated him because Michael Jordan overshadowed his presence.
Jordan continued to pip him with his Air Jordan line from court to shoe game. Sneakerheads can remember the Scottie Pippen shoe collection.
However, casual fans may not know that Scottie also had his signature line. The truth is, Scottie collections look good, they were not a flop to sneakers fans, and he was just overshadowed with the GOAT in the game, even in the shoe game. Let us pay homage to the five best shoes with which we can remember Scottie Pippen.
5. Nike Air Pippen 2
This pair was the second repetition to be released of Pippen's signature shoes. This collection was designed by one of the best designers in the game called Aaron Cooper.
It featured Zoom Air. Air Pippen 2 was the best sneaker that Scottie enjoyed success in the court. He showed great aesthetic and performance when he wore them in tournaments.
This pair was fitted with responsive cushioning and a sleek design shape that resembled a classic car. The design was not different from the other basketball shoes that NBA players wore in that era. It featured a bulky shape which was waved with 33 graphic numbers on either side of the medial sides and lateral.
This is the shoe model that Pippen used to win his sixth NBA championship with the Chicago Bulls, which was his last title with this franchise team because he was traded the year that followed to join the Houston Rockets and end the amazing time he had with the Bulls.
4. Nike Air Maestro
Scottie's association with Nike Air Maestro goes way back during his dynamic career. At some point, he was pictured in 1993 wearing a black pair during a heated confrontation with John Starks.
The second version of Air Maestro that he wore during the 1994 NBA All-Star game was red. He was crowned as the MVP in that game. Tracy Teague designed this sneaker's first version, and the second version that was released in 2017 was created by Ronnie Fieg and retails from $80.
3. Nike Air Swift
The 1994 season was a good season for the Chicago Bulls. They were playing for fun and were looking to defend their title for the fourth straight season.
During this season, Pippen was pictured with Nike Air Swift. This season began with MJ and Pippen appearing in the court with Nike Air Up in two separate PE colorways.
But this model was made famous by Penny Hardaway. According to Highsnobiety, Pippen wrote on his pair of Nike Air Swift the famous signature 4PEAT', to symbolize their mission for that season which he inscribed with a black marker on the side of his shoes in the playoffs.
The Chicago Bulls failed in their mission to win the title that season. Still, in Game 6 against the New York Knicks, Pippen did a memorable dunk and stared down over New York Knicks Patrick Edwin during the Eastern Conference semifinals, where he almost murdered him. This made the shoes so dear to him.
2. Nike Air Flight Huarache
It seems in the early '90s. Pippen used a wide range of sneakers; another famous pair he wore during the tournament was the Nike release Air Flight Huarache.
Nike releases this pair to honor the revolutionary Air Huarache running shoe, which was released in 1991. The running shoe was adjusted with design to be used for basketball performances.
Huarache sneakers are still available in the market because Nike is producing them and selling them for the price of $220. You can grab the pair of your love sneakers to remember Pippen with it.
1. Nike Air More Uptempo
Our number one shoe in the Pippen shoe game list is another Nike creation. Nike Air More Uptempo is without a doubt Pippen's popular shoe that he graced the basketball arena with.
This make is still trading in stores because of their fame and design. There is a talk of supreme collaboration about these shoes to continue their production. Pippen can be remembered with Nike Air More Uptempo during the record-breaking season of 72-10, when the Bulls created a legendary record.
He also took part in the 1996 Olympics when Team USA won gold. This pair was what everyone wanted after the Olympics, and Nike released it to the world when they released them with all white lettering, red highlights, navy background, and Pippen Olympics favorite number 8 on the heel. It seems this pair was key smart whenever Pippen wore them.
Since Nike released this pair of shoes, Air More Uptempo has been designing with a million different colorways and reinventions. But the original black and white model that Pippen won different titles with still standouts.
Air More Uptempo design includes synthetic upper, bungee cords, jeweled logos, full-length Nike air, and the giant AIR lettering on each side of the shoe sides.
Every creation part in this shoe makes it a nostalgic pair in the sneaker Don. Surprisingly, Air More Uptempo was not a 'Pippen' shoe, it wasn't even His PE, but he made them famous worldwide that is why we put our hats off for Mr.Pippen.You can order your pair of these sneakers from designated shops selling them; they are retailing for $300-$600.
The legend Scottie Pippen might have had a low-key line of HIS Nike signature shoes, but he can be remembered as the most famous person who was the face of the amazing Air More Uptempo with the pair that he wore in the 1996 USA gold-winning team.
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