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Adidas unveils Gripmore technology in two new golf shoes

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Golf cleat technology has been anything but revolutionary over the years. However, Adidas is setting out to revolutionize the market with the release of two all-new footwear models featuring its proprietary Gripmore technology. Adidas says this cleat design combines the performance benefits of both spiked and spikeless footwear.

One of the new models debuted in March when 2013 U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose was spotted wearing a pair of adicross gripmore at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Rose had high praise for the shoe’s crossover performance.

“I’m always looking for footwear that provides traction without compromising comfort, style or on-course performance,” he said. “With gripmore, I have the versatility of a spikeless shoe combined with the performance of a cleated shoe. It’s the best of both styles.”

The Adicross Gripmore has a crossover appeal combining sport-styling with modern features and has a full-grain leather upper. The line consists of 43 Gripmore cleats and a total of 243 points of contact for versatility and performance.

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The Pure 360 Gripmore sport (above) has a more athletic design combining comfort, protection and performance. The shoe features a waterproof mesh upper with Climaproof, 360WRAP technology and a PowerbandTM chassis for increased stability. With 23 gripmore cleats and a total of 161 contact points, the Pure 360 Gripmore provides better traction.

What makes both of these shoes innovative is the Gripmore design. Traditional spiked golf shoes need receptacles to house cleats on the sole, but Gripmore cleats are directly injected onto a lightweight mesh matting inclusive of hundreds of microspikes for even more traction and stability. Though both models have their grip as their calling card, they are the most green-friendly golf shoes adidas Golf has ever created.

Both the Adicross Gripmore and Pure 360 Gripmore Sport will be available June 1 and will retail for $150 and $130, respectively.

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Kevin has experience in web, multimedia and has worked in both broadcast and print media. He has been a contributing writer for Turner Sports Network, Bleacher Report, GolfWRX, LIVESTRONG, Site Pro News and has had work featured on latimes.com.

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  1. Anna Simon

    Nov 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Kevin,

    I am currently working with a company that is building a new product that helps golfers improve and analyze their golf swing, taking a multi-sensor approach to the swing analyzers products on the market. We are launching this product on Kickstarter later this month. Would you like us to get in touch with you to test the product? If so, please send me your email to [email protected].

    Many Thanks,

    Anna Simon

  2. JillianKnox

    Jun 16, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Will they make some for women? Adidas, if you make them I will buy 20 pairs of each shoe

  3. Rik Barrera

    Jun 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Just picked up a pair of the Pure 360 Gripmore Sports today and I must say they are very comfortable, stylish and superb feel/stability. Best Sport, spikeless shoe I’ve ever owned.

  4. Pingback: To see Crocs Womens Women’s 15371 Brayden II Golf Shoe,White/Silver,9 M US Cheap | Golf Shoes

  5. CT

    Apr 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Through their extensive testing, I was told by Adidas these cleats will last 365 rounds… I want them to know I will be counting haha

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Aaron Dill gives deep dive into Nelly Korda’s wedge set-up

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Nelly Korda is flying high in 2021, winning the LPGA Meijer Classic last weekend to become the first player this year to win multiple times on tour.

The 22-year-old fired her career low-round of 62 at the event on Saturday and heads into this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship as one of the favorites as she looks to break her major duck.

Titleist gave golf fans an awesome deep dive into both Nelly and sister Jessica’s WITB earlier this year, and now, master craftsman Aaron Dill has provided fans with an in-depth look at Nelly’s wedge set-up.

Speaking on the process behind fitting Korda for her SM8 wedges, Dill says Nelly sent her current gamers to him, which he then spec’d out to figure out what was missing so that he could then make the perfect set for her.

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On Nelly’s SM8 (50-08F) Gap Wedge:

AD: “This is a great wedge for her; it’s really an extension of her irons. It’s a way for her to branch out of the pitching wedge and into something a little shorter with a little more versatility and short game feel. So this is a great fit for her and matches her gaps nicely.”

On Nelly’s SM8 (54-14F):

AD: “Before, she had less bounce. She had a lot of clubs that were on the lower bounce spectrum, and it limited her on how much short game she could really do or the shots that she could get out of each one.

So as we tested, we began to realise that she was missing some higher bounce clubs in that wedge set, and this one fits that nicely because it doesn’t limit her around the greens. She can hit it from the fairway, in the bunkers, pitches and chips, into the grain – great fit for her.”

On Nelly’s former SM8 (58-08MV):

AD: “She started with a 58 M grind with a V. This was a good fit for her in the beginning, but as we began working together more, she realised that ‘these golf courses I’m playing on, the types of shots I’m trying to hit. I need a little less bounce from time to time.’

And it wasn’t a lot less bounce; it was really more ‘I just need it to be a little less here and there, especially when I’m in the sand.’ This wedge was a little bit wider.”

On Nelly’s SM8 (58-10S):

AD: “This is slightly thinner, with a little ribbon on the back. Ten degrees of bounce, but the bounce is all right here (sole). So when she’s hitting those square faced shots, she has that protection and the bounce that she needs, but when she needs to be creative, the ribbon on the back and the thinner flange helps her have that versatility around the greens. 

But then we took it a step further, and I said, ‘Hey, for you to really maximize potential, especially when you’re going from course to course, that’s when we bring in something a little bit less, into a 58T.”

On Nelly’s SM8 58T:

AD: “I think for her, it was really a moment where she could really take a breath and relax and say, ‘Okay, if things firm up, I’ve got the best wedge for that (58T), if things stay soft, I’ve got this too (58-10S).’ So she carries both. She takes them from course to course; she decides which one fits based on conditions.”

On Nelly’s Aerotech SteelFiber i95 wedge shafts:

AD: “She plays a SteelFiber graphite shaft at 1/2 an inch over as she’s very tall and Tour Velvet grips, and she’s a little bit upright. So she likes to have more of that straight to slightly draw-biased ball flight – it’s a great way to help her bring her ball flight down, keep that spin up and carry that number that she’s trying to hit at the time.”

Check out the video in full below.

 

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GolfWRX Spotted: Cam Smith’s 2021 Titleist T100 irons with black finish

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Titleist dropped some big news this week, announcing that their new T-Series irons had begun Tour seeding. Our exclusive in-hand photos of the clubs from this week’s Travelers Championship are currently in our forums, with links below on this page.

At this week’s event, we have also spotted the new T100 irons from Titleist with a blacked-out finish. Australian’s Cam Smith has the clubs in the bag at TPC River Highlands, and it’s a finish that has caught our members’ eyes.

 

Have your say on Cam Smith’s 2021 Titleist T100 irons with a black finish here.

Exclusive in-hand photos

 

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/23/21): Axis 1 Rose putter

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for an Axis 1 Rose putter ($395).

From the seller (@HoganHQ): “Axis 1 Rose putter, played 1 round, 34.25 inches, Brand new Flat Cat grip, headcover included $395”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Axis 1 Rose putter.

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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