Do not buy Vokeys if you are looking for something lighter than a 588. Vokeys are the heaviest wedge I have ever used (which I like about it) and my sm4 feels much heavier than my 588.
I had a Nike wedge for about a month and years ago I had a Mizuno gap wedge but for my money nothing comes close to the feel of a vokey or the 588. My vokey is relatively new and is a trial run because for the most part I have always had cleveland wedges. I bought the vokey sand wedge because the weight helps me control different length shots better, especially from 80-110 yards because you can feel where the clubhead is in the swing but I still prefer the 588 around the green. I did really like the Mizuno gap wedge I owned but it was used for full shots from 100-110 yards almost exclusively with only the odd time for chipping so I can not comment on how it was around the green.
Yes they are from like 4 years ago. I gamed them for about 3 years and started getting better and though i would go with some 588 and my chipping just feels off like i have to take alot off because they are so chunky and heavy for me. Again i love cleveland so this isnt bashing them. Could you compare those nike and the j40s weight size etc i know you did a little i really apprciate that.
Cleveland makes some great wedges i love them when hitting approach shots its weird but i think i might like cast better when working around greens. I really like usuing a 56 or 54 and just hitting different chips. Tour acting 900 forged or cast? IM going to look it up. Ebay research. Keep the comments coming the seach is on especially when in its 0 degress here in south dakota and we have 6 inches of snow. Oh how i miss orlando. Anyways keep them comeing