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Later this month the Platinum Air Griffey Max 1 will become available at Eastbay but another popular colorway of the first of the Ken Griffey Jr signature line has also re-released. The Anthracite, Black and Hot Red colorway released amongst a handful of colorways last year, paying tribute to The Kid’s time spent playing for the Cincinnati Reds.While in Cincinnati, Griffey Jr. played for 8 seasons, even grabbing Major League Baseball’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2005 after battling back from injury.

Being this was one of the first non-original colorways to appear as a retro in the popular line of Ken Griffey Jr. shoes, it made its way back to Eastbay again here just in time for the holidays. Although Griffey’s time with the Mariners is when the Griffey Max 1 first carved its place into sneaker history, this colorway is always popular amongst sneakerheads and when applied to an iconic shoe like the Griffey Max its hard to leave it out of any collection.

Available now: Nike Air Griffey Max 1

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