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FootJoy launches new D.N.A Helix golf shoes

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In May, we spotted a new pair of FootJoys on the PGA Tour. Now, we have the official details on the all-new D.N.A. Helix, golf shoes that were designed with the best golfers in the world in mind.

As their name implies, the D.N.A Helix is part of FootJoy’s D.N.A. line, which was launched in 2014. The Helix was inspired by the direct feedback of PGA Tour players who were seeking enhanced stability from a D.N.A. shoe, particularly in the heel area of the golf shoe when compared to the previous generation, the D.N.A. 2.0, FootJoy says.

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In creating the D.N.A. Helix, FootJoy designed a new outsole, the NitroThin 3.0 TPU. It’s 23 percent lighter than previous D.N.A. outsoles, according to FootJoy, and it’s also wider, which contributes to the added stability of the shoes.

“I’ve worn every version of DNA and this is by far the best for me,” said Scott Stallings. “The additional support they built in, especially laterally as I move back and through the ball, is fantastic.”

FootJoy says the D.N.A. Helix is 38 percent more stable than its predecessor, an improvement that was achieved, in part, by increasing the width between the heel spike receptacles of the shoes by 13 percent. To improve lateral stability, a new fit-bed (an insert) was developed. The company’s “3D FoamCollar 2.0” was also added to improve support, comfort and fit.

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The D.N.A. Helix ($209.99 with laced, $239.99 with Boa) are made with ChromoSkin leather from Pittards and come with a two-year waterproof warranty. They use low-profile SoftSpikes Pulsar cleats and are available in three colorways (laced: white/red/blue, white/silver and black). The Boa model is available in one colorway (white/black).

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  1. Azima

    Oct 4, 2017 at 2:10 am

    thanks a lot for giving this best idea that you have described here with perfectly. thanks again

  2. sam

    Jul 2, 2017 at 2:17 am

    My Adidas 360 Tour shoes are going on 8 years and are in perfect shape. No need to even look for something else.

  3. Robert Parsons

    Jun 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    These will be awesome in comparison to the PXG line coming out. Shoes will range from $750-$2,000. Then we’ll be begging for mediocre shoes under $250.

  4. JSTPA

    Jun 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I dig the old icon saddle shoes and wingtips, they are classic golf shoes. Everything else footjoy makes is old man ugly. Seriously. Cranky old man ugly shoes. They need to get with the times. These shoes are hideous.

    • Joey5Picks

      Jun 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      I don’t agree with that.

      • Tom1

        Jun 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm

        nor do I.. but hey the guy probably has a closet full of Nike shoes that look like seven flavors of jello salad

    • Ude

      Jun 24, 2017 at 3:15 am

      How about a ‘kiltie’ over your laces too? Love them!

  5. Chris B

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:14 am

    It would not be difficult for the new version to be more stable in the heel. I had the first version, they were terrible, the least waterproof shoe I have ever had, slipped loads in the heel and to top it off a hole appeared in the side of the shoe a week after the warranty expired. They also made such a mess of the greens in the winter.

  6. BC

    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Only a two year waterproof warranty? That must be how long it takes for the cheap glue to fail and the sole separates from the upper.

    • Ccshop

      Jun 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Last longer then the cheap “water resistant” shoes you wear. Name one brand that guarantees waterproofing for longer than 2 years? So many other brands shoes don’t even have guaranteed waterproofing.

      • setter02

        Jun 25, 2017 at 9:08 am

        Maybe not more than 2 yr, but its pretty easy to find Ecco World Class shoes for $250 CAN. Going to last you a lot longer as well!

  7. Rich

    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Same ol’ look for 20 years .Look like mountain climbing shoes.

    • Dr Troy

      Jun 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      There are a LOT of folks that like these 20 yr old “mountain climbing shoes”

    • Ccshop

      Jun 22, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Haha don’t even look like the DNA 2.0 shoes. Didn’t realize Classics, DJ Tours, Icons, And DNA all look like climbing shoes.

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2021 FootJoy HyperFlex with BOA

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FootJoy is celebrating its 75th year as the number one shoe in golf, and to celebrate designers are continuing to push the boundaries of comfort, support, and technology with the release of the all-new 2021 HyperFlex with BOA.

The HyperFlex is two years in the making and features a number of new technologies to provide the stability golfers require with the out of the box comfort they demand.

“They look and feel so athletic. They are super comfortable the moment you put them on.”
– Rafa Cabrera Bello

HyperFlex with BOA technology

WRAPID Fit Technology: BOA is a staple footwear technology, but the designers at FootJoy wanted to take its capabilities further and make it more comfortable. The result is an asymmetrical configuration that ensures a snug comfortable fit but reduces unwanted pressure on the top of the foot. It enables the shoe to move with you, wrapping your foot for complete security, all while providing powerful support through the swing.

Stratofoam Cushioning: This is a proprietary foam blend that is used in the midsole to offer the perfect amount of walking comfort while still providing the right amount of support to reduce fatigue.

OptiFlex outsole –  The design winds through the length of the sole to naturally flex as you walk and still offer torsion control through your swing when needed.

“This new outsole technology is designed to mimic the natural flexure of the foot, so not only are you getting a great walking shoe, but a shoe that will maximize the ground force throughout every movement in the golf swing.”
-Chris Tobias, Vice President, FJ Footwear.

Waterproof Technical Mesh Upper – The Hyperflex is going technical to maximize comfort by pairing a breathable knit mesh-lined upper with a waterproof membrane to regulate foot temperature in any weather while also keeping your foot dry.

Price and availability

The new Hyperflex with BOA, along with the standard laced model will be available starting February 1, and will be priced at $179.99 with the Wrapid BOA system and $149 for the traditionally laced model.

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GolfWRX Classifieds (01/20/21): TaylorMade SIM Rescues, GAPR Lo, and 2021 Callaway X-Forged irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for 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 – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds 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

Member Golfer881 – TaylorMade SIM Max rescues

Out with the old and in with the new thanks to the launch of the Sim2 line – which means if you are looking to upgrade these are ripe for a deal.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: TaylorMade Sim Max rescues

Member GolfMinimalist – 2021 Callaway X-Forged irons

Classic forged cavity back irons with a modern twist – the Callway X-forged. Not only do they look great but considering these were just recently released you’re can get them for a pretty nice deal.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: 2021 X-Forged

Member dafahnestock – TaylorMade GAPR Lo

Long iron workability with hybrid sensibility is what you get with the GAPR Lo, but if you have your eyes on other driving iron style clubs, be sure to check out this listing because there is a lot to choose from.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: GAPR Lo

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

You can also follow along on Instagram: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Titleist expands M Grind loft offerings through Vokey WedgeWorks

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When it comes to offering versatility for players who like to manipulate their wedges around the green and on full shots, the Vokey M Grind is one of the best options around. Now, based on the success of the M Grind SM8 wedges—which had come in lofts of 56 and 60 degrees—Titleist—through Vokey WedgeWorks—is expanding the loft options to include 50, 52, and 54 degrees.

What is the Vokey M Grind?

The man himself, Master Craftsman Bob Vokey, calls the M Grind his “most favorite” grind, thanks to its versatility. The versatility is made possible by its medium bounce profile, and its aggressive heel, toe, and trailing edge relief. It is the ideal fit for golfers with a sweeping and more shallow approach into the ball and aren’t considered large divot takers.

“The grind in the back allows you to open up the wedge and get under the ball a little easier, while the front of the wedge allows you to get out and produce that lower, stronger ball flight,”
-Aaron Dill, Vokey Tour Representative

Since the tour is such a proving ground for Titleist and the products they release, it should be no surprise that these new loft options have been made available for golfers with players like Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantlay, and Charles Howell III all utilizing the M grind on tour.

SM8 Wedge Technology refresher

Each and every single Vokey wedge goes through a full grooves inspection to ensure they are cut with a level of precision that leads the industry to produce maximum spin and shot control. After that micro-grooves are cut in between the spin milled grooves to maximize spin on partial shots.

The Vokey Spin Milled groove design has not changed since Vokey began offering variable depth and width designs depending on loft. Tolerances continue to get pushed, but since the design was already at the limit, it’s now more about being able to replicate rather than search for an elusive few hundred RPM.

When talking about those extra RPMs gained by potential tool and radius changes, Titleist likes to use the analogy of a pencil. You can sharpen a pencil to an absolute point, but the first thing you are going to notice when you start to use that pencil is how quickly that extremely sharp point dulls back to a “standard” sharpness. This relates directly to groove radius and Titleist’s philosophy to offer maximum spin for the life of the wedge, not just those first five rounds of golf, because unlike PGA Tour players, regular golfers can’t just wander into a tour van and ask for a new lob wedge every week.

Advanced WedgeWorks custom options

Inspired by the customization Aaron Dill (@VokeyWedgeRep), does to wedges on a weekly basis on the PGA tour the WedgeWorks custom options have been expanded to include:

  • Six unique toe engravings
  • Expanded stamping options: 10-character Straight/Freestyle; 15 characters around toe; 5-character staircase style
  • Custom paint-filled Loft and Grind markings and BV Wings logo
  • Hand Grinds: Raw finishes can be hand ground to exact specs, including both performance grinds and profile adjustments

Price, specs, and, availability

The new Vokey M Grind wedges will be available starting today for custom orders in golf shops and on Vokey.com in the lofts of 50, 52, and 54 degrees in a raw finish and in right hand only.

The wedges are priced at $199 each and that includes custom stamping, custom ferrule, and custom shaft bands.

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