Nike Air Max 1 G shoe review

GolfMagic tests out the Nike Golf Air Max 1 G, and it passes with flying colours...

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Max Harvey
Thu, 16 May 2019
Nike Air Max 1 G shoe review

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PRICE: £99.99 YEAR: from 2019


Nike Golf has steadily merged some of its most iconic sneakers into the golf market, and one of the latest to join its roster is the very cool Air Max 1 G.

With style and fashion more and more becoming an integral part of the game, aided by many golf clubs now starting to relax their dress codes, the golfer is given a wide array of options with which to feel comfortable and most importantly themselves on a golf course.

We have already seen Nike Golf bring the Roshe G and Flyknit Racer to golf, as well as the classic Jordan brand to the fore, but the one that has impressed us the most in terms of its all-round peformance, style, function and fit is the Air Max 1 G. 

The shoe is almost an identical replica of the trainer we all know and love, but also includes golf specific technologies to make it stand the test on the course.

As with the trainer, we see the iconic Air bubble, something which hasn’t been seen on a golf shoe ever before. You have also got a cushioning heel unite that combines with Phylon foam at the midsole to provide extreme comfort.

The spikeless sole is soft yet tough meaning you can wear it on any terrain in any condition. If that is not enough for you, the AM1 is fully waterproof and Nike Golf provides you with a year warranty.

There are four colourways with the Air Max 1 G in Black/Gum, White/Gum, White/University Red and a pure platinum style, so all tastes should be taken care of there.

You may have already seen some of the custom styles that were released earlier in the year including the Green Grass and Sunday payout editions, but we will let you make your own mind up on those as they are not for everyone!


The Nike Air Max 1 G is the perfect golf shoe for all the sneakerheads out there and perfect for wearing straight from the course to the 19th hole, or even out and about round town - you won’t look out of place anywhere you go in these.

We have put the shoe through its paces with vigourous on-course and range testing, and we have to say that these really perform as you would expect - and at £99, they represent the best value-for-money Nike Golf shoe we've ever tested without a shadow of a doubt. 

You receive extreme comfort and great stability on full swings, which is something Nike haven’t always provided in their trainer golf shoes – for us, that's what was lacking with the Roshe G.

The best Nike Golf spikeless shoes to date and with all the classic Air Max 1 style.

Well worth a look if you're in the market for new premium pair of shoes.

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