A Look Back: July 1999

A Look Back: July 1999

By Drew Hammell

July – one of the best months of the year for kids. School’s out, and it’s time to hit the beach or the pool for some rest and relaxation. For the dedicated athlete, however, July is a time to work. The long, hot, humid days are the ones that separate the average athletes from the elite. The football player is up early hitting the weight room and running sprints because the fall season is rapidly approaching. The basketball player is out on the court putting up 500 jump shots before noon. And the cross-country runner is up early and getting in 10 miles before the temperature hits 90.

Available: Nike Air Griffey Max I – “Cincinnati”

Available: Nike Air Griffey Max I – “Cincinnati”

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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

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Release Date: Nike Air Griffey Max I – “Platinum”

Nike Air Griffey Max GD II – Black/Black-Electric Green

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Though Ken Griffey Jr. wrapped up his illustrious baseball career earlier this year, his Nike signature shoe line has continued its successful run. Strong releases in both original and new colorways have helped the Griffey line move forward, including several styles of the Air Griffey Max GD II. Expected to be the last colorway of the shoe to release this year, the Griffey Max GD II is set to drop in this all-new electric green look. The shoe features a black gull-grain leather upper, with tonal hidden lacing system and molded collar. Eye-catching electric green hits appear on tongue and ankle branding, as well as the Total Air unit and translucent outsole below. Pre-order this hot new style of the Griffey Max GD II here at Eastbay.

Pre-order: Nike Air Griffey Max GD II – Black/Black-Electric Green

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