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    Style Insider: Nike Winter Collection

  • Nike Golf's philosiphy is "winter golf is when spring victories are forged." (Photo courtesy of Nike)Nike Golf's philosiphy is "winter golf is when spring victories are forged." (Photo courtesy of Nike)

Mother Nature cannot be stopped. Winter golf is just around the corner. In an effort to help golfers combat the cold and wet conditions over the next few months, Nike Golf has just dropped its new Winter Rules Collection.

Inspired by Nike Golf’s philosophy that “winter is when spring victories are forged,” this capsule collection includes a mix of traditional and non-traditional golf apparel and footwear to provide warmth and protection from the elements. It features new apparel including the Nike Filled Blazer, Nike Golf Down Jacket, and Nike Oxford Jogger. New footwear colorways are also available for the Nike Air Zoom 90 IT and Nike Lunar Force 1 G.

The Air Zoom 90 IT offers a golf-specific take on Nike’s iconic Air Max 90 sneaker. In order to bring the shoe to the course, Nike designers adapted the popular silhouette into a performance golf shoe by adding comfort, traction, and stability features to it. Rory McIlroy created a stir when he debuted the shoe at THE PLAYERS Championship in May. Since then, several other Nike Golf athletes have worked the Air Zoom 90 IT into their on-course wardrobes. With the Winter Rules Collection, Nike has introduced a new maroon and silver colorway of the shoe that is perfect for the fall.

Joining the Air Zoom 90 IT is another iconic Nike silhouette that has been modified for the course. Based on Nike’s popular Air Force 1 basketball shoe, the Lunar Force 1 G features the brand’s lightweight Lunar cushioning, a waterproof leather upper and a waffle tread for stability on the course. The shoe receives an update in the Winter Rules Collection in the form of a sleek black-on-black colorway with an exotic textured leather upper.

The apparel pieces in the collection find themselves in line with Nike Golf’s recent theme of pushing the boundaries of fashion and function. The most progressive piece is the brand’s new Oxford Jogger, which is likely to spark a debate between traditionalists and those who are looking for fresh takes on golf wear.

Putting style preferences aside, a winter golf collection presents the ideal opportunity for introducing a jogger. The tapered legs and banded cuffs prevent them from dragging through the wet and muddy conditions this time of year. Plus, Nike Golf has crafted the Oxford Jogger from a water resistant poly/cotton blend for additional protection from the elements.

Another unique piece in the collection is the Filled Blazer. This full-zip jacket with a snap front closure and snap cuffs is sporty enough for a morning on the links and sophisticated enough for an afternoon in the city. A tough, but flexible outer shell defends against the wind, while a lightweight layer of Primaloft® insulation packs in the warmth. Golf-specific features, like articulated sleeves and a back hem vent, allow for natural range of motion.

Rounding out Nike Golf’s Winter Rules Collection is a selection of wool beanies, pullovers, sweaters, polos and t-shirts to provide additional layering options for winter. Look for the collection in stores now.

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