Nike’s next classic basketball shoe to receive a full retro release is 1985’s Terminator High, which has already surfaced in a number of colors. This week, we got an official look at the vintage-styled ‘Panda’ look, coming soon.

Nike’s Terminator silhouette has taken a backseat to the legendary Air Jordan 1 since their tandem releases in 1985. However, the Terminator has remained a cult classic over the years, beloved by sneakerheads that cherish the early Nike Basketball days. Featuring a high-top construction and unique color blocking, the Terminator High is gearing up for a new retro release next year, bringing back some retro color schemes like the Georgetown pair, alongside new releases like the CDG collaboration and ‘Cocoa Snake‘ look. This week, we got our first official look at a vintage-style ‘Panda’ look, dressing the shoe in a classic black & white look. The midsoles feature a vanilla-toned aged look, making them look like the 1985 pairs that have survived to this day.


Nike’s upcoming retro release of their Terminator High is rumored to release early next year, on January 1st, 2023. The classic “Panda’ edition, made to look like a vintage pair, is expected to arrive at both Nike’s SNKRS app and select retailers, with a price tag of just $125. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.

Nike Terminator High “Panda”
Release Date: March 16th, 2023
Price: $135
Color: Black/Phantom-Pale Vanilla-Sail
Style Code: FD0394-030

UPDATE 3/4/23: After a missed release date earlier this year, Nike has teed up their ‘Panda’ colorway of the Terminator high to release on March 16th, 2023. Arriving via the SNKRS app, the pre-aged look will come with a price tag of $135.