What Shoes Does Rory McIlroy Wear?

A prolific Nike athlete, which model of golf shoe does Rory McIlroy wear?

What Shoes Does Rory McIlroy Wear?
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Rory McIlroy has been a Nike athlete since he signed a 10-year deal with them in 2013 worth $250 million. He's since signed another 10-year extension that should see him through to 2027 wearing the famous swoosh. With shoes one of the most important and eye-catching pieces of apparel a golfer can wear, which Nike model does McIlroy wear on course? 

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What Shoes Does Rory McIlroy Wear?

McIlroy wears the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3 golf shoes. McIlroy mixes up the colors of his shoes regularly with some of the more common finishes being the simple all-white and all-black colorways. But then again he pretty much always wears special edition models when Nike make them as well. For example at the 2023 Masters he wore the 'Always Fresh' design as you can see above and at the next two Majors he wore special editions. At The Open Championship he also has some very cool shoes on which feature the slogans 'Live To Play, Play To Live'. Of course given The Open takes place at Royal Liverpool - the Beatles, 1960's kind of look makes sense and really looks out there. 

The Nike Zoom Victory Tour 3 golf shoes are a spiked golf shoe that I actually tested in 2023 and absolutely loved. The new Full-grain leather upper has a supple feel and sophisticated look. The swoosh and midsole sections look slightly different when compared to the 2, and it looks better in my opinion, more refined. 

Next I can honestly say these are one of the most comfortable shoes I have tested, thanks to elements like the extra thickness of the padding around the ankle which really felt soft and comfortable. Nike also stitched a Zoom Air unit directly to the upper which delivered exceptional feel. 

As I expected, the grip and stability of the shoes was top-notch as well and it is also 100% waterproof which is an absolute must for me. Overall, we can see why these are McIlroy’s preferred golf shoes. Nike has taken what was an excellent golf shoe in the Victory 2, and improved on it. These are just one pair in the extensive list of the best Nike golf shoes we see out on Tour.

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes since he joined Golf Monthly and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 7.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°, Ping G425 Max 21°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i59 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x Pix