Dress codes are a contentious issue in sports. While the NBA has relaxed its uniform requirements since Michael Jordan started racking up fines in his pair black and red Nike Air Ships – the original 'banned' sneaker – the links are still very much a place steeped in tradition. Bucking convention, Jordan Brand and Nike Golf have united to bring the Air Jordan 1 to the green.
While retaining much of the same outward appearance, the original '85 silhouette has been heavily modified to deliver true performance at the tee. The Air Jordan 1 Golf features a fully waterproof upper, Nike Free-inspired outsole with soft spikes and in increase in padding at the ankle for support and comfort. The model will make its debut in OG 'Chicago' colours – as well as a clean white and metallic silver combination if your course is a little more strict.
The Air Jordan 1 Golf will be available in both debut colourways from February 10 through Nike.com and select retailers.