Typically when you think of Jordans, you tend to visualize the basketball court, but the new Air Jordan XIIs have a different sporting venue in mind—the golf course. The Jordan 12 Golf Shoes are set to be a major part of your game the next time you play a round.
The Air Jordan XII Low “Taxi” golf shoe were released on March 11, and they pay tribute to the street shoe version of the Air Jordan XII that originally hit shelves back in 1996. The signature black and white color combination—which gave rise to the “Taxi” nickname—plays out perfectly as a golf shoe. Legendary Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield designed the “Taxi” look to stand out against all bevy of colorful basketball shoes so popular at the time. That monochromatic look is a match for the more conservative greens.
Tour players such as Harold Varner III and Pat Perez have already been seen wearing the iconic shoes. But it’s more than just the looks that make these shoes a winner on the course. The low rise golf shoe comes with two textures—a cushioned white leather with a pebbled finish on the upper covered with black faux-reptile leather. The lace loops and heel tabs feature gold accents. The “flying man” logo also appears on the heel tab. The shoes also come with gripped and spiked outsoles, and the seven spikes are removable. The heel clip is made of carbon fibre and is designed to provide better stability when swinging.
Nike recently released a Metallic Gold version to celebrate the 2022 Masters Tournament as well. This shoe replaces the black and white colourway with a solid white version accented with splashes of green and gold. You can pick up either pair on Nike’s website and from select retailers for $220.