One of the 90's classic sneaker is making a comeback in February. The Nike Air Griffey Max 1 in the white freshwater colorway will be releasing on February 15. Ken Griffey Jr. was one of the 90's most recognizable athletes. Apart from his other-worldly exploits on the field, he was one of those few athletes to transcend the sports world and take hold on greater pop culture. Griffey broke ground in 1996 when Nike released the Air Griffey Max 1, making him the first baseball player in history to have his name on a shoe.
When it was released in 1996, the Nike Air Griffey Max was instantly one of the most popular training shoes ever. Of course, just being the signature model of one of the most renowned athletes on the planet definitely didn’t hurt its sales, but the bold design also stood for itself with the ankle strap, large toe Swoosh, Air Max in the heel and forefoot, and the Seattle Mariners colorways featuring the on-trend teal accents.
Nike is giving this release a faithful tribute four years after its last Retro. Two-toned and dressed in the signature colors of the Seattle Mariners, the silhouette delivers Air Max tech and a lockdown strap fit for Ken Griffey Jr’s standout style of play. Embedded “24” hits nod to the player overtly, while the accents that surround are far more understated, primarily constructed of white leather underlayers and robust, black-dressed overlays (Swoosh, eye stays, mudguard, etc).
Behind, the counter is scored with embroidered Swooshes, contrasting the complexity of the baseball graphic that adorns underfoot.
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