Nike Is Restocking the Mac Attack Sneaker in Its OG ‘Light Smoke Grey’ Colorway

After ushering in the return of the silhouette last summer for the first time since the mid-’80s, the Nike Attack’s original “Light Smoke Grey” colorway is getting a restock.

Previously known as the Mac Attack, the sneaker launched in 1984 as the signature shoe for tennis great John McEnroe. Several different colorways of the Attack, as well as collaborations with Travis Scott and Social Status, released throughout 2023 after the “Light Smoke Grey” version brought the silhouette back to the market for the first time in nearly 40 years.

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Scott’s collaboration actually made use of the exact same color scheme, albeit with the backward Swoosh and Cactus Jack motifs that are signature to the rapper’s collaborations with Nike and Jordan Brand.

In addition to its grey, black, and white color scheme, the “Light Smoke Grey” iteration is also known for its blue and black checkerboard tongue label. At the time it was released, the sneaker served as a bold counter to the predominantly white sneakers that dominated the tennis scene and as an on-foot representation of McEnroe’s rebelliousness.

Although the Attack did sell out in “Light Smoke Grey,” resale prices for the colorway have fluctuated around retail in the months since the release. A restock will only serve to drive prices down further, as well as giving consumers another chance to purchase directly from the source.

McEnroe has been a key part of Nike’s marketing for the Attack, even with a name change for reasons that haven’t been explained. He was even part of a so-called “leaked” Zoom call argument with Scott that most quickly identified as a stunt.

The Nike Attack OG “Light Smoke Grey” will restock Jan. 26 through the SNKRS app. Pricing is set at $120.

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Ian Servantes is a Senior Trending News Editor for Footwear News specializing in sneaker coverage. He’s previously reported on streetwear and sneakers at Input and Highsnobiety after beginning his career on the pop culture beat. He subscribes to the idea that “ball is life” and doesn’t fuss over his kicks getting dirty.

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