More than 30 years ago Nike released the now iconic Air Jordan I. The basketball shoe named after the legendary Michael Jordan, which today has morphed into the globally popular Jodran brand. And now Nike Golf is introducing the iconic Jordan 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.”
There are naturally 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) from February 10th, 2017 at nike.com and select retailers for a suggested retail price of £130/ $200.