Nike Golf has partnered with Brooks Kopeka — the world’s #1 ranked PGA pro — for a new silhouette dubbed the Air Zoom Infinity Tour, its most advanced piece of footwear yet. Golfers walk an average of 4 miles on the course, so the Infinity Tour was designed with both comfort and speed in mind.
Inspired by Kopeka’s habit of putting and chipping in Nike Running footwear, the Air Zoom Infinity Tour boasts a shape and React foam footbed that are both adjacent to the ultra-cushioned React Infinity Run. However, the innovations don’t end there. The upper is constructed of a weatherproof Flyknit, first tested on high-end Nike Soccer boots, and a lightweight Zoom Strobel system that debuted on Kevin Durant‘s KD 12 is embedded directly under the foot. All of this is placed atop even more Zoom units in the heel and forefoot. These elements combine to return as much kinetic energy to the wearer as possible, and a pressure-mapped outsole provides exemplary, golf-specific traction.
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The Air Zoom Infinity Tour was tested extensively by Kopeka himself. “Golfers look at their clubs and golf balls as pieces of equipment, but never really their footwear,” says Matt Plumb, Nike Golf Product Line Manager. “Brooks was instrumental in the Air Zoom Infinity Tour iterative process, helping us get to the point where we can now help golfers look at their footwear as part of their equipment on the course.” And all this testing yielded results. Kopeka’s club swing speeds have previously been measured at a staggering 128 mph, and he reported they increased even further when he wore the Zoom Infinity Tour.
The Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour is set for an April 1 release, and will be made available on the Nike webstore.
Moving from the course to the pitch, Nike recently debuted a PhantomVSN 2 Football Boot that’s geared towards attack-minded players.