NIKE FLYKNIT ELITE SHOE
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
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.