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Article: Return Of The Mac (Attack), Nike Mac Attack, John Mcenroe, Travis Scott

Return Of The Mac (Attack), Nike Mac Attack, John Mcenroe, Travis Scott
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Return Of The Mac (Attack), Nike Mac Attack, John Mcenroe, Travis Scott

It’s official – the Nike Mac Attack is making an iconic comeback almost 40 years after its first appearance, and Nike pay homage to the person who made it all happen. None other than American tennis legend, John McEnroe.

The Drop Date via their website said: After some talk of the shoe’s re-emergence over the past few months, rumours were finally put to rest with campaign images of Utopia artist, Travis Scott as well as McEnroe, sporting the original Mac Attack model. It has finally been confirmed that the NIKE MAC ATTACK OG ‘LIGHT SMOKE GREY’ is set to drop on the 23rd of June 2023. 

The Nike Mac Attack sports a light silver and contrasting black colourway, reminiscent of the OG release. The grey is carried through the upper of the shoe, across the leather overlays and mesh side-panel. This is complimented with black accents on the Swoosh, heel clip and mesh inserts along the toe box. To round off the retro vibe of these kicks, a bright red and blue checkerboard label sits proudly on the tongue.

Known for his controversial temperament and impeccable left-handed serve,  John McEnroe is recognised as one of the most legendary tennis players of all time. Bagging a total of seven Grand Slam single titles, including the likes of Wimbledon and US Open, McEnroe often shocked the world with his combative demeanour that differentiated him from competitors. Nike’s collaboration with the fiery player made for a charismatic pairing that drew attention to the OG Nike Mac Attack, easily identifiable amongst a court full of conventional white tennis shoes. 

Travis Scott, as we know, is no stranger to the creative collaboration process, especially when it comes to the rapper’s long standing partnership with Nike. After initially releasing their first collaboration back in 2018 (Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 ‘Cactus Jack’), the influential partnership have impressed fans with consistently strong models such as the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1. Through the iconic reimagining of the Swoosh branding (known as the reverse Swoosh), as well as distinctive design elements, the shoe has established itself as collaborative force to be reckoned with, well received by sneaker enthusiasts globally. 

Set to release on the 23rd of June at £92, what are your thoughts? Will you be grabbing a pair for your collection.

Images from sneakernews.com

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