BEAVERTON, Ore. (November 23, 2005) – To complete the head-to-toe look of golfers, Nike Golf has added belts to its line of accessories for men by virtue of a U.S licensing agreement with Los Angeles-based Spirit Leatherworks. The agreement represents Nike Golf’s first entry into the belt market.
Spirit Leatherworks, which designs Bill Adler Design Belts, will be the exclusive U.S. licensee for Nike Golf and Tiger Woods belts and leather accessories.
"We have been monitoring the belt market for years and feel there is an opportunity to offer consumers exciting new performance products they have come to expect from Nike Golf." said David Hagler, Global Director of Apparel. "With Spirit Leatherworks we have chosen a partner who shares our vision to redefine markets through innovation and design."
Bill Adler, President and Creative Director of Spirit Leatherworks, has emerged as a leader of fashion accessories in America. Adler has sold belts to the finest specialty and department stores in America as well as Japan.
Adler has created a line for Nike Golf and Tiger Woods that is uniquely designed to enhance comfort, flexibility and support. The perforated leathers breathe and stretch as the body swings. The brushed nickel buckles echo the sleek, architectural designs of Nike Golf clubs. The Tiger Woods belt collection is infused with new standards of luxury and elegance.
The quality and design of the new Nike Golf belts compliments the look of Nike Golf apparel and footwear, thus completing the golf fashion package. Golf belts will never be the same.
Tiger Woods, Justin Leonard, Stewart Cink, Chad Campbell and the rest of Nike Golf’s PGA Tour staff will wear the product to begin the 2006 season. Retail prices range from $40.00 – $80.00 and will begin shipping to golf retailers in April.
Beth Gast – Nike Golf