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Tiger’s newest golf shoes — Nike’s TW ’15 — made its debut via Tiger Woods’ Twitter account before a practice round at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open. It’s woven with technology that makes it 10 percent lighter than its predecessor.

Woods and Tobie Hatfield, Nike’s Senior Director of Athlete Innovation, collaborated on the design, which has Nike’s new Flyweave technology to give it a flexible, stable and form-fitting upper.

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[quote_center]“Nike keeps answering the bell every time I want to push the envelope,” Woods said. “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.”[/quote_center]

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Flyweave first debuted in a Nike basketball shoe in 2014 and uses a one-piece woven upper that has a greater strength-to-weight support for stability during the swing, while offering the lightweight flexibility golfers require.

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As with previous TW shoe generations, the TW ’15 shoes use a Nike Free-inspired outsole.

The Nike Free-inspired outsole on the TW ’15 also sits 3 millimeters lower than the TW ’14, and Integrated Traction in the toe area offers more flexibility, allowing golfers to better harness power throughout the swing without suffering from traction issues.

“TIGER EPITOMIZES POWER,” SAID HATFIELD. “HIS POWER STARTS WITH NATURAL MOTION WHICH BEGINS WITH UNLEASHING THE FOOT FROM THE GROUND UP. FLYWEAVE GIVES YOU THAT FLEXIBILITY COUPLED WITH SUPPORT.”

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Hatfield’s original sketch was influenced by Woods’ love of fishing and diving — with design elements inspired by Octopus beaks and shark scales.

Nike’s TW ’15 shoes will be available on Nike’s website Feb. 2 as part of a limited run. The shoe will hit stores on March 5 (preorder Feb. 12) for $250 (MSRP) in three color ways (University Red/Black), (Metallic Silver/Black) and (Black/White).

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  4. West

    Jan 29, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I bet they feel and perform amaze, but hope there are some more traditional colorways, plus not too thrilled about the 1 less interchangeable cleat. Will be interested to see firsthand!

  5. MySwooshGolf

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:27 am

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  7. Dave S

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Don’t love these. I have a pair of the white TW ’13s and they’re the best golf shoe i’ve ever owned (much better than the ’14s). If I can’t find another pair of them somewhere in my size, I’d go with the new Lunar Control 3’s before the TW ’15s.

    • marcel

      Jan 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      best golf shoe is Adidas 360 Tour – most stability then ever.

    • Nick B

      Jan 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      As an owner of the TW ’13s and 14s, which I agree were the best shoes made to the date, I am very excited for these. I’m gonna have to compare them with the Adidas Energy Boost, though, as I am on my second pair of the running shoes. Believe me, you’ve got to try the boost. It’s the most revolutionary foam in a shoe ever in my opinion. It makes every other shoe feel like walking in chunks of hard plastic. They just feel so different.

  8. bradford

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    ok, maybe sharks have scales—but that still doesn’t mean they can play golf.

  9. bradford

    Jan 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Octopus beaks and shark scales?

    1. Sharks don’t have scales
    2. Sharks don’t have scales
    3. Why would an octopus’ beak have anything to do with a good golf shoe?
    4. Lion feathers.

  10. Donnie

    Jan 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Hard pass.

  11. Ct

    Jan 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    If I wear these, will I play like Tiger? No thanks!

  12. Jean Cullen

    Jan 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    When it comes to Golf Shoes….. Nike is much like the cow that went dry……Udder failure !!!!!!!

    FJ guy 4 life !!!!!!!!

  13. PGAPro

    Jan 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Well said Mr. Snead !!!!!

  14. Iceman

    Jan 28, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I’ve been a strong supporter of Nike sneakers / shoes (golf / tennis / basketball / cross-trainers) for over 25 years. In my opinion, there have only been two sneakers / shoes that were not better (or arguable worse) than a prior year’s product. . . The ’01 / ’02 Nike Zoom Tennis sneaker (the most uncomfortable competition tennis sneaker I’ve ever worn) and the TW ’14 (absolutely crippling over an 18-hole round – walking). The Lunar Controls have been great, the prior iterations of TW’s golf shoe (pre-free motion design) are great, even the 04′ nike shox golf sneaker were super comfortable. . . The newer TW’s, not so much. Just my opinion, I’m sure others differ.

  15. Trevor

    Jan 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Except Tiger’s pair will be using steel spikes.

  16. duke2001j

    Jan 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    This won’t be for everyone (obviously from the price point), but I like how Nike is getting their golf shoe collection in line with their other lines of sneakers (Jordan, etc) with the limited releases – makes perfect sense. I have a pair of the mesh version of the TW 14’s that I got through Nike ID, and I’ll probably get a pair of these as well. There’s a market of golf “sneakerheads” that these limited releases cater to – count me among that breed.
    The high price points make sense when you know the shoe will be in high demand. Leads to reduced prices on the older models as well. Everyone wins.

  17. Jack Nash

    Jan 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    But do they come in Beast Mode Gold?

  18. Jeff Smith

    Jan 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Why do I need to know?

  19. Sam Snead

    Jan 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I won 82 PGA tours by practicing with bare feet. Save the 200 bucks and cut a few strokes off your game by investing a solid lesson.

    • Jay

      Jan 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Can’t you do both? Unless you’ve won 82 times, no one wants to see your bare feet on the course, lol. #buyapair

  20. Joe

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve still wear 2 pairs of the 8.5 and the 13’s I will give these a shot too when the price comes down. 13’s are the most comfortable. Yes, I am a shoe Ho!

  21. Tim

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    I notice Rory and a lot of other players not all of them Nike staffers are very happy with the lunars, the only person other than tiger I have seen wear the tw shoe is Francesco molinari. Says a lot about a shoe when virtually no one other than the guy who’s name is on them will wear them. I would buy the lunars because they are better in wet weather and cheaper. Pros don’t need to worry about those considerations and yet many of them still don’t wear them.

    • Kyle

      Jan 27, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Other pros don’t wear them because they have TW on them….

    • Michael

      Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Exactly what Kyle said. Not many athletes want to wear a shoe with someone elses name on them. Not to mention a lot of tour players are not allowed to wear competitors shoes.

  22. Greg

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I still wear the TW 13 shoe. one of the most comfortable shoes I have worn. I still like the tour premiums the best though! The old guys always have a stupid comment about them…and I’m 56

  23. Brad Ingarfield

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I think they look great.

  24. JR

    Jan 27, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Lots of experts here telling us how bad these shoes are without seeing the in person, let alone testing them in real playing conditions.

  25. R

    Jan 27, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    And why would you have fewer spikes in the wrong places, when guys like Ben Hogan ADDED spikes on the edges so they have more grip? What a stupid shoe

    • Kyle

      Jan 27, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Yeah because Ben hogan had all of the technology back then to know where the optimal places for spikes were..

      • Teaj

        Jan 28, 2015 at 8:12 am

        its to early to think of a smart a$$ answer, but I agree with you Kyle.

    • Jack Nash

      Jan 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      I wouldn’t doubt he’s still conscious of his knee problems and torquing while having your feet stapled to the ground isn’t the best idea. You need a little slippage.

  26. kc_macaroni

    Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    It took 3 years from initial design to public release? wow

  27. R

    Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    It’s not power. It’s VIOLENCE.

  28. Billy

    Jan 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    These are $200 retail, incase anyone can’t read that the MSRP is $250.

  29. Jonny B

    Jan 27, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    These things have slippery written all over them. Not for the early morning dew crowd or the rain players. Careful. I think you can’t beat the new Lunars that Rory is sporting when it comes to Nike’s golf shoes.

  30. Jafar

    Jan 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    These are nice, but so were the 2014’s which are now half off because these are coming out.

    • Chris Loskie

      Jan 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Lol I agree… I still have and plan to buy another pair of 13’s and 14’s.. the 13’s are hands down the most comfortable golf shoe ive tried yet.. 14’s just have cool grey color lol..

    • Teaj

      Jan 28, 2015 at 8:15 am

      And we wonder why the golf industry is in shambles. naa ill wait until it comes down in price.

      • Chaz

        Jan 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm

        Ever hear of you get what you pay for. Want cheaper shoes then by cheaper ones.

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Golf 101: 5 Tips to building your golf bag with CH3 (+ Charles Howell III WITB)

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I think at this point it’s safe to say that Charles Howell III is the adopted son and patron saint of WRX.

Not only is he a member of the site and visits regularly, but he’s also an avid club nerd and tester. I’ve become friends with CH3 over the past couple of years and have had some fun gear geek sessions with him. Want to know the coolest thing of all? He’s still as passionate and curious about gear as we are and not just Titleist (who he is on staff with) he’s curious about it all.

So who better to ask about how to build a great golf bag than with a man who knows it, does, and plays for his livelihood week in and week out?

These are 5 Charles Howell III golden nuggets that any golfer can learn from—and oh yeah, his take on the future is spot on.

Rule #1: Stability over speed no matter what

“Even for the guys on tour, stabilizing the clubface is paramount to good driving. One of the reasons I love testing shafts so often is to see if there is that magic combo of speed and control. However, the stability of the clubhead and shaft have to be there—I could find a combo that’s 20 yards longer, but if it’s something I can’t control, it doesn’t have a place in my bag. Extra yardage is fun until it isn’t.”

Rule #2: Find wedges that can do it all

“I chose the Vokey SM8 M Grind in the 56 and 60, because as the grind spectrum goes, they fall dead in the middle for me but everyone is different. I discovered that finding a middle ground grind wise solves the “different wedges for different grass problems” some players find themselves in. Even at Augusta, there was more Bermuda sticking out than normal which made shots from behind 15 different for example a little trickier. Not only are you chipping back towards a downslope with water behind, but it’s also now into the grain. Knowing I had wedges to combat either scenario made it that much easier. As a player, you have to put all the grinds through the paces and see what one checks off the most boxes. It might be something you never considered.”

Rule #3 Forgiveness looks different for every player

“Iron set makeups have changed so much in recent years. Pay attention to the soles when choosing your irons, even in the longer irons. It would be easy to think that bigger heads wider soles would be a no-brainer to hit, but to be honest, it’s not that simple. Sometimes finding a sole that will help the club get in and out of the ground easily will get you that center contact you were looking for. Although guys on tour may choose beefier long irons, it’s pretty rare to find one with a really wide sole. Soles that large encourage a player to try and sweep it off the turf which is counter-intuitive with an iron in your hand. When getting fit, pay attention to attack angles and center contact with your longer clubs; you may find that thinner soles help you more than anything else.”

Rule #4 Enjoy the process of learning and testing

“Obviously playing for a living gives me the advantage of testing a ton of stuff, but it’s just as fun doing the research at home (online) and understanding what certain equipment can do and the idea behind it. I still rely on testing as much as I can to see what works but it’s the pursuit of knowledge that keeps it all fresh week in and week out. Technology is so good these days but like anything you have to ask questions, look around try some stuff and then make a decision. Remember it’s your golf bag, take some pride in demanding that every inch of it works for you.

Eyes on the future…

“I think as we go down this Bryson/distance chase, the ultimate result on tour will be a lot of two driver bags. Look at it this way, having a 47-inch driver for long bombs, and a 44.5 inch for tighter drives, and a 4-wood isn’t all that hard to imagine. Players can tweak lofts in the irons and wedges easily to adjust to gapping. It’s not rocket science, and I don’t think we are that far from seeing multiple players on tour doing it that way.”

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Driver: Titleist TSI3 (10.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 6 X

3-wood: Ping G425 LST (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 8 X

7-wood: Ping G410 Max (20.5 degrees @20)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 9 X
Irons: Titleist T100 (4-6) 620 MB (7-9)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 (hard stepped)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (48-10F @47, 52-12F, 56-08M, 60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

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GolfWRX Classifieds (12/3/20): Mavrik SubZero, rare Scotty Cameron, Wilson Staff

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member CLRMTgolfer – Wilson Staff forged combo set

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Your chance to get an almost new Callaway Mavrik SubZero for less than new price!

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To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Rare longneck Cameron

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Adidas X Vice Golf launch The Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas

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Adidas has teamed up with Vice Golf to launch the new Vice Golf Shoe inspired from off the course which includes a dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime x Adidas golf balls.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas contains ultraboost and a signature lime-green colorway to accent the designs for life both on and off the golf course. The shoe features a camouflage pattern in gray and white on the top of the shoe, while a brand-new drip pattern decorates the boost material at the bottom.

The shoe features branding “discoverables”, such as a subtle Vice logo on the tongue of the shoe while a collab logo is celebrated within. The company’s motto “Embrace Your Vice” runs down the spine of the heel, while another Vice logo lives underneath the 3-stripe caging on the inside of the foot.

If golfers want a brighter color pop, the alternate neon lime laces give that option.

“Based in Bavaria like Adidas, we have always looked up to this global ambassador and brand that has made big moves in both the golf and footwear in recent years. It is a great honor to finally present the result of 22 months of work with tears of happiness when the final pair of shoes arrived” – Vice Golf founder and CEO Ingo Duellmann

In addition to the shoe, the packaging of the Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas is made to look, feel and act exactly like their signature golf ball packages. 

The bottom of the box is wrapped in a neon lime camouflage pattern, and the top cover features the exact, embossed Vice logo colored in neon lime drip pattern as seen and felt on the brand’s golf ball packaging. The connection continues after lifting the lid and discovering an actual box of Vice Pro Drip Lime golf balls, with Adidas logos, sitting in its own compartment.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas (plus one dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime X Adidas golf balls) costs $219.95 and is available to purchase from December 7, 2020, 11 AM EST at ViceGolf.com.

 

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