This week, Michelle Wie will wear the Nike basketball shoe on the golf course for the first time at the Evian Championship in France.
Wie will play the final major of the year in hot pink women’s Blazers from Nike Golf, with a camouflage Swoosh and a performance outsole engineered for traction.
Inside the tongue are the scores from each round of the golfer’s memorable 2014 victory at the U.S. Women’s Open, Wie’s first major win.
“Michelle asked us to create a high top golf shoe,” said Joël Greenspan, footwear designer for Nike Golf.
“She wanted to feel 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,” added Greenspan.
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,.” added Greenspan.
Wie looks forward to the next challenge in style.
“The Blazer is a versatile, stylish and high-performance shoe. 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,” she said.
The Nike Blazer debuted on basketball legend George “The Iceman” Gervin in 1972. Since then, the style has evolved to include silhouettes designed for skate, sportswear and, now, golf.