NIKE and Tiger Woods have teamed up once again for another signature golf shoe. And the 2017 version of the NIKE TW golf shoes is unlike anything they’ve produced before. From the way it looks to the way it fits and the way it grips, these shoes bring something new to the game. This is the TGW hands-on review of the new NIKE TW ‘17 golf shoes.
The brand new design was evident as soon as we unboxed these shoes. There’s no traditional lacing system here. In its place is a unique dual-strap Velcro closure and pull cord to tighten the shoes. The lateral strap even features exposed NIKE Flywire cables that adapt to your foot as it moves for dynamic support. This whole system makes the shoe easy to slip on and off without tying laces. It loosens up quickly and easily so your foot slides right in. Then you cinch up the pull cord beneath the straps for a custom fit. Set it to however tight or loose you prefer your golf shoes. The straps then close over the tongue for an incredibly stable and supportive fit.
The uppers are made with a synthetic leather that keeps the shoes lightweight while offering durable protection. They feel great to the hand and even better when you put them on. This synthetic construction is also flexible for dynamic performance on all terrain. It’s also waterproof and comes with a two-year warranty so you’ll reach for these shoes every round, no matter what the weather looks like. We tried on a size 11.5 medium and noted a true-to-size fit.
The TW 17 shoe even looks a little bit wider than what you might be used to with NIKE and it fits great. The length and width are perfect. Even if they feel a little snug at first, the synthetic material in the upper loosens up quickly with a little walking around so they break in in no time. These shoes did slip a little in the heel however, but there is padding around the ankle and you may want to keep that in mind when choosing socks.
The comfort and quality underfoot is top notch in the TW 17 golf shoes. A soft Phylon foam mid-sole provides cushioning with every step while helping keep the shoe lightweight. NIKE has also included their classic Zoom Air unit in the heel. It feels springy under your foot and responds to each step for ideal cushioning. If you’re a golfer that prefers to walk the course, you’ll love this feature. Finally, the new Tiger Woods shoe features a high-performance outsole.
NIKE starts with a carbon fiber composite sole plate. This material aids in the transfer of power throughout the golf swing, propelling your game forward and allowing you to swing confidently, every single time. TPU is then laid over that sole plate with an aggressive traction pattern that grips all kinds of turf. There’s also seven replaceable spikes for even greater traction and stability.
These shoes use Champ Zarma Tour golf spikes with the Tri-Lok system. The final verdict: NIKE’s TW ‘17 golf shoes are a winner. This shoe feels powerful thanks to the aggressive outsole. It’s made with high quality materials that feel great during your swing and confidently grip all kinds of ground. The fit is also different than other NIKE shoes we’ve tried on. They fit a little bit wider a truer in the forefoot, something that will benefit all golfers.
The TW 17 is also available in wide width options for those who prefer it. If you’re in the market for a new pair of golf shoes, you can’t go wrong with the aggressive traction, top-notch cushioning and durable protection of NIKE’s new TW 17 golf shoes.