It’s the optimum choice for those who’re looking for some alternates for the spiked golf shoes. Despite losing the spikes the shoe doesn’t compensate with traction. It holds both ends of stability, traction. And oh yes, it’s waterproof too.
FootJoy Pro/SL Review
So, let’s go every aspect, facets, and drawbacks if there is so that you can make your decision in peace.
Let’s talk about how every facet of this shoe is………
Some heck of engineering went in to make this possible. You see unlike most other golf shoes which use EVA foam, the FootJoy Men’s Pro/Sl uses their very own proprietary FTF foam. The thing about this foam is that it’s 10% lighter. The hardiness also changes from layer to layer, at the top it’s soft but at the bottom, it’s harder. This is so that you get the cushiony feel and also balance during swings.
Spiked or Spikeless?
Saying that it’s spikeless will be a mistake. The sole’s made of some high-end TPU. But as we see in spikeless shoes, the soles have nubs. That is not quite the case here, you do get rubber spikes with a blunt end. Yeah, these won’t be able to compete with the metal ones but still, it does a job lot better than the actual spikeless ones.
Finally the Vamp, the heel, the foxing the entirety of the exterior covering has been done by ChromoSkin leather. Another thing to be noted is that the leather’s from Pittard. And apart from all these talks about how good the leather is, you’ll be getting a 2-year warranty. What more could you be wanting?
There’s a lot of people with a lot of different shapes and sizes. For feeling habituated and comfortable you have to have a shoe that perfectly fits on to you. Otherwise, it’s an absolute no go.
You won’t find any other brand that gives so many different sizes as the Footjoy. My counts exceed 35. So, you know that you’ll be indeed finding the one, the exact one.
I’ve been through a couple of rounds of golf, walking all over the course. And from the very first I’ve been utterly comfortable with this. You won’t be needing any break-ins for this and for heaven’s sake no blisters too.
One issue that I’ve seen a couple of buyers and users complain about is the tongue. They say it’s a tad bit longer than it’s supposed to be. This way the tongue touches the foot. But wearing the exact same size many are saying; it couldn’t possibly be better.
So, you know it’s just that the anatomy of every person is a bit different. And to prevent such occurrences FootJoy would have to make thousands of sizes.
Stability and Traction
It is the most, I don’t know how to put it, it’s like you are always doing a trade-off between these two when you’re moving from spiked to spikeless.
Metal spiked shoes have the ultimate traction, but when you switch to spikeless ones you sacrifice that for some stability. But you see there isn’t any of that happening for the Footjoy Pro/SL. They’ve come up with this rubber needles that do magic. Except that you can’t be ever replacing it ever.
As I’ve mentioned every material that has been used for the shoe, I don’t think I’ll have to be going over all of those again.
But from those who’re using it for quite some times, they seem to be good with it all.
A Few Drawbacks
Now, you can’t be going to the office while wearing one of these i.e. it offers way less versatility than many other spikeless golf shoes. But the traction that it offers indeed covers up for the drawback.
And then since it’s TPU the needles will last long but not anywhere near the metal ones.