UPDATE: Official Images of Michelle Wie West‘s Air Jordan 1 Golf “Wave” have surfaced. The kicks are treated with a “Sail” leather upper and come fashioned with a wave-inspired Swoosh logo with “Aloha” hits on the translucent outsoles and floral print across the insoles to honor her Hawaiian and Korean heritage. A release for these kicks is set for July 18, and they will retail for $200 USD.
Michelle Wie West is playing the final pro tournament of her career this week at the U.S. Women’s Open, and Jordan Brand has prepared a limited edition AJ1 G “Wave” to celebrate her career and retirement.
Wie West first arrived on the scene in 2003 when she became the youngest player (age 13) to ever make a cut on the LPGA Tour. Always hungry for more, she accepted a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Sony Open in her native Hawaii where she shot the lowest score ever by a woman in a PGA TOUR event. Over the course of her 17 year career, she went from teenage sensation, to major championship winner to a working mother in golf. To honor these achievements, the limited edition kicks reference the “Waves” that Wie West made in professional golf and sport as a whole.
The “Wave” element is most prominent on the Swooshes, while the high top profile of the Jordan 1 is appropriate for Wie West given her affinity for those silhouettes throughout her career. The kicks feature a number of personal touches, including Wie West’s daughter’s initials on the right tongue tab and the word “Mom” in Korean on the left. Elsewhere, a removable ball marker attached to the laces reads “Just Do It” in English and Korean and “Aloha” hits on the outsoles, referencing the golfer’s Korean and Hawaiian heritage.
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As Wie references in an unboxing, keep an eye out for hats and sweaters with the Wave design releasing today, and stay tuned for more information regarding the shoes. You can also head over to GOAT to pick up more Jordan Golf items.
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