The powerhouses of Nike and Stranger Things look to join forces for a huge collection this year. No matter your taste’s there is something for you, grab a better look at the Nike x Stranger Things Collection.

While fans are waiting for the new Stranger Things season 3 to start this summer, they get a little something to hold them over with this collection. As this season is set in the summer of 1985, Nike takes a time-machine back into time and brings the most popular ’80s shoes out of the vault. Known to be such a monumental time period for sports and sporting apparel, the collection is perfect. Highlighting the nostalgia of the Cortez, Blazer and Tailwind, the history behind them are really allowed to shine. 

Revealed through a post on social media, Nike alerted fans that a shipment had gone missing and gave fans a phone number to call if they had any information regarding the missing shipment. As many called the number, there was an automated message that gave coordinates to a location very close to the Staples Center in LA. Now it looks like those shipments have been found 34 years later as they went missing all the way back in 1985 and have made their way to Hawkins, Indiana. 

The collection brings forth two separate packs that tell their own story. The first of the two is the “Hawkins High Pack” that incorporates the casts’ high school colors and mascot that releases on June 27th. The pack of sneakers consists of a tailwind 79, Blazer mid, and Nike Cortez. Each is dressed in green and orange and features the high school’s logo. Alongside the sneakers, apparel will be released as well that channel 1980’s phys-ed class style.

The second and final collection is dubbed the “OG Pack” as it features the iconic colorway of red, white and blue on vintage Nike silhouettes and arrives on July 1st. Celebrating 1985 Independence Day, the Tailwind 79, Blazer Mid, and Nike Cortez each get a patriotic makeover and take on a firework display sock liner and the year “1985” on their heels. Just like the first, apparel will also be released alongside the “OG Pack” in matching colors and ’80s vintage phys-ed aesthetic.

The collection brings forth great designs and colorways whether you’re a fan of the show or not. It really takes us back in time and shines a light on the silhouettes that made it possible for the sneaker industry to be where it is today. Nike and the Stranger Things team really out did themselves on this one.


The release dates are drawing near so the wait is very minimal if you’re anticipating buying any piece of the collection. The “Hawkins High” Pack will be released on June 27th followed by the “OG Pack” on July 1st at select retailers and Each shoe is set to retail at an affordable price of $120, so do not hesitate to buy as many will be looking to get their hands on the collection. As always follow JustFreshKicks for updates and other Nike Stranger Things news.

UPDATE: Tomorrow, October 23rd, 2019, the Nike x Stranger Things Collection is set to restock on Nike SNKRS. Nine different silhouettes will be returning so if you missed out on the first time, now is your chance!

Words By Irven Sykes