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The criteria for distinguishing footwear categories are suddenly becoming a blur. Nike uses this concept to their advantage as the brand has a massive pool of silhouettes that can be used in various sports categories.
One of the most popular and in-demand shoes that jumped into golf is the Roshe. It was first released in 2012 as a running shoe and offered at an affordable price point. Its inspiration draws heavily from the Zen Buddhist gardens. the elements of the shoe reflect it, especially its first colorway, called "Iguana."
The shoe seeped into the market under the radar – no marketing campaigns or celebrity endorsements of some sort. For some reason, it caught the attention of many. Its popularity spilled on the sneaker pool, and now, this iconic shoe takes over golf.
Now that it functions as a golf shoe, the Roshe G combines the old and new. The signature elements that are associated with the original are retained. Yet, new features are also injected to help conquer the challenges of golf.
Unlike the original model that featured the natural waffle pattern, the outsole of the golf version sports a circular design. The tweak that was injected is purposeful. The circles represent the pressure points when walking and making a swing. Compared to the rest of the shoes, these areas have a more aggressive set of lugs to put an extra grip on strategic places. This shoe is spikeless, so changing on and off the course is not necessary.
An Icon with Phylon. The midsole of the shoe is applied with a time-tested cushioning system called Phylon. This type of foam is durable and provides long-lasting comfort from the 1st to the 19th hole.
Previous designs of golf shoes are strictly leather-only. But, changing times also call for brands like the Swoosh to explore different designs, features, and technologies.
Minimalism goes beyond trends, and the Roshe captivates that principle in its functionality. The material that wraps the foot is a lightweight and breathable mesh. One of its downsides is that it is not entirely waterproof. Purchasers can go the extra mile of applying a waterproof spray to avoid moisture from permeating the insides.
It’s all in the details. The stretchy mesh upper produces a sock-like fit that comfortably hugs the foot. Pull tabs on the ankle and tongue are applied to the shoe. They permit that quick and easy on and off wear. These accents may be small but create a massive effect on the product's comfort, support, and stability.
How the Roshe became popular puzzles a lot of people. One that tops the list is its versatility. The fact that it was able to transition from running, lifestyle, and golf, says a lot about how adoptive its looks are.
Because of this, golfers of all spectrums can identify it. The Nike Roshe G does not discriminate age or style. This trainer is simply created for everyone.
- Professional golfer Tony Finau debuted the special edition of Roshe G in Magnolia during the Masters 2018. Unfortunately, he dislocated his ankle while celebrating a hole in one shot, which boosted the popularity of the shoe, good or bad.