adidas Golf’s new Crossflex athletic shoe will be available July 1 and should be a big hit with players who like the new trend in lightweight golf shoes. The Crossflex weighs only 10.6 ounces, making it one of the lighter golf shoes on the market. Built on a running last with spikeless, geometric outsole, the Crossflex is more like a running shoe than a traditional golf shoe.
“Lightweight footwear is dominating the industry and the natural performance trend has made its way into golf,” said Bill Price, vice president of adidas Golf footwear. “With crossflex, you have long-lasting cushioning on and off the course with the advanced performance and style to be the next step in revolutionizing the way golfers approach the game.”
Price said the outsole consists of 96 triangular traction lugs that sit on 16 flexible hexagonal pods, allowing the foot to move freely while providing multi-directional support and grip. Each opposing triangular shape was engineered with unique physical properties that engage and adapt to varying ground surfaces to provide stability and traction where it’s needed most. Connecting each pod throughout the outsole are flex channels designed to increase energy return step after step. The result, Price said, is increased traction and reduced fatigue through geometry.
The Crossflex (suggested retail price $100 per pair) will be offered in medium width and will have a ClimaProof two-year waterproof warranty. It will be available in a choice of four colorways: White/Black/Red, White/White/Satellite, Black/Black/Slime and Light Gray/Black/White.