Nike Terminator Release Dates

In 1985, Peter Moore designed the Nike Terminator. Nike unveiled the Terminator at the 1985 NCAA Tournament with the help of the Georgetown Hoyas. A few college programs received university-themed Nike Dunks, however, the Georgetown Hoyas were given special edition Terminators with “HOYAS” branded on the heel. Sneakerheads refer to the Nike Terminator as “Big Nike” because of the enormous heel logo. Check out the Georgetown Hoyas Nike Terminators here.

Introduced in the 1980s as a basketball shoe, the Nike Terminator quickly transcended the court to become a streetwear staple. Known for its durable construction, high-top design, and signature "NIKE" lettering on the heel, the Terminator offered both performance and style.

The Terminator gained significant cultural prominence when it was adopted by the Georgetown Hoyas, with a distinctive grey and navy colorway that matched their uniforms. Other popular colorways include the classic "White/Red" and the "Black/Gold," each offering a different aesthetic appeal.

While the Terminator isn't as prevalent in today's sneaker scene, its influence persists. The shoe is revered as a symbol of 80s basketball and street style, celebrated in retro releases and sought after by vintage sneaker collectors. It represents a significant chapter in Nike's rich footwear history, reminding us of a time when sneakers began to make their mark not just in sports, but also in fashion and popular culture.

Nike Terminator Low Aquarius Blue Coconut Milk
May 1, 2024

Nike Terminator Low Aquarius Blue Coconut Milk

$120 HF4834-407

Nike Terminator High White Malachite
April 9, 2024

Nike Terminator High White Malachite

$125 FV9350-100

Nike Terminator Low UNLV
February 20, 2024

Nike Terminator Low UNLV

$120 FZ4036-099

Nike Terminator Low Sesame
January 12, 2024

Nike Terminator Low Sesame

$125 FZ3964-252

Nike Terminator High Cacao Wow
December 30, 2023

Nike Terminator High Cacao Wow

$125 FJ4199-100

Nike Terminator High HBCU Morehouse
December 2, 2023

Nike Terminator High HBCU Morehouse

$135 FV2083-001

Nike Terminator High HBCU Spelman College
December 2, 2023

Nike Terminator High HBCU Spelman College

$135 FV2084-001

Nike Terminator High HBCU Alabama A&M
November 18, 2023

Nike Terminator High HBCU Alabama A&M

$135 FV2048-100

Nike Terminator Low Black Croc
November 18, 2023

Nike Terminator Low Black Croc

$130 FQ8127-030

Nike Terminator High HBCU Tuskegee
November 15, 2023

Nike Terminator High HBCU Tuskegee

$135 FV4336-001

Nike Terminator High HBCU TSU
November 13, 2023

Nike Terminator High HBCU TSU

$135 FV2047-001

Nike Terminator Low Black Medium Ash Dark Gum
October 12, 2023

Nike Terminator Low Black Medium Ash Dark Gum

$120 FV0396-001

Nike Terminator Low University Blue
October 11, 2023

Nike Terminator Low University Blue

$130 FQ8748-412

Nike Terminator Low Georgetown
August 24, 2023

Nike Terminator Low Georgetown

$130 FN6830-001

Nike Terminator Low NY vs. NY
July 28, 2023

Nike Terminator Low NY vs. NY

$130 FN6842-113

Nike Terminator High White Game Royal
July 22, 2023

Nike Terminator High White Game Royal

$125 FN6836-100

Nike Terminator Low Brown Suede Croc
July 14, 2023

Nike Terminator Low Brown Suede Croc

$120 FN7815-200

Nike Terminator Low OG Michigan
June 13, 2023

Nike Terminator Low OG Michigan

$120 FJ4206-700

Nike Terminator High University Red
June 10, 2023

Nike Terminator High University Red

$125 FJ4454-100

Nike Terminator High BETRUE
June 1, 2023

Nike Terminator High BETRUE

$160 FD8638-100

Nike Terminator High Hiking Boot Black
May 19, 2023

Nike Terminator High Hiking Boot Black

$135 FJ5464-010

Nike Terminator High CDG White Black
April 1, 2023

Nike Terminator High CDG White Black

$235

Nike Terminator High CDG White Navy
April 1, 2023

Nike Terminator High CDG White Navy

$120

Nike Terminator High CDG White Red
April 1, 2023

Nike Terminator High CDG White Red

$235

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