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Finally! Nike to introduce Tiger-inspired golf shoe

May 31, 2012

For nearly a year now, Tiger Woods has been wearing Nike prototype golf shoes that he requested, based on Nike's FREE technology, and the company is finally introducing it to the marketplace on June 8.

It's called the Nike TW '13 and will be available in white or black with red accents. It will sell for $180.

The genesis of the Nike TW '13 was Woods' interest in a golf shoe that had the same technology contained in the Nike shoes in which he ran and worked out. The idea behind the FREE technology is to allow the outsoles to replicate the natural motion of the foot

"I train with Nike FREE technology all the time," he said in a Nike news release. "I love training in it, running in it, lifting in it. So I asked, why can't I play golf in it?"

Following is a clever 30-second video of the evolution of the TW '13.

-- John Strege