It’s almost Masters week which is my favorite week of golf. Last year, I brought to you some custom shoe options for the 2011 Masters, and we shared with you a post about what the Nike Athletes participating in the Masters received in their swag bag. In 2011, Nike went with a green trainer with a yellow Air Max sole.
This year, I’ve discussed the custom shoe possibilities for the Nike Golf swag bag for the 2012 Masters with the NGN Team, and we decided to pick our favorite Nike shoes that can be used as custom kicks for the Athletes.
Nike will debut their custom swag for the Athletes next week, but in the meantime, here are our picks!
NGN Bob: Nike Huarache Free 2012 (Court Green/White/Tour Yellow). Photo Credit: Finishline.com
I have to agree with Bob with his selection because this shoe is nostalgic for me. I had the originals when I was in elementary school and miss them dearly. But with the free sole integration, these are just extra amazing. I have a bunch of friends who copped the Stealth/White/Blue colorway and they’re hot. Colored laces are in. These are definitely a winner – maybe throw some red laces in these to finish the Masters touch (Notice the flag color in the Masters logo).
Damian blessed us with two picks this year – both top of the line Nike Basketball shoes. The Jordan CP3.V West Forsyth PE edition pays homage to Chris Paul’s playing days at West Forsyth High School, while the Nike Zoom KD IV Wanda Pratt, is a nod to Kevin Durant’s mother. I could definitely see AK playing ball in these in his driveway.
NGN Alan: Nike Free ID 5.0 (Lucky Green/Varsity Maize/White) Photo Credit: Nikeid.Nike.com
The Free sole is my favorite sole in Nike history, so naturally I leaned towards a shoe with this technology. I designed this shoe with a green base and eyelets, with yellow accents in the collar, heel, swoosh and midsole. I choose very minor red accents around the swoosh and on the laces. I was hoping to put “AUGUSTA” on the tongue, but its not allowed for public consumption.
What shoe do you like best?