August 23, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 36
Since the return of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 in early 2009, we’ve seen a variety of Ken Griffey Jr.’s signature kicks retroed by Nike Sportswear, but none has stood out above the AGM1 in terms of significance or number. That probably won’t change with the release of the above pictured model, though you could pretty easily argue that without the 1995-born silhouette upon which it’s based, the Air Griffey Max may have never existed. The Nike Air Max Griffey Fury pairs a full-length Max Air cushion with the lines of the Air Diamond Fury courtesy of Hyperfuse construction and an overlay whose matte finish comes off a bit like Foamposite. Click through to see more of the Freshwater Air Max Griffey Fury and stick with Sneaker News for the US release date. via Taobao
Nike Air Max Griffey Fury
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They kind of hot but definitely nowhere close to the original. I been waiting for the original version to retro but I guess they won't. I probably cop for my son just like the JRs.
wtf??? these look fake as hell. Ugly as hell. WHAT THE HELL?? Come on Nike, what the hell are you guys doing??
Yeah its a shame how Nike and JB takes advantage of the young folks today with cheaper quality that they make kicks with,fake hyper combos, and the whole nine. Overall these are a failure just combo foams nothing else.
these are ugly as fuck i want the real furys not these fusion bullshits.... i love how they added griffey to the name that way hypebeasts will buy them cuz they have no idea about real diamond fury
wow...wait...what? I was excited until I saw the new bottom. I'd rather have the original design. Just for nastolgic reasons. Is NIKE going to do this to all the classics?
I know Griffey shoes are meant to be high top, but if these shoes here were low-top it'd be wayyyyy better
I agree.. I actually think this is a massive upgrade on many levels. And not to knock the purists out there because 98% of the time I prefer retroed shoes to come back to life with no modifications! I think in this instance if you get over the fact that they aren't the same thing you wore as a child , you will see that they preserved all of the original styling ques and enhanced the materials utilzed without drastically changing the upper. Now I know shoe fans are getting tired of seeing the 360 max pop up on every shoe but lets face it , it has definetly worked on several models. And if you go look at the original midsole/outer on the og diamond fury and consider it dropping in 2011/2012 it seems really dated. So in opinion this works and even if you folks out there dont agree one thing thats true is based on the prior success of the griffey w/360 max midsole these will definetly sell.