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Check Out The Shoes Tiger Woods Will Be Wearing At Firestone This Week

Of course, the golf world is all abuzz about Tiger Woods’ return (at last) to competitive golf this week at W.G.C.-Bridgestone Invitational. Not only will Tiger be breaking in a new caddie, longtime friend Bryon Bell, he will also be breaking in a new pair of some pretty cool-looking kicks, a prototype shoe featuring Nike’s FREE technology.

Via Golf Club Business:

Originally developed in 2004 by a group led by Hatfield, NIKE FREE is a ‘natural motion’ technology that is designed to mimic and conform to the natural motion of the foot, coupled with the protection and traction of a lightweight performance shoe.

The FREE-inspired elements in this prototype model allow greater movement for the front of the foot, increasing stability with mobility. “This will help give Tiger greater stability as he addresses the ball. The freedom of movement that natural motion technology delivers will also allow more power to be released through the swing rather than through the body – which can happen when your feet are too static.” said Hatfield.

“I love the feel of NIKE FREE for training, so I asked Tobie if it was possible to bring that technology to the golf course. It’s exciting to see a conversation like that come to life and I look forward to wearing them this week,” added Tiger.

That’s a whole lot of technical mumbo jumbo, but who really cares about all that stuff? What I like is how nifty they look. Yeah, I used the word “nifty” to describe Tiger’s new shoes. You got a problem with that? Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the nearly all-black design go really well with the new goatee Tiger is rocking. Talk about stylin’. Or nifty. It’s up to you.

Tiger Woods Debuts Prototype Shoe on Comeback [Golf Club Business]
[image via @darrenrovell]