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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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Francesco Molinari’s Winning WITB: The 2018 Open Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M4 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei White 60X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila XTorsion Green 70X

Driving Iron: TaylorMade P-790 UDI

Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (4), TaylorMade P-750 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (50 and 56 degrees), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Bettinardi Dass BB-0

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Lamkin TS1

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Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged, 919 Forged, and 919 Hot Metal hit USGA’s conforming list

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As alerted by our always investigative GolfWRX Forum Members, three new Mizuno JPX irons have shown up recently on the USGA Conforming Clubs list; JPX 919 Forged (there is no image of the RH version, but there is of the LH), JPX 919 Hot Metal (and LH), and a JPX 919 Tour Forged iron.

Although still unannounced and unreleased by Mizuno, it’s likely these JPX 919 irons will be the replacements for the previous JPX 900 series. If you remember, Brooks Koepka won back-to-back U.S. Opens using JPX 900 Tour irons; now, it seems there may be a replacement for that iron on the way, judging by the USGA Conforming List.

Check out the Mizuno JPX 919 irons below, as listed on the USGA Confirming list.

Mizuno JPX 919 Forged

Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal

Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the USGA photos.

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SPOTTED: Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons

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Photos have recently popped up in our GolfWRX Forums of Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons. It’s been nearly two years since the company released it’s previous Z565, Z765 and Z965 irons, so it’s possible (if not likely), based on nomenclature, these could be the replacements for that series.

The photos in our forums show Z785 short irons (5-PW) and Z785 long irons (4 and 3), but it does not appear that the Z785 irons shown in the photos are driving irons, so it’s likely these photos come from a mixed set.

We do not have any official tech or release information about new irons from Srixon at this time, so we’re left to speculate for the time being. What do you think about the photos of these Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons?

Check out the photos of each below, and click here for more photos and discussion.

Srixon “Z785” irons

 

Srixon “Z585” irons

Click here for more photos and discussion.

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