When Nike brought back the Freshwater variation of the Air Griffey Max 1, we should have known there would be bigger plans than just one offering with it being the 25th Anniversary of the shoe. Now, the sneaker is set to feature a “Varsity Royal” colorway for this April. 

It’s safe to say Nike was testing the waters when it came to the release of the OG Freshwater variation of the Air Griffey that just previously released and now as the Swoosh got a glimpse at the hype the silhouette, the 25th Anniversary celebration will continue with the return of the Varsity Royal colorway. Originally debuted in 1996 and later released in 2016 for Griffey’s Hall of Fame acceptance, the colorway is back for the 25th Anniversary year.

Dressed in Varsity Royal, White, Volt, and Black, the sneaker comes equipped in a nubuck and leather design which is covered in blue and white which is detailed by black contrasting detailing throughout on the tongue, laces, and Nike Swoosh branding. To add even more to the design, Volt highlights shine on the upper along with the Air Max unit.


The Nike Air Griffey Max 1 “Varsity Royal” will be dropping on April 16th, 2021 via select Nike retailers and Nike.com for $170. Continue reading below for official images and make sure to follow JustFreshKicks for updates and more of the latest sneaker news from your favorite brands.

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