As reported by Complex Sneakers in September, Nike is reissuing the classic Mac Attack sneaker for the first time ever this year. One of the releases includes a collaborative colorway with sneaker boutique Social Status.
Newly leaked images from @kicksdong on Instagram show a sample version of the Social Status x Nike Mac Attack collab. The Nike Mac Attack is a tennis sneaker originally made for tennis legend John McEnroe in 1984, but has not seen the light of day since its original release. Social Status’ version wears a two-tone black and grey makeup with yellow tongue branding.
Social Status is a boutique owned by The Whitaker Group founder James Whitner and has released a handful of sneaker projects with the Swoosh over the years.
At the time of writing, this Social Status x Nike Mac Attack collab is slated to drop in May, but it’s possible that the release could shift. Keep it locked to Sole Collector for official updates.
UPDATE (03/18): While Social Status may have a hand in bringing back the original grey and black colorway, a true brand collaboration has surfaced courtesy of NBA vet P.J. Tucker. This Social Status x Nike Mac Attack is styled in white with aged overlays, a pre-yellowed midsole, and a gum outsole. Additionally, there’s metallic green branding and heel detailing on the right shoe, while the left appears to feature worn-away orange hits. Social Status logos adorn the tongue, insoles, and heel. As of now, no details regarding the release have been announced.
UPDATE (03/19): P.J. Tucker reveals two additional Social Status x Nike Air Mac Attack colorways, one pair styled in white and black, while the other is dressed in Carolina tones.