Michael Jordan’s multi-billion-dollar brand continues to conquer new territory. This spring, they’re making yet another statement on the fairway.
Bubba Watson and Harold Varner III will both have their eyes on a green jacket at the Masters.
What they won’t have to worry about is what they wear on their feet while chasing it at Augusta National.
The two PGA Tour pros will likely arrive in Georgia next week wearing the new Air Jordan 12 Golf Low in a “Metallic Gold” makeup meant to celebrate the festivities. According to HYPEBEAST, the Air Jordan 12 Golf Low “Metallic Gold” will launch online at Nike in the coming weeks, retailing for $220.
In recent years, Watson and Varner III have made noise by serving as ambassadors for Jordan Brand. Peers such as Pat Perez, Keegan Bradley, and Jason Day have also been known to rock heat made by Mike on the links, while amateur enthusiasts such as Ray Allen and Chris Paul often take swings in retros.
Following the release of the Air Jordan 1 Golf Low, this low top take on the Tinker Hatfield design — which Jordan wore while taking home his fifth NBA title — is ripe for the course. Built below the ankle, a ribbed leather upper pays homage to Japan’s Rising Sun flag while a pebbled mudguard makes even more sense at the country club than it does on the hardwood.
Notably, this performance pair pulls in metallic gold accents on the branding, eyelets, and outsole, speaking to the regalness of golf’s great competition. Also of interest, the sparkly sole is very much in line with OVO-branded Air Jordan collaborations released in previous years with Drake, who now has his own NOCTA imprint with Nike.
Jordan Brand becomes detail-driven when designing exclusive sneakers for Eminem, and it does the same when switching sports. While an Air Jordan 12 retro made for the court reads, “Jordan: Quality Inspired by the Greatest Player Ever” on the heels, an Air Jordan 12 retro made for the course instead reads “Golf: For the Love of 18.”
Lastly, green Jumpman branding stamps the sole — nodding to the jackets worn by winners of the game’s most storied event.
Check them out below.