Nike unveils new "grass-covered" golf shoe

Nike Grass Shoes

Nike has unveiled an updated version of its popular Air Max 97 golf shoe - and it's fair to say it won't be for everybody.

Celebrating the original design of the shoe - which was released in 1997 and inspired by the bullet trains of Japan - the Nike AIr Max 97 Golf 'Grass' comes with a true stitch-for-stitch reconstruction of its iconic predecessor but with one noticeable difference.

It's clad in synthetic grass.

The shoe combines a simple white, yellow and green color palette, with a synthetic turf-like material placed on the upper.

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It also comes with the the full-length revolutionary Nike Air unit, which debuted in the original Air Max, and is accented with an embroidered yellow Swoosh.

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A green sock-liner completes the look.

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The shoes are on-sale from today from the Nike website, priced at $190.

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This isn't the first time Nike have released a grass-covered golf shoe, incidentally. They did so last year when they gave a turf-makeover to their popular Air Max 1 shoe.

It's not clear who - if any - of Nike's tour staff will wear the new Air Max 97 Golf Grass in competition.

The question is: would you? 

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