Nike Unveils the Resurrection of the Field General 82: A Blast from the Sneaker Past

In a surprising turn of events, Nike has recently dropped a bombshell by announcing the comeback of the iconic Field General 82. Resurrected in its original ‘White’ colorway, this sneaker proudly retains the distinctive blend of leather and ballistic nylon that propelled it to legendary status in its early days. The outsole faithfully replicates the 1980s original, excluding the cleated version, featuring the Super Bowl-ready tread pattern crafted for optimal multi-directional movement—ideal for dominating a casual Saturday touch football game.


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Nike’s unmistakable branding is expertly stitched onto the tongue tag and heel badge, with the classic red Swoosh adding a vibrant touch to both the lateral and medial sidewalls. The package is rounded off with a specially designed retro shoebox, undoubtedly stirring up nostalgia among old-school sneaker enthusiasts. Beyond the OG version, Nike hints at exciting collaborations in the pipeline for the Field General 82 later in the season. While specific details remain elusive, there’s speculation about an upcoming Union LA x Nike Field General 82 collaboration. For devoted fans of this model, early financial planning might be a prudent move.

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Expected to hit the shelves for re-release in February, the Nike Field General 82 ‘White’ will be available at Nike, the SNKRS app, and select global retailers, carrying a price tag of $100. With Super Bowl LVIII looming on the horizon, whispers in the sneaker community suggest that Nike could be gearing up for a special launch to coincide with the most significant sporting event of the year. Keep your eyes peeled for this nostalgic resurrection, as Nike brings back a piece of sneaker history with the Field General 82.

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