FOOTJOY PRO/SL SHOES
KEY TECH Three different sole layers add comfort, stability and traction AIMED AT Golfers seeking a blend of spikeless comfort and performance HOW MUCH £140 (laced), £155 (BOA)
Since spikeless shoes first came to market six years ago, the top tour professionals have been asking for something that gives them grip they can rely on in different conditions throughout the year. With its new threelayer spikeless Pro/SL design, FootJoy is hoping it has found the answer.
Already popular on tour – Adam Scott first tested them at the 2015 US Open and many FJ staff pros put them into play at the 2016 Open – the Pro/SL combines a soft, waterproof upper with a sole unit that features three distinctive layers.
FootJoy’s polymer outsole material called Fine-Tuned Foam (FTF), which is 10 per cent lighter than conventional foams for enhanced shock absorption and comfort, is the key material.
The top layer cradles the foot and is softer, while the outer portion of FTF is firmer to deliver perimeter stability for maximum support.
The TPU traction elements are then strategically placed within the FTF outsole to enhance grip and lateral stability, and give the shoe more points of contact with the ground. The ChromoSkin leather used is supple, lightweight, durable and completely waterproof with a one-year warranty.
The Pro/SL will be available from February 1, 2017, with the laced version retailing at £140 and the BOA version £155.