Legendary Nike SB pro Eric Koston is a golf fanatic- he’s almost obsessed with it these days. While this may come as a surprise to some, Eric hardly sees a difference between these two seemingly-distant worlds; both passions pair physical precision and mental stamina within an adapted setting. A golf course is much like your favorite skatespot in that it’s all laid out there for you- let’s see what you can do with it! Be it grass gaps or sand traps, leave it to the analytical mind of The Champ to find the perfect line.
By now you’ve seen golf great Tiger Woods’ hilarious cameo in Eric’s recent jaw-dropping, baby-catching Koston 2 commercial from Nike SB last month. A mutual respect among legends, word has it that the two were even seen enjoying some time on the links together shortly thereafter. But the Frosty golf fixation doesn’t stop there as he’s been spotted hanging out at several high-profile golf tournaments on this year’s pro tour.
So in light of all this, it was only a matter of time before Eric’s 5 Iron fascination began to cross over to another one of his great loves: footwear. Without further adieu, we are proud to introduce the Koston 2 Spike and Koston 2 IT from Nike SB, limited-release footwear inspired by Frosty’s time on the fairway. Tee time will never be the same.
In the tradition of previous cross-categorical mash-ups like the Koston x Kobe take on the SB Koston 1, these releases were designed specifically to add a bit more flair for Frosty’s play on the front nine. Spare your griptape, these SBs are strictly for the greens.
Screaming onto the course in Tiger-inspired Sunday Red, the Koston 2 Spike is a modified Koston 2 upper from Eric’s latest SB signature shoe placed atop a tour-level Lunar Control golf spike outsole. Boasting waterproof construction in the event that a misplaced shot sends you on an unexpected recovery mission into the wild, the Koston 2 Spike also features an embossed snakeskin outer and liner as a tip of the hat to Frosty’s previous Mamba-inspired collabo. Proper SB, these aren’t your Grandfather’s golf shoes. Take note, the Koston 2 Spike is not available commercially, you’re gonna have to pull some crazy strings to get your feet in these!
The Koston 2 IT features this same adapted Koston 2 upper in a sleek black leather and incorporates Nike Golf’s groundbreaking “Integrated Traction” technology with our world-class Swingtip outsole. Lightweight and comfortable, the Koston 2 IT maps out foot pressure via Lunarlon inserts and adjusts the flexible spikesaccordingly to give you that proper performance edge without having to walkaround on hard spikes at all times. Throwing down proper style amongst the plaid pants set, the Koston 2 IT is available now in very limited quantities at your local SB dealer, as well as specialty Nike Golf dealers.
The legend grows…