February 06, 2017
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Air Jordans are making its way to the golf course. (Photos c/o Nike Golf)
One of the most iconic shoes in basketball history will soon be available in a version for the golf course. Nike Golf unveiled the Air Jordan I Retro High golf shoe on Monday that takes a page from Michael Jordan's first signature shoe that debuted more than 30 years ago.
“MJ introduced his provocative style of play to professional basketball in 1984, and the Air Jordan I shocked the world at the same time,” said Gentry Humphrey, Nike Golf's VP of footwear. “Interestingly, Michael started to take up the game of golf in 1984, the exact same year Nike started to develop the Air Jordan I.”
The limited offering will be available Feb. 10 in two colorways (white/black/varsity red and white/metallic silver) and retails for $200. As expected, necessary changes needed to be made to turn the high-top into a shoe for the course.
Extra padding was added to the ankle area to provide additional comfort and support, while Nike's Free-inspired outsole — similar to what was initially added to the TW '13 — allows the shoe to keep contact with the ground longer during his swing. A fully waterproof upper repels moisture.