Eastside Golf and the renowned Jordan Brand are joining forces once again. This time, they're not just collaborating on an Air Jordan model, they're bringing a fresh twist to the Jordan ADG 4. This is undoubtedly a golf shoe through and through, with a low-top silhouette featuring a subtly stylish color scheme across its suede and leather upper. Elements surrounding the lower heel hark back to the iconic Air Jordan 3, injecting a dash of vibrant green into the blend.
But this shoe doesn't just shine through its aesthetics. The collaboration also carries a powerful message; The shoe box is adorned with an inscription: “In honor of those who paved the way for change. 1961.” This phrase also echoes on the sock liners, pointing to a crucial year in golf history.
Though the PGA Tour officially allowed Black competitors to compete in 1952, it wasn't until nine years later that it occurred. That man was Charles Sifford.
Sifford was a trailblazer in the sport, securing victories at the 1967 Greater Hartford Open Invitational and the 1969 Los Angeles Open. His determination and skill have paved the way for many athletes of color, making the "1961" reference particularly poignant.
An official Nike.com launch has been set for September 22.