Wie to sport basketball-inspired shoes at final major

Michelle Wie will wear pink Nike Blazer golf shoes at the Evian Championship

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Fri, 11 Sep 2015

Wie to sport basketball-inspired shoes at final major

Michelle Wie will wear pink Nike Blazer golf shoes at this week's Evian Championship in France.

The 2014 US Open, a self-confessed trainer addict, has personalised the iconic basketball shoe by printing the scores from her first major win on the inside of the tongue.

“The Blazer is a versatile, stylish and high-performance shoe," she says. "The high top collar is so functional for me, providing the support I need through the impact of my swing. I love the fact that I can bring the iconic retro hoops look to the golf course.”

The Nike Blazer first made its debut on the feet of basketball legend George "the Iceman" Gervin in 1972, and will be available to buy as a golf shoe in early 2016.

“Michelle asked us to create a high top golf shoe,” explains Joël Greenspan, footwear designer for Nike Golf.

“She wanted to feel more support throughout her swing and greater connection to the ground. She also wanted a shoe that would reflect her distinct sense of style on and off the course.

"The Women’s Nike Blazer is a dynamic take on a classic silhouette; re-engineered and re-materialized to reflect Michelle’s elite level of play.”

Nike caused a stir last week when it launched the Lunar Bandon 3 - an all-weather shoe-boot.