Nice mention of my favorite tennis shoe of all time. That's twice in one week, since Adam Leaventon's most excellent 50 Greatest Tennis Shoes of All Time article on Complex that was posted here a few days back.
I'll just mention here [as I did in Adam's comment section] that these came in two colorways. At least I had them in two. The other one was mostly white with black trim. The pale grey was replaced by white and if I recall correctly, the forefoot nylon, swoosh, black heel tab and ankle padding were black like the more common grey models. The sole was exactly the same, as was the checkerboard tongue tab colors. I guess they might have made this to cater to the more mainstream audience and club player who couldn't waltz into their local club with grey and black kicks but I never remember seeing another pair of them in my life. There might be pics of me wearing them floating around my parents' house. I'll have to see and send photo confirmation.
For what it's worth [even as a kid when I obsessed over these things] I also recall seeing a pic of Mac wearing a pair of these in the standard colorway, but with the forefoot nylon piece in light grey instead of black. The part between the eyelet straps was still black, though. My other sneaker-obsessed friend and I conjectured over these and never saw them ever again.
I also question the 1984 release date. Did Mac wear anything between these and the Air Trainer 1? I sort of though these were in the more from the 85-86 era. In photos at Wimbledon you can look up with a quick browser search, you can note he's in Challenge Courts [also featured in the Complex article]