words // Nick Engvall

When news of the return of one of the most sought after colorways of the original Griffey Max would be retroed, naturally, we took a look back at the mid-nineties in one of our Eastbay Memory Lane posts. While there have been a handful of colorways of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 over the years, in both new and original variations, the “Emeralds” as most know them, have always remained a cherished colorway for Ken Griffey Jr fans.

The day has finally arrived that those waiting patiently for the arrival of this colorway is here. In what seems to be almost an exact replication of the original colorway from The Kid’s days in Seattle, the Black, White and Freshwater colorway of the first signature Ken Griffey shoe is now available. The aqua-like color taking up the majority of the upper amidst the predominantly black shoe, is accented with just a touch of Varsity Red on the outsole and tongue loop. White helps the colorway pop by filling in the Swoosh and accenting the Air Max cushioning in both the heel and forefoot. We may not get to see The Kid on the field these days but we can relive some of those memorable plays while admiring the latest colorway of the Nike Air Griffey Max.

Available now: Nike Air Griffey Max

Nike Air Griffey Max Black/Freshwater Now Available