Mar 9th, 2022
DJ and Wayne Gretsky team up for new show
adidas limited edition TOUR360 celebrates two great athletes
While Wayne and Dustin are certainly more family than playing partners these days, golf is the common bond where they can be both, having teamed up in numerous pro-ams together over the past several years.
There’s no getting around it. Wayne Gretzky will always be cemented in hockey history as “The Great One.” His nine Hart Memorial Trophies, awarded to the most valuable player in the National Hockey League, is a record that may never be broken. His 2,857 points in his NHL career put him in a different category entirely.
Always an avid golfer, adidas wanted to capture some of the things that defined him throughout his time on the ice as a professional. These subtle details include his legendary number “99” - the only number retired by every team in the NHL– appearing on the lateral side of the right shoe and on the sockliner. We also made sure to include a colourway inspired by his first NHL team where he won four Stanley Cups.
“Dustin and I have played a lot of golf together over the years, so this is definitely something special,” said Wayne Gretzky. “The adidas team did a great job to capture a piece of both of us with the design and made the new TOUR360 22 look great.”
On the other side, one of the greatest to pick up a golf club, Dustin Johnson’s accolades are still growing. His 24 wins on the PGA Tour, including two major championships, put him in unique company amongst his peers. He also ranks fifth all-time for most weeks (64) spent as the best golfer in the world.
Like Wayne, the list for Dustin goes on. The TOUR360 is special to DJ, having worn it in both his major championships and many years throughout his career. adidas included Dustin’s “DJ” logo on the left shoe and sockliner, and the familiar navy colourway in the 3-Stripes is a nod to one of his favourite colours to wear in competition.
“I’ve been part of some amazing collaborations with the adidas team over the years, but this one definitely goes to the top of the list,” said adidas athlete Dustin Johnson. “Wayne is the greatest to ever play hockey and I know how much he loves golf, so to be there with him side by side on this limited edition TOUR360 22 is really cool.”
Unveiled last month, the TOUR360 22 offers golfers an entirely new fit on our Feet You Wear™ last and features our new SPIKEMORE traction system.
“Once Dustin and Wayne started playing together pretty frequently in pro-ams we always had it in our heads to create something unique that celebrated both of them,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “The TOUR360 22 provides the perfect canvas for something like this and knowing how much hockey players love to play golf, we know this will be exciting for fans of both sports.”
While sold separately, we also created a special hat to commemorate this model. The headwear matches the colourways of the shoe and features the “99” logo across the front.
Both the hat and limited-edition colourway of our TOUR360 22 will be available in limited quantities on adidas.com, the adidas app, and at select retailers worldwide.