Adidas Crossflex Golf Shoes
Ever wonder what you'd get if you took an ultra light running shoe, waterproofed it and then outfitted it with 96 strategically-placed triangular traction lugs? Okay, so maybe you haven't, but the engineers over at Adidas Golf
certainly did and now they've officially released and branded it - the Crossflex
. The Crossflex was created for golfers who want style, breathable performance, flexibility and comfort. Just last week we were given the opportunity to test and review these spike-less hybrids for ourselves!
Available in four distinct color-ways: White/Black/Red, White/White/Satellite, Black/Black/Slime and Light Gray/Black/White.
Comfort: (9.5 out of 10) It's about time golf shoes were designed to be comfortable straight out of the box. I remember as recently as just a few years ago that it was common practice to have to break-in a pair of golf shoes before attempting to wear them on the course. The designers at Adidas have finally taken the comfort they integrate into their running and training shoes and successfully brought it to the golf course. The Crossflex are just as flexible, light weight and comfortable as your running shoes or sneakers and in our opinion look as good too!
Breath-ability: (8 out of 10) Overall, the Crossflex are quite breathable. In fact surprisingly so do to the fact that they are also waterproof, which typically inhibits most, if not all breath-ability in a shoe. That being said it's not like they're air conditioned, so after walking 18 holes you can still count on your feet getting a little sweaty, as did ours.
Traction: (9 out of 10) The 16 flexible hexagonal pods and 96 traction lugs which populate the soles of the Crossflex create an excellent base for swinging a golf club. During our time with the Crossflex we experienced no accidental slips or moments of unbalance. The outer "pods" give the Crossflex a wide base while the traction lugs keep your feet firmly gripped to the turf.
Waterproofing: (9 out of 10) Morning dew and casual water are no match for the waterproof mesh which Adidas outfitted these shoes with. Though you may want to make sure you keep water from collecting on the tongue and laces, as we found these to be weak spots in which water can enter.
Value: (10 out of 10) Factoring in comfort, waterproofing, and traction we're happy to say the price point seems perfect at $100. Not to mention the Crossflex doubles as a stylish shoe that'll fit in off the course as well if needed.
The Bottom Line
: We highly recommend the Adidas Crossflex
to golfers who are in search of a golf shoe that will deliver extreme comfort, spike-less traction, impressive waterproofing, and style that it typically reserved for off the course. Don't underestimate the importance of a great pair of golf shoes. Your swing starts from the ground up and your feet are the base! Need more proof? Check out the Crossflex for yourself at your local pro shop or sporting goods store... we think you'll quickly come to agree with our assessment!