Nike is preparing a retro of John McEnroe’s signature Mac Attack, tapping retailer Social Status to help debut the revived silhouette with a smooth black and grey colorway coming in Summer 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 appears to be changing this year. After early info indicated a retro of the classic trainer this year, new images that surfaced this week show a collaboration with North Carolina-based retailer Social Status. While information is sparse, the images show a clean color scheme, consisting of a mixed black and grey mesh base, with more grey for the silhouette’s leather overlays. Black Swooshes and heel elements add to the design, with a white tongue and yellow Nike branding to complete the look.


Nike’s first release of the retro Mac Attack tennis shoe has not been announced for release, though they are expected to launch sometime in Summer 2023. Featuring a Social Status collaboration for the debut, he black and grey color scheme will likely be available via the SNKRS app and SS channels. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.

Social Status x Nike Mac Attack “Silver Linings”
Release Date: July 14, 2023

UPDATE 7/9/23: Social Status has unveiled their release info for the ‘Silver Linings’ Nike Mac Attack, which drops on Friday, July 14th, 2023. Featuring tear away silver details, pairs will be available via raffle on the brand’s website as well as an online drop the day of for $140.

UPDATE 6/26/23: Social Status’ take on the Nike Mac Attack has surfaced in a new silver and grey color scheme, also giving us a better look at the special packaging for the release. No date has been shared yet, though we hope to see all four colorways release this Summerr.

UPDATE 3/7/23: Nike’s upcoming release of the Mac Attack has surfaced in new images, showing off the black and grey color scheme with a slight alteration, changing the tongue tags to a red and blue checkerboard pattern. The photos come from long7ze on Instagram.

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