Before he had even won his first major tournament, Nike signed Tiger Woods to a $40 million contract in 1996. A year later, at just 21 years of age, the golfer became the youngest to ever win a Masters Tournament. It’s safe to say the footwear giant made a safe bet as Tiger wound up becoming the greatest golfer of all time and revolutionizing the sport. Over the course of nearly three decades, the relationship between the two icons has been one for the ages.
Upon re-upping his contract in 2013, Tiger and Nike introduced a new shoe that became iconic as much as it did ubiquitous. It was made with input from the golfer himself so he could feel as comfortable on the course as he did in his Nike Free training shoes off the course. Today, amidst a world of retro reissues, the duo is launching the golfer’s very first retro sneaker re-release to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original.
Debuting in white with black and red accents, the new Tiger Woods ‘13 golf shoes boast the same essential design of the original, with a low heel drop for a barefoot feel. Updated with removable spikes, the outsole is made to conform to your foot’s natural movement when swinging. Giving you both stability and flexibility on the links, these shoes are constructed with Flywire-infused nylon straps that surround your foot and also the proprietary Dynamic Fit system for a 1:1 strength-to-weight ratio.
Priced at $240, the 10th anniversary Tiger Woods ‘13 golf shoes will be available on Nike’s website on February 16.