Self-professed sneakerhead and professional golfer Michelle Wie will be wearing a Nike golf shoe with basketball influence while playing at the Evian Championship in France, starting tomorrow.
Wie will lace up the Nike Blazer, a classic basketball silhouette for the brand that has turned into a favorite lifestyle shoe for today’s sneaker heads. It boasts a performance outsole built for traction on the golf course, with a pink upper, camouflage swoosh and a white outsole.
While Wie will be wearing it this week, the shoe won’t be available to for the public purchase until 2016.
“Michelle asked us to create a high-top golf shoe,” said Joël Greenspan, footwear designer for Nike Golf, in a statement. “She wanted more support throughout her swing and greater connection to the ground. She also wanted a shoe that would reflect her distinct sense of style on and off the course. The Women’s Nike Blazer is a dynamic take on a classic silhouette, re-engineered and re-materialized to reflect Michelle’s elite level of play.”
The brand said Wie celebrated her 2014 U.S. Open win with a victory tour through New York City while wearing a pair of Blazers.
“The Blazer is a versatile, stylish and high-performance shoe,” Wie said in a statement. “The high-top collar is so functional for me, providing the support I need through the impact of my swing. I love the fact that I can bring the iconic retro hoops look to the golf course.”
According to Nike, the Blazer made its basketball debut in 1972, when George “The Iceman” Gervin wore them on the court.