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Adidas is releasing a limited edition shark-inspired adicross Bounce

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Consider the simile: The PGA Tour’s best golfers are like sharks. Wins are their prey. Adidas has taken this concept and turned it into a pair of limited edition adicross Bounce shoes.

When 2018 portion of the 2017-2018 PGA Tour season gets started January 4th with the Sentry Tournament of Champions from Kapalua Resort in Hawaii, you could be sporting a pair of these tiger shark-inspired footwear.

“Niuhi,” in Hawaiian, galeocerdo cuvier is a well-known fixture off the coastlines of the islands. The shoes’ grey colorway features subtle striping, reminiscent of the tiger shark’s underbelly. Adidas chose red accents as the color is associated with power, strength, and determination.

“We wanted to design a shoe that embodied a player’s insatiable hunger to win,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “As players head to the islands of Hawaii at the start of the year, the shark became a natural part of the design; not just because this area is one of their natural habitats, but also because the hunger they possess can be similar to these players seeking a win on tour – especially after already having a taste of victory.”

All versions of the adicross Bounce feature an offset wrapped saddle made of microfiber leather that includes multiple eyelet rows for customizable lacing. The shoe also includes a rubber non-marking spikeless outsole that features 181 strategically-placed lugs to provide golfers with optimal grip and green-friendliness, as well as off-course functionality. The midsole is equipped with full-length bounce foam.

The limited edition adicross Bounce Niuhi ($140 USD) will be available for purchase exclusively on adidas.com beginning January 4 at 8:00 a.m. PT–other colorways of the adicross Bounce ($120 USD) will be available January 1.

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  1. sharker

    Jan 1, 2018 at 11:56 am

    They look like something that might be good…. for casual tennis… 😎

  2. Rich

    Dec 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I would just about bet that if these were offered as a free prize in a drawing there would be many more replies that were positive !

  3. Rich

    Dec 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I like the concept and colors platform but It does have a look somewhat like those ugly Nike’s..
    I would consider buying them it the price was lowered some..

  4. CB

    Dec 29, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    How dare Adidas go away from the ThreeStripe!!!

    Now it looks like every shoe out there. Dumb

  5. Mower

    Dec 29, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    “The shoe also includes a rubber non-marking spikeless outsole that features 181 strategically-placed lugs to provide golfers with optimal grip…”
    Um, no. They look like mega-slip-on-early-morning-dewy-grass-fail-knobs.

  6. Rolph

    Dec 29, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Just another bad concept from one of the many tired logo-wear company’s in the business.

  7. The dude

    Dec 29, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Good news for Skechers…they no longer have the most God awful ugly shoes on the market

    • DB

      Dec 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      I actually think the Go Golf Pros look better than this, and I hear they are super comfortable.

  8. Jim Fitzroy

    Dec 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I’m all set with Adidas products after the college basketball bribe fiasco. Plenty of other good brands that operate with sound business ethics

    • Bert

      Dec 29, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      Good Point – plus the shoes are very ugly, and limited production, who cares.

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Joaquin Niemann WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Valero Texas Open (4/16/2018).

Driver: Ping G400 LST (10 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7x

3 Wood: Ping G400 (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7x

Hybrid: Ping G400 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95x Hybrid

Irons: Ping iBlade (4-9)
Shaft: Project X 6.0

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (46-12SS, 52-12SS, 56-12SS, 60-06TS)
Shaft: Project X 6.5

Putter: Ping Anser 2
Grip: Ping Pistol

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Niemann’s clubs.

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Zach Cabra WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Houston Open (3/27/2018).

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Max 75X

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana White d+ 80X

Irons: Mizuno MP-Fli-Hi (2, 3), Piretti Limited Edition (4-PW)
Shaft: Aerotech SteelFiber hls880 (2), Aerotech SteelFiber i80 (3-PW)

Wedges: Callaway MD3 Milled (50-10S, 54-10S), Callaway Mack Daddy PM (60-10)
Shaft: KBS Tour 125 S+

Putter: Piretti 801 CU
Grip: Piretti Pistol

WITB Notes: We spotted Cabra with 15 clubs in the bag ahead of the 2018 Houston Open. We’ll update this post when we confirm the 14 clubs we used in competition.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Cabra’s clubs.

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TaylorMade is releasing its TP Black Copper putters to retail

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We first spotted TaylorMade’s new TP Black Copper putters at the 2018 PGA Show, but the company wasn’t saying anything about specs, release date, pricing, technologies, nothing.

Then, we all saw Rory McIlroy switch to a TaylorMade TP Black Copper Soto proto putter ahead of the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational, which he won by 3 strokes. Of course, Rory’s specific Soto putter was made with a special insert. Click here for all of the info and specs on Rory’s putter.

Now, TaylorMade is releasing retail versions to the public in four models — Juno, Soto, Ardmore 3 and Mullen 2 — which will hit stores on 4/20 selling for $199 with a standard Black Lamkin Crossbone Pistol grip, and $219 with a SuperStroke Pistol 1.0 GT grip.

The putters have a triple-plated finish; nickel, then copper, then black chrome, according to TaylorMade’s Bill Price (Senior Director of Product Creation for Wedges and Putters). They’re then hand-polished to achieve the antique and non-glare finish. Overtime, and especially on the sole, Price says the copper will tarnish or oxidize to unveil a gradually more antique and rustic look. Rory McIlroy himself actually had a hand in inspiring the new finish.

“Rory was talking about certain finishes,” Price said. “He wanted something non-glare, with an antique type finish…. he wanted to be reminded of something old school.” 

Thus, the TP Black Copper finish was born.

Also, the putters are machined from 303 stainless steel, they have adjustable sole weights and have the company’s familiar Pure Roll inserts in their faces. Check out more info about each of TaylorMade’s TP Black Copper models below.

Juno

  • Hosel: #1 L-Neck
  • Dexterity: RH/LH
  • Toe Hang: 36 degrees
  • Offset: Full shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 346 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees

Soto

  • Hosel: Long Curve
  • Dexterity: RH
  • Toe Hang: 47 degrees
  • Offset: Full shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 346 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees

Ardmore 3

  • Hosel: #1 L-Neck
  • Dexterity: RH/LH
  • Toe Hang: 12 degrees
  • Offset: Full shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 350 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees

Mullen 3

  • Hosel: Double Bend
  • Dexterity: RH/LH
  • Toe Hang: Face Balanced
  • Offset: 3/4 shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 355 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
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