May 5th, 2014 by Patrick Hodgson
Have you recently strolled off the greens carrying your golf clubs and realized it’s time for new golf shoes? Perhaps the traction on your current pair of sneakers isn’t holding up and you’re doing more sliding then birdying. Or maybe you just want a new look. Whatever the case, we recommend that you check out these three hot new releases for your feet.
The New Balance 574
This beauty sure looks and sounds like a running shoe, but the good news is that the New Balance 574 now has a golf version of the popular tread. If you are accustomed to the comfort and feel of traditional running shoes that come from New Balance, this might be the foot choice for you. One of its appealing features is the amount of cushion. This is mostly attributed to the lightweight midsole and waterproof leather uppers. Golfers who struggle with slipping as they swing might find particular interest in the CHAMP ONE-Lok cleat system of the 574. If you’re not familiar with the technology, it should be noted that the One-Lok has a non-threaded, snap-in directional buckle structure that can be snapped in the shoe with your finger and detached from the shoe with a wrench. Variations of the shoe consist of White/Red and Grey and has a listing price of $110.
One of the most talked about golf shoes during the Masters Tournament was the TW’14. Like many Nike athletes with their shoe lines, Tiger Woods was instrumental in the process of developing this new addition to the Nike collection. Imaginably the most desired feature of the TW’14 is the natural-motion engineered outsole. This functionality has the ability to simulate base movement, which helps your footing when attempting to hit a long drive or sinking a long putt. The street price for a pair of TW’14 will hit your wallet for $180 and the shoe comes in a variety of colors including White/Black-Volt-Wolf Grey and Base Grey/Black-Lagoon Red-Dark Base Grey.
The Adidas Gripmore emphasizes the craving golfers have for more traction on the course. The prevalent feature of this shoe lies with the cleats, which are inserted right into the sole. Captivating components of the cleat are the microspikes that further enrich performance. Defending U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose has modeled this shoe in tournaments and has been an advocate for the traction and comfort of Gripmore. The high-end form of this shoe will retail for $150 and will be available in sporting goods stores on June 1, 2014. Colors of the innovative golf shoe will include Aluminum / Running White / Light Scarlet, Running White / Light Scarlet, and Black/ Running White / Light Scarlet.
With these three new releases of golf shoes, it’s likely that your next golf footwear purchasing decision could prove challenging. The New Balance 574, TW’14, and Adidas Gripmore all offer unique advances in shoe equipment and are 18-holes of eye-candy worthy. Best of all, these trio of shoes could help lower your scorecard. So which shoe will you choose?