Legendary center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. became a baseball icon in a Seattle Mariners uniform, but also spent a healthy portion of his career back in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio as a Red. The numbers were never quite the same, but those Cincy colors breathed some new life into the Kid’s Nike signature sneaker line. Available to purchase now is the Air Griffey Max I in a colorway that wasn’t a part of the original run, but still rates as one of the best pairs to ever feature the Griffey name.
This pair is dressed in varsity red nubuck with a white leather underlay running across the side panel. Black takes care of the cross strap, lace panels, toe box Swoosh and inner liner. A white polyurethane midsole houses full-length Air, while a black rubber outsole finishes off below.
Available: Nike Air Griffey Max I – White/Black-Varsity Red
11/26/2010 Nike Air Griffey Max I
54912003 Metallic Platinum/Black
Ken Griffey Jr. may be gone from the game of baseball, but he’ll always have a place in the hearts of fans. Known as “The Kid,” Griffey retired from baseball #5 on the all-time home run list and #14 in career RBIs. Most importantly, Ken has left behind a legacy that is not tainted by the era he played in. Like Griffey himself, his signature Nike sneaker line retains its fanfare despite Ken’s absence from the field. One of the most beloved models is the Air Griffey Max I, a shoe that is back in a popular colorway this month.
Released in limited quantities as a Quickstrike earlier in the year, the “Platinum” Griffey Max I returns to Eastbay this month. The shoe features a Raider-esque metallic platinum and black look. In addition to the synthetic leather upper, a full-length Air unit and rubber outsole do the job below. Don’t miss your second opportunity to own this future classic.
Pre-order: Nike Air Griffey Max – Metallic Platinum/Black