The Nike Vapor Speed fall into the category of max game improvement irons and they’re available for $800 in the steel version or $900 for the graphite. After playing a few rounds with these babies, I came to the obvious conclusion: these are some of the best performers ever, feeling more like game improvement oriented irons than Nike’s marketing. I mean, that’s not a bad thing, not at all, I’m just trying to tell you that the Nike Vapor Speed doesn’t feel like a “pure” max game improvement club, as they score through the roof in terms of feel and overall playability. What Nike managed to bring to the golfing community with the Vapor Speed is loads of performance, playability and forgiveness in a relatively affordable set of irons, marking the great leap forward Nike has achieved in the golf gear niche in recent years.
I can firmly state that the Nike Vapor Speed are some of the best game improvement irons on the market today. The Vapor Speed are designed with a relatively thick top line (when compared to a blade), but not too large. The soles are forgiving in terms of size but not massive, not at all; they can be described best as having the ideal size for boosting confidence and overall comfort. In terms of feel and responsiveness, the Nike Vapor Speed irons are a nice blend of both, as the club lets you know instantly when you missed a shot, yet not in a painful way. In conclusion, in the complex and rich world of game improvement golf clubs, the Nike Vapor Speed are some of the best sets I’ve ever tried, offering forgiving performance, loads of power on the golf course, a smooth look and better responsiveness across the face than the vast majority of its competitors.