UPDATE: A source from Nike confirmed these shoes are an Eastside Golf x Air Jordan collaboration.
Eastside Golf athlete Wyatt Worthington II was spotted on day one of the PGA Tour‘s Rocket Mortgage Classic in this never before seen version of the shoe with a contrasting navy and white upper, plus gold accents. The question now is if, and when, they will be released to the public. The last time Eastside Golf collaborated with Jordan was on a custom version of the Jordan 4’s with the Eastside logo prominently stamped on the tongue. The shoe now sells on the secondary market for upwards of $1,500 USD.
In the case of the new 12’s, there is no sight of the Eastside logo, so it remains to be seen whether this is an official brand collaboration or a bespoke creation. Suffice to say, if these do become available to consumers you’ll have to act quickly to secure a pair.
These special edition shoes mark a monumental occasion for Worthington, who gained entry into the Rocket Mortgage Classic by winning THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Golf Invitational. The SHIPPEN is a tournament that champions diversity by showcasing the top African-American professional and amateur golfers around the country, with the winners of the men’s and women’s fields being granted exemptions into a tour event.