The Best Performance Golf Shoes 2016
Performance golf shoes are perfect for those serious golfers who are always looking at ways to improve their game by more than just a few swing changes. All these shoes are designed to help you increase your power and stability through the ball, while maintaining that much needed comfort. Here’s the best on offer in 2016
Adidas Tour 360 Boost
The Adidas Tour 360 Boost allows you to anchor every drive, approach and putt through various different features. The boost’s energy-returning properties keep every step charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy and the waterproof, breathable climaproof keeps your feet dry and comfortable.
The most impressive feature is the 360WRAP that locks in and supports the foot for enhanced stability and a secure fit. To add, the FITFOAM SlowRecovery PU sockliner contours to your foot for a custom fit and feel. The THiNTech technology brings your closer to the ground for better transfer, balance and stability, which in turn offers more consistent ball striking with increased power. Finally, the shoe has a PUREMOTION outsole for enhanced flexibility and grip.
The ECCO Cage is designed to fit the foot like a second skin and brings together both stylish looks and groundbreaking technology for optimum performance. This ergonomically designed golf shoe has an integrated shank and anatomically-designed sole that matches the shape of your foot.
The shoe has Caldera GM leather uppers that allows the foot to breathe for day-long freshness and the ECCO HYDROMAX treated leather resists moisture to keep the worst of the weather out. Finally, the Champ Slim-Lock soft spikes offer enhanced grip and stability and also do not damage the putting surface.
Callaway Xfer Nitro
The Callaway Xfer Nitro is the latest offering from Callaway in terms of performance golf shoe. The shoe features Force Flex Control Channels and a soft, high performance Clarino microfiber upper. The shoe also uses PINS Spike System by Softspikes and has a lightweight Tour Proven TPU Outsole.
The Xfer Nitro also offers a high level of comfort thanks to its Ortholite Comfort Insert with 3D cushioning and blucher-style fit for additional comfort and adjustability. Finally, the folding heel pull tab allows for ease of entry.
FootJoy are arguably the leaders in the golf shoe market and the FootJoy DNA is one of their best sellers, and for good reason. The SnugFit Tongue with MicroVent Technology targets breathability in an athletic soft custom fit design and the 3D FoamCollar moulds to your heel and collar for ideal support and comfort.
The shoe also features Nitro Last that offers a full rounded toe character, a slightly shallow forefoot and slightly narrow heel and standard instep. This extra depth helps accommodate a thicker fit-bed for enhanced cushioning. This Xtra-thick FTF FitBed provides optimum underfoot comfort and heel support. Finally, this shoe comes with the features the TourLock Cleat System to offer unparalleled cleat/receptacle retention and assures the cleats remain in the shoe under the toughest conditions.
Nike Lunar Control 4
Nike’s latest performance golf shoe comes in the form of the Lunar Control 4 and offers lightweight stability and comfort to help further your game. There are three key features that make-up the Lunar Control 4, these are resilient cushioning, dynamic support and dependable stability.
The resilient cushioning is made up from a full-length Lunarlon cushioning that is springy and responsive, without sacrificing ground feel for total comfort on the course. The shoe offers dynamic support through strong yet ultra-lightweight Flywire cables that integrate with the laces for an adaptive secure fit. Finally, the shoe can offer dependable stability through a carbon fibre and TPU shank to provide a lightweight stability.
Puma TITANTOUR IGNITE
The TITANTOUR has returned to the market this year and is back with some game changing updates. The IGNITE foam represents the latest footwear innovation from Puma Golf and the proprietary foam cushioning provides golfers with responsive energy return, extreme comfort and responsive stability.
The ultra-thin and supportive thermoplastic polyurethane PWRFRAME encases the IGNITE foam for lightweight strength and durability, as well as increased flexibility and superior traction on the course. To add, the innovative outsole construction and state of the art materials provide a super stable platform that promotes a confident swing on any surface, lie or angle. Finally, the shoe features a PWRCOOL insole that increases comfort and regulates temperature. This is achieved by utilizing phase change materials that absorb, store and release heat for optimal thermal comfort.
Under Armour Drive One
The Under Armour Drive One is Under Armour’s leading shoe in the performance golf shoe market and understandably so. The key piece of technology in this shoe is the Mirco G technology. This foam is lighter and sleeker than traditional foams and the UA Micro G cushioning delivers ultra-responsive, low-to-the-ground performance for better, natural stability and comfort.
The shoe also features Outdry waterproof, breathable technology and a lightweight microfiber upper to keep you dry, cool and comfortable. The cleat-inspired carbon heel counter locks you in and stabilises every swing and the removable, dual-density sockliner forms to the shape of your foot. The shoe also features an extra-wide, anatomically engineered outsole that gives you dynamic flexibility and power. Finally, the CHAMP Zarma Tour spikes, featuring the Slim-Lok system, help you grip the surface with superior traction for maximum torque.
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