Nike is reportedly set to celebrate Major League Baseball icon Ken Griffey Jr. in a major way next year.
Product photos have surfaced of the classic Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Freshwater” colorway, which is reportedly slated to hit shelves in 2021. The Swoosh has not yet confirmde the release details for the beloved style’s return, however a reissue next year lines up with the 25th anniversary since the shoe, which debuted in 1996.
The “Freshwater” iteration of the high-cut model sports a white leather upper that’s paired with black nubuck overlays along with a mini Swoosh branding featured at the toe. Continuing the look is an ankle strap that features an embossed “Nike” text along with the MLB legend’s No. 24 found on the fastening tab. Additional details include teal ankle and heel pull tabs, which are inspired by the Seattle Mariners team colors, along with a Max Air-cushioned midsole underneath.
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At the time of publication, Nike hasn’t confirmed the re-issue of the Air Griffey Max 1 “Freshwater,” but reports suggest the shoe is returning to stores in 2021.
For fans who don’t want to wait to buy a pair, you can pick up a pair of the 2016 release today on the resale market.