Finally, a decent casual golf shoe
Is it so hard to make a decent casual golf shoe? Seemingly, if you look at the recent string of disasters that have come out of the main brands.
FootJoy can make great ‘smart’ golf shoes, but their casual offerings are atrocious. Ecco’s golf shoes possibly perform the best of any, but they look ridiculous. Nike have a string of decent casual shoes, but they’ve never got it quite right, with the Air Max sounding a bit squeeky and the Roshe’s wearing like slippers.
The problem seems to be morphing a popular trainer into a golf shoe. Either the brands are unable to add in the support required, without which you may as well just wear trainers, or they go too far the other way and make the shoe look too technical and therefore embarrassing to wear.
The scales have been tipping either way for some time, but adidas have just struck a wonderful balance in the Adicross ZX line, available in a range of colours including the new all-white version.
The original ZX trainer – not the golf shoe – luckily lent itself to golf as the structure of the shoe allowed the brand to beef up the support on the side of the shoe and add some traction on the underside without having to do anything funky with the sole.
It looks pretty good, crucially provides the support needed to keep you feet from slipping and sliding and has enough grip for the summer months.