Reviewed: Nike TW ’14 golf shoeSeptember, 2013 Equipment
NCG's team of experts review all the latest kit independently and without bias. Here's what they thought of the new Nike TW '14 golf shoe...
5 These just might be the best golf shoes I have ever had the pleasure of wearing. I was not immediately taken by the thick sole at the back, which looked a touch built up. But in terms of performance and comfort, you genuinely can’t go wrong.
They are based on Nike’s famous running shoe – the Free – at the request of Tiger Woods, who exercises in them regularly. The world No 1 said: “I love training in it, running in it, lifting in it. So I asked, why can’t I play golf in it?”
Nike’s designers got to work on adapting it into a golf shoe while still maintaining the flexibility, comfort, light weight and support. They have most certainly succeeded. The shoe is seriously comfortable and flexible, yet remains stable throughout the swing.
It’s also waterproof. I’ve walked 36 holes in them twice now and not once have I had an issue with discomfort or blisters.
Every step feels effortless – the sole flexes with your foot and the light materials make it feel like you’re wearing slippers. The best way to describe them is as a perfect middle ground between spikeless and traditional shoes.
They have the athletic fit, styling and comfort of the former with the stability and grip of the latter.
I suppose some would argue that there are other shoes in the shops that are easier on the eye but I sincerely doubt they perform as well as this.
Nike TW ’14 golf shoe