Which are the best Nike golf shoes?
Nike’s association with golf was cemented with the signing of a young Tiger Woods in 1995.
Since they have established themselves as a leading player in golf and it has helped them become the biggest sportswear brand in the world.
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They continually produce iconic shoes and have created a fantastic range for men and lady golfers. Asides from Tiger, Nike Golf shoes are worn by some of the world’s best players, including Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland, Scottie Scheffler, Tommy Fleetwood, Jason Day, Paul Casey, Tony Finau, Francesco Molinari, Matt Wolff, Thomas Pieters, Michelle Wie and Suzanne Pettersen.
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But let’s start with the best Nike golf shoes…
Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 golf shoes
RRP £159.95 | VIEW OFFER (both)
Sizes (UK): 3-15 | Sole Spiked | Colour options: Black + White + Racer Blue + Pure Platinum; Black + Metallic Pewter + White; White + Metallic Platinum + Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
From every angle this is a striking piece of footwear and you have to hand it to Nike for creating something not quite like anything we’ve seen before. Visually the Victory Tour 2 looks the part and for the most part and, particularly around heel, feels great.
However for this kind of price you expect a lot of golf shoe and I’m not quite sure whether it has the right levels of support in all the critical places, especially on the soft fairways of British golf courses in winter.
You have no concerns regarding keeping dry so wet weather isn’t a problem and there is plenty of grip too. Unquestionably you will get a smooth ride from a shoe that is very waterproof. It is just that some players will not like the feel during the swing.
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Nike React Infinity Pro golf shoes
RRP £99.95 | Men’s – VIEW OFFER; Ladies – VIEW OFFER
Sizes 3.5-15 | Sole Spiked | Colour options White + Pure Platinum + Racer Blue; Black + Metallic Platinum + White; White + Metallic Platinum + Black; Black + White + Cyber; Sail (red), Magic Ember + White; White + Aurora (cyan) + Hot Punch (pink) | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
When you buy Nike golf shoes you are guaranteed some clever bits of technology and the unisex Infinity Pro gives you all that and more. You also get some interesting colour names.
With Nike you also get a clever price point and paying less than £100 for waterproof golf shoes of this quality always helps.
The shoe is also incredibly eye-catching and one look at the base will certainly have your eyebrows raised. The highly-distinctive moulded base and striking Piston spikes looks other worldy. At first glance it looks like one giant spike and two smaller ones but there is so much more to it than that.
At the top of the shoe, the flexible Nikeskin technology is a breathable but highly-protective system
Inside, the foam sock-liner provides extra cushioning yet the whole shoe is remarkably light.
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Nike Air Max 270G golf shoes
RRP £129.95 | Men’s – VIEW OFFER; Ladies – VIEW OFFER
Sizes 3-14 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options White Volt + Barely Volt + Black; White + Pure Platinum + Black; White + Racer Blue + Pure Platinum + Black; Black + Hot Punch + White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
It doesn’t get any more iconic than Nike Air and the giant American sportswear brand don’t miss a trick.
The Nike Air 270 golf shoe does look it is designed for the basketball court but their supremely-sleek shoe has a lot more going on than that. The flexible-yet-substantial upper will keep you dry.
However, as is the case with many Nike products, it is the lower half of the shoe that really contains all the star dust.
The sole is, again, like nothing else you have seen before with its jagged edges and more conventional centre portion.
And, as you would expect from an Air product, the comfort is considerable with giant Air Max unit combining with a foam midsole to make every step a comfortable one.
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Nike Victory G Lite golf shoes
RRP £72.95 | Men’s – VIEW OFFER; Ladies (NN) – VIEW OFFER
Sizes 3-15 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options Black; Neutral Grey + White + Black; Black + Sail; Neutral Grey + Sail + Marina; Neutral Grey + Sail | BOA option? No | Waterproof? No
Nike’s uber-lightweight offering is one you could almost wear on the beach. The Victory is also an attempt by the manufacturer to improve its green credentials.
The shoe is made from at least 20% recycled content which isn’t amazing but it is better than nothing.
Comfort wise you just can’t go wrong and the sockliner and midsole combine to give your feet a great ride.
The grip is not one you would trust on soft fairways but in the summer months, it represents a great option.
Nike Air Max 90 G golf shoes
Sizes 3-15 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options White + Black; Black + Anthracite + Cool Grey + White; White + Racer Blue + Pure Platinum + Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Another legendary trainer brand that has been adapted for the golf market and the result is a highly-versatile shoe that will do the job in most weather conditions.
The changes from the original are focussed on the top and bottom portions of the Max 90 with meshing covering the upper so your feet stay dry.
The sole is covered in traction plugs but it wouldn’t be Nike if the design wasn’t a little bit ‘out there’. Whether the bells and whistles are required is a moot point…the main thing is you get a grippy shoe with good stability and a high degree of support/comfort.
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Nike Roshe G golf shoes
RRP £57.99 | Men’s – VIEW OFFER; Ladies – VIEW OFFER
Sizes 2.5-14 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options Grey + Black; Marina + Photon Dust + Black + White; Photon Dust + White + Black + Pink Prime; Black + White+ Metallic White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? No
The Nike Roshe trainer is one of the most iconic in the world so it was no big surprise when Nike adapted the Roshe for the golf market.
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It is certainly one of the new breed that sits as well off the course but the sole is still one that generates a lot of grip. Nobody quite does futuristic underbellies like Nike and this a classic example of a moulded spikeless grip that is total unique.
It is certainly a golf shoe for the summer but with that comes a large degree of comfort – the injected foam midsole does a great job in that respect – and it is also extremely lightweight.
Nike Air Jordan ADG 3 golf shoes
RRP £129.95 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 6-13 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options Black + Cement Grey + Fire; Cool Grey + Black + White; White + Tech Grey + Black + Fire | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
For those who don’t know much about the Jordan golf range, it might come as a bit of surprise to see they look like a modern golf shoe rather than an adapted trainer.
There is a certainly a modern tweak here and there and a few basketball-related touches, but essentially there is a lot of the ‘old’ in the ADG3, especially the premium leather upper, which looks like a Footjoy model from the 80s or 90s (apart from laces).
The further down you go the more modern it gets and certainly the sole is very 21st century with its dramatic moulded edges. They certainly generate lots of grip. Add in the waterproofing and you are left with a shoe that will work well all-year round.
The ADG 3 is based on the Jordan 4 trainer and there are clues in the outsized tongue and the eyelets. That said the overall package, visually, is relatively understated and means it should have mass appeal.
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Nike Air Jordan 1 Low G golf shoes
RRP £114.95 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 6-13 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options Black + Sail + Medium Grey | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
This takes it inspiration from the original 1985 low-cut version of the Air Jordan, the shoe that helped transform the American company into the biggest of its kind in the world.
However, like the ADG 3, there is nothing too ‘out there’ about what Nike have done. The sole is very different from the original to aid with grip but the overall package is relatively conventional.
The stitched leather upper is pure classic while the heel is supported by encapsulated air. Could almost be one for the growing number of shoe collectors.
Nike Ace Summerlite golf shoes
RRP £89.95 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 2.5-7.5 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options White + Photon Dust + Black + Pink; White + Black; Black + White + Pomegranate + Metallic Gold | BOA option? No | Waterproof? No
The Summerlite was first launched in 2010 and has been brought back by Nike with plenty of innovations.
The company has based the design on the morphology of the female foot so it has a shallower toe box, a tapered heel and higher arch. It also has an outsole that narrows at the arch.
Nike has also pulled out all the stops in terms of comfort, incorporating smooth suede into the collar and tongue. That is partly because Nike wants to give players the option of not wearing socks.
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Nike React Ace Tour golf shoes
RRP £114.95 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 2.5-9.5 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options White + Light Smoke Grey + Black; Black + Smoke: Metallic Dark Grey + White; White + Photon Dust + Black + Pink Prime; White + Pomegranate + Dust + Metallic Gold | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
‘The first performance golf shoe Nike has ever designed specifically for women golfers’ was the strapline attached to this incredible-looking piece of footwear and you have to hand it to the sportswear giants for creating something new.
However you have to wonder what they were doing before the React Ace? Not thinking much about women golfers clearly!
One of the many innovations is a special FlyEase lacing system that acts like a harness for your foot, giving a quick, secure fit with a simple pull of a band. A side loop releases with another easy pull. Nike trainers are renowned for their cushioned soles and the Ace Tour use a lightweight durable foam to put a smooth, springy feel in your step.
The piece-de-resistance is the unique outsole pattern that gives traction along the perimeter of the sole, the critical slipping zone beneath your foot, to increase grip in the transition into your downswing.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Flanagan has been a golf journalist since 2008 having worked at a number of daily newspapers before that as part of the sports teams.
He’s been playing golf since the age of 11, starting out at Olton in the West Midlands and has also been a member at Hull, Waterton Park near Wakefield and Hollins Hall in Baildon. He currently plays off a nine handicap.
You can get in touch with Mark, here.