Nike Air Max 97 G

Our Nike Ranking: 20th/23

 

Style – Sport

 

Price - $180

 

Waterproof – Water-resistant

 

Width options – Regular

 

Traction - Spikeless

 

What they say:

 

The Nike Air Max 97 shook up the running world with its revolutionary full-length Max Air unit and metallic silver silhouette. The Nike Air Max 97 G celebrates the original design, adding a grippy outsole that's made for the course.

 

Technology:

 

*Synthetic and mesh upper

 

*Full length Max Air Unit - Provides unparalleled cushioning

 

*Nike Articulated Integrated Traction - Outsole flexes with foot to promote smooth heel-to-toe transition. Traction features differently shaped and positioned ridges

 

*Design is inspired by original Nike Air Max 97

 

*Foam midsole - Increased cushioning and comfort

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – n/a

 

Cons – n/a

 

What we say:

 

Nike once again comes up with fashion gold in the Air Max 97 G. The key word here is "fashion", because underneath the fashion, it doesn't offer the golf-specific performance we were hoping for. This being said, the Air Max 97 G certainly targets a specific demographic that is looking for retro style and comfort. Aside from fashion, comfort is what stands out the most in this golf shoe that was designed after the infamous Nike Air Max 97 running shoe. It really is one of the most comfortable golf shoes out there, which also means it's perfect for walking the course, particularly on mild to hot days. As we said earlier, we are a bit disappointed with the Air Max 97 G's golf-specific performance. More specifically, support during the swing and grip. The traction system is great for walking, and definitely grips adequately, but it's not quite up there with the best spikeless traction. The Nike Air Max 97 G is perfect for sneaker heads who appreciate innovation, style and comfort.

 

Our Score: 59/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

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