Adidas Puremotion Golf Shoes

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Inspired by the recent explosion of barefoot training, the new Puremotion golf shoes from Adidas have been engineering to put your feet in closer contact with the ground while still providing every ounce of traction you desire. These bad boys are said to be lightweight, waterproof and flexible. Two weeks ago our buddies at Adidas Golf set us up with a pair of their new spike-less / minimalist shoes and we hit the course!

"With puremotion, golfers at any level will get the best of both worlds, it gives you natural motion and stability without restriction. It's a shoe that forces you to find your own balance and tempo while improving your awareness of the ground and how it relates to your swing." - Bill Price, VP Adidas Golf Global Footwear

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Key Features:

- Anatomical shape and versatile spikeless outsole provides a natural fit and feel for enhanced comfort, stability and performance.

- Wider, web-shaped forefoot allows for more natural movement, grip and flex for improved balance. 

- CLIMAPROOF mesh upper provides waterproof protection with athletic functionality.

- Color Options: White/Metallic Silver/Satellite, Chocolate/Scout/Black, Black/Black/Red, Satellite/ White/Metallic Silver.

- 2-Year Waterproof Warranty

- 90 Day Comfort Guarantee
The Review:
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Comfort: (9 out of 10) After walking a few rounds and breaking them in, the Puremotion's became extremely comfortable. At first I noticed a little tightness near the toes, but after walking around for a while any and all discomfort disappeared. The look and feel of these golf shoes are more in-tune with tennis shoe than anything else, which is awesome. Weighing in at just 11.5 oz the Puremotion won't drag you down as you reach the final holes either.

Design: (9 out of 10) These aren't your pappy's golf shoes! They're designed to be eye catching and extremely functional. A good pair of golf shoes should be: comfortable, lightweight, waterproof, stable and provide excellent traction. The Puremotion excels in all of these areas. In-fact we were very impressed with it's ability to remain waterproof while still providing surprising breath-ability. A one-two punch that isn't easily achieved!

Traction: (10 out of 10) During our time spent testing these golf shoes, stability and traction were never a concern. While yes, the Puremotion is a completely spike-less golf shoe, that doesn't mean Adidas didn't outfit it with an extremely aggressive tread pattern. The bottom of these golf shoes are like and off-road tire... built to take on anything and reduce slippage to a minimum!

Durability: (9 out of 10) The construction of the Purmotion is exactly what you'd expect from Adidas. The materials and stitching are impeccable, and the abrasion-resistant outsole is a fantastic protector against wear and tear. If properly cared for and stored in a dry area, there's no reason to believe that these golf shoes wouldn't last you several years.

Value: (9 out of 10) Let's face it... golf shoes aren't cheap, they never have been and likely never will be! The Puremotion's have a price tag of  $120, which by most standards isn't exactly affordable, but when you take into account their impressive durability and the fact that you'll never have to replace any spikes it's easy to see the value here.

The Bottom Line: We highly recommend the Adidas Puremotion golf shoes to golfers of all skill levels. These golf shoes will keep you dry, comfortable and totally balanced for every shot. During our testing sessions with the Puremotion we found ourselves lacing up before we left the office and keeping them on long after the round was over, a true testament to their style and comfort. If you're looking for a new pair of golf shoes and dig the minimalist movement we suggest you check out a pair of the Puremotion's for yourself at your local pro shop or sporting goods store. 

Price: $120 or go to: AdidasGolf.com

August 21, 2012 6:05 AM | Golf

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