A golf shoe inspired by running shoes and made for a pro
In 2017, pro golfer Brooks Koepka presented Nike a challenge: design a running shoe that Koepka could golf in. Backed up by years of experience and knowledge in designing and manufacturing running shoes, the Swoosh brand was up for this challenge.
The major sports brand borrowed upper features from running shoes, outsole designs from soccer cleats, and Nike Zoom Strobel technology from the Durant line and applied it on the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour.
Brooks Koepka approved this shoe, and Nike alleges that Koepka's swing speed relatively increased compared to his previous performance.
Who is it for? The Air Zoom Infinity Tour is recommended for players on the hunt for a stylish and ultra-cushioned golf shoe.
What makes it different? Apart from being inspired by running shoes in terms of response and cushioning, this pair stands out from its siblings as it can't be traditionally categorized as a spiked or spikeless golf shoe. It is also said that the piston spikes are equipped with a data-informed traction pattern to yield exceptional grip.