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The Nike Vapormax Plus Pays Homage To Ken Griffey Jr.’s Spider-Man Catch

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Since the return of the Air Griffey Max 1, Nike has continued to celebrate Ken Griffey Jr. in a number of ways. And soon, said nods will get a bit more specific as the brand references the athlete’s “Spider-Man Catch” with this forthcoming Vapormax Plus.

Due likely in part to licensing issues, any overt mention of the superhero is certainly forbidden. Nike, though, has gotten around this with rather minimal graphic work, dressing just the insole with a web print. What’s more, Griffey’s jersey number is entangled between the blue-tinged, silken threads, completing a decipherable homage to the Mariners and the incredible play in question. In contrast, the pair’s exterior keeps things simple, displaying a two-toned look that sandwiches the darker middle line between two blocks of white. The aforementioned team’s Northwest Green, then, completes the upper via the tongue branding and heel pull.

For a closer look, check out the gallery of official images below. A release is sure to hit select retailers and Nike.com soon.

In other news, New Balance is bringing back the MADE Responsibly 998.

Where to Buy

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Nike Air VaporMax Plus "Ken Griffey Jr."
Release Date: Jun 25th, 2021 (Friday)
Color: Black/Fresh Water/University Red/White
Mens: $210 Style Code: DJ5189-001