Feature Review - PUMA TITANTOUR [First Impressions]
PUMA have been a fixture in the golf market for some time and over the past few years they are beginning to make serious inroads into both the apparel and shoe market. With the likes of Rickie Fowler, Jonas Blixt and Lexi Thompson sporting their range, they have been hard to miss.
Their latest golf shoe offering is the TITANTOUR. We recently got our hands on a few pairs. Below are our first impressions of the new shoe and over the course of the next couple of months we will be checking back with the testers to see how the shoe is performing.
About TITAN Tour
PUMA have focused on building on the innovation of the Biofusion and pushed further with science and technology using technology concepts used by NASA to manage heat and moisture levels inside the shoe along with improved flexibility and Shape Lock memory foam to optimise a custom fit for each wearer.
How the testers got on - First impressions
Kevin Paver - Hacker to single figures blog
The PUMA TITANTOURshoes are pretty impressive, and from the minute they looked at me in the box, I was pretty excited to channel my inner Rickie Fowler and get them in action. Firstly, they look pretty damn good. I opted for the more conservative (some would say boring!) White/Black combination. But, if you are less boring than me, they are also available in white / black / orange & blue). Still, the design is pretty eye-catching.
I headed down to the driving range to give them their first outing. Surprisingly for a new shoe, they felt good immediately. No need to carry a small selection of plasters! They come with ShapeLock memory foam in both the insole and the upper that moulds to your feet, which you can really feel. The stability when hitting shots was really noticeable too, which is something Puma have really focused on with the design of this shoe. Essentially meaning you can be really confident when you’re hitting the ball.
The TITANTOUR also uses some pretty cool technology that was originally developed for NASA to maintain a comfortable temperature in spacesuits, so in theory, no more sweaty feet!
So, first signs are great. Really looking forward to getting out on the golf course with these and seeing how they perform. If they’re good enough for Rickie…!
Matt Holbrook - Golfshake contributor
Upon receiving the TITANTOUR I got the instant feeling that I had a shoe of real quality. The modern slick design oozes class and the choice of laces colour was also a cool little touch.
The first time I put them on I found myself to be in what seemed like a padded heaven. I genuinely felt like I was walking round in slipper it was that comfortable. Really looking forward to really giving this shoe a good run when the clocks go back and 36 holes a day become the norm and well as seeing how they stand up playing 4 rounds in 3 days when I head over to Portugal.
Kieran Clark - Golfshake writer
It is fair to say that PumaGolf's new TITANTOUR shoe is among the most comfortable I have ever worn. Quite possibly the most comfortable.
My initial impressions have been positive. With the shoe's stability (in addition to its comfort) also being noted.
The shoe is also asthetically attractive. Fans of PumaGolf's style will certainly be delighted by the product, which ticks all the boxes as far as I'm concerned.
It will interesting to see how the shoes react over time in differrent on-course conditions. But I would expect them to perform admirably - as I am yet to find any fault with them
Owen Davies - Golfshake
Being a bit of a golf traditionalist, I have to say PUMA shoes are not ones I would normally go for, but with the golf shoe tech making great strides in the past few years I was intrigued to see how a modern, advanced shoe design would perform and so following delivery of my shiny new shoes I headed straight to the course.
The TITANTOUR are a pretty striking shoe. The certainly look the part with the PUMA stripe taking centre stage in the design (I went for a rather conservative white/black design). Before slipping them on I was a little wary of the molded base and how that might feel, but once on you can't feel it at all and there is little doubt that it provides some great stability.
So, a few holes in my first impressions are really good! To be honest they felt like a pair of slippers, no doubt the result of the super soft leather upper and the solid base combining superbly well. At first glance PUMA have a cracker of a shoe on their hands, but the real test will come when I head out for few full rounds.
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