Mar 30th, 2016
Nike Lunar Force 1 G
The Swoosh bring an icon to golf
Words: Daniel Owen
Air Jordan. Gazelle. Clyde. Superstar. These are some of the most iconic sneakers of all time. And they’ve all had golf shoe versions made of them. Now so has the Nike Air Force 1.
First released in 1982, the AF1 was Nike’s first Basketball trainer to feature the air bubble. Named after the Presidents famous private jet, the AF1 is worth around $800 million in sales to Nike each year. There really aren’t many shoes more important to sneaker heads around the world. So it’s no shocker that Nike Golf have finally bought out a variant of this sneaker icon.
The first thing they’ve done is take the air out of it. Sounds crazy, but Nike’s Lunaralon cushioning has proven to be better for golf shoes; it’s lighter and arguably even more comfortable. A built in waffle sole gives the golfer traction, enough to be worn by recent Puerto Rico Open winner Tony Finau on tour this season.
The black and white looks great, but the all white is where it’s at, a kick so fresh it’s a shame to wear it on the course.