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Adidas tour360 x Footwear Collection

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The next generation Tour360 is here.

Adidas Golf announced the release of its tour360 x footwear collection, which includes the tour360 x BOA that has an adjustable dial on the tongue. While it’s not the first golf shoe ever to have an adjustability feature, the Boa IP-1 dial, also called a Boa Closure System, will allow golfers to customize how the shoe fits for maximum comfort.

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The “x” in tour360 “x” signifies the nine spikes arranged in an X-pattern on the outsole. Th re-engineered thintech TPU outsole, made with the company’s familiar CenTraXion technology, was also sculpted to reduce weight but increase flexibility and stability.

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As expected, the tour360 x collection incorporated adidas’ 360WRAP technology for maximum performance and comfort. Other technologies include a microfiber leather upper to reduce weight without sacrificing aesthetics, climaproof in the upper to keep your feet dry in wet conditions and EVA foam in the mid-sole to increase comfort.

The tour360 x will be available starting Nov. 1 in six colorways, then in three additional colorways on Feb. 1, 2015, both with an MSRP of $140. The tour360 x BOA, which will be available in two colorways starting Dec. 1, will carry an MSRP of $180.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Rhys

    Mar 15, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Looking at a pair of these but have had the same issue with the inner heel with my last 2 pairs of 360’s. How’s the heel in these ones? Considering FJ DNA? Thoughts?

  2. marcel

    Oct 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I am Adidas fan for long time, tennis shoes Barricade, running shoes, golf shoes… currently on Adidas 360 atv m1… the grip is like a Velcro during whole swing motion… like glued to the ground. with more confidence and stability everything is asking for more speed and power!!!

  3. Lord Helmet

    Oct 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    These look super sharp. Of course I just picked up some Adidas shoes over the weekend….

  4. Ben

    Oct 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Glad to hear others had problems with the inner heel. I thought it was just my fat feet.

    My old tour 360’s are the most comfortable golf shoe I’ve ever owned. Like others I agree that these look good and hoping for a little better durability on the inside…

  5. themanwith nogame

    Oct 13, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Also went through a pair of 360 series in 8 rounds because of inner heal wear. Hopefully its improved.

  6. Pakman1019

    Oct 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    when I was in australia two years ago they had them there for 249.99

  7. nathan crichard

    Oct 13, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    These look ok, i’m currently wearing the Pure 360s, best shoe i’v ever worn, so looking forward to the Pure 360 ltds….

    • Zak

      Oct 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Any chance there are photos out of the Pure 360 Ltd?

      • nathan crichard

        Oct 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm

        only whats on here, and they are only drawings, but they do look good, less cluttered than the Pure 360s…

  8. Rex

    Oct 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you Adidas! Love the Boa tech. Pass on how FJ used it.

  9. Tom Bowles

    Oct 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Adidas has finally realized that people have larger and wider feet. And I love their shoes, but finally with this past year the toe boxes are wider. And I like this “traditional” yet athletic looking shoe.

  10. Mark

    Oct 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Microfiber leather. Plastic in other words.

    • Tom Bowles

      Oct 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      No, not plastic. I’m in the leather business. Microfiber leather is synthetic to be sure, but there are different grades of it, just like in traditional leather products. They probably had to balance out cost and quality and chose something that was water resistant, yet somewhat breathable. But no, not plastic.

  11. Martin

    Oct 13, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I wore the 360 series for quite a while, but got fed up with the inner heels wearing out after 20 games.

    I bought pair of spiked Addicross and amlost immediately bought to other colours.

    These look like a bit of a cross between them.

    • Bob

      Oct 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Agreed Martin. I have never had to change spikes in them because the inner heal wears out quicker.

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Rory McIlroy WITB (2020 ZOZO Championship)

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (10.5 @8 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6X (45.5 inches, 59.25 lie, D4)

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3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 @13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX (43.25 inches, 58 lie, D4)

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (19 @ 18.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7MB (3-PW)
Shaft: Project X Rifle 7.0 (6.5 in PW) 

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (54-10SB, 60-08LB)
Shaft: Project X Rifle 6.5

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Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Copper (34.25, 2.5 loft, 70 lie)

Ball: 2019 TaylorMade TP5 (#22)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (58R 1+1, logo down)

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GolfWRX Spotted: 2021 Mizuno ST-Z and ST-X drivers on USGA Conforming List

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When it comes to drivers, Mizuno isn’t usually the company that comes to the top of mind for many golfers, but starting with the ST-190, and then the ST-200 series in 2020, they have quickly changed the perception of their metal woods thanks to wins on tour and more players choosing to put them in play—most recently Brandt Snedeker as a non-contracted player.

This morning, with the update of the USGA and R&A conforming equipment lists, we are getting a sneak peek at what Mizuno will have in store for 2021 with the release of the ST-Z and ST-X drivers.

What we know

Based on the information provided in the USGA submission by Mizuno, the ST-X will only be available in right-handed (10.5 and 12-degree lofts), while the ST-Z will be available in both right (9.5  and 10.5 degrees) and left-handed (9.5 degrees only).

ST-Z

Based on the images from the USGA list and our experience with the Mizuno product line, it appears that the ST-Z is the next step in the evolution of the standard ST200 with no adjustable CG but with a customizable weight in the back of the head.

We haven’t seen any images of a moveable weight driver in this new ST series, so it could be that the G-woods are getting phased out in favor of more internally biased weighting, but since those types of drivers often take a bit more time to get just right, it could be a matter of time before a “G” type driver hits the list.

As for technology, it has Mizuno’s standard wave to create flexibility behind the face, an adjustable hosel, and based on the images, more carbon fiber used around the head compared to previous generations, especially on the sole. I would also expect to hear a new face material or design story to complete the package and to boost MOI and ball speed.

ST-X

Based on the image from the USGA list and our experience, it appears that the ST-X is the next step in the evolution of the ST200-X driver, which is the lighter weight, more upright, and draw-biased driver from Mizuno. Don’t think draw bias always means it’s for higher handicaps either, because Mizuno staff player Chris Kirk got along very nicely with his out on the Korn Ferry and PGA Tours in 2020, including a win.

The tell-tale sign is the more heel biased weight in the back of the driver and what looks to be some sort of textured area to create “visible technology” towards the heel of the clubhead.

Beyond being draw-biased, when it comes to technology, it shares a lot of similarities to the ST-Z with Mizuno’s standing wave to create flexibility behind the face, an adjustable hosel, and more carbon fiber used around the head compared to previous generations, especially on the sole, and in the case of the ST-X, on the sole.

We don’t have any information on the release of these new drivers, but considering Mizuno didn’t adjust product release schedules in 2020, I would imagine it will be doing the same in 2021, and we can expect to hear more about these ST drivers either late 2020 or early into 2021.

To see what other golfers are saying about the newly spotted Mizuno ST-Z and ST-X drivers, check out the GolfWRX forums and join the discussion: GolfWRX – New Mizuno drivers spotted on USGA Conforming List

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5 hybrid vs 5 iron – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the logic behind removing their 5 iron from their bag. WRXer ‘rwl’ asks whether any fellow members have experiences doing so, and WRXers have been sharing their thoughts and experiences in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • RobertL.: “I replaced my 5 iron with a 5 hybrid. I find it far easier to hit than my 5 iron. I also took my 6 iron out of the bag, so now my longest iron is a 7. I now carry a 3, 4, and 5 hybrid since they’re so much easier to hit than long irons. Makes a big difference for this senior golfer.”
  • JohnKHawk: “For last 2 seasons I’ve played with a Cobra F9 5 hybrid. It’s 24 degrees & gaps perfectly between Cobra OS 3-4 hybrid at 20.5 degrees & Apex19 6 iron which is 26.5 degrees. The 5 iron was just getting to be to undependable. Misses with the 5 hybrid were more playable than the 5 iron. Use what works best for your game.”
  • Abe21599: “Never a bad idea to have both a 5i and 5h options in the trunk, just gotta watch lofts.”
  • nitram: “I know it sounds so “old man” but if you want to make a change in your 5-iron slot and can’t seem to get along with a hybrid, give the 9-wood a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.”

Entire Thread: “5 hybrid vs 5 iron”

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