Looks great, and performs decently so far for a newbie
I’m fairly new to golf, so I don’t have other golf shoes to compare it to. But, as a fan of the Air Max 90 (Air Maxes in general), I had to get these when they restocked.
The shoes look great. Very similar looking to normal Air Max 90s. The toe box shape is pleasing since it isn’t boxy and appears quite a bit slimmer/lower.
As with any other Nike shoe, I buy half a size up. Would recommend buying the same size you would for other AM90s, if you have them, or whatever size you normally purchase for Nike shoes.
I have more wide, flat feet, so there are times when I will need to break in Nike shoes. For the non-golf AM90s, I have not needed to break them in. For these, the first time out on the course, they initially felt good. They’re stiffer than normal AM90s. Solid comfort though. Normal AM90s feel a bit more cushiony/comfortable than these for some reason. After about 2 hours on the course, I started to feel a bit of pain (nothing unbearable) on my right pinky toe. This is usually the problem I have with any Nike/Jordan shoe that I need to break in, so no surprise there. I’m sure this will go away as the shoe breaks in.
The layer that is applied to the majority of the shoe to make it water resistant does appear to work. When I play in the early morning, none of the morning dew on the course got through the shoe as I play through the course. I will say the shoe didn’t feel as breathable and I imagine it’s due to this layer of protection. I’m curious to see how breathable these will be when playing on a warmer day.
As for traction, having only played in normal Nike running shoes (React cushioning/outsole and Free RN cushioning/outsole), it was very noticeable that I had quite a bit of grip. I’ve never played with spikes, so can’t compare to that. But for a non-spiked outsole that doesn’t look like it would give more traction than normal sneakers, I absolutely felt the grip. I don’t generate a ton of torque, so I don’t know how the grip will be for more powerful swings. I will say that I felt secure throughout my swing and my feet did not slip or move around.
Overall, I’m enjoying these shoes. Glad I bought them. Will try to buy other colorways as they release. Looking forward to breaking them in and seeing how they will perform over time. Would definitely recommend if you love AM90s. Not sure if they are the best performing non-spiked Nike golf shoes, but they perform fine for me at the moment and I love that I can wear AM90s to golf without having to wear any of my normal AM90s.