First Look: Air Jordan 1 High Golf x Eastside Golf
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First Look: Air Jordan 1 High Golf x Eastside Golf

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First Look: Air Jordan 1 High Golf x Eastside Golf

All Are Welcome!

Are you familiar with Eastside Golf? The Compton-based lifestyle golf company has made it their mission to introduce young people to the game of golf. Eastside’s approach to growing the game is centered on diversity, inclusion and authenticity.

Through their efforts to fulfill these ideals, Eastside Golf has partnered with Jordan Brand, hoping to inspire the next generation of golfers.

The upcoming Eastside Golf x Jordan Brand collection features a variety of accessories, clothing items and more, none of which are more symbolic of Eastside’s mission than the all-new Air Jordan 1 High Golf.

More Than Just a Game

Your initial impressions of the Air Jordan 1 High Golf x Eastside Golf more than likely echo the exact sentiment that Eastside lives by. No, this shoe doesn’t look like a traditional golf shoe. Instead, it embodies the idea that golf doesn’t need to look one way or another.

Let me try and explain.

Take a second and picture your ideal golfer. Now, throw that image out the window! We need to stop placing golf in an ever-constricting box of traditionalist ideals and instead work in tandem to bring anyone and everyone into the fold.

What I’m trying to say is that if we have any preconceived notions about what golf (and, by extension, a golfer) should look like, act like, dress like … we are hurting the game, not growing it.

The Air Jordan 1 High Golf x Eastside Golf is the antithesis to tradition. No more molds, no more exclusion. All are welcome.

The Rundown

  • The Air Jordan 1 High Golf x Eastside Golf will release on Nov. 7 at Eastside Golf.
  • Four other models will release as a part of the collection. These include the Jordan 1 Low, Jordan ADG 4, Jordan 12 High and Jordan 12 Low Golf.

The Tech

As with most of Jordan Brand’s golf offerings, the Air Jordan 1 High Golf is very minimalistic. Rather than retool the entire shoe to make it course-appropriate, the shoe was largely left untouched. When compared to the non-golf version of the Jordan 1, the two look rather similar.

The shoe features Zoom Air in the heel for impact protection and the outsole features an upgraded spikeless traction pattern for enhanced grip. Outside of those two changes, the Air Jordan 1 High Golf isn’t all that different from the famous high-top sneaker debuted by Michael Jordan in 1985.

For Whom is the Air Jordan 1 High Golf?

If you’re counting on the Air Jordan 1 High Golf to be a solid performance shoe, don’t get your hopes up. You won’t see this shoe make an appearance in our list of the best spikeless golf shoes but that shouldn’t stop you from considering it. I’m always of the mindset that you should buy what you like!

Eastside Golf’s mission is to make golf inclusive. That means we should be willing to celebrate differences between golfers.

Is this shoe different? Sure, but that doesn’t mean that it’s bad nor does it make anyone who decides to purchase it any less of a golfer than someone who doesn’t.

Growing the Game Starts with You

If Eastside Golf’s partnership with Jordan Brand is any indication of  the direction that the world of golf is heading, it’s easy to be excited about the future of this game that we love.

The Air Jordan 1 High Golf x Eastside Golf is further proof that golf has the ability to break down barriers and that we can learn to forsake tradition in favor of growing the game.

How do you feel about the direction the game of golf is heading? Are you excited to see the younger generation latch onto the game?

Eastside Golf and Jordan Brand have certainly created a blueprint that we’d all do well to follow to make golf inclusive.

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      Nissan Christophe

      4 weeks ago

      Exposing underrepresented young people to golf is one thing. KEEPING them in the game is yet another. Fact: Golf is expensive. It costs money to play. It costs money to practice. Eastside Golf’s snapback hats are $70. Their putter headcovers are $80. A hooded sweatshirt is $145. Seriously, lack of inclusion in golf has been more of a financial barrier than a race/gender barrier for years. This isn’t growing the game. This is yet another way for folks to go broke creating image of perceived wealth and to be seen.

      Reply

      Matt

      11 months ago

      Lots of old white guys complaining in here🤣. They look awesome….no course is gonna kick you off for wearing these. The tongue says Golf…

      Reply

      Mike

      1 year ago

      I don’t care what shoes anyone is wearing, it does not affect me in the least. Having said that, these shoes will not promote much “inclusivity” considering they cost $200-240.

      I continue to laugh when people idolize these sports stars. They couldn’t give a crap about you, except what’s in your wallet.

      Reply

      grant

      1 year ago

      I have an employee who has 11 kids with 5 women, barely makes ends meet, but if he played golf, he would have these! He already has an impressive shoe collection, the 1000’s

      Reply

      Jerry

      1 year ago

      Not sure how much traction they have. Like the style not the color.

      Reply

      Bennett Green

      1 year ago

      Do I sense a We Tried It in the near future? ????

      Reply

      Nissan Christophe

      2 weeks ago

      By 2026, their clothes will be off the market unless they slash their prices.

      RC

      1 year ago

      The entire article seems a little “preachy” to me. Inclusivity has nothing to do with the shoes a guy wears on the course. The guys I know who come from all walks of life embrace the traditional gear – they love the “pro golfer” look. If a guy on a muni wants to wear tennis shoe looking spikes, that’s fine – I’ve seen worse, but he’s not playing golf because they make shoes that look like his basketball shoes.

      Reply

      Jim N

      1 year ago

      These are a joke for golf shoes. I bought a pair of Jordan ADG4 shoes (white with Carolina blue trim ) and they are awesome. Classic look with soft leather. This color is very tough to find. Check them out.

      Reply

      David

      1 year ago

      Ben Hogan would love them…
      Give me a break

      Reply

      David B

      1 year ago

      Clown shoes

      Reply

      Art Springsteen

      1 year ago

      There may well be a number of courses that won’t allow you to wear these on the course. I don’t know how well they will play but they certainly are plug-ugly (and generally like Nike high top basketball shoes).
      I just don’t think they are appropriate for golf. But hey, I’m 74 and have been plating for 60 years- what do I know!

      Reply

      John Willson

      1 year ago

      Sorry, they are basketball shoes.

      Reply

      Richard Cross

      1 year ago

      Really? Just Brutal!

      Reply

      Jimbo

      1 year ago

      Ugly! High tops and golf don’t go together. You don’t need the ankle support like you do in bball.
      Hate the colors too.
      I’m a firm pass.

      Reply

      Chris

      1 year ago

      Form over function? Not for me…….

      Reply

      Robert Pace

      1 year ago

      You gotta be kidding me. The Compton-based lifestyle golf company has made it their mission to introduce young people to the game of golf. Eastside’s approach to growing the game is centered on diversity, inclusion and authenticity..Really?.
      For those of you who don’t know, Compton sucks,kids in that area cannot afford green fees let alone 200 dollar shoes 55 dollar T-shirts.growing the game?bullpuckey…growing their pockets more like it. I was a good kid from the wrong side of the tracks, golf was never an option and for these kids still isn’t.. Are they going to donate their profits, and if so to who?.
      Lifestyle company……it’s a lifestyle most low income families will never achieve. I WAS THAT KID.

      Reply

      Mike Taxter

      1 year ago

      Maybe for Ricky Fowler but not me

      Reply

      Rob

      1 year ago

      Be sold out before you can even try to buy them……cool though

      Reply

      MGoBlue100

      1 year ago

      Agree, LOLZ! I’m probably a bit past the demographic age wise, but those are sweet!

      Reply

      SteveE

      1 year ago

      Ugh …

      Reply

      Nicholas remedio

      1 year ago

      Been following eastside golf for years. One fact that gets left out is found Olajuwon thought up the company when he was living in Detroit. On the east side. But he credits it to Atlantas east side. Met the guy golfing in royal oak when he first moved to Detroit. Definitely love the urban appeal for golf. Just wish he spotlights Detroits influence more. Because that’s really where the foundation was built. Even when he connected with another Detroit based golf apparel company greyson clothing.

      Reply

      Christian

      1 year ago

      His business partner is from Detroit right?

      Reply

      MarkM

      1 year ago

      Love the look, yes I had a pair back in the day, but how are those even remotely adequate for golf?!?!

      Reply

      Emery

      1 year ago

      Good Lord, why? I love my flip flops but no matter what you Re-Brand them, they will always be flip flops. But I 100% support your freedom to wear them if that’s what you like.!

      Reply

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