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#31 mccjud

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

So far it sounds like everyone has had mixed reviews about these. Some of you love the look or concept & others don't seem too keen on them.

I will be the first to say these shoes are the most disappointing release from Adidas I could have ever imagined.  I think they look hideous, nothing at all like the former glory of the adipure, Z, 360s or my favorite nuovos.  I expected something really exciting & a product that looked great.  

It seems like they look cheap & plasticy.  

Would I wear them if I was a pga tour player? Yes.  Would I purchase them if discounted 50% & golf galaxy was then running 50% off their clearance items? Not a chance.

Adidas, if you are listening right now, please release something solid so I don't have to try on lunar controls... I cannot stand the thought of Nike shoes but everyone talks about how amazing they are.  Please don'tet your supporters down.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

i'm a big fan of adidas and ecco shoes and they look like adidas' version of the ecco biom...

i'm pretty sure i'll be getting a pair soon----am just trying to justify to myself getting a 13th pair of golf shoes!!
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:27 AM

Love my Z's but the only criticism I have is that they are heavy. I guess these are the option if I want lighter feet!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:18 AM

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:19 AM

I like the look, I am currently down to one pair of shoes (Adipure) so I can see a pair of these coming my way.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:41 AM

Can't wait to see what the PGA show brings this year.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I received an email from golfsmith this morning on these and they have several different color options (sorry can't force myself to use the term colorways) on their site.  The Tour model looks ok, pretty subtle styling; the sport is slightly less appealing to the eye.  The description, at least from the email indicates that there is more room in the toe box, which is nice, as much of their offerings are too narrow forcing to size up.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

View Postode1, on 04 January 2013 - 10:24 AM, said:

The description, at least from the email indicates that there is more room in the toe box, which is nice, as much of their offerings are too narrow forcing to size up.

Says you. I need narrow shoes. Adidas makes "wide" versions of many of its shoes, so you wide-footed folks have options already!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

View Postscoobydrew813, on 03 January 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

Are there going to be new Tour 360s this year in addition to these?

Yes there is another thread on that plus on the catalog for 2013. I dont know release date though.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

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New for 2013: Adidas' adizero Tour golf shoe
By Zak Kozuchowski
GolfWRX Managing Editor

Adidas’ new adizero Tour golf shoe is the lightest in the company’s history, weighing only 10.6 ounces. That means its 38 percent lighter than Adidas’ previous high-performance golf shoe, the Tour ATV, making it brag worthy enough for the company to send members of the media a display that suspends the shoe in midair.

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But hold on a second -- golfers aren’t running when they’re on the course. So will a lightweight golf shoe really help them on the course?
According to Dav Mattuicci, global marketing manager for Adidas, they can. Mattuici said a golfer who walks 18 holes lifts his legs between 15,000 and 17,000 times. That means the difference between the Tour ATV and the adizero is about 6.5 ounces per step, or if a golfer takes 17,000 steps, about 6900 pounds. Sounds like a fresher golfer to me.

The primary weight savings on the adizero come from the outsole. The shoe’s “SprintFrame” outsole weighs only 3.4 ounces, and is constructed from a high-performance elastomer called Pebax that is strong and flexible. The shoe's upper is wrapped in what Adidas calls “SprintSkin,” a proprietary microfiber leather that is lightweight and waterproof. And despite its compact appearance, the adizero is also a touch wider in the toe section than the Tour ATV, making it more comfortable in that area.

Lightweight, check. Waterproof, check. More comfortable, check. Now what about the outsole?
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Unlike most golf shoes, the adizero uses no "secondary traction," meaning it doesn't have any of the big nubs or nobs that are used in most spike and spikeless golf shoes to add additional traction. The lack of secondary traction improves the interaction of the shoe's 10 traditional spikes, which Mattuici said provides a better grip and more stability. There's also a high-abrasion rubber heel crash pad that offers a better heel strike for walking, as well as rounded sections of the outsole that allow golfers to transfer their weight more efficiently through the shot.
The shoe will be released in four different styles (pictured below), and will be available at retail for $180 on Jan. 24. Adidas' staff players will debut the new shoe that week during the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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This story will be updated with more models/colors as they become available.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

View Postendy, on 03 January 2013 - 03:15 PM, said:

I like the Tour 360's better side by side, more comfortable too

How can you compare comfort when it hasn't been released?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

I like the look. I'll be interested in seeing how supportive they are. Hopefully, they live up the the standard of the 360s.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

Got tired of Adidas and got a pair of Puma cell fusions and they ae far more comfortable.

These looks nice enough and weigh so little that I may be giving Adidas a second chance.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

View Postjmvargas, on 04 January 2013 - 12:38 AM, said:

i'm a big fan of adidas and ecco shoes and they look like adidas' version of the ecco biom...

i'm pretty sure i'll be getting a pair soon----am just trying to justify to myself getting a 13th pair of golf shoes!!
Only 13 pair? You better catch up! :)


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

I will be getting the yellow.. Don't think it will match anything but who cares, they look sweet!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:11 AM

They look a bit like soccer boots
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:05 AM

I saw a pair yesterday.... my first thought is that they look like cycling shoes

They are hideous!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

I talked to someone who saw the shoe in-person and they thought it looked pretty cool and compared it to "track shoes" that sprinters wear.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Idk if anyone's seen the new golf digest cover with DJ on it but he's wearing them on the cover and in the article and I gotta say they look good

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

I was kind of mixed when I first saw them, but the second that I saw the gray/yellow I was hooked. I don't really know why, they just look very comfortable and light weight. That being said the last time I bought 360's two pairs in a row leaked on me. Haven't bought another Adidas shoe since. These might get a shot.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

View PostKonklifer, on 04 January 2013 - 03:31 PM, said:

View Postendy, on 03 January 2013 - 03:15 PM, said:

I like the Tour 360's better side by side, more comfortable too

How can you compare comfort when it hasn't been released?

Comfort is increased 500%. It is unreal how these feel on your feet compared to the 360s

View Postkakashi54, on 05 January 2013 - 04:11 AM, said:

They look a bit like soccer boots

Same AdiZero tech in the soccer boot and football cleat.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:04 AM

If they are as good as the AdiZero running shoes that I have, I will  be raiding my savings to get a pair!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

I like!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Are these supposed to be similar to the nike TW frees?


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

I tried on a pair of the tour's today and they seemed quite nice. I didn't think they were available until the 24th so i was a bit surprised to see them on the shelf.  Anyway, they weren't any more comfortable than my Tour 360's, but they were crazy light.  Inside the box was an extra set of insoles, which is a plus.  The microfiber material is different, though I kinda question the durability of it.  How would you even be able to clean them? I'll still consider getting a pair once the prices drop though (I know that'll be a while).

Edited by truffleshuffle, 11 January 2013 - 02:31 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Where did you try them on?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

At DSG, they had the Tour and Sport models.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

initially i thought we might have  a winner.  saw them on tv at the sony and they kinda look .. cheap.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

View PostGeorgie Z, on 10 January 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

Are these supposed to be similar to the nike TW frees?
The sole on the tour looks very rigid, not sure if that is the case or not. The idea of the Frees are that you have freedom in many directions that normal soles don't give you. The are kinda between a regular cushioned shoe with a more rigid one piece sole and a barefoot/minimalist type shoe that really focuses on being as close to barefoot as possible to allow your foot to move.


I don't get the yellow and white tour model. IMO it looks terrible. Some of the other colors are OK, but I don't see any need to look into these over my Adipures or Nuovos.


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