words // Zack Schlemmer

Today brings the return of MLB baseball and the start of the 2012 season with the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics kicking things off with a two game series in Japan.  This week’s Memory Lane page ties in to the Japanese series in two ways: 1. Ken Griffey Junior, who played for the Mariners and 2. Hideo Nomo who was the first Japanese born baseball player to permanently relocate to Major League Baseball.

On this page we see two classics from Nike Baseball, which are among the most popular models in Nike’s training line that are still being retroed today.  We see the trainer and cleat versions of the Air Griffey Max II and the Air Nomo Max as well as the forgotten Air Zoom Diamond trainer and cleat.  Where do the Griffey Max II and the Nomo Max rank on your list of favorite trainers?