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)

Golf Monthly - - Gm Promotion Liam Dan Jezz Peter -

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.

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