IT IS MICHELLE WIE’S NEW GOLF SHOE
When champion golfer Michelle Wie hits the links this weekend at the Evian Championship in France, she will be bringing a new look to the course. This self-professed sneakerhead has long been a fan of the Nike Blazer, the iconic high top basketball shoe which first debuted in 1972. Looking for a golf shoe that would reflect her distinct sense of style and shake it up a bit on the fairway, Wie asked Nike to design a variation for golf.
Produced in hot pink with a camouflage Swoosh, and paired with a performance outsole engineered for traction, the Nike Blazer Golf serves both the style and functionality requisites of the athlete. Wie, who wanted to feel more support on her her swing and greater connection to the ground, saw the high top as the solution. As an additional style detail, inside the tongue are the scores from each round of Wie’s unforgettable 2014 US Open victory, her first major win.
Over the past four decades, the Nike Blazer has evolved to include silhouettes designed for skate, sportswear and, now, golf. The Women’s Nike Blazer from Nike Golf will be available in early 2016 at nike.com and select retailers.