The Nike Air More Money "Trust Fund Baby" is kind of the most OG combination of design details imaginable.
Two veteran sneaker designs from the glory days of 90s basketball footwear, combined into a colour scheme that is essentially All Black Everything. It's practically dripping with old-school appeal.
From the upper to the outsole, every detail is remarkable in its dedication to this distinctive aesthetic. Even some of the more functional aspects are a blast from the past. Released earlier in the year, the Air More Money is another example of the staying power of sneaker nostalgia.
The upper is always going to be the most prevalent thing about any basketball sneaker design from the 90s. There are three reasons for this: leather, leather, and more leather.
Back in the days of the dominant Chicago Bulls, on-court performance shoes made heavy use of rigid leathers. For the most part, this decision had to do with durability considerations.
Today, this particular style is an iconic look off the court as well, emblematic of both sport and culture in the 90s.
The All Black scheme here covers the entire upper in a monochrome look. Pure Platinum and Metallic Silver hits give us something of a contrast but work well to fall in line with the general aesthetic here.
The simplicity of the colourway is interesting when you consider the nature of this design. The Air More Money even comes with a removable shroud that serves as a lacing bed. Effortlessly combining the Air Money and Air More Uptempo, this sneaker is sure to appeal to the lovers of all things nostalgic footwear.
It's a great decision to go with the Air More Uptempo midsole in particular. That cushioning set-up is as visually stunning as it is functionally effective.
Out now, cop these before they're all gone!