Bring­ing Retro To The Greens

Nike Golf brings Air Jordan I Retro High to the course

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GEARGUIDE -

More than 30 years af­ter the de­but of the Air Jordan I, Nike Golf is in­tro­duc­ing the iconic sil­hou­ette to the golf course. “MJ in­tro­duced his provoca­tive style of play to pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball in 1984, and the Air Jordan I shocked the world at the same time,” says Gen­try Humphrey, VP Nike Golf 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.”

En­ter­ing Jordan’s rookie year, Nike looked for a way to cre­ate a shoe that could match his other-worldly tal­ents on the court while also de­fy­ing the sta­tus quo. “The Air Jordan I was the first sneaker that re­ally pushed the lim­its on what was ac­cept­able,” re­calls Michael Jordan. “It’s like be­ing a young kid, when his par­ents say he can’t do some­thing but he wants to do it. I felt like I wanted to be dif­fer­ent.”

This lim­ited of­fer­ing fea­tures a few no­table changes from the orig­i­nal bas­ket­ball shoe, in­clud­ing ex­tra pad­ding to pro­vide ad­di­tional com­fort and sup­port around the an­kle, Jump­man logo on the tongue, Nike Free-in­spired out­sole with soft spikes and a fully wa­ter­proof up­per.

The Air Jordan I golf shoe will be avail­able in two col­or­ways (white/ black/var­sity red and white/metal­lic sil­ver) be­gin­ning Feb. 10 at nike.com and select re­tail­ers.

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