A leap forward for golf shoes
Tech in golf isn’t just limited to fancy drivers, launch monitors and gadgets...
adidas Crossknit Boost £139.95
www.adidas.co.uk If we’d been told a few years ago “knitted shoes” would be on the golf radar in 2017 we’d have laughed. They conjure images of old ladies making them in shawls, but trust us these are packed with tech. Why go knitted? adidas say it creates the ultimate in fit and feel along with excellent breathability. We’ve tried them, and it’s like walking in slippers, with the stability of a normal golf shoe.
Ecco Cool £220
www.globalecco.com The boffins at Gore (of Goretex fame) have a long history of creating brilliant waterproof and breathable membranes. Until now membranes have only ever worked on a golf shoe’s upper. But Ecco cut channels inside the sole, so air flows underneath the foot (a third of a foot’s sweat glands are in the sole). Gore created a new surround membrane to envelop the whole foot as well. It means sweat can escape much more easily.