Best Nike Golf Shoes 2022

A guide to the best Nike golf shoes currently on the market, from classic looks to street styled footwear

Best Nike Golf Shoes
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Best Nike Golf Shoes

Nike may not make any golf clubs, bags and balls anymore, but the brand, as you would expect, still continues to make some of the finest golf apparel. This undoubtedly includes a host of best golf shoes (opens in new tab) in the game and, in our opinion, Nike make some of the best casual golf shoes (opens in new tab) and best golf sneakers (opens in new tab) for those who prefer a more street-like style out on course.

Its apparel and footwear is seen on some of the world's best players including Rory McIlroy (opens in new tab), Tiger Woods (opens in new tab), Brooks Koepka, Jason Day and Tommy Fleetwood. The brand has plenty of styles including many inspired by its legendary street shoes including the Air Max. It has also shown a clear willingness to bring designs and technologies over from other aspects of the business, such as running shoes and basketball shoes. That way Nike continues to remain at the cutting-edge of golf shoe design not just in terms of looks, but in terms of performance.

To help you choose which particular models are the right ones for you, here are the best Nike golf shoes on the market, ranging from spiked and spikeless shoes to more traditional and more street-styled silhouettes. Alternatively if Nike is not for you, we have also created guides on other brands too. For example we have scoured the current golf shoe market to create buyers advice on the best FootJoy golf shoes (opens in new tab).

Best Nike Golf Shoes

Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 Golf Shoe Review

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Specifications

Size: 3.5-14
Colors: 3 (White and black; White and turqoise; Black)

Reasons to buy

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Incredible comfort from the box
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Classy and sporty look
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Grip and stability is solid
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Waterproof

Reasons to avoid

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Spikes can take a little getting used too

There's a reason why Rory McIlroy wears these shoes, as they are a fantastic spiked offering from Nike that strikes an excellent balance between being a classy and sporty golf shoe. They were designed with McIlroy's swing in mind, taking data from the three-time FedEx Cup champion's swing and implementing that into designing this pair of high-performance shoes. They offer brilliant traction on the turf, helping golfers power through their shots from all kinds of lies and are 100 per cent waterproof, meaning they can be worn all year round. 

The best part of these shoes, though, is the comfort they offer. Thanks to the Air Zoom insert on their sole, they combine well with a React foam heel to give you a stable and comfortable ride on the course. We were really grateful for this when walking on uneven surfaces during our testing rounds. The shoe also has additional ankle support around the top line, which again proved vital when we lost our ball in the long rough. Overall, these are a very stylish, performance-enhancing golf shoe that offers excellent comfort and stability on the golf course.  

Best Nike Golf Shoes, Nike Air Max 90 G Shoes

Specifications

Sizes: 3.5-15
Colours: 7

Reasons to buy

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Tour validated performance
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Each colour is unique

Reasons to avoid

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Design may put some off

A shoe often worn by the likes of Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood and Jason Day, the 90 G has found a way of bringing an iconic Nike creation into the world of golf. A model hat featured in our guide on the best spikeless golf shoes (opens in new tab), the new design draws its inspiration from the iconic Waffle outsole on the original Nike Air Max 90. This integrated traction pattern gives what we describe as exceptional grip in a variety of stances, which we must admit, surprised us.

Featuring a visible Max Air unit in the heel that cushions each step, and the phylon foam midsole that runs the length of the shoe, we felt comfortable and stable. So the performance stacks up but the main stumbling block for many may be the styling. This should not be the case though because some of the colours, like the white version above, have a classy look without being too over the top. Given how there are lots of colours to choose from, there should be a design for most.

Best Nike Golf Shoes, Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Shoes

Specifications

Sizes: 3.5-16
Colours: 8 (plus special edition models too)

Reasons to buy

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Slick, modern looks
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Lightweight and good stability

Reasons to avoid

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Loose tongue

A model of shoe you will definitely have seen on the feet of Brooks Koepka, the Infinity Tour shoes were built with his help. The shoes were inspired by his habit of chipping and putting in Nike running shoes and as such they are designed to provide speed and comfort to golfers, leveraging maximum energy return from the ground up. A model which also made our guide on the best golf shoes for wide feet (opens in new tab), the outsole is certainly very stable and the cleats along with the other traction elements surrounding them certainly provide excellent grip in a variety of ground conditions.

In testing we found them to be extremely comfortable but there are two things to look out for when you yourself try them on. First the shoes can be tight around the Achilles which is by design to stabilise the heel, and the loose tongue section can take a bit of time to get used to as well. We personally didn't think either of those things were deal breakers because there is no doubt though that they feel more like a performance golf shoe rather than a trainer that’s been adapted for golf. They are comfortable, but the more important take away is that you know the technology is there to help you swing with confidence.

From a looks perspective, we think they look great and there are lots of different colours to choose from, along with some special editions too like the PGA Championship edition pictured above.

Best Nike Golf Shoes, Nike Air Max 270 G Golf Shoe

Nike Air Max 270 G Golf Shoes

Specifications

Sizes: 3-15
Colours: 5

Reasons to buy

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Classic Nike design brought into golf
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Versatile

Reasons to avoid

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Large Air Max design takes time to get used to

The Air Max 270 G is Nike's homage to the original Big Air icon shoe. It's made with breathable mesh and features an innovative traction system to offer up comfort and grip on the course. The perimeter of the outsole is specially designed to enhance grip during rotational movements. Flexible and breathable, a sleeve-like mesh upper has a flexible design that helps keep out water and makes it easier to clean your shoes. We have all slaved away trying to clean golf shoes so this feature is a welcome design addition.

In terms of comfort, the midsole has a large Air Max design which provides a very soft and plush cushioning effect. Whilst walking it almost seemed to bounce our feet along which made them very easy to wear all day. Finally the shoes are also 100% waterproof which is vital if you play golf in changeable conditions. 

Best Nike Golf Shoes, Nike Roshe G Tour Shoes

Specifications

Sizes: 3.5-16
Colours: 8

Reasons to buy

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Use all year round
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Soft feel

Reasons to avoid

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More breathable models out there

The Roche G Tour has been used by many Tour professionals so who are we to leave it off this list of the best Nike golf shoes? Nike has used a waterproof microfiber, synthetic leather upper and incorporated a spiked sole into these shoes so you can use them all year round

To provide the comfort Nike has then implemented the Lunarlon midsole technology, which provides cushioning and a soft feel for the feet. While there are some questions over the stability of the spikeless version (see below), we found the heel counter and rigidity of the sole helped keep our feet nice and stable throughout the swing.

Best Nike Golf Shoes, Nike React Infinity Pro Golf Shoes

Nike React Infinity Pro Golf Shoes

Specifications

Sizes: 4-15
Colours: 6

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight
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Excellently comfortable

Reasons to avoid

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There are models that offer more grip

Another model to be based on a running shoe is the Nike React Infinity Pro. It has a slightly lower profile than the Infinity Tour model above which we think is a slight improvement.

The breathable textured material has been blended with what Nike call NIKESKIN technology not only to help make these as waterproof as possible, but also to help make them easier to clean. Nike React technology is also present, which is a durable foam along the entire length of the shoe, which gives a bouncy, springy, and most importantly, a comfortable feel. The sock liner also adds a bit of extra cushioning.

The Piston spikes and traction pattern offer solid grip and are designed to boost energy return during the golf swing and whilst walking, but we do think there are models out there which offer slightly better grip and traction. Regardless these are still one of the best Nike golf shoes currently on the market.

Nike Victory G Lite Golf Shoes, Best Nike Golf Shoes

Nike Victory G Lite Golf Shoes

Specifications

Sizes: 3.5-16
Colours: 3

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight 
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Sustainable materials used 

Reasons to avoid

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Only for the summer really

New for 2021 is the Victory G Lite. As the name suggests, the shoe is incredibly light thanks to the minimal mesh upper, and the traction pattern on the sole is also very lightweight too. The soft sock liner and foam midsole work together to cushion every step providing comfort.

One last thing to mention is Nike is also going down the route of sustainable construction and materials, and this Victory G Lite carries this on as it is made from at least 20% recycled materials. If you are looking for a trendy golf shoe that offers a degree of on-off course versatility, look no further than the new Victory G Lite Shoes.

Best Nike Golf Shoes, Nike Roshe G Shoe

Nike Roshe G Shoes

Specifications

Sizes: 3.5-16
Colours: 4

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable
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Can be used anywhere

Reasons to avoid

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Grip may diminish over time

The Nike Roshe shoe in general is fames for its comfort and walkability so it stands to reason that the golf shoe version pictured above continues that trend.

Constructed with a light, breathable mesh and a thick sole, it has a snug fit for your feet without feeling claustrophobic. As such they are definitely one of the best golf shoes for walking (opens in new tab) available right now. One thing that really sets the Roshe G apart is the ability to use them off the golf course too. The iconic Roshe design by Nike is all the rage at the moment because they work from the pub to most social events.

Now the one thing to be wary of here, if you do decide to use them off the golf course too, is the grip which may diminish over time as the traction pattern on the bottom gets eroded away a bit from constant use. That being said, they will still perform on the golf course especially in the summer.

How we test golf shoes

We test out golf shoes very regularly because each member of the Golf Monthly team plays golf regularly as well. The procedure revolves around using the golf shoes over several rounds and in different conditions to test things like grip, stability, comfort and so on.

We always test shoes for waterproofing too which either means playing in the rain, or pouring some water on the shoes if the weather doesn't deliver some dark clouds!

Our ethos is to be as honest and insightful as possible in our reviews and guides so you are more informed.

To learn about the products in great detail, we usually attend product launches and meet with the manufacturer’s R&D experts to understand the new technology.

That isn't to say manufacturers can buy a good review though, because we tell it how it is for all golf product reviews, not just golf shoes.

What to consider when buying golf shoes for wide feet

There are a number of factors to consider when picking out your next pair of golf shoes especially if you have wider feet than others. Let's take a look at them.

Measurements - Obviously, you should start by knowing what size your feet are not just in terms of length but width too. Because shoe sizes often vary from brand to brand, you yourself knowing your feet size is invaluable to knowing which models to go for.

Comfort - Once you know the right size to go for, comfort is the next factor to be aware of. If a shoe isn't comfortable, you aren't going to wear it so we recommend trying on different models before you buy.

When you are trying shoes on, listen for a 'whoosh' sound which should indicate air leaving the shoe which usually suggests a good fit. Walk around in the shoes too so you can feel any pinching and whether your feet are moving around inside them. A correctly fitted shoe should so neither of these things.

This is important because if your feet slide around inside, or you get rubbing and blisters, you won't wear them again and they could damage your feet and performance.

Spiked or spikeless? - Next up is to decide between spiked and spikeless. There is a mix of styles above but you should know that they have pros and cons.

Spiked golf shoes offer better grip and stability but don't sit as low to the ground as spikeless models.

Spikeless golf shoes offer off-course versatility but might not offer as much traction. Have a think about which factor is most important to you here.

Waterproofing - If you have large, small, narrow or wide feet, waterproofing is always important. Us golfers are outside all day sometimes and that means the occasional bit of rain is inevitable sometimes and your shoes need to be able to deal with this. Therefore always check if a model is waterproof.

Styling - We are sure you agree the models above show how golf shoe design is so diverse and different at the moment.

Brands not only create traditional, classic-looking shoes, but also modern styles that can be used off the golf course too.

Therefore it is important to think about what your shoes look like and what style suits you. Whatever you like or dislike, there is something for everyone these days.

Budget - Finally be aware of your budget because you can find a good, comfortable golf shoe for your wide feet at every price point.

If you enjoyed this guide on the best golf shoes for wide feet, be sure to take a look at the Golf Monthly website.

FAQs

Do Nike still make golf shoes?

Yes, and very good golf shoes at that. The brand stopped making hardware such as clubs and ball back in 2016, but continues to make market-leading apparel and shoes to this day. 

What Nike shoes does Tommy Fleetwood wear?

Fleetwood has been a Nike athlete since he turned professional in 2010. He has worn both the Nike Roshe G Tour and the Nike Air Max 90 G at recent events.