On one hand alone you can count the amount of MLB athletes that have had signature sneakers during their career which have been high-in-demand among sneakerheads. One of the names in that small, elite group is Hideo Nomo, the Japanese pitching ace who is remembered most by his days with the Dodgers back in the 90s. Nomo’s signature, the Nike Air Max NM Nomo, was an extremely desirable trainer back then and a comfortable one at that too, thanks to the same Air Max-infused sole used on Ken Griffey Jr’s Nike Air Griffey Max 1.
If you weren’t around back then to get your hands on a pair, or if you were and you just grew out of them, you’ll have your chance to grab Hideo Nomo’s former signature sneaker when it’s reissued in 2011. Nike will be bringing back the Nike Air Max NM Nomo in two original colorways, one of which is shown here. This particular pair features varsity red nubuck throughout most of the upper, contrasted by black mesh and accented with white on the Swoosh. The midsole starts with white and uses black to fill in the areas around the visible, yellow Air Max unit. At this time an official release date has not been mentioned, although it is expected that the Nike Air Max NM Nomo will return during the Spring of 2011. Via: Modern Notoriety