If you went back to the days of Caddyshack, there wasn’t a tremendous overlap between golf and skateboarding. We’ve come a long way in both sports and culturally in general, which means considerably more give and take between these previously disparate sporting worlds. Eric Koston is a fine example, an extremely successful skater who, similar to the ultimate Nike signature athlete in Michael Jordan, finds that his competitive drive translates perfectly to the links. The Nike Koston 2 IT reminds us how much both of these activities depend on traction, the IT swapping out a carefully articulated herringbone starburst for a grass-grabbing nubby bottom. The black leather colorway with subtle red accents is a winner anywhere you’d like to wear it, and you’ll find the Nike Golf co-signed Koston 2 IT available at select SB shops like Premier.