words // Brandon Richard
images // Zac Dubasik
Ken Griffey Jr.’s sneaker legacy continues with the introduction of the Nike Air Max Griffey Fury, a re-worked version of the Diamond Fury shoe he wore in 1994 prior to receiving his own signature line. The new Ken Griffey shoes maintain the general look of the Diamond Fury, but updates it with modern design elements like Hyperfuse construction and a full-length Max Air unit.
Though not a colorway associated with the 22-year career of the Future Hall of Famer, this particular pair features black and grey tones accented by vibrant neon green hits are a direct pull from the classics of Nike Training’s heritage. The shoe sports a black, grey and white Hyperfuse constructed upper, accented by minimal hits of Action Green on the toe Swoosh, “24″ on the heel, pull-tab branding and Swingman. Capping off the look below is a black 360-Max Air bag, smoked out translucent outsole and Action Green rubber tread.
Take a closer look at the “Action Green” Air Max Griffey Fury below and stop by Eastbay to pick up your pair today.
words // Brandon Richard
Though Ken Griffey Jr. has been gone from the game of baseball for nearly a year, his Nike signature sneakers only seem to be gaining momentum. Over the weekend, we saw the return of his Air Griffey Max II in the popular “Fresh Water” colorway. Joining that shoe is an all-new colorway of the Air Max Jr., a revamped version of the Air Griffey Max that employs updated Nike technology like Torch construction and a 360-Max Air unit.
This pair features a white-on-white Torch textile upper with Chlorine Blue working key accent points like the tongue, forefoot Swoosh border and a mesh underlayer on the quarter panels. Also done in Chlorine is the 360-degree Max Air unit below. You can pick up this new look today at Eastbay.
Available: Nike Air Max Jr. – White/White-Chlorine Blue
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
09/24/2010 Air Griffey Max GD II
395917-003 Black/Black-Varsity Royal