Nike Retro

Nike Retro is an umbrella term that refers to previously sidelined Nike styles brought back from the archives for re-release.

Evergreen models like the Air Jordan 1, Nike Dunk Low and Air Force 1 bring in tons of money to Beaverton each year, never wavering in their catalog consistency. However, a large part of the footwear giant’s brand strategy remains focused on the more underappreciated, cult classic sneakers in their history. Archival models returning after decades on the pine have been some of the biggest success stories for the Swoosh, fulfilling the cult followings they amass in their time off the shelves. Look no further than a shoe like the Nike Air Tech Challenge II, hotly anticipated each time it returns in its OG “Hot Lava” formulation.

The landscape of what Nike Retro shoes are in the spotlight changes frequently. In 2024, shoes like the Nike Attack, ACG Rufus and DT Max ’96 are set for their first releases in years. Below you’ll find our latest coverage on Nike Retro products, including release dates, official images and pricing details.

Nike Retro

“Ashen Slate” Makes Its Way To The Nike Pegasus 2K5

The Nike Pegasus 2K5 has had an interesting run since re-emerging on shelves in the early goings of this year. While it seemed with initial...

By Matt Varga June 28, 2024

Sail & Navy Command The Resurgent Nike Air Flight ‘89

The retro run of the Nike Air Flight ’89 has flown under the radar a bit. Championing the same design language as the Air Jordan...

By Matt Varga June 27, 2024

Electric Yellow Shocks The Latest Nike Pegasus 2K5

Given how comparable models like the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 have managed to capture the public’s attention, the Nike Pegasus 2K5 is relatively under discussed....

By Matt Varga June 25, 2024

Nike Brings Back The Waffle Trainer With Athletics West Inspiration

New Nike Innovations like the Sabrina 2 and Air Jordan 4 RM will always get the headlines, but nothing ever tops the classics in Beaverton....

By Matt Varga May 30, 2024

Heavy “London” Allusions Land On The Nike Field General 82

There’s a well-established Nike playbook for bringing retro models back. The Beaverton company often reaches into its deep bag of collaborators for to launch given...

By Matt Varga May 29, 2024

Official Images Of The Nike Shox TL “Volt/Fire Red”

Nike’s Shox technology in general is having a real retro moment. The Nike Shox R4 has taken the lion’s share of recent releases, but don’t...

By Matt Varga May 16, 2024

The Nike Shox R4 Gets Painted Entirely In “Racer Blue”

One of the unexpected beneficiaries of nostalgic Y2K trends has been the Nike Shox R4. Brought back from the archives last year, the wonky runner...

By Matt Varga May 14, 2024

Nike Is Bringing Back A Court Icon – The Tennis Classic AC

With models like the adidas Samba and New Balance 550 dominant as ever, the public has never been hungrier for no-frills lifestyle shoes. Taking notes...

By Matt Varga May 13, 2024

Timeless “Black/White” Dots An OG-Adjacent Nike Alpha Force 88

It hasn’t even been a year since Nike made the decision to bring back the Alpha Force 88. Though a collaboration with Billie Eilish brought...

By Matt Varga April 23, 2024