The Nike Air Max 1 Griffey Prez QS Men’s Shoe brings back a classic profile to celebrate the legendary “Kid.”
In 1996 Ken Griffey Jr. was the man of the match (literally), his team the Seattle Mariners were one of the top Baseball teams in the country and the “Kid” was at the height of his fame. Back then, seeing his meteoric rise Nike capitalised on his fame by releasing a number of ads billing “Griffey For President”, even featuring some of the political figures of the time in those TV ads. Perhaps Nike were showing a little bit of prescience as later in life Griffey would actually end up in politics as an American Public Diplomacy Envoy and also an overseas role as a cultural salesperson for American values.
There are plenty of retro colourways of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 to come, honouring the 20th anniversary of the silhouette. The colourway seen on this pair has a fairly patriotic USA theme going on with a dark navy base, coupled with deep red hits and a gum outsole. The presidential style motif seen on the heel tab accentuate the election feel whereas the final finishing touch is the addition of “Griffey in ’16” election stickers in the box.
Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Prez QS “Coastal Blue”
CSTL BLUE/CSTL BL-WHT-MTLC GLD