Nike has launched six new golf shoes, which its stars will be using at the 2019 US Masters at Augusta with the creation of the Snake Pack.
Contracted stars Rory McIlroy and Jason Day will be among the players wearing the new creations on the pristine fairways at Augusta during Masters week as Nike jazzes up some of its best-selling golf shoes for the first major of the year.
The Snake Pack includes special designs of the Nike Air Max 1 Golf, the Nike Roshe Golf Tour, the Nike React Vapor 2, the Nike Zoom Victory Tour, the Nike Tour Premiere and the Air Jordan 11 Low golf shoes.
The six designs will be known as the Snake Pack because they include green snake skin features across them. That appears in different forms across the range but is the common factor across all six options.
There is also a Masters logo featured on the shoes as well as a design feature which is a nod to the most famous part of Augusta—the Amen Corner stretch of three holes.
“It is often said that this tournament doesn’t begin until the back nine on Sunday, and the Snake Pack is designed to flip the narrative of athletes being ‘snake-bit’ down the stretch,” Nike Golf’s said in the media release announcing the designs.
“Instead, Nike is giving its athletes the confidence to grab the snake by the head and take the tournament into their own hands.”
The Snake Pack designs will not be released for general sale, but you can still get your hands on the more traditional versions of the shoes.
Nike Air Max 1 Golf
The name needs no introduction, and the Nike Air Max 1G provides the kind of comfort on the course that the training shoe offers off it. Available in four colour options, it has a synthetic overlay to provide protection from the elements without losing the original Air Max design.
Nike Roshe Golf Tour
The Nike Roshe golf shoe is all about comfort with a mesh upper for breathability and foam midsole cushions. They boast the modern look that many golfers are seeking and are available in black and white.
Nike React Vapor 2
Nike React technology is the key feature in the Vapor 2 golf shoe. The outsole is a hybrid design featuring spikes and Nike’s Integrated Traction to provide grip and stability that golfers crave. Suitable for a variety of conditions, the Vapor 2 can be purchased in several colour schemes.
Nike Zoom Victory Tour
Support is what the Nike Zoom Victory Tour golf shoe aims to provide with the Zoom Air unit working along with a “plush sockliner” to provide the kind of cushioning that golfers crave. The strong uppers also help provide support through the swing.
Nike Tour Premiere
The Nike Tour Premiere golf shoe features a FastFit lockdown for a stable footing throughout the swing. Quite futuristic in design with the top strap and red tabs, the shoes still retain a classic Nike look. The spiked shoe and TPU outsole from confidence throughout the swing.
Air Jordan 11 Low
A version of Nike’s famous Jordan range, the golf shoes aren’t high tops—as the Low in the name might suggest—but there is that traditional basketball look to the range.
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