Days after launching a new shoe with male golfer Rory McIlroy, Nike has now launched one with female star Michelle Wie—the Women’s Nike Blazer.
This comes toward the end of a season in which Wie battled an ankle injury and saw mixed results. Nike kept that injury in mind while creating the new kicks.
“Michelle asked us to create a high top golf shoe,” Joël Greenspan, Nike Golf footwear designer, said. “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.”
The inside of the shoe reflects her U.S. Open victory at Pinehurst in 2014. Etched on the tag of the tongue are the numbers of each round she shot that week, “68, 68, 72, 70.”
The timeless swoosh is camouflage print, a look we’ve seen her rock before.
If the Blazer looks like a basketball shoe, that’s the point. They originally ran on the hardwood, introduced back in the 1970s with Hall-of-Fame basketball player George Gervin.