Nike Golf has upped the ante with Tiger Woods’ latest signature golf shoe, which features Nike’s breakthrough Flyweave technology in the upper for the first time.
The TW ’15 is a continuation of the collaboration between Woods and Nike footwear innovator Tobie Hatfield and integrates Dynamic Flywire into a Flyweave upper with a Nike Free outsole. The result? A golf shoe that provides great stability, fit and flexibility and is 10 percent lighter than the previous model the duo created.
“Nike keeps answering the bell every time I want to push the envelope,” said Woods on Nike.com. “The new Flyweave technology provides even more stability and support for my foot, and when you pair that with the Free-inspired outsole, I noticed I can push off the ground better and finish my swing with power.”
So, what exactly is “Flyweave?” It’s a form-fitting, performance-woven material that makes the shoe lighter and more stable. This new technology was recently used in the Jordan XX9 Basketball shoe.
Woods also had designers create an outsole that is 3 mm lower than the TW ’14 to maximize ground contact for a longer period of time and to optimize the flexibility of the shoe. According to Nike.com, “Hatfield utilized Integrated Traction in the toe area of the shoe to offer more flexibility to help Woods harness the full power of his swing without sacrificing traction.”
In an interview with Endgadget, Woods said: “The stability of it I love. And the mobility is, in certain places, more mobile than the TW ’14, which is something I wanted. To use more of the ground force as my push-off point and use that as a platform to create power [will help improve my overall game].”
The TW ’15 will be available on nike.com beginning Feb. 2 for a limited release. The shoe will then be available in three colorways on March 5.
See Woods and Hatfield talk about the design in the video below: