January 29, 2019
By Andrew Tursky, PGATOUR.COM
- Nike Golf staffers will be wearing some eye-catching shoes at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open this week. (Andrew Tursky/PGA TOUR)
In honor of “the party that is the Waste Management,” according to a Nike representative, Nike Golf staffers are wearing some extravagant shoes at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open this week. Nike is referring to the collection of three different shoes as the “Lawn Party Pack,” and the shoes will be individually available on Thursday.
During the Wednesday Pro-Am, Nike staffers will be wearing a red-and-white “OG” Air Max 1 golf shoe. On Saturday, players will be wearing the “Green Day” grass shoes, with artificial turf on the uppers. On Sunday, players will be wearing the black/white/gold/money-colored “Payday” shoes.
Also, the “Payday” and “Green Day” shoes will be available as part of a pack, and they will come in a Waste Management-truck replica box. This pack will be “very limited” at retail on Nike.com on Thursday, according to a Nike rep.
Below is a bit more information, as per a Nike rep, and photos of the Waste Management Phoenix Open special Nike shoes
The “OG” Air Max 1 golf shoes
“The OG – so this is based around the Air Max 1 … we did a golf shoe inspired by our running model. It’s coming out right now… what we wanted to do is use the momentum and what’s going on at Waste Management.”
The “Green Day” grass shoes
“Green Day. Saturday is Green Day. What if we had a grass shoe, grass camo. Just for fun. That’s where that started, and just something crazy that you wouldn’t expect to see on the course.”
“Sunday is payday for golfers, so we took shredded money and melted it into the outsole. This is not real money … our original had real money and then we went back and forth with legal, eh probably not a good idea. So we have an image of shredded money, shredded, and then we put that on there.”
The “Limited” Pack
“This is another thing we’re doing for some of our promo athletes, and we’ve got a handful of these coming out to retail through Nike.com as well. So what we did was we created this box … we’ve got our compost (box), which is our grass shoe. We’ve got our recycling (box), which is the shredded money. Just all in one, in one nice packaging.