Nike Brings Back Bo Jackson and Ken Griffey Jr. Sneakers for MLB All-Star Game

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 12, 2013

Photo credit: Nice Kicks
Photo credit: Nice Kicks

The 2013 MLB All-Star Game affords baseball fans ample time to recap the season, pay tribute to the biggest stars and, as it were, get their hands on some sick sneakers. 

Beer Mug Sports reports that fans can expect two pairs of shoes to drop this weekend, a release working in tandem with the Midsummer Classic taking place at Citi Field in New York. 

Nice Kicks has a breakdown on each sneaker as well as a closeup of both the Nike Air Trainer SC High QS “MLB All-Star” as well as the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 "MLB All-Star."

Both pairs will be made available at the 21 Mercer Nike store starting on Saturday, just in time for all the hype and hoopla about to descend in Queens. 

Here is a closer look at the Nike Air Trainer SC High QS “MLB All-Star” sneaker.

A similar "Bo Jackson" shoe was released in late 2012 with an Oakland Raiders colorway, via Nice Kicks. In this case, Nike is giving fans two shoes that are different enough to warrant some sneakerheads to drop money on both pairs. 

The obvious question is why Mets colors fail to feature in this 2013 edition. Perhaps there was a need to make these as team agnostic as possible for fans coming from all over the nation who are taking in the actual All-Star Game. 

For those partial to the sweet swing of Junior, here is a look at the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 PRM QS “MLB All-Star” sneakers. 

As you can see, both shoes make use of icy bottoms with similar color schemes, with the Griffey sneakers using a lighter blue for the numbers and other highlights on the sneaker. 

If I had to lump both shoes with one overall theme and characteristic, it would have to be pure '90s sentimentality. 

They take you back a couple of decades while also maintaining some modern style. In a sense, Nike hit these out of the park. 


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