Original Story (02/02/21): With the “Freshwater” colorway already on the way, Nike continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Air Griffey Max 1 with the return of another OG colorway, the “Varsity Royal.”

The Air Griffey Max 1, Ken “The Kid” Griffey Jr.’s signature model, first made its debut in 1996 with “Freshwater,” “Emerald” and “Varsity Royal” colorways. This time around, the retro model will come dressed in its original Varsity Royal, Volt, white and black paneling. A few shades lighter than the original Mariner’s shade, this blue hits on the nubuck mudguards, toebox overlays, eyestays and heels. Black accents find their way to the Swoosh, throat and tongue. The collar strap features Nike branding and a large, white “24” that sits alongside a neon Swoosh. The entire number sits on Volt Air units along with white and black EVA foam.

The Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Varsity Royal” is slated to launch later this year at select stockists and Nike.com with the retail price set at $170 USD. Check out official images of the 2021 release below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for release updates.

Update (03/23/21): The Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Varsity Royal” drops on April 16th.

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Varsity Royal”
Color: Varsity Royal/White/Volt/Black
Style Code: DJ5161-400
Release Date: April 16, 2021
Price: $170 USD


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