Nike’s Legendary Air Jordan 12 ‘Taxi’ Is Now Their New Golf Shoe – Robb Report

You may never be able to dunk like Michael Jordan, but a new golf shoe could help you drive, chip and putt like him.

Airness’ eponymous Nike brand unveiled its latest golf shoe earlier this week. It’s not just a sleek pair of spikes with the Jordan name slapped on it like some past models, though. It’s a faithful recreation of one of the iconic sneakers from the NBA great’s career, the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi”.

Jordan first donned the Air Jordan 12s in the fall of 1996. The sneaker, like so many of his shoes, was designed by Tinker Hatfield and has a bold minimalist look, especially compared to other basketball sneakers of the time. It features a single-tone leather upper with stitching meant to resemble the rising sun on the Japanese flag, which is offset by a contrast-colored faux reptile leather toe guard. The shoe was originally released in five colorways, including the black and red version he wore during his famous “Flu Game” in the 1997 NBA Finals. Equally famous, however, is the color combo white and black that sneakerheads have come to call “Taxi.”

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Nike Air Jordan 12 Low Golf “Taxi”

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There are key differences between the basketball and golf versions of the shoe. The most obvious is the transition from a high profile to a low profile. You need less ankle support on the links than on the court, so it’s a change that makes sense (the basketball version was also available in a low version before). The biggest change, however, is on the sole of the shoe, which is now fitted with studs. These, of course, will help provide better footing whether you are on the fairway, rough or green. There is also special Jumpman golf branding on the heel.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen one of Jordan’s classic sneakers repurposed for the links. Other models have been transformed into golf shoes, including the I, III and more recently the the IV “Bred”. Based on recent years, one would guess that the “Taxi” will not be the last.

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The Air Jordan 12 Low Golf “Taxi” is set to go on sale on Nike’s website on Friday, March 11. No pricing has been confirmed yet, but it will definitely cost less than this pair of Air Jordans.

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