Over 102 years ago, a legend was born. Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who became many things to many people, was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. To say he broke barriers was an understatement. What Jackie went through just to play the game he loved showed us all that absolutely nothing can get in the way of our dreams. Each and every annual April 15th, Major League Baseball honors Robinson’s historic achievement, commemorating and honoring the day Jackie made his major league debut, and as it appears, Nike will be celebrating the event again this year, too, with a special-edition Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Jackie Robinson” expected to arrive for the occasion.
Arriving in monochrome black and white — how many of us remember Jackie from his era photography and film — the pair boasts a premium, lightly-tumbled black leather build from toe to tail. Piercing white accents provided pop along the midsole, laces, and branding hits, while also gracing the reworked numerals from The Kid’s #24 to Jackie’s historic #42. Finally, Robinson’s most famous quote on freedom graces the ankle strap in an elegant debossed styling. Still, to this day, his words ring true: “There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.”
Grab an official look at the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Jackie Robinson” here below, and with his namesake day celebration mere days away, you can expect to learn more on its mid-April release soon. Until then, enjoy a detailed look at the pair below, and be sure to keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates.
Release Date: 2021
Style Code: DM0044-001
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