Coming soon for the Air Griffey Max 1 is a stealthy black-based colorway that honors the legacy of the baseball great Jackie Robinson. His famous quote that reads, “There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free,” is embossed on the ankle strap. Additionally, Griffey Jr.’s #24 uniform number now replaced with Robinson’s #42 on both the ankle and the footbed. Check out a closer look below via @US_11 on Twitter.
There’s currently no official sneaker release date for this Nike Air Griffey Max 1 but the pair could arrive around Jackie Robinson Day which is observed on April 15.
UPDATE (04/10): Nike has confirmed that this “42” colorway of the Air Griffey Max 1 is releasing this month in celebration of Jackie Robinson Day. The pair will be available on April 24 via SNKRS and at select retailers for $170. Grab a detailed look below.