UNDER ARMOUR TEMPO TOUR SHOE £160
KEY TECHNOLOGY A removable moulded sock liner supports and cradles your feet, while a breathable, full-grain leather upper and a lightweight waterproof membrane keep them cool and dry. ‘Super-charged’ cushioning is said to return energy as you walk. Finally, a built-in lateral TPU wrap stops your heel rolling over as you swing, providing added control.
GM REVIEW Looks There can be many comparisons drawn between this and the FootJoy D.N.A. model – like the full-grain perforated leather, the style of laces and the overall performance – which is no bad thing as both are excellent golf shoes that come in at a similar price. Performance This is a very technical golf shoe designed to help golfers get the most from the ground and swing more consistently. This centres around locking the heel in place to not only stop the foot moving inside the shoe, but also to position the foot correctly. The insole encourages this by having softer foam in the middle of the heel section compared to the outside, boosting comfort in the process. These shoes are certainly more towards the stable category as there’s not much give from the TPU outsole underfoot, but special cushioning provides the support and comfort you need. Grip is also a key attribute, with the spikes connecting you firmly to the ground to aid power, assisted by the nubs between them. Consider this The leather is firm initially. It will take a round or two for this to soften sufficiently.
VERDICT The Tempo Tour delivers grip and stability with comfort in a style that will appeal to golfers both young and old.