Sneakerheads probably know that golf is one of Michael Jordan’s favorite sports, other than basketball and baseball. In the not so distant past, the Air Jordan 6 and the Air Jordan 9 were transformed into cleats, but earlier this year, Jordan Brand dropped a golf shoe variation of the Air Jordan 11 in two different colorways. The low-top Air Jordan 11 Golf Shoes, which paired golf-appropriate midsoles and outsoles with the usual mesh and patent leather uppers, arrived in a “Concord” and a “Cool Grey” colorway. Apparently, Jordan Brand is now converting an actual, well-known Air Jordan colorway into a golf shoe and it is the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago.”
The Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” had originally made its retail debut back in 1985 and it made its most recent comeback in 2015. Last year’s version of the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” was no ordinary retro of the sneaker. Jordan Brand brought back the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” last year to celebrate and commemorate the brand’s 30th anniversary. Prior to last year, the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” had also received the retro treatment back in 1994 and 2013 as well. The most distinguishing feature of the most Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” retro version was the return of the “Nike Air” branding on its tongues.
This is the first time that Jordan Brand will be dropping an Air Jordan 1 Retro High in the form of a golf shoe. Marcus Jordan, Michael Jordan’s son, was the one who had provided sneakerheads their first look at this golf shoe not too long ago. However, now that Jordan Brand has published official photos, the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” Golf Shoe might soon arrive at retailers, perhaps among the Jordan releases 2017. Unlike the original or last year’s sneaker versions though, the tongues of this golf variation feature larger “Jumpman” logos and “Nike Wings” branding can be spotted on the sides. Of course, the color scheme remains the same, i.e. Black, Red and White.
Apparently, Jordan Brand will also be dropping a Grey and White golf shoe colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High in the coming months. However, Jordan Brand has yet to confirm when this Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” Golf Shoe will hit the shelves, but it will likely be in 2017.
Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” Golf Shoe