|Nike Course Air Tour TW:|
Somewhat surprisingly the Nike Course Air Tour TW (Tiger Woods) lacks a little style, despite being the favourite footwear of Mr Woods. In fact, apart from its 'swoosh' trademark, it's rather plain.
Compared with others we have tested and indeed Nike's own range of outrageous trainers, it's positively understated.
The leather on the upper is high quality, and feels soft, but compared with others we have tested the Nike is a tight fit even with the apparently correct size. While some makers provide a spare set of spikes, precautionary blister plasters might be more appropriate.
|Course Air Tour TW|
Nike, has a good track record in foot cushioning, relying on pockets of air within the rubber (TPU) outsole and this is no exception. A waterproof membrane keeps your feet dry, too, though with the black leather upper, the heat penetrates more than most.
Traction is good, belying the unusual design claiming over 150 points of contact specifically engineered for maximum grip with minimum green damage. But like all softspike soles, newly mown grass can tend to clog.
|150 points of contact|
Overall comfort is good once you1ve ironed out the pressure points and Nike technology is excellent. But for about £85 a pair we1d want a bit more flash and a little less swoosh for our money. GOLFmagic rating 6.5/10
Links: Nike homepage.
Price £85 (US$120) GOLFmagic rating: 6.5/10