March 3, 2010 BY John Kim
Last year the younger sneaker generation got a taste of 90’s excellence when Nike decided to retro the Nike Air Max Griffey in a number of colourways. While baseball in the 21st century was ridden with steroid scandal and payroll pandemonium, a primary focus during 90s baseball was the best outfield talent the big leagues had seen in decades. Ken Griffey Jr’s signature line with Nike was a huge success despite poor marketability of baseball shoes, and last year’s retro Griffey renaissance was no surprise.
The Nike Air Griffey Max GD II is a mid-cut trainer/baseball shoe that features a full-length Air Unit and sleek upper design given by the minimalistic swooshes and 5-dot markings that were prevalent in late-90’s early 00’s Nike shoes. The Nike Air Griffey Max GD II is a Sneaker News favorite as it was a notable topic of conversation last summer, and not much later the Griffey II was confirmed with spy-shots of Griffey II samples following soon after (talk about being ahead of the game). The black, varsity red, and white colourway is set to drop this month at Nike retailers, so keep your eyes peeled for these great retros, and stick with Sneaker News for all information you’ll ever need.
Color: Black/Black-White-Varsity Red