Ken Griffey Jr. bounced around a bit towards the tail end of his career (like most aging stars do), but he might a righteous return to Safeco field for his last hurrah as a professional baseball player. He actually played a healthy portion of the 2009 season, slamming an extra 19 homers to run his all-time total to 630 round-trippers, and upon retiring last season, Griffey's enjoyed the notoriety for having one of the best Nike Retro signature lines of the decade. He was even spotted making a cameo appearance in the Nike x Foot Locker – Cool Kids Get Fresh Air video, in which served up some fresh Air Max JRs to Amare Stoudemire. The Air Griffey Max II in the OG Freshwater colorway will be one of the hottest releases of the year is slated for an official release this 23rd, but you can grab them a bit early at Extra Butter or on GS.
2010 saw The Kid's exit from the game of baseball, but 2011 will see him return… to footwear. Unfortunately Ken Griffey Jr. won't be seen circling the diamond any time soon, but his signature kicks will be returning all year long, including the Air Griffey Max II Fresh Water. This OG throwback sports the beloved teal-like hue best known for its appearances on the Air Griffey Max 1 on its carbon heel cup, toe Swoosh and other key areas, which replaces Emerald. Griffey wore the cleated version of this sneaker en route to hitting 56 homers and claiming the AL MVP award in 1997. More colorways of this sneaker and The Kid's other greats are on their way to stores soon. Which will you be chasing?
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