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January 19, 2013

FootJoy Introduces 'M:Project' Footwear

Posted at 5:54 PM by Jessica Marksbury

FootjoyIt looks like 2013 is already shaping up to be the year of the lightweight golf shoe. On the heels of Adidas Golf's Adizero Tour launch (the company's lightest shoe ever at 10.6 ounces), FootJoy announced not only a new, lightweight shoe, but also an entirely new footwear family. The M:Project ("minimal construction equals maximum feel") line promises to deliver lightweight flexibility with minimal construction.

The so-called "minimalist movement" in golf footwear stems from the idea that getting a player's feet as close as possible to the ground will improve his or her stability, control and lower-body movement throughout the swing.

All of the models in the M:Project collection feature extra space in the forefoot to let toes spread out and increase grip, a strategically placed toe guard to protect against abrasion, low-profile Softspikes and a two-year waterproof warranty. The ten cleated and spikeless style options range in price from $135-$165. For more information, visit footjoy.com/mproject

Photo courtesy of FootJoy

 

 

August 02, 2011

Tiger Woods will wear Nike prototype Free golf shoe in Bridgestone return

Posted at 10:48 AM by David Dusek

Tiger Woods played his last competitive round of golf on May 12, but leg pain forced him to walk off TPC Sawgrass after just nine holes.

Woods returns to action this week, and he will walk onto the course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, wearing a prototype golf shoe inspired by Nike Free running shoes.

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Nike's Free running shoes, which are extremely flexible and light, are designed to replicate running in bare feet but provide some protection and traction. According to a release from Nike, Tobie Hatfield, whose group developed the first Nike Free shoes in 2004, worked with Woods to create the shoe.

“I love the feel of Nike Free for training, so I asked Tobie if it was possible to bring that technology to the golf course," Woods said. "It’s exciting to see a conversation like that come to life, and I look forward to wearing them this week."

The prototype shoe is designed to let Tiger's forefoot move more freely, which Nike says should allow him to transfer more power from his swing into the ball. Small heel counters provide some extra lateral support for the follow through.

The upper is made from polyurethane coated with a stretch fabric that is used in some of Nike's basketball shoes. A portion of the shoe's heel comes from recycled Nike Air Max units that have been melted into thread and then woven into a textile material. The shoe's outsole is taken from Nike's Special Field Boot that was designed for first-responders at emergency sites.

There is no word from Nike on when, or if, Tiger's prototype shoe will be made available to the public.

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June 14, 2011

Adidas, Nike and Puma 2011 U.S. Open commemorative footwear

Posted at 10:47 PM by David Dusek

Golf manufacturers make all kinds of products commemorating major tournaments, including unique shoes.

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1. Adidas Golf’s U.S. Open shoe is a special edition of its Powerband 3.0 golf shoe ($140) in patriotic red, white and blue. Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk and Kenny Perry are all slated to wear this footwear at Congressional this week.

  NikeLunarControl-USOpen_600x4502. Nike’s limited edition U.S. Open shoe is a version of its new Lunar Control footwear, an extremely lightweight shoe with a “flywire” saddle -- high-tensile fibers embedded in the saddle to stabilize the midfoot ($190). They come with an American-flag embroidered shoe bag. Among those planning to wear them this week: Paul Casey, Lucas Glover, and Charl Schwartzel. (Click here is see a video shot inside Nike's Tour van at the U.S. Open.)

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3. Puma Golf will dress Rickie Fowler on Sunday in a limited edition of his trademark orange Cell Fusion golf shoes, with multi-directional spikes or “smart quills” for added grip. Only 500 pairs are to be sold worldwide (200 in the U.S.). Cell Fusion golf shoes typically go for $180. Go to Facebook.com/PUMAGolf or twitter.com/Pumagolf for information on shoes and giveaways.

By Woody Hochswender, Contributing Writer, GOLF.com

April 09, 2010

Fred Couples Draws Attention to Ecco's Golf Sneakers at Augusta

Posted at 10:23 PM by David Dusek

AUGUSTA, Ga -- Fred Couples is known as one of the most relaxed, easy-going players in golf. His swing is syrupy and he doesn't walk from hole to hole, he ambles.

But when it comes to his choice of golf shoes recently, he's taking it to a whole new level.

Couples has won three times on the Champions Tour wearing golf shoes that look like something kids on skateboards might wear. They are Golf Street Premiers from Ecco, a Danish company that has been making both classic and modern-looking golf shoes for years.

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So how can Couples go sockless in a pair of sneakers and not slip all over Augusta National? The sole of the Golf Street Premier features a series of pre-molded traction bars made from polyurethane. The bars press into the turf and provide the traction a golfer needs as he swings.

In a release Ecco distributed after Couples win at Cap Cana two weeks ago, Ecco's Jesper Thuen said, "No one has ever designed a shoe like this and Fred's win validates its performance at the game's highest levels. Golf Street is unique in that it grips in all conditions and can be worn throughout the day. The response from Tour players, celebrities and discerning consumers has just been phenomenal."

Freddie clearly likes the performance of the shoe, and the style fits him. The better he does this weekend, the more popular the shoe will likely become.

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April 07, 2010

Special Masters MyJoys for Pros Are Available to Everyone

Posted at 11:26 AM by David Dusek

FootJoy-Icon-Masters-Shoes_350x200 AUGUSTA, Ga. — According to FootJoy, more than 25 players in the field here at the 2010 Masters received a new pair of white Icon Shield Tip shoes trimmed with dark green patent leather and green Caimen alligator skin. Doug Sanders and Ian Poulter would be proud to wear them, and you can get a pair for yourself if you go to myjoys.com. The shoes are available for $270, and like all Icons, they come with a two-year waterproof warranty.

February 24, 2010

Adidas Golf to Reward Aces with Free Shoes

Posted at 11:17 AM by David Dusek

By Woody Hochswender

Groupmipowerband shot To mark the introduction of its next-generation Powerband 3.0 shoes at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this week, Adidas Golf is providing fans with an actual reason to shout “in the hole” at the par-3 16th.

The company will give away 10,000 free pairs of Powerbands if either Kenny Perry or Pat Perez—its sponsored professionals—makes an ace on the stadium par 3. Fans must register at the Adidas website in order to be eligible.

The Powerband 3.0, which retails for $140,  incorporates Adidas’s new “thin tech” design, which the company says brings golfers closer to the ground for greater stability and balance.

What are the odds of one of these pros making an ace? Various studies have tried to ascertain the chances of  making a hole in one, from 45,000-to-1 for the typical golfer to about 3,000-to-1 for a PGA Tour professional. Either way, those are long odds, but better than the lottery.

February 04, 2009

Video: Adjustable golf cleats

Posted at 5:44 PM by David Dusek

Learn more about the adjustable Black Widow Tour golf cleats in this video:




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