{Please see the below press release from our friends at adidas.}

It’s not very often 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 premiere flagship model.

While Wayne and Dustin are certainly more family than playing partners these days, golf is the common bond where they can be both, having teamed up in numerous pro-ams together over the past several years.

There’s no getting around it. Wayne Gretzky will always be cemented in hockey history as “The Great One.” His nine Hart Memorial Trophies, awarded to the most valuable player in the National Hockey League, is a record that may never be broken. His 2,857 points in his NHL career put him in a different category entirely. 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 every team in the NHL– appearing on the lateral side of the right shoe and on the sockliner. 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 this is definitely something special,” said Wayne Gretzky. “The adidas team did a great job to capture a piece of both of us with the design and made the new TOUR360 22 look great.”

On the other side, one of the greatest to pick up a golf club, Dustin Johnson’s accolades are still growing. His 24 wins on the PGA Tour, including two major championships, put him in unique company amongst his peers. He also ranks fifth all-time for most weeks (64) spent as the best golfer in the world. Like Wayne, the list for Dustin goes on. The TOUR360 is special to DJ, having worn it in both his major championships and many years throughout his career. We included Dustin’s “DJ” logo on the left shoe and sockliner, and the familiar navy colorway in the 3-Stripes 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 goes to the top of the list,” said adidas athlete Dustin Johnson. “Wayne is the greatest to ever play hockey and I know how much he loves golf, so to be there with him side by side on this limited edition TOUR360 22 is really cool.”

Unveiled last month, the TOUR360 22 offers golfers an entirely new fit on our Feet You Wear™ last and features our new SPIKEMORE traction system.

“Once Dustin and Wayne started playing together pretty frequently in pro-ams we always had it in our heads 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 this will be exciting for fans of both sports.”

While sold separately, we also created a special hat to commemorate this model. The headwear matches the colorways of the shoe and features the “99” logo across the front.

Both the hat and limited-edition colorway of our TOUR360 22 will be available in limited quantities beginning Friday, February 25 on, the adidas app, and at select retailers worldwide.


About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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