04 April 2017
Golf continues to experience rapid advancements. In addition to the increasing skill levels of golfers, they are also supported by high-tech equipment to elevate their game. Now, apparel is even getting technological. These days, the top golfers select their footwear with as much care as they do their hardware. Golf shoes are no longer just a complimentary part of a golfer’s gear, they utilize the latest technologies, combined with modern designs and colors, to provide not only a stylish shoe but also one that supports the golfer.
An 18-hole round has never felt so comfortable!
Here’s a rundown of the best gear on offer for your feet this year from the world’s leading brands:
FootJoy “ContourFIT" shoes boast a thicker, softer footbed to keep feet happy. A new flexible outsole, called "DynaFlex", has grooves to help feet move more naturally, while a lightweight midsole, made with fine-tuned foam, provides underfoot comfort and soft cushioning without compromising lateral support and stability. The "ContourFIT" also features an Achilles pad for additional heel support and keeping the foot locked in the shoe.
Equipped with Gore-Tex Surround technology, these shoes have an advanced air channeling system within the grid-shaped sole structure that provides 360° breathability without compromising on waterproof protection, so your feet stay dry and comfortable in all conditions - ideal for the Indonesian climate. The shoes also feature a luxurious, Hydromax treated leather upper that’s naturally soft, breathable, and strong.
ADIDAS POWERBAND BOA BOOST
The Powerband Boa Boost offers “traction, support, and stability, allowing golfers to maximize their swing speed and performance.” The shoe combines Boost cushioning, a new Powercage saddle, and lightweight climaproof seamless leather uppers with a brand new laceless L6 Boa Closure System. The Powercage chassis features supportive materials and centre-saddle straps to lock down a golfer’s midfoot during the swing.
SKECHERS GO GOLF PRO II
The Go Golf Pro 2 is the next generation of Skechers’ most advanced golf shoe featuring 5-GEN technology. It combines a classic design with replaceable spikes and completes Skechers H2GO Shield waterproof protection. The dynamic traction plate delivers maximum grip and a quick-release outsole that keeps you stable and ready for any golf shot, on any terrain.
NIKE LUNAR CONTROL VAPOR
The shoes feature an “Articulated Integrated Traction outsole” to increase the contact points for better traction. The channels between the tooth-like structures help better balance by keeping you lower to the ground. The traction system separates the medial heel and lateral forefoot area to help the golfer through the swing. The lack of cleats also provides more room for underfoot cushioning and gives less stud pressure to help look after greens. These shoes were first worn by Rory McIlroy.
PUMA TOUR IGNITE DISC
Boasting what Puma term Disc Technology, these shoes have a laceless closure system that provides a fully custom fit with a micro-adjusting reel system that quickly adjusts to your foot for a secure fit and high level of comfort. Thanks to the Ignite foam cushioning, golfers feel responsive energy return, comfort, and stability, while a performance microfiber upper, textile lining, and heavy gauge thread provide long lasting quality and durability