Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT% Shoes Review

Worn by Brooks Koepka, we put the latest Infinity Tour shoe from Nike through its paces.

Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT% Shoes Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

An outstanding shoe with Tour-proven performance, the NEXT% from Nike looks great, felt very comfortable throughout testing, and they deliver in just about every way you would want from a top of the range golf shoe. I love them.

Reasons to buy
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    Extremely comfortable

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    Sporty and modern look

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    Lots of sizes and colors

Reasons to avoid
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    A little tricky to clean

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Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT% Shoes Review

I had been wanting to test the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT% golf shoes for a long time, not only because they are one of the top models in Nike’s latest golf shoe line, or the fact we see them out on Tour regularly, but because I think they are some of the best looking shoes currently on the market. I also tested Rory McIlroy’s Nike previous Victory 2 shoe and enjoyed the performance there so I was excited to test these to see if they are one of the best golf shoes out there.

The design offers a sporty and modern aesthetic that has more of a sneaker-style look than golf shoe, which I really liked. We have seen this becoming more and more common on the shoe market with most brands offering sneaker style designs like the Under Armour Charged Phantom SL, or Puma Ignite Elevate. The black and white colorway I got sent still maintains that kind of understated finish which makes it usable at most golf courses, whilst I also really enjoyed the pop of turquoise color on the inside and on the swoosh underneath the shoe. There are loads of other colors to choose from which is great, and there are even special edition designs available to buy, such as the yellow pair Brooks Koepka was wearing at The Masters. 

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Moving on from the aesthetics, taking the shoes out of the box they feel outstandingly well made. Every part of the shoe feels premium, sturdy and well put together. This continued when we got to the golf course. The comfort was right up there with some of the best I have tested. The material on the inside feels soft around and on top of the foot, and I really like the extra bit of padding around the ankle. I have been prone to blisters around the Achilles but there were no concerns here as walking in these shoes was effortless and comfortable. 

The shoe also has two Air Zoom units which are not fully enclosed so Nike claims they give better energy return when pushing through the swing and to aid every step. I admit, it was hard to gauge the impact of these but my feet felt good after a long day of testing so the technology must have been doing something right. 

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The shoes are also breathable and lightweight so walking 36 holes was a breeze, and despite the lightness, I didn’t feel like grip or stability was reduced. The four spikes are large enough to manage traction throughout the swing although I do think the outsole itself could offer more traction points. That being said I tested the shoes from a variety of stances and conditions because of the changing weather and I was spraying the ball all over the course, and they responded well. (The shoes are also 100% waterproof which is a must for me). 

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Koepka wearing one of the many colors of this shoe

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Overall I think this model is a complete golf shoe. The only two small complaints I had were the spikes on the bottom are pretty sharp so be aware of that, and the gap for the Air Zoom units makes the shoes a little tricky to clean. Outside of these points, I cannot recommend these shoes enough. Traditionalists will look elsewhere but a lot of people will enjoy the performance on offer here.

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Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer