Pettersen scores in Nike Air Zoom Vapors

Mar 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Golf shoes, In The Hole!

With her fourth place tie finish in last weekend’s J Golf Phoenix LPGA International tournament, Suzann Pettersen has shown us again: she’s a  golfer you’ve got to watch.


Suzann Pettersen says her Nike Air Zoom Vapors are lightweight, yet provide the stability she needs when she's striking the golf ball.

And while you’re enjoying her game, you’ll probably notice that she’s now wearing Nike gear exclusively, including the new Nike Air Zoom Vapor.

They’re great looking golf shoes, aren’t they?

They also hit one of today’s hottest trends: performance golf clothing for women. (Yeah, we want to look good. But we want our clothes to work for us too, don’t we, girlfriends!)

Suzann sure does. And she was gracious enough to take some time out of her schedule to tell us a little bit about how Nike’s attention to performance, as well as styling, make this golf shoe stand out.

Here’s what she had to say: How many years have you been wearing Nike golf shoes?

Suzann: I first started wearing Nike Golf footwear in February 2008.  I started off wearing the Nike SP-5.5 Classic golf shoe and am now wearing the Nike Air Zoom Vapor.

WGA: What in particular do you like about the Air Zoom Vapor?

Suzann: The shoes are very lightweight and comfortable while still being supportive.  It is hard to make a lightweight shoe with such great stability but Nike has done that with this shoe.

WGA: Do you find that the engineering of the shoe — such as the Zoom Air unit in the heel of the shoe — helps you with balance during your swing?

Suzann: The Zoom air provides low profile cushioning which helps get me closer to the ground.  With the Nike Air,  I get great comfort but also have a great center of gravity and balance, being so low to the ground.

WGA: The Air Zoom Vapor is touted as particularly lightweight. Do you like a lighter shoe?

Suzann: Yes, it is great to have a lighter weight shoe! The Air Zoom Vapor is made out of a microfiber upper which is formfitting and breathable and is also more waterproof than a leather shoe.  The lining on the inside of the shoe is breathable and waterproof as well which really keeps your feet comfortable in all weather conditions.

WGA: Is there anything else women golfers should know about the Nike Air Zoom Vapor and how it compares to other golf shoes?

Suzann: My Air Zoom Vapor golf shoes are designed for the woman golfer so they fit great, yet you get all the technology and performance that you would get out of the Men’s Air Zoom Vapor.  Nike Golf also makes great women’s apparel and gloves that match perfectly to the Air Zoom Vapor footwear.

Another thing I was surprised about is that the Air Zoom Vapors are really easy to clean off after walking a round of golf.  These shoes are really perfect for me:  great comfort, lightweight and they look good!

WGA: Thank you, Suzann, and best of luck to you in your upcoming tournaments.

The women’s Nike Air Zoom Vapor is now available online at

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