Drawing from the rich history of golf and civil rights, Eastside Golf, a Black-owned brand, has joined forces with Air Jordan to create a unique sneaker that pays homage to a significant year in the sport’s history.

The Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 1 Golf “1961” is a tribute to the year the PGA of America lifted its ban on non-White players, marking a significant step forward in the sport’s journey towards inclusivity. The sneaker is a testament to the progress made in civil rights and golf since 1961. The left shoe features a bold “CHANGE” text on the heel counter, while the right pair contains “1961.”

The shoe is predominantly black, with premium leather covering the overlays, mid-panel, and ankle collar. The toe box and the signature Nike Swoosh is dressed in Malachite, with the latter finished with a black “Eastside Golf” script. The shoe is complete with the Eastside Golf logo on the tongue, metallic gold Air Jordan Wings on the ankle flap, and a green-ready outsole with an integrated traction pattern, specially designed for the golf course. The shoe will also come with special hangtags and packaging, adding to its exclusivity.


The Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 1 High Golf “1961” will be released on September 8th, 2023, at Eastside Golf, select Jordan Brand retailers, and Nike.com. This unique collaboration is not just a celebration of sport and style but also a tribute to the strides made in the fight for equality and representation in the world of golf. Make sure to stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more updates coming soon.

Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 1 High Golf “1961”
Release Date: September 8th, 2023
Price: $200
Color: Black/Malachite-Metallic Gold-White
Style Code: FJ0849-001

UPDATE 8/23/23: The official images of the Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 1 High are here, ahead of the project’s anticipated release on September 8th.