Jordan Brand's first-ever golf shoe derived from Mike’s love of links

Monday June 1st, 2015

Jordan Brand has taken the Jumpman from the hardwood to the links with its first-ever golf shoe.

With Michael Jordan’s love of golf well known, the Nike subsidiary took a key Jordan training shoe—the Jordan Flight Runner 2—and transformed it into a limited-edition golf shoe.

Jordan Brand used the silhouette of the Jordan Flight Runner 2 and worked with Nike Golf to add in Nike Free-inspired design in the development of the golf offering.

The resulting Jordan Flight Runner Golf shoe features mesh and synthetic materials with Nike Flywire on the upper. The midsole contains a “forefoot moderation plate that stabilizes the foot when twisting,” according to press materials. Using Free-inspired design on the outsole with TRI-LOK soft spikes rounds out the construction.

The shoe will release this month in black and grey, but expect more in the world of Jordan golf to come.

Courtesy of Jordan Brand

Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, design and gear for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.

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