June 23, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 0
Some would argue that the Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins represented the epitome of early ’90s baseball aesthetics thanks to their use of unprecedented colors, but around the same time those teams were added to Major League Baseball in 1993, another team that’d been around a bit longer decided to change up their look as well. The Seattle Mariners switched from the royal and gold look they’d sported since the team’s inception in 1977, to a teal-accented navy and silver look that better fit the team’s oceanic theme. And along with this switch came the opportunity for a range of Ken Griffey Jr. trainers in the same color scheme, one that served to keep Nike’s early-’90s exuberance alive while allowing for some progress. The Nike Air Griffey Max 1 came 3 years later, the above pictured colorway a near perfect reproduction of the ’96 original, save its use a color-inverted midsole plus Freshwater on the heel Swoosh instead of red. Click through for a closer look at the ‘Mariners Emerald’ Air Griffey Max 1s via an AGS video featuring a different kind of ‘training’, and stick with Sneaker News for the exact release date.
Nike Air Griffey Max 1
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