KEY TECH Unique sole de­sign im­proves trac­tion with­out harm­ing com­fort Golfers who de­mand sta­bil­ity, grip and com­fort from their footwear HOW MUCH £220 AIMED AT

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Ev­ery golfer knows the golf swing starts from the ground up, and us­ing the ground ef­fi­ciently is how the likes of Rory McIl­roy cre­ate power and con­sis­tency in equal mea­sure.

So look­ing to gain any mar­gin pos­si­ble, Nike de­sign­ers have un­veiled a new sole de­sign with what they call ‘Ar­tic­u­lated In­te­grated Trac­tion’, which they claim helps fa­cil­i­tate bet­ter foot­work dur­ing the swing.

Show­cased in the new Flyknit Elite shoe, the fu­tur­is­tic out­sole “de­cou­ples the me­dial heel and lat­eral fore­foot area to help pro­pel the ath­lete through the swing.”

Ac­cord­ing to Nike, this is pos­si­ble thanks to ar­tic­u­lated chan­nels that move your feet closer to the ground, and by us­ing a tread that de­liv­ers con­tin­u­ous trac­tion no mat­ter which part of your foot is in con­tact with the ter­rain.

For the new Flyknit Elite, this out­sole is paired with Nike’s Lu­narlon mid­sole for springy un­der­foot cush­ion­ing.

You’ll also no­tice the dis­tinc­tive and light­weight Flyknit up­per, which, along­side Nike’s Dy­namic Fly­wire, de­liv­ers sup­port in key ar­eas.

A higher col­lar also pro­vides com­fort and helps pre­vent grass from en­ter­ing the shoe, and while the shoes aren’t waterproof, they do have what Nike calls ‘dew pro­tec­tion’ along the Flyknit edge to keep your feet dry in wet grass.

The Flyknit Elite is avail­able in two colour­ways with an RRP of £220.

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