Aside from having a pool of experts, the brand also worked closely with four-time major champion Rory McIlroy in coming up with the best shoe that can be offered on the course.
The shoe is a result of a collaboration between the athlete and the brand's design team. The golfer himself specifically handpicks the Nike React because the soft and springy feel comes beneficial on the course.
The bottom of the Air Zoom Victory Tour displays a pattern that is ideal to attain maximum grip. It features a blend of technologies that work simultaneously.
Champ for the Champ. A generous amount of six Champ Zarma Tour Spikes are placed strategically on the outsole. Four of which are placed on the side of the forefoot and the remaining two on the heel. The positioning of cleats on the lateral side of the foot gives an optimal grip on both wet and dry conditions.
Integrated traction. Working alongside with the cleats is the Integrated Traction technology under the balls of the feet. It acts as a reinforcement to keep the foot from sliding mainly when doing a swing.
Just like the outsole, the middle part also features a combination of two types of midsoles. This mix is strategically done to put the specific cushioning system on the given area of the foot.
Dressed with the technology of fast. A Zoom Air unit can be found on the forefoot of the Victory Tour. The technology is embodied in a stretched tensile fiber that is enclosed with a pressurized Air unit. When pressure is placed, it compresses to cushion the impact and immediately springs back, creating an explosion of energy.
Because of the responsive system, different Nike performance shoes are utilizing the Zoom Air. Some of them include basketball and running. For golf, this type of Air tech is beneficial for shock absorption and responsiveness.
React and respond. Rory McIlroy's participation in the different aspects of the shoe involved the placement of the React. Much like how it was birthed, the athlete was also craving for a better cushioning system.
The propriety foam was derived from the biological feedback of its high-level players. Formulated by the brand's chemists and design team, the Nike React was crafted to maximize responsive energy return in a lightweight yet durable material.
What is on the inside matters. The sockliner boosts the comfort of the trainer by giving additional cushion on the underfoot. It also sports the text "All day comfort. Tee to green." Each word stands true on its performance.
The upper also illustrates that it is built mindfully. The golf shoe utilizes technologies to maximize the advantages that an upper can deliver.
Materials matter. The majority of the Air Zoom Victory Tour is built with premium leather. However, the upper quarter is sported with a Flyweave construction to induce flexibility through the stretchy material and prevent the upper from constricting the foot.
Protect with SKIN. The shoe utilizes a waterproofing overlay called the NIKESKIN. The technology was initially introduced in football. The soft and breathable mesh layer placed with an All Conditions Control treatment also creates a positive impact on golf. Not only does it make it completely waterproof, but it is also lightweight and thin enough to give an almost barefoot-like feel.
The looks of the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour evidently exhibit that McIlroy's input is greatly taken into account. His adolescent years may cause frowns, but he surely had a winning transformation as he climbed his way through the championship. The sophisticated and premium aura of the trainer aligns with his current victorious status.
- The trainer comes with a two-year waterproofing warranty.
- Nike released a limited-edition style in time for the US Open 2019. The "No Denim Allowed" pack pokes fun of the anti-jean golf dress code. Six golf shoes are featured. Aside from the Victory Tour, some of the silhouettes highlighted in the collection are the Nike Air Max 1 G and Nike Roshe G.