Golf Shoes Tested
Club: FootJoy HYPERFLEX
I must say after a recent shredding of my heels by a make of golf shoe that nearly killed a press trip, it is with slight trepidation when I now go on testing trips as I have no back-up golf shoes or clubs with me. The equipment that I am testing is with me for the 1-2-weeks I am away, putting the equipment through its paces, over at least 3 courses and in this case eight golf courses, so its sink or swim time.
So I am pleased to say my feet and especially my heels were in Footjoy heaven with the Hyperflex golf shoes.
FootJoy have combined four new technologies to not only offer stability and traction but they also come with heightened comfort, all this and a two-year waterproof guarantee.
FlexGrid™ 2.0 exoskeleton upper – This is the high-performance upper material which gives the Hyperflex their unique look, but it’s not all about looks. This new material is strong enough to control and support your feet during the swing and retain its shape. It also incorporates the breathable membrane which is guaranteed waterproof for two years.
FineTunedFoam™ 2.0 – This technology helps you walk off the 18th without any aches, pains and more importantly blisters or cuts. It gives the midsole of the shoe a softer and lighter feel for perfect comfort and cushioning.
The O.P.S.™ technology is what supports you during your golf swing. Helping you get as much power into the ball by stabilising and supporting the heels of your feet.
N.E.O.™ (Next Evolutionary Outsole) We all know what it’s like to have one of your feet slip at that crucial moment. FootJoy have incorporated the ‘Tornado’ Cleats by SoftSpikes into the Hyperflex which has been specifically engineered to provide flexible yet durable traction during your golf swing.
As I stated in my introduction my feet and heels were blister free and I have to say the way the technology works, they also never felt tired. Several times I was wearing small ankle type socks during my testing that would slip down and I was basically only wearing the sock on the sole of my feet and the Hyperflex still didn’t break skin.
Add in the traction and stability that you feel during your swing and the Hyperflex golf shoes do inspire confidence, especially when you want to give the driver that extra nudge on a long par 4 or 5.
At the end of the day there is a reason why the tour players have FootJoy as the number one golf shoe on tour, and if they’re happy when their swing speeds are 120mph plus - and their livelihoods depend on the smallest of details - I certainly felt more than happy with the traction and stability with my 101mph swing speed. More importantly so did my feet and if they can do that for my very sensitive feet I know they can do the same for you.
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