There are basically two types of golf shoe companies. Firstly, those that started as golf shoe makers and come at it from a single sport background.
Then there are the global multi-sport shoe manufacturers who bring ideas from other sports and apply them to golf and this is where Adidas come from.
Over the last few years they have given us natural motion shoes like the PureMotion and then the minimalist Adizero Tour with its football heritage. This was a bold look, super light, great waterproof performance, but virtually no cushioning as it aimed to get your feet as close to the ground as possible.
Then came the Adidas Boost, finally Adidas offered some cushioning and it worked wonders. When you pushed against it, Boost returned more energy than other materials, like a trampoline under your foot. Adidas Boost was actually responsible for placing Adidas just behind FootJoy at pole position.
Now in 2017, Adidas has come up with Bounce. Adidas Bounce cushioning is best described as a firmer boost. It’s actually bouncy. You get a good amount of court feel, impact protection, and bounciness which is amazing. Specifically that bounce-back that makes you feel like you’re almost floating on air. Foam-crafted, it offers just enough give on the arch of the foot so that when you’re flexing you barely notice that you’re wearing shoes at all. Part of the appeal behind this new franchise is the “get in the zone” storyline, where golfers can feel like they’re transported to somewhere that almost feels like an out-of-body experience. That aspect shines through here.
A few of us at Golfoy, tried the Adidas Golf Men’s 360 Traxion BOA Wide Spiked Golf Shoes, which is a great shoe with bounce tech and BOA lacing system at just under 9000. Here’s how we can sum it up.
The shoe upper has a very modern look, featuring classic leather with a finish of PU on top, holding the loops for BOA. This design is similar to the older Adipower Boost, as a separate base for loops improved the fit of shoe considerably. Two overlapping layers provide a much better fit compared to single layer covering and securing the foot. There is excellent mid sole support along with a perfect arch over the top of fit which holds the foot strongly inside the shoe. Taking a swing is very comfortable in it.
The Traxion 360’s tongue has more padding and a contoured and slightly firmer top to fit around the base of your ankle that provides more cushioning against the BOA wires under where the bow would be.
The bounce sole runs throughout the foot and actually forms the best part of the shoe. As you stand to take your shot, you feel the spikes just amalgamate inside the bouncy sole. The bounce sole provide excellent energy return on the points where the spikes are, hence reducing the stress on the foot and giving excellent grip with the ground.
Finally, A BOA shoe at 9k is certainly a bargain in 2017 and you should surely grab one before it flies off the shelves. Click to Buy @Golfoy.com