Oakley Golf goes lighter and lower with its two new shoes
For those golfers looking to reduce the burden on their feet during a round of golf, Oakley Golf may have the answer.
Its newest tech series shoe, the Cipher 2, weighs only 9.2 ounces — 1.4 ounces lighter than Adidas’ new adizero shoes, which were released earlier this month.
To help get the weight down, Oakley moved away from the traditional cleat design and instead used NanoSpikes on the bottom of the shoe. These small, high-grade pieces of metal were tested at USC’s biokinesiolgy institute and were found to last as long, or longer, than other spikes on the market.
For the golfer who wants a more traditional shoe, there’s the new Oakley Carbon Pro. Oakley worked with Softspikes to include its Performance Insert System (PINS) to the bottom of the cleats to help make the spikes lower and lighter.
The inside of the Carbon Pro contains Octostick, a silicon additive that will help prevent the foot from moving around within the shoe.
“We wanted to create a higher-end, durable shoe,” said Justin Cobb, Oakley channel sales manager for apparel, footwear and accessories. “You have your Cypher, which is a real technical product and you also have your (Tour) series product which is going to be really durable and going to take a lot of rounds of golf.”
The lower-to-the-ground cleats will help give golfers more stability while swinging. Get more information about the shoes by watching the video below:
The Cypher 2 will sell for $150 while the Carbon Pro retails for $200. Both shoes come in five different color schemes. Check out the photos of the shoe in the gallery below: