January 19, 2011 BY John Kim
‘The Kid’ retired from the game of baseball with 630 unasterisked home-runs, and it’s almost scary to think what that total could have been had he not been injured so much. Here’s a little math for ya: In his eight seasons with the Cincinnati Reds (which this Sport Red colorway is somewhat of a reference to), Ken Griffey Jr. missed roughly a third of his games, which means we could have missed out on 100 more home-runs. That would be good for third-most all-time, but even with his injury, Ken Griffey sits in fifth place. His on-field acumen had transferred to his off-the-field stardom, which is a huge reason why the current Nike Griffey Retro line has been so popular among sneakerheads. The highly-anticipated Sport Red colorway is another big reason why the Griffey Max 1 will continue to be such a huge hit, and this February 26th, your opportunity to cop a pair will arrive. Check out these new detailed images below and let us know what other Griffey Max 1 colorways you’d like to see! via classicshoe.
Color: White/Black-Sport Red-Metallic Silver
Release Date: February 26th, 2011