Air Force 1 “Ken Griffey Jr/Sr” Celebrates the League’s First Father-Son Duo
The 25th-anniversary celebration of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 is expanding beyond the famed trainer with a multi-faced collection of footwear options inspired by The Kid’s career. From the ridiculous Spider-Man Catch to that beautiful swing. Now Nike looks to honors another incredible achievement — being part of the first father/son duo in Major League Baseball history with this special-edition Nike Air Force 1 Low “Ken Griffey Jr/Sr”
The immediate connection can be seen with the “JR” and “SR” markings on the heel tab, with the left shoe featuring Junior’s 24 jersey number and the right donning Dad’s #30. But despite its mostly black and white build, there are a handful of callouts to the uniforms the two first wore on the diamond together back in 1990. Back then, Seattle rocked a duo of royal and gold, seen here on the aforementioned PE numbers, as well as the forefoot mini Swoosh and alternating tongue liners. Suede eyestay overlays honor their grey uniforms, while white elsewhere is an honor to their staple white duds. Completing the design is baseball-inspired stitching at the heel, and JR/SR altered Nike logos on the insoles.
Update 06.10.21 // A release date for the Nike Air Force 1 Low “Ken Griffey Jr/Sr” in (fittingly) adults and kids sizing has just been confirmed by Nike US for June 25th.
If you’re planning on picking up a pair on the day, make sure you head to our dedicated Nike Release Dates Calendar to set yourself a reminder for the drop.
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Ken Griffey Jr/Sr”
Release Date: June 25th, 2021
Style Code: DJ5192-100
Color: White/Lyon Blue/University Gold/Black
Where to Buy:
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