The Nike Field General 82 isn’t a sneaker many people talk about these days. First released in 1982, it was originally designed for football and was worn by some of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, like Archie Manning and Dan Fouts. While extremely influential back in its heyday, the silhouette has largely been forgotten about, and never developed a legacy anywhere approaching other Swoosh icons like the Air Force 1 or the Dunk.
Now, in a dramatic turn of events, Nike has just announced that it’s bringing back the Field General 82. Returning in the original ‘White’ colorway, it features the same leather and ballistic nylon construction that made it so legendary to begin with. Underfoot, the outsole is a one-to-one remake of the ‘80s original (the non-cleated version, anyway), with the same Super Bowl-ready tread pattern that’s been specially designed for multi-directional movement—perfect for dominating a Saturday touch football game.
Nike branding is stitched on the tongue tag and heel badge, and a classic red Swoosh shoots across the lateral and medial sidewalls to spice things up. All of this then comes packed in a special retro shoebox, which is sure to get the old-school sneakerheads all gassed up.
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