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Happy Feet – New Footwear For 2017

4 new pairs of golf shoes that offer comfort and style

By: SoCal Golf Insider

There’s nothing like a comfortable new pair of golf shoes to help you walk your way around the course, and the lineup of releases for 2017 feature more than a handful of good options for your feet. So if you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes, here are a handful of options to consider. But pay close attention to comfort as it’s better if your feet feel good than if your shoes look good after a round.

FootJoy Contour FIT
FootJoy Contour FIT (photo SoCal Golf Insider)

When FootJoy innovators designed the new Contour Fit, comfort was key – and it’s easy to tell that their efforts paid off. The insole, which was comfortable in past editions to begin with, is now thicker and extra deep, allowing it to better align with the natural shape of the foot.

Nike Explorer 2 (photo SoCal Golf Insider)
Nike Explorer 2 (photo SoCal Golf Insider)

Though the Nike Explorer 2 is a spikeless shoe, the unique traction pattern on the bottom provides excellent grip on a variety of surfaces, and is one of the many factors that proves this shoe is dedicated to stability. The sturdy rubber outsole was designed to provide traction while also being ultra green-friendly.

Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro photo SoCal Golf Insider
Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro (photo SoCal Golf Insider)

The Air Jordan shoe from Nike has long been an iconic sneaker, both for its style and for its functionality. This year, the ever-popular Air Jordan 1 Retro is coming to retails stores, with the well-known high-top style joining together with soft spikes to make it work seamlessly on the course. The shoe will be available in a red, black and white colorway in homage to the Chicago Bulls, as well as in a white and gray colorway. The Nike swoosh is featured prominently on the side just as in the original shoe, with an added “Wings” logo and a larger Jumpman on the tongue.

Adidas Powerband Boost photo SoCal Golf Insider
Adidas Powerband Boost photo SoCal Golf Insider

The PowerBand Boost BOA shoe from adidas is a direct result of years of scientific and biomechanical research, offering improved construction, functionality and comfort across the board. The Boost cushioning foam provides comfort, but it also gives the wearer what adidas calls “energy re-turn,” or an extra “boost” with each step. The unique closure system on the shoe strays from the traditional lace-up system and instead allows for ultra-customizability on fit, and the U-shaped heel allows the Achilles to have some space to maneuver and be protected.

Republished with permission by SoCal Golf Insider.