Nike has been making footwear with Tiger Woods input for four years now and last night it announced the latest iteration about to be made available to golfers – the TW ’15.
Woods’ latest signature golf shoe is the first to feature Nike’s Flyweave technology in the upper. This has allowed Nike to create a one-piece upper that is woven to provide great strength-to-weight support where it is needed most based upon the demands, or movements, of the sport. Both strong and supportive, the Flyweave is also incredibly lightweight and flexible.
Each model in the TW-series has featured a Nike Free-inspired outsole, and when that was combined with the Flyweave upper, it created a golf shoe that provides fantastic levels of stability, fit and flexibility.
“Nike keeps answering the bell every time I want to push the envelope,” said Woods. “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.
Nike designer Tobie Hatfield added: “Tiger epitomises power. His power starts with natural motion which begins with unleashing the foot from the ground up. Flyweave gives you that flexibility coupled with support.”
More of Hatfield’s aesthetic design inspiration was based on Tiger’s love for diving and spear fishing. His first sketch of the shoe featured star-shaped traction, similar to a starfish.
“That reminded me of Tiger’s love to spearfish and be underwater,” he continued. “Adding the sea elements allowed another part of Tiger to live in the design of the shoe.”
Nike TW ’15 availability and pricing
A limited number of the TW ’15 shoes in the Metallic Silver/Black/Cool Grey colour way will be available on the brand's website from February 2.
The TW ’15 will be available in three colourways – University Red/Black; Metallic Silver/Black/Cool Grey and Black/White – from March 5, with pre-orders beginning on February 12.
The shoes will be priced at £160. For more information, log-on to nike.com