A legend reemerges from the depths of Nike‘s storied archives, breathing new life into a classic basketball silhouette and paying tribute to its heritage. The Nike Terminator High returns with the “Kentucky” colorway, celebrating a legacy that dates back to the 1980s and a renowned partnership with the Georgetown basketball program.
The Nike Terminator High: an ode to college basketball
In the 1980s, college basketball coach John Thompson requested a unique, program-exclusive silhouette from Nike, leading to the birth of the Nike Terminator. This sneaker became an on-court staple, synonymous with the powerhouse Georgetown Hoyas and their aggressive style of play. The original “Georgetown” colorway honored the program’s roots, and the recent resurgence of the Terminator has reignited interest in its storied past.
Collaborations and revivals: a contemporary take
The Nike Terminator High’s comeback was initially marked by a collaboration with the renowned fashion house COMME des GARÇONS, showcasing the sneaker’s versatility and timeless appeal. Now, the iconic silhouette takes a nostalgic trip back to its “Be True To Your School” days, visiting the hallowed grounds of Lexington, Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, and paying homage to the Kentucky Wildcats.
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The “Kentucky” colorway: A vibrant tribute
The latest iteration of the Nike Terminator High features the same two-toned color blocking that adorned its Dunk Low counterpart in 2020. The unmistakable White/Blue palette, synonymous with the Kentucky Wildcats, extends across the sneaker’s high-quality leather ensemble. The crisp white hue serves as the backdrop for the vibrant “Game Royal” accents, which include the prominent overlays, mid-foot Swoosh, and the enlarged “NIKE” logo on the heel. The design is completed by a classic white midsole and a treated tread, ensuring optimal performance and style.
The anticipation builds: awaiting the “BTTYS” pack expansion
As fans and sneaker enthusiasts eagerly await the release of the Nike Terminator High “Kentucky,” this marks the fourth extension of the celebrated “Be True To Your School” pack. Official images of the sneaker have sparked excitement, as it harkens back to the glory days of college basketball and pays homage to the legendary partnership between Nike and the Georgetown program. The revival of the Nike Terminator High not only showcases the sneaker’s enduring appeal but also underscores the deep connection between sports and fashion, transcending time and trends.
The Nike Terminator High “Kentucky Blue” (style code: FN6836-100) will land on Nike.com and select retailers very soon, priced at $120 USD.
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