Nike’s penchant for releasing retro models strikes again. This week, rumors of the 1984 tennis trainer, the Mac Attack, surfaced online, indicating the silhouette would return sometime in 2023.

The Nike Mac Attack is coming back. Originally released in 1984 and famously worn by John McEnroe, the tennis trainer has never again seen a release from the Swoosh, though that is rumored to change next year, with the first-ever retro release of the model. However, the shoe has been publicly worn by some notable Nike-related public figures in recent years, including Lebron James and Travis Scott. Additionally, the Mac Attack’s signature toe box paneling was used on 2020’s N.354 Squash Type silhouette, prepping the sneaker world for the return of the stylish older model.


Nike’s first-ever retro release of the 1984 Mac Attack tennis shoe is expected to arrive Summer of 2023. The old-school trainer will likely come in its original construction, along with a heftier price tag. Check out the original pair shown below, as well as the pairs worn by Lebron James and Travis Scott, for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more upcoming Nike release news. Shop this style now from aftermarket stores such as GOAT and Flight Club.

Nike Mac Attack “OG”
Release Date: June 23rd, 2023
Color: Light Smoke Grey/Black-White
Style Code: FB8938-001
Price: $120

UPDATE 6/14/23: Nike’s official images of the OG Mac Attack have surfaced, though the brand has yet to confirm the June 23rd launch date for themselves.

UPDATE 6/10/23: Sneaker Politics has announced their release of the OG black & grey Nike Mac Attack, scheduled for June 23rd, 2023. Pairs will come with a price tag of $120, and also be available from Nike and select retailers .

UPDATE 6/5/23: New photos of the upcoming Nike Mac Attack retro have surfaced, showing off the shoe’s OG light grey color scheme. No release details are available yet, but we expect to see them release sometime in the coming weeks.

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