Nike’s “Lobstah” golf shoes are making a splash at the U.S. Open
On Monday morning at the U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy stepped out at The Country Club sporting an unreleased pair of Nike shoes that caused more than a few rumblings on Twitter. Fans were intrigued by the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NXT model, which gives a nod to the greater New England area just in time for the 2022 U.S. Open in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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In bold red letters, the bottom of one shoe reads “Lobstah,” poking fun at the typical New England coastal accent. On the other shoe, a Nike swoosh is disguised as the beloved cold-water seafood. The gel-like material that makes up the outsole of the shoe is perhaps the coolest detail, as its transparency gives the effect of ocean water.
The upper of the shoe features a red highlight on the toe box, a blue nike swoosh, and pin-striped shoelaces. The entire look of this model fits right in with this week’s major championship setting.
Nike is also releasing an Air Max 90 G model in the same colorway, with a mint green outsole and similar red and blue accents to the Air Zoom Infinity version. Although the Air Zoom Infinity is almost sold out, the Air Max 90 G is still available on golfgalaxy.com.