To commemorate Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Nike pays homage to the legend himself with a special Nike Air Griffey 1. This inaugural MLB season is the 74th anniversary since Robinson broke the color barrier in the Major Leagues.
The latest edition of the Air Griffey is dressed in a black upper with traditional pull tabs on the tongue and heel. The ankle strap replaces Griffey Jr’s. #24 with Robinson’s #42 along with Robinson’s famous quote, “There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.” Lastly, the pair features the numbers 4 and 2 individually stamped on the insoles, which is a nod to Robinson’s jersey number.
Releasing April 24, for $170 at Nike.com and select retailers. For now, grab a look at the latest images below, and be sure to hit up our sneaker release page for more information on upcoming releases. Until next time, keep it locked here at Nice Kicks.
Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Jackie Robinson”
Colorway: Black / White
Style #: DM0044-001
Release Date: April 24, 2021