Posted June 26, 2017 in Products and Brands by Trevor Cigich
By John Steinbreder – Global Golf Post
Once they launch a shoe, FootJoy engineers begin looking almost immediately for ways they can improve upon it, asking touring professionals and recreational players alike for feedback and then making whatever upgrades they feel are necessary.
A recent example can be found with the company’s new version of the D.N.A. shoe. Introduced in 2014, it now is available in a next-generation version, dubbed Helix, that is designed to provide more platform stability, particularly in the heel area.
“I’ve worn every version of the D.N.A., and this is by far the best for me,” says PGA Tour pro Scott Stallings. “The additional support, especially laterally as I move back and forth through the ball, is fantastic.”
According to company officials, much of the stability from Helix comes from the development of a NitroThin 3.0 TPU outsole foundation that makes this version of the D.N.A. 38 percent more stable than its predecessor. That’s because they increased the width between the cleat receptacles in the heel by 13 percent, for more surface coverage underfoot.
In addition, a new fit-bed was created to further enhance stability and bolster comfort, while the implementation of a 3D FoamCollar helps to lock a player’s foot in place.
The uppers of the D.N.A. Helix, which come with a two-year waterproof warranty, are made of premium chromoskin leather by Pittards of England, and the shoes employ low-profile Pulsar cleats by Softspikes.
Republished with permission by Global Golf Post