Nike has called on its footwear heritage to introduce the new Air Zoom Vapor.
In 1972, track coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman created the lightweight Moon shoe and in 1998, Nike Soccer introduced the Mercurial Vapor boot, a lightweight shoe designed for stability, traction and speed through lower weight.
Nike Golf is using some of that technology in the Air Zoom Vapor, which is made with a one-piece microfibre upper that is designed to be lightweight, strong, waterproof and breathable.
The high-performance upper is coupled with a full-length chassis for stability and comfort, with the high-end synthetic upper material offering durability and better fit.
Also part of the Air Zoom Vapor is Nike’s Power Platform Ultra for better weight transfer and balance control, leading to increased power conversion during the swing. To make the shoe more lightweight, the middle section of the sole is taken out for added comfort.
The heel of the shoe, which weighs just 13.8 ounces, features Nike’s Zoom Air Unit for responsive, low-profile cushioning and lateral stability.
Other features include a full-length contoured sockliner, Phylon midsole/outsole, Scorpion Stinger spikes and Q-Lok system and a two-year limited waterproof warranty.