FJ by Jon Buscemi

This limited edition “Player’s Shoe” collaboration with FJ and Jon Buscemi is tailor-made for the discerning golfer

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March 09, 2023
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The new FJ by Jon Buscemi collaboration just hit the virtual stands this morning, coinciding with the start of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. This is the second time FootJoy and Buscemi, the Italian-American skater-cool street style icon, have partnered for what has been dubbed “The Player’s Shoe,” so named for its release and design nods to the Players Championship, as well as its commitment to performance; these shoes, while crisp and timeless, are designed for the golfers who play to win—like FJ ambassadors Justin Thomas, Max Homa and Will Zalatoris, who will be sporting these kicks at the start of the tournament.
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Like last year’s collaboration, the design takes its inspiration from the gild and glint of the enviable Players Championship trophy and comes in two distinct models, the FJ Limited Edition Premiere Series Field and the FJ Limited Edition Premiere Series Wilcox, the latter of which comes with a wink of extra West Coast glamour in the shape of brogues. Both shoes come in a cashew-stained leather that is weatherproof and packed with all the technology FJ is known for, like their signature VersaTrax+ outsoles (here refurbished in a classic hunter green). A warm acorn-hued trim adds another suggestion of luxury, as do the replaceable golden spikes complimenting the outsole (and improving traction for the golfers who need it).

In some ways, the designs are surprising coming from a man whose background is laced with California cool and the lax skater aesthetics. But Buscemi would disagree; for him, the designs reflect his love for the game, and the classic style, textures, and colors that come with it (Think: mossy greens, worn-in leather, artfully-tailored bespoke jackets). Besides, many of the first golfers he met who got him hooked on the sport (aside from an uncle who fit the stereotype of the wealthy golfer oh so well) were actually skaters. They hit the halfpipe on the weekdays, and, to unwind and regenerate, the fairways on the weekends. In that way, these shoes are an ode to—and made for—the players in all of us.

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