words // Nick Engvall
There is no question that Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the most well-liked athletes in Major League Baseball history. It’s even safe to say that he is probably one of the most well liked athletes, period. Even when it comes to his signature sneaker line, you’d have a hard time finding too many people that enjoyed seeing “The Kid” crushing home runs, with his hat turned backwards at one of the many Home Run Derby contests he competed in, that would deny Junior’s likableness. For those that saw his picturesque swing transform from one of the most beautiful things to ever grace the batter’s box, into one of iconic and unforgettable Swingman logo that carried his signature line, the return of the Fresh Water Griffey Max II has been a very long time coming.
The Nike Air Griffey Max II is highlighted by the unmistakeable Swingman logo that resides on the heel. Two Max Air units, one in the heel and one in the forefoot, provide cushioning for this timeless silhouette. A turf-inspired tread pattern sits below, designed for providing Junior traction back in his days tracking down fly balls on the turf of the Seattle Kingdome. While up top, the Fresh Water colorway that matched those turquoise Mariners jerseys so perfectly.
Available now: Nike Air Griffey Max II