words // Nick Engvall
Ken Griffey Jr.’s second signature shoe, the Nike Air Max Griffey II, will return as a Retro this summer in a number of colorways. The Kid’s second model returns first in this newly available white and orange colorway. Although the colorway may not be one of the original colorways that was created for the former Seattle Mariners star, Nike Training has been kind with the color palette when it comes to bringing back Junior’s signature models.
The Air Griffey Max II features a “Uniform of Summer”-inspired white base with touches of orange and grey. Like the original Air Griffey Max, forefoot and heel Max Air cushioning take up residence in the midsole. The Griffey Max II proudly displays the iconic Swingman logo on the heel, which pays tribute to what many would say is one of the most beautiful swings baseball has ever seen. While this colorway may not be the popular Fresh Water colorway that will return later this year, the combination could easily take up a spot in many collectors’ summer rotations.
Available now: Nike Air Griffey Max II