Ken Griffey Jr. played in MLB for 22 years as an outfielder and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016, coinciding with the release of his signature sneaker. “Junior” has gone from being the Seattle Mariners’ first pick in the 1987 MLB Draft to now appearances on the same team since late 2021. While he started his career with the Mariners, Griffey Jr. has spent a few years with Cincinnati Red and Chicago White socks. In 2009, he returned to the Mariners before retiring the following year.
Similar to the old installment, this current offering incorporates the Seattle Mariners colorway with mostly “Aqua” nubuck overlays opening up to a white base on both sides of the shoe. A black ankle strap with the number “24” and the Swoosh forefoot adds contrast to the shoe with hits of white from the laces. Hints of red spring from additional Swooshes found on the same ankle strap and made vertical on the heel. The white wavy midsole features Air unit-filled crevices atop a black rubber outsole.
Watch for the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Aqua” releasing in the coming weeks at select retailers and via Nike for $170.
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