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Puma BioDrive Spikeless Golf Shoes

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Puma’s new BiODrive is a spikeless shoe designed for both the gym and the course. It has three specialized zones throughout the shoe for flexibility, balance and stability, which help provide both grip and support.

The three “zones” are broken up into its front, middle and back sections. The forefoot has multiple decoupled octagon-shaped pods, which replace traditional spikes, for flexibility and traction. The mid-foot axis point was designed for torsional movement that provides a balanced feel, and the heel has four pods that are said to provide a platform for support.

“Training in the gym and on the course is important for golfers of all levels,” says Joey Diovisalvi, a fitness expert and Cobra-Puma Golf ambassador. “It’s a great performer on the course that allows the golfer to grip the ground through their swing but can also be worn to the gym. From a biomechanics standpoint, it provides the flexibility, stability and balance necessary for optimal performance.”

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The BiODrives look and perform like an athletic shoe, but the outsole, with 10 octagons providing 130 points of traction, was designed with the golfer in mind. Octagons on the perimeter of the shoe have a larger surface area for enhanced grip on smooth surfaces, while the center octagons were designed for traction on the golf course.

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A ripstop mesh upper was designed for waterproof performance, and it’s lightweight and breathable to keep cool during the hot summer months or when sweat builds up in the gym.

“This spikeless, versatile shoe allows golfers to go straight from work to the gym, to the range, or to play 18,” says Grant Knudson, head of footwear at Puma Golf.

To ensure durability, the shoe’s outsole is made from carbon rubber, and a TPU wrap was bonded 360 degrees around the shoe for even more protection.

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The BiODrives will be available for $140 on Dec. 15 in four color combinations

  • Strong Blue/Peacoat/Fluro Yellow
  • Black/Turbulence/Puma Red
  • Tradewinds, White, Vibrant Orange
  • Black/White/Turbulence
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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Philip

    Nov 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I just do not understand how these are really better than just plain old fashion sneakers when it comes to traction on a golf course with slippery grass and uneven lies.

    I would still wear steel spikes if I could. Even these modern plastic spikes do not really add much traction after a few wet holes, but have to be better than a flat, bumpy surface one would think.

  2. Mike Morley

    Nov 21, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I have to so though that styling is a part of what makes the game fun! Most players do not benefit from the majority of “technology” that comes out anyways. Golf needs an injection of style going away from the field mentality!

  3. Pat

    Nov 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I would never wear these shoes when I workout at the gym. I wear out my gym shoes quickly as I train a lot(strength, plyometrics, cardio, etc.) and I would wear the soles on these Puma’s in a month. This shoe maybe great for a fat out of shape guy who goes to the gym twice a month who likes to look pretty.

    • Title

      Nov 27, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      It’s a golf shoes. Why would someone wearing this to the gym?

  4. jim

    Nov 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    cool looking shoe but I prefer the FJ icon

  5. Big tony

    Nov 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Another +3 offering from Puma. Because if you’re not playing to a +3 handicap (+3’s can wear whatever they want) you will most assuredly look like a complete tool showing up at your course wearing these shoes, or most every other cheaply made, ridiculously styled golf costume Puma brings to market.

    • J

      Nov 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Say what you want about the styling… But to judge the quality over your dislike of the asthetics is entirely stupid.

    • Brodie Hock

      Nov 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      +1

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Driver: Callaway Rogue ST (9 degrees @8)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 10 X

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (22 degrees), Callaway Apex TCB (5-PW)
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Grips: Iomic

More photos of Akshay Bhatia’s WITB in the forums.

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The 2023-2024 Queen B Series enhances the Queen B 6 & Queen B 11, while also introducing two brand-new models, the Queen B 14 and Queen B 15.

The entire series is crafted using 303 Stainless Steel and features an all-new Caramel Copper PVD finish, which aims to not only accentuates the classic beauty of each model but also optimize visual cues on the greens to give a confidence-inspiring appearance at every crucial putt.

In addition, the new Queen B line debuts Bettinardi Golf’s new Mini Honeycomb face milling. This newly developed face utilizes an 8% smaller machine tool in order to provide the softest Honeycomb face to date.

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Bettinardi has today unveiled the addition of the BB28 to its BB series line.

The BB28 features Aggressive Flymill face milling designed to give the putter a responsive, yet soft feel off the putter head, and offers a full-flange design, which provides greater perimeter weighting and higher M.O.I.characteristics.

This latest addition uses a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finishing technology, which is a thin, yet resilient coating that shows off the mill marks in an artisan way.

Each BB Series putter is one-piece milled from 303 Stainless Steel, which is the same blend of material preferred by all Bettinardi Tour staffers, with the metal offering a more durable, responsive, and solid feeling putter for optimal performance.

Bettinardi have also launched the center shaft BB28 putter featuring a 1/4 toe-hang wide-body blade, as well as a BB28 Armlock containing a near-face-balanced wide-body blade.

The BB28 model is available for pre-order at Bettinardi.com ($430) from November 22nd and at retail on January 22nd.

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