FootJoy is launching its new performance spikeless golf shoe “DryJoys Casual.” DryJoys Casual shoes, according to the company, feature soft, premium full grain waterproof leather and lightweight TPU traction elements that provide better on-course traction and the versatility of off-course wear. Each pair looks like a great combination of athletic and casual and will carry a suggested retail price of $180.
FootJoy said a new proprietary polymer outsole material, called “Fine-Tuned Foam,” was developed for the DryJoys Casual outsole unit. FTF, according to the company, is 10 percent lighter than conventional EVA foams, providing enhanced cushioning and shock absorption for added comfort.
DryJoys Casual’s features two layers of varying densities of FTF, each with specific characteristics. The top layer of FTF is softer to provide the golfer with all day comfort. The lower/outer portion of FTF is firmer and ensures the player perimeter stability around the foot for maximum support.
TPU skeletal traction strips are embedded within the FTF outsole material to provide the golfer with enhanced traction and lateral stability during the golf swing.
FootJoy said these FTF layers are fused together to deliver maximum comfort and create “the most performance-driven” spikeless midsole/outsole component it offers.
“Years of research have gone into the development of the FTF material,” said Mike Foley, director of product management for FootJoy footwear. “The result is a category of shoes that are luxuriously soft and comfortable but perform like nimble, high-end athletic footwear.”
Foley said Hunter Mahan was the first player on the PGA Tour to wear DryJoys Casual. Mahan wore an early prototype at the Open Championship.
DryJoys Casual will be initially available in three different color options – White, Black and Dark Brown. White and Black with be available Dec. 15 and Dark Brown on Feb. 1.