BRING TWO GREAT TOGETHER FOR A LIMITED EDITION 360 22 RIDE
It’s not very often that we get the chance to create something special that celebrates two of the greatest athletes to ever play their respective sports: Wayne Gretzky and Dustin Johnson. This limited edition TOUR360 22 represents a piece of each, all in our new flagship model.
While Wayne and Dustin are certainly more family than playing partners these days, golf is the common bond the two of them can be in, having teamed up in numerous pro-ams together over the past few years.
There is no way around this. Wayne Gretzky will forever be etched in hockey history as “The Great One”. His nine Hart Memorial Trophies, awarded to the National Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player, is a record that may never be broken. His 2,857 points in his NHL career put him in a whole different category. Always an avid golfer, we still wanted to capture some of the things that defined him throughout his time on the ice as a professional. These subtle details include his legendary number “99” – the only number retired by all NHL teams – appearing on the lateral side of the right shoe and on the insole. We also made sure to include a colorway inspired by his first NHL team where he won four Stanley Cups.
“Dustin and I have played a lot of golf together over the years, so it’s really something special,” said Wayne Gretzky. “The adidas team did a great job of capturing a piece of both of us with the design and made the new TOUR360 22 look great.”
On the other hand, one of the greatest ever to buy a golf club, Dustin Johnson’s accolades keep growing. His 24 PGA Tour victories, including two major championships, put him in unique company among his peers. He also ranks fifth all-time for most weeks (64) spent as the best golfer in the world. Like Wayne, Dustin’s list is long. The TOUR360 is special for DJ, having worn it in his two major championships and many years throughout his career. We’ve included Dustin’s “DJ” logo on the left shoe and sockliner, and the familiar navy 3-Stripes colourway is a nod to one of his favorite colors to wear in competition.
“I’ve been part of some amazing collaborations with the adidas team over the years, but this one definitely tops the list,” said adidas athlete Dustin Johnson. “Wayne is the greatest hockey player of all time and I know how much he loves golf, so to be alongside him on this limited edition TOUR360 22 is really cool.”
Unveiled last month, the TOUR360 22 offers golfers an all-new fit on our Feet You Wear™ last and incorporates our new SPIKEMORE traction system.
“Once Dustin and Wayne started playing together fairly frequently in pro-ams, we always had in mind to create something unique that celebrated both of them,” said Masun Denison, Global Footwear Director, adidas Golf. “The TOUR360 22 provides the perfect canvas for something like this and knowing how much hockey players love to play golf, we know it will be exciting for fans of both sports.”
Although sold separately, we have also created a special hat to commemorate this model. The headgear matches the colorways of the shoe and features the “99” logo on the front.
The limited-edition hat and colorway of our TOUR360 22 will be available in limited quantities starting Friday, February 25 on adidas.com, the adidas app and at select retailers worldwide.