Nike Golf wanted to push a new look as part of their 2017 golf shoe releases, and they turned to another sport — tennis — to find inspiration.
Designers went through the company’s archives, looking at the Nike Tennis Classic event to draw parallels between the sports which are a little classier, a little pricier and have some classic looks.
The company made a shoe that can look good on and off the course, with an outsole built for comfort walking on the course or in the grill room. The outsole was created with new technology that used years’ worth of pressure map data that would provide ideal comfort and traction based on how real golfers swing, walk and stand on the golf course.
The Course Classic upper is a mix of real and synthetic leather on the upper, with military-grade webbing used for the large pull tab. A full-length Phylon midsole provides lightweight comfort and support.
The Nike Golf Course Classic is available now at for $100 per pair in men’s and women’s looks at Nike’s website.