Over one week ago I was lucky enough to get a box of the new 2014 Nike Tiger Woods free inspired golf shoes in the mail. These are now the 4th pair of TW golf shoes I have owned and it has been an amazing ride seeing the progression of the TW line over the years. The 2014 Tiger Woods shoe is labeled the golf shoes for athletes and I promise you it will not disappoint.
What looks better than a pair of Tiger Woods golf shoes? Trick question. Nothing looks better than a pair of TW shoes and these by far are the coolest looking shoes the TW line has ever put out. Currently there are two classic TW branded colorways with with a Black/Reflective Silver-Varsity Red; White/Metallic Dark Grey-Varsity Red being released June 7, 2013 and the wicked Cool Grey/Black-Vivid Blue-Venom Green coming out August 1, 2013.
So you must be thinking how can these be the coolest looking shoes with 3 colorways? Well what if I told you they will also be releasing the TW14 line with Nike iD to let you design them however you want in your favorite colors to give you personalized perfection to standout from the crowd. (I personally think the Blue Hero colorway option on Nike iD is filthy to work with or a Texas Longhorn-themed shoe but to each their own). With the combination of classic branded TW colorways and Nike iD, I give the overall look a 10/10.
The golf shoe created for the athlete does exactly what it was meant to do by delivering a super comfortable shoe that can handle walking the longest of courses. I have played with these a few times in the past week and have 0 complaints about the comfort of these shoes. I have even wore these around as regular shoes for a day to see how they tested while not just on grass and they look so good people would have no idea they are golf shoes but more of an athletic style shoe you would see in a gym. So if you want the comfort of a running/cross training shoe while playing golf than the TW14 is your answer. I give the overall comfort a 9/10 rating.
The grip of the TW14 has to be one of the most rock solid features of the new shoe by Nike. Everyone knows in golf if you have a solid foundation it will help you generate power and I have never played with a shoe that offers so much stability to really let your swing go without moving an inch. Tiger Woods debuted the Nike TW’14 at the 2013 Players Championship, where the latest in footwear technology helped power him to his 78th PGA victory. With Nike Free-inspired technology and design, the TW’14 delivers the freedom and support to unleash the full power of your swing.
The natural motion engineered outsole of the Nike TW’14 is designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot, and still deliver all the protection and traction of a lightweight performance golf shoe. This innovative outsole allows the athlete to keep contact with the ground longer, better harnessing the energy of the foot to the shoe and, therefore, the shoe to the ground. I give the overall grip a 10/10 rating.
Overall Rating 29/30
I have to say Nike has taken then TW golf line to a whole new level with the 2014 Free-Inspired golf shoe line. I love my 2013 Nike Lunar Control Golf Shoes and still plan on wearing them a lot since they are a great shoe but I recommend spending the extra $19 to get the 2014 Tiger Woods golf shoes. Even better is get them customized with Nike iD to have the exact colorway you prefer to standout from the crowd this golf season. I believe these are a winner everyday of the week and believe you will see them getting a Gold Medal Award from Golf Digest because Nike has created another rock solid shoe. I believe this is the best shoe on the market since Tiger Woods always brings the best. Now you can wear the best.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (May 13, 2013) – Building upon the success of last year’s TW’13, Nike Golf brings enhancements and a modified look to the new Nike TW’14 footwear. Nike Athlete Tiger Woods debuted the new Nike shoe in a dramatic fashion with his 78th PGA Tour career victory at The Players Championship. The new iconic shoe is also the first Nike Golf shoe to be made available on NIKEiD with previews beginning May 20, 2013.
The original Nike TW’13 was created through insights from the athlete himself, Tiger Woods, who stated, “I train with Nike Free technology all the time… I love training in it, running in it, lifting in it. So I asked, why can’t I play golf in it?”
With that, Nike designers set to work creating a Nike Free-inspired golf shoe tailored to maximize Woods’ game.
Woods first debuted the TW’13 on Tour late in the 2011 season and the game-changing shoe took the marketplace by storm in 2012. Through his inspiration, hands-on testing and detailed feedback, Nike Golf has continued the collaboration with Woods on the new Nike TW’14, further enhancing the fit, feel and function.
The natural motion engineered outsole of the Nike TW’14 is designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot, and still deliver all the protection and traction of a lightweight performance golf shoe. This innovative outsole allows the athlete to keep contact with the ground longer, better harnessing the energy of the foot to the shoe and, therefore, the shoe to the ground.
“These shoes provide freedom of movement and allow me to release more power through my swing,” said Woods.
The new upper features improved ventilation that delivers increased breathability and comfort. This was achieved through strategically located perforations and a more comfortable mesh tongue providing athletes the ventilation they want without compromising the waterproof protection they need.
“With this shoe, we worked diligently to take every detail to a new level,” said Tobie Hatfield, Athlete Projects Innovator in Nike’s Innovation Kitchen. “Tiger’s relentless focus on getting better makes us better. His insights force us to never stop innovating and delivering technology that will enhance a golfer’s performance. In the TW ’14, he wanted more stability with mobility and we’ve accomplished that by using Nike’s Dynamic Flywire technology which moves with him, but stabilizes his foot when he swings. We also increased breathability of the shoe by using a full mesh tongue.”
The new TW’14 footwear stays true to Woods’ signature colors, White, Black and Red, and also adds a new colorway to the mix, Cool Grey with Vivid Blue and Venom Green accents (available 8.1).
Nike TW’14 on NIKEiD
With the fully customizable TW’14 iD version, consumers can create the perfect combination of breathability and traction for their playing conditions. In addition to choosing a wide-range of color combinations, golfers can choose between two distinct uppers: waterproof and breathable. The waterproof upper is made of multi-stretch synthetic leather for weather protection and durability, and the breathable upper (available exclusively with NIKEiD) features lightweight mesh to keep feet comfortable on hot days. The TW’14iD is available in two outsoles, either the Spike version or the Integrated Traction option (molded rubber). Consumers can also personalize their shoes by adding their name or an inspirational message to the inside tongues.
Available: June 7, 2013
MSRP: $220 MAP/Street: $180
June 7, 2013 Colorways: Black/Reflective Silver-Varsity Red; White/Metallic Dark Grey-Varsity Red
August 1, 2013 Colorway: Cool Grey/Black-Vivid Blue-Venom Green
Nike TW’14 iD
Preview: May 20, 2013
Available: June 7, 2013
MSRP: $ 225
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