Hearken back with me to 1996: the Yankees won the World Series, we were in the midst of the steroid era but didn’t know it yet, and Ken Griffey Jr was the best baseball player most people had ever seen. Adding to his mystique were the SICK shoes Nike made for him.
You can come back to the present, as the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 will be making its first appearance in 2009. The primarily black and white cross trainer mixes in some Mariners turquoise in the air units and on the toe and rear tags, while utilizing a velcro strap. Expect these to move quickly, as they hit Nike urban accounts this April for $140. There will be a few different colorways in the following months, I’ll drop that info soon. Pictures courtesty of Nicekicks.com