Nike Janoski G

Our Nike Ranking: 20th/21

 

Style – Casual

 

Price - $95

 

Waterproof – 1 year warranty

 

Width options – Regular

 

Traction - Spikeless

 

Worn by PGA pro:  Tony Finau

 

What they say:

 

The Nike Janoski G golf shoe pairs the minimal look of a classic low-top skate shoe with the grip and cushioning you need to play 18 holes. Janoski's unique profile gives you an iconic design that looks as good off the course as it does on it.

 

Technology:

 

*Leather/suede upper - Some models are leather, some are suede

 

*Foam sockliner - Extra cushioning

 

*Low-cut collar - It is padded and comfortably hugs your ankles

 

*Rubber outsole with integrated traction - Features "ridges/grooves" that add grip during the swing

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – Comfortable

            Durable

            Looks cool

 

Cons – Runs a bit small and narrow

            Traction can be slippery on hard surfaces when wet

 

What we say:

 

Kudos to Nike for yet another unique, stylish design! The Nike Janoski G golf shoe is all about fashion, and for this it exceeded our expectations. While it certainly offers more golf-specific performance than traditional casual/skate shoes, it lacks a bit in traction and support when on the course. While this traction system is good for walking on grass, it doesn't offer a whole lot of lateral support during the actual swing, and can be quite slippery on wet concrete. Because of its nature, the Janoski G doesn't offer much support in the uppers, as its low-cut collar kind of takes away that support. What we're trying to say is that it would be really, really difficult to create a golf shoe like this one that also offered outstanding golf-specific performance. We recommend the Janoski G for the fashion-conscious who don't demand a whole lot of support, and also don't want to break the bank.

 

Our Score: 59/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

  10                   9                     8                     9                    7                    7                   9                 59

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