Nike Golf Unvels the TW’15 for Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods get Flyweave for the Nike TW’15

Always listening to the athlete is at the core of Nike’s beliefs, and today the show they have been listening to Tiger Woods with the reveal of the Nike TW’15. The third signature shoe in Tiger’s line, the Nike TW’15 is not only lighter and more stable then its predecessors, it comes with some technology from the basketball world that should make for a more comfortable upper.

Starting with the use of Nike Free back with the TW’13, Nike Golf has consistently pushed the boundaries of what you can expect from a golf shoe. All three models have been designed by Tobie Hatfield, who also created Nike Free. Bringing that same technology to golf wasn’t easy and you’ll often hear the technology in the TW line referred to as Nike Free-inspired and Nike Free.

Last year, Jordan Brand announced a new technology called Flyweave that was used on the upper of the Air Jordan XX9. That same technology has been applied to the TW’15 and provides the same benefits we see on the basketball court. Both require flexibility and stability, while still being strong and supportive. The Flyweave enables the creation of 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. More support can be weaved into specific areas to keep the shoe supportive through the entire motion of the swing.

“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.”

Using Tiger’s feedback, Nike Golf also updated the outsole so it sits 3mm lower than the previous model. For golfers, this provides better feedback from the ground to the foot and also allows the relationship between the two to last longer. Additionally, Tiger requested a more flexible outsole which helped with his natural range of motion.

With Nike’s signature shoes, personalization is one of the key details. Taking Tiger’s love for spearfishing and and being underwater, Tobie included traction elements in the toe that are shaped like octopus beaks, while the rubber in the tip and the heel are inspired by shark scales.

A limited number of the Nike TW ’15 shoes will be available on nike.com beginning Feb. 2 for $250

The Nike TW ’15 is available in three colorways on March 5 with pre-orders beginning Feb. 12.

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  • Going to be a tough choice for us choosing between the TW ’15 and the FootJoy Hyperflex this year!