Ken Griffey Jr. will be remembered for three things — his smooth lefty swing, his radiant charisma, and his signature shoe.
In 1996, Nike released the perfect cross trainer for The Kid by utilizing Air Max technology and a turf-friendly outsole.
The bold design arrived at the quintessential moment for Nike as its technological advances and intricate designs were in a league of their own. Just like The Kid.
The Nike Air Griffey Max 1 "Freshwater" featured a bold Swoosh and subtle details such as hits of red and that iconic Mariners teal within the Air unit, the the pull tabs, and the baseball logo on the heel.
The "Freshwater" colorway re-released in 2016 as The Kid was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame as a first ballot entry. The colorway reappears for its 25th anniversary as the Air Griffey Max 1 continues to garner a standing ovation.
The Nike Air Griffey Max 1 "Freshwater" releases on February 15, 2021. Stay tuned to Manor Phoenix on Instagram for official release information.