As one of Tinker Hatfield’s boldest and most forward-thinking silhouettes, Air Max 1 sneakers broke the mold by featuring visible air in the mid-sole. They went on to set the standard for all future models of the Air Max family.

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Now, Nike Golf has designed a silhouette that pays homage to one of the most iconic sneakers of all time. The Nike Air Max 1 G is designed for the golf course with a rubber, spikeless outsole, and one-year waterproof warranty. Undoubtedly it’ll be one of the hottest shoes of 2019. Inline colorways will retail for $120 and will be released on February 2.

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Air Max 1 G ‘Camo-Grass’

What really has social media buzzing are the special edition “High-Heat” versions of the Air Max 1 G. Designers at Nike Golf have clearly been given some creative liberties to tell the story of Nike Golf. In turn, they created fun, unique, and dynamic products. Both will retail for $140 each and drop on January 31.

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The first and the most polarizing shoe is the “Grass-Camo” shoe. The upper is built with turf inspired material to blend into the grass that has yet to pop on the course. Love it or hate it; it is different and will be sure to turn heads (and maybe even ruffle some feathers).

Air Max 1 G ‘Paid-In-Full’

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The other shoe, “Paid-In-Full” is ‘All About The Benjamins Baby’. This shoe was clearly created with Sundays in mind. On the PGA Tour, Sunday is “payday”. The better you play, the more money you make. The print on the mudguard is inspired by currency and the rubber outsole appears to be adorned with shredded dollar bills. My hunch is that these will sell fast. If you want a pair, you better not wait or be prepared to pay up on the secondary market.

Although these shoes have nothing to do with the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Nike chose to have some fun with the packaging for the preview models of the “High-Heat” versions. With drop dates for these shoes coinciding with the relaxed and raucous atmosphere of “The Greatest Show on Grass”, they created packaging that would even make Oscar the Grouch smile. Nike will be releasing a limited number of these kits via the Nike app starting January 30 for $275. These kits will include both pairs of shoes and the garbage truck packaging.

Written by Michael Ruuska, Tour Editor

A hearty New Englander. Loves the Boston professional sports scene. Relatively new to the game of golf (never touched a golf club prior to the age of 30--currently 42). High handicap but determined to improve. OBSESSED with the style of golf as much as the sport itself. Guidance counselor to thousands of high school students over an almost 20-year career in public education. Adult beverage of choice is one of the many fantastic New England style IPA's. Health and fitness fanatic.

2 comments

  1. The all whites we have seen on tour are incredibly sharp and look very comfortable. The lateral support does not look good as it appears more like a running shoe but Finau and Day seem to be fine.

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