June 1, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 13
“Nike Free technology … I love training in it, running in it, lifting in it. So I asked, why can’t I play golf in it?”
Tiger Woods’ words offer the latest testimonial echoing the benefits of barefoot-style training. His sport is a low-impact game wherein the key ability is one that’d naturally benefit from a better connection to the earth: remaining perfectly rooted on the ground whilst windmilling violently to transfer the force of a four hundred-dollar club into a 4cm projectile. Tobie Hatfield’s Nike Innovation Kitchen set to spiking the bottom of a flexible Free sole and the prototype we’ve been seeing for nearly a year is finally about to arrive when the Nike TW ’13 arrives at select retailers on June 8th. Have a look at the Nike Free-inspired TW’13 spot after the jump and let us know if you’ll make these your new golf shoes.
Good looking shoe but it's way to expensive IMO. Will try them when they come out though because I love free soles.
If someone showed my this without the cleats and was like "this is a golf shoe" I'd be like "no it's not, shut up"
Any decent golf shoes cost about $180-$250 but it's worth it cause they last a long time. My white golf shoe is an adidas tour 360 that I paid about $180 for like 4 years ago, played at least 100 rounds in them and they still look good and perform well. On the other hand, my black golf shoe is some regular old $60 adidas that I got on sale for like $40 two years ago and they're already beat to sh!t after two seasons rocking them on and off with the whites. I'm getting these in black for sure and will be droppin birds in them for the next 5 years.
that's the whole problem. i had no problem paying 250 for golf shoes with metal spikes, but nearly every course I know has banned them. And these new generation spikes are not really very nice compared to even etonic or footjoys from around 1998-2000. i wore my etonic metal spikes for around 3 years and they looked brand new. i don't know if you'll get 5 years out of these. none of the shoes i've bought recently from nike/adidas have lasted much longer than 2 years, and forget about getting them wet more than once or twice. i hate sounding like an old curmudgeon, but quality just isn't what it used to be.