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Adidas Golf launches its new Tour360 golf shoes

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Dustin Johnson has been wearing Adidas Golf’s Tour360 Boost shoes, which launched in 2015, for the last few years. In that span of time, he won his first-ever major at the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont, he ascended to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings — a position which he still currently holds — and he recorded three wins in a row in early 2017. That’s quite a run while wearing the Tour360 Boost.

“Of all the models I’ve tried over the years, the Tour360 Boost has been my favorite,” Johnson said in a press release from Adidas Golf. “When the Adidas team first came to me to get my thoughts on how to improve it, I told them I didn’t want them to change a thing. Seriously. But we challenged each other to take the new Tour360 to the next level.”

When Johnson showed up to the 2017 Northern Trust, however, he was wearing something different on his feet… a new version of Adidas’ Tour360 Boost. And after taking a five-month hiatus from the winners’ circle, Johnson hit a 340-yard drive that nearly broke the Internet to defeat Jordan Spieth in a one-hole playoff to win the event, his first tournament ever wearing the shoes.

At the time, we could do nothing but speculate what the new shoes were, but Adidas has officially announced the launch of its new Tour360 shoes today.

The new shoes have a 10-cleat "puremotion TPU outsole" with CenTraXion and thintech cleats

The new shoes have a 10-cleat “puremotion TPU outsole” with CenTraXion and thintech cleats

APPLY NOW: Try the new Tour360 shoes in our Testing Thread.

The most significant changes compared to the Tour360 Boost shoes come in the look of the shoe. For the first time in quite some time, a Tour360 shoe will have a clean toe box — minus the familiar dual seams in the toe. They also have a more rounded toe shape for a “more natural fit,” according to Adidas.

Adidas' Tour360 Boost (left) vs the new Tour360

Adidas’ Tour360 Boost (left) vs the new Tour360

Also, the familiar S-Curve in the heel has been removed. The shoe now features a traditional heel curve with the addition of premium leather for both stability and durability (as pictured below). According to Global Footwear Director at Adidas Golf, Masun Denison, the shoes will have a more wide-ranging appeal for golfers with the changes to the heel and toe. Overall, the shoes also provide a more “classic look,” in Denison’s words, with a “rich leather upper,” a “high-polished finish” and a “more streamlined design.”

Tour360 Boost's S-Curve (foreground) vs. the new Tour360 heel shape

Tour360 Boost’s S-Curve (foreground) vs. the new Tour360 heel shape

“Our quest to create the perfect golf shoe just got one step closer with this new Tour360,” Denison said in a press release. “Our original Tour360 Boost rose to being the best-selling shoe in the U.S. market last year, so we know golfers are going to appreciate these updates that we’ve made to what was already a great product.”

The performance aspects of the shoe have also been fine-tuned. The new Tour360 wrap has been designed to give golfers more stability throughout the swing by way of raised TPU (thermoplastic urethane) plate. There’s also more support for the upper portion of the foot with a new leather collar, and with what the company calls “Sprintskin” in the inner lining, which is a lightweight microfiber. The bridge, or “Torsion Tunnel,” underneath the midsole that was featured in the previous shoes design also appears in the new Tour360 2.0; that’s because the design was proven to increase traction, according to Denison.

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“I couldn’t be more excited with how this shoe turned out,” Johnson said. Those are big words from someone who didn’t even want to change his old Tour360 Boost shoes in the first place.

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Adidas Golf’s new Tour360 shoes will be available in early October in three introductory colorways (White/Black, Black/White and White/Blue) and they will sell for $200. According to Adidas, additional colorways will be released in 2018.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the shoes in our forums

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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. Judge mental

    Sep 10, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Adidas are dead comfy , cushion soled , waterproof gems .

    they perform well in the wet by having the extended heel , your trouser lower edge sits in the heel section ,stopping the trouser dragging in wet grass . ( Stopping soggy socks , envy of golf players )

    Brilliant bit of engineering by adidas…… sadly this has been deleted .

  2. Cjcops

    Sep 10, 2017 at 5:53 am

    A change of heel material is the brands recognition that the current model isn’t durable enough. Given the rising prices of footwear the brands have a duty to Mate the cost with quality. I have had 5 pairs of Tour 360 all the backs wore through within 10 rounds. Will give these a whirl as the fit is good for me.

  3. Rich Douglas

    Sep 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I’m glad to see the bridge. But I HATE BOOST! It is so incredibly unstable, I can’t keep my balance during the swing. Also, where is the BOA? Boa is so much better than laces. I like a shoe that’s tied tight. Leather tends to stretch during use, so the Boa is handy to make the shoe snug again quickly.

    Yes to the bridge. No to Boost. Bring the Boa.

  4. Barry Smoot

    Sep 7, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    **Yawn**

  5. Cdub

    Sep 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Love the tarheel color theme. Very nice looking

  6. Bert

    Sep 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Have at least eight pairs of Adidas golf shoes and all have lasted only a short period of time. The are comfortable for me, but as mentioned wear out quickly, especially in the heel, and clogs with grass, and the uppers stain. Repeated washing has does little for this dew sweeper. This new line looks cheaply made. Also what did you expect DJ to say about hem, he’s a paid employee. What spikes does DJ use?

  7. David Barndollar

    Sep 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    You guys have no idea WTF your talking about. I love my 360s and I’m glad to see they are making improvements on them.

    • AW

      Sep 6, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      IOW they are still a WORK IN PROGRESS …. but when will they get it right?

    • Rich Douglas

      Sep 7, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      The original 360s were the best. Add Boa and get rid of Boost and these would be the best shoes EVER.

  8. mr b

    Sep 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    love the style of Adidas golf shoes but the fit is just awful for me. every pair is narrow in the toe and wide in the heel. Not a good fit for me, personally.

    • AW

      Sep 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      You would come out of your shoes in a side hill down slope shot ….lol

  9. CB

    Sep 6, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Theres a gap in the current line – and I have not seen any grass accumulate in mine. Im also an early morning dewsweeper.

  10. AllanA

    Sep 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Problems:
    1. The exposed white out soles will permanently stain brown.
    2. The sole will clog with grass, sand and mud at the spikes and sole patterns indents.
    3. The narrow toe box is fine for dress shoes, but a squared toe box allows the toe spread.
    4. The shoe lace throat does not accommodate high instep and narrow feet, and insertion.
    5. The midsole ‘tunnel’ reduces ground reaction force pressure area at the instep. Bad.
    6. Too much white. Black is okay. Better for shoe polishing.

    • Anthony

      Sep 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      So they are the same as the previous model then? LOL

    • MC

      Sep 6, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Well then don’t buy them. They look awesome. Love the move to the rounder toe, and the no heel curve (looks weird w shorts). Yeah it really looks like DJ is losing traction when he swings. Serious?

  11. Rich

    Sep 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    How about the weight and flex ?

  12. Leezer

    Sep 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    As a morning dewsweeper I can only imagine the amount of grass that’s going to accumulate in that gap under the arch.

    • Rich Douglas

      Sep 7, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      It really doesn’t because there’s nothing there to which the grass can cling.

  13. Chris Baron

    Sep 6, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Is the heal going to wear out like last model very disapointed in Adidas

    • Anthony

      Sep 6, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      So they are the same as the previous model then? LOL
      They have not fixed this issue in 4 models!!!

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Golf 101: 5 Tips to building your golf bag with CH3 (+ Charles Howell III WITB)

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I think at this point it’s safe to say that Charles Howell III is the adopted son and patron saint of WRX.

Not only is he a member of the site and visits regularly, but he’s also an avid club nerd and tester. I’ve become friends with CH3 over the past couple of years and have had some fun gear geek sessions with him. Want to know the coolest thing of all? He’s still as passionate and curious about gear as we are and not just Titleist (who he is on staff with) he’s curious about it all.

So who better to ask about how to build a great golf bag than with a man who knows it, does, and plays for his livelihood week in and week out?

These are 5 Charles Howell III golden nuggets that any golfer can learn from—and oh yeah, his take on the future is spot on.

Rule #1: Stability over speed no matter what

“Even for the guys on tour, stabilizing the clubface is paramount to good driving. One of the reasons I love testing shafts so often is to see if there is that magic combo of speed and control. However, the stability of the clubhead and shaft have to be there—I could find a combo that’s 20 yards longer, but if it’s something I can’t control, it doesn’t have a place in my bag. Extra yardage is fun until it isn’t.”

Rule #2: Find wedges that can do it all

“I chose the Vokey SM8 M Grind in the 56 and 60, because as the grind spectrum goes, they fall dead in the middle for me but everyone is different. I discovered that finding a middle ground grind wise solves the “different wedges for different grass problems” some players find themselves in. Even at Augusta, there was more Bermuda sticking out than normal which made shots from behind 15 different for example a little trickier. Not only are you chipping back towards a downslope with water behind, but it’s also now into the grain. Knowing I had wedges to combat either scenario made it that much easier. As a player, you have to put all the grinds through the paces and see what one checks off the most boxes. It might be something you never considered.”

Rule #3 Forgiveness looks different for every player

“Iron set makeups have changed so much in recent years. Pay attention to the soles when choosing your irons, even in the longer irons. It would be easy to think that bigger heads wider soles would be a no-brainer to hit, but to be honest, it’s not that simple. Sometimes finding a sole that will help the club get in and out of the ground easily will get you that center contact you were looking for. Although guys on tour may choose beefier long irons, it’s pretty rare to find one with a really wide sole. Soles that large encourage a player to try and sweep it off the turf which is counter-intuitive with an iron in your hand. When getting fit, pay attention to attack angles and center contact with your longer clubs; you may find that thinner soles help you more than anything else.”

Rule #4 Enjoy the process of learning and testing

“Obviously playing for a living gives me the advantage of testing a ton of stuff, but it’s just as fun doing the research at home (online) and understanding what certain equipment can do and the idea behind it. I still rely on testing as much as I can to see what works but it’s the pursuit of knowledge that keeps it all fresh week in and week out. Technology is so good these days but like anything you have to ask questions, look around try some stuff and then make a decision. Remember it’s your golf bag, take some pride in demanding that every inch of it works for you.

Eyes on the future…

“I think as we go down this Bryson/distance chase, the ultimate result on tour will be a lot of two driver bags. Look at it this way, having a 47-inch driver for long bombs, and a 44.5 inch for tighter drives, and a 4-wood isn’t all that hard to imagine. Players can tweak lofts in the irons and wedges easily to adjust to gapping. It’s not rocket science, and I don’t think we are that far from seeing multiple players on tour doing it that way.”

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Driver: Titleist TSI3 (10.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)

Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 6 TX

3-wood: Ping G425 LST (14.5 degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 8 X

7-wood: Ping G425 Max (20.5 degrees @20)

Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 9 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-6) 620 MB (7-9)

Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 (hard stepped)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (48-10F @47, 52-12F, 56-08M, 60-08M)

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

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GolfWRX Classifieds (12/3/20): Mavrik SubZero, rare Scotty Cameron, Wilson Staff

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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 CLRMTgolfer – Wilson Staff forged combo set

This is one extremely nice custom combo set of irons from Wilson golf – from blades, all the way to the Staff utility, this set has everything you need for shotmaking.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Wilson staff iron set

Member EHSgolf1 – Callaway Mavrik SubZero driver

Your chance to get an almost new Callaway Mavrik SubZero for less than new price!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Callaway SubZero

Member Champ 2430 – Scotty Cameron Timeless longneck prototype

As they say “if you know you know” and this rare Scotty Cameron Prototype longneck is a thing of beauty – the only thing is I really hope you have a big golfing budget.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Rare longneck Cameron

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

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Adidas X Vice Golf launch The Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas

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Adidas has teamed up with Vice Golf to launch the new Vice Golf Shoe inspired from off the course which includes a dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime x Adidas golf balls.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas contains ultraboost and a signature lime-green colorway to accent the designs for life both on and off the golf course. The shoe features a camouflage pattern in gray and white on the top of the shoe, while a brand-new drip pattern decorates the boost material at the bottom.

The shoe features branding “discoverables”, such as a subtle Vice logo on the tongue of the shoe while a collab logo is celebrated within. The company’s motto “Embrace Your Vice” runs down the spine of the heel, while another Vice logo lives underneath the 3-stripe caging on the inside of the foot.

If golfers want a brighter color pop, the alternate neon lime laces give that option.

“Based in Bavaria like Adidas, we have always looked up to this global ambassador and brand that has made big moves in both the golf and footwear in recent years. It is a great honor to finally present the result of 22 months of work with tears of happiness when the final pair of shoes arrived” – Vice Golf founder and CEO Ingo Duellmann

In addition to the shoe, the packaging of the Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas is made to look, feel and act exactly like their signature golf ball packages. 

The bottom of the box is wrapped in a neon lime camouflage pattern, and the top cover features the exact, embossed Vice logo colored in neon lime drip pattern as seen and felt on the brand’s golf ball packaging. The connection continues after lifting the lid and discovering an actual box of Vice Pro Drip Lime golf balls, with Adidas logos, sitting in its own compartment.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas (plus one dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime X Adidas golf balls) costs $219.95 and is available to purchase from December 7, 2020, 11 AM EST at ViceGolf.com.

 

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