(from Press Release) – Nike Golf athletes Stewart Cink, Bo Van Pelt and Ron Whittaker this week will debut Nikeâ€™s groundbreaking Air Zoom TW 2009 shoe at the PGA Tourâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network in Orlando, Florida. Tiger Woods, who has been absent from the PGA Tour since his dramatic victory at the U.S. Open because of a knee injury, is expected to wear the Air Zoom TW 2009 when he returns to competition in 2009.
Designed specifically to provide additional support where it is needed most, the Air Zoom TW 2009 is a Tour grade shoe that offers the luxury of leather with the built-in performance benefits of lighter and more durable materials. Working closely with the worldâ€™s number one golfer Woods, the Air Zoom TW 2009 is the first shoe that combines leather and the unique Ballistic Mesh technology resulting in a sophisticated, luxurious and lightweight shoe.
One of the essential features of the Air Zoom TW 2009 is the lateral stabilizer located above the outsole, which prevents roll during weight transfer and provides ultimate balance and a more powerful swing. This lateral stabilizer is critical during the follow through of the golf swing, when weight is moved off of the center of the shoeâ€™s footbed and pressure is transferred to the upper part of the shoe â€“ an area not normally designed to cope with such significant lateral forces, until now. Made from TPU, the lateral stabilizer works in harmony with the Ballistic Mesh panel to provide the ultimate in support without compromising comfort.
Lighter and more enduring than leather, the Ballistic Mesh will not stretch over the life of the shoe. This unparalleled material offers more support than leather. While being extremely breathable, the mesh is treated with Repel DuPontâ„¢ TeflonÂ® brand finish that provides lasting stain and water resistance, ensuring dry feet no matter the weather conditions.
The Air Zoom TW 2009 also features Nike Golfâ€™s Tour-proven tri-density Nike Power Platform technology for maximum control, the responsive, low profile cushioning provided by Zoom Air technology, optimal traction from Champâ€™s Scorpion Stingerâ„¢ spikes, and a 100% waterproof, yet breathable SympatexÂ® membrane.
Air Zoom TW 2009 Availability:
Available: November 1, 2008
Colors: White/Gunmetal-Silver; Black/Met Silver; Baroque Brown/Bronze