9.26.11

Eastbay Memory Lane: Nike Baseball Classics

words // Luis Sanchez

In our latest installment of the popular Eastbay Memory Lane feature, we bring you a look at a couple memorable Nike Baseball cleats. Taking us all the way back to the 1999 baseball season, we get a look at Ken Griffey Jr’s signature Nike cleats in his last season as the face of the Seattle Mariners. Wearing a cleated version of the Air Griffey Max IV, Jr had one of the most complete seasons of his career before being traded to his hometown Cincinnati Reds in 2000.

Another classic featured in today’s trip down memory lane is the Nike Prime 9, a shoe that was everywhere from little league to the major leagues in ’99. Featuring a design that could have easily been a signature style for any of Nike’s premier ballplayers, the Prime 9 released in a variety of colorways to become one of Nike’s most recognizable baseball cleats of all-time.

Enjoy a look at the classic ’99 Air Griffey Max and the Nike Prime 9 just as they appeared in 1999 as part of Eastbay’s latest trip down memory lane.

Eastbay Memory Lane: Nike Baseball Classics

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2 Comments

  • bigstick23:

    Man…. I remember this EASTBAY, I had all the Griffey shoes and cleats as a kid, he was my favorite player, he had/has the best baseball shoe/cleats ever .

  • ongitsnorie:

    was only a baby at the time

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