Another OG Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Colorway Is Returning Soon

The original 'Varsity Royal' colorway of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 is returning in May 2021 for the shoe's 25th birthday. Click here for the release details.

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 'Varsity Royal' DJ5161-400 Pair
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Nike Air Griffey Max 1 'Varsity Royal' DJ5161-400 Pair

After reissuing the “Fresh Water” colorway in February, Nike is bringing back another original iteration of Ken Griffey Jr.’s first signature sneaker this year.

Returning to sneaker shelves before the end of May is the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 in the “Varsity Royal” makeup, which last released in 2016 in honor of Griffey’s Hall of Fame induction. This blue-based color scheme with neon green hits is inspired by the team colors of the Seattle Mariners, the team where the Kid spent a decade playing during the heyday of his professional baseball career.

The official sneaker release date for this “Varsity Royal” Nike Air Griffey Max 1 is marked for May 28 via SNKRS and at select Nike retailers for $170.

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Varsity Royal”
Release Date: 05/28/21
Color: Varsity Royal/White-Volt-Black
Style #: DJ5161-400
Price: $170

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 'Varsity Royal' DJ5161-400 Lateral
Nike Air Griffey Max 1 'Varsity Royal' DJ5161-400 Medial
Nike Air Griffey Max 1 'Varsity Royal' DJ5161-400 Top
Nike Air Griffey Max 1 'Varsity Royal' DJ5161-400 Heel
Nike Air Griffey Max 1 'Varsity Royal' DJ5161-400 Outsole