Athletic Look and Feel.
January 7, 2015
Right out of the box they look more like a pair of football (soccer) boots then golf shoes. Looking at the underside is also the same story, the sole is hard, and you stop to think whether you can interchange the golf studs for football studs, looks like a recycled pair of Adidas F50's, not a bad thing really, the F50 is a premium boot that retails for $380. Both share the Adizero mark of pro'ness.
Still on the look.. they do not look remotely like a pair of traditional (wide, cloggy, leather, conservative) golf shoes, if your golf wardrobe is full of Ashworth, Pearly Gate like apparel, then the Adidas will not blend in. The Adidas belongs in the sports wear look.
The feel: the sole is made of hard plastic, and walking on anything that's not carpet or grass is not recommended. Any contact on hard surfaces will be noisy, so don't walk with them in the club house as it makes a terrible racket, and you may receive some disagreeing looks from other patrons.
But one your on the course or driving range they EXCEL! feedback from the ground is amazing and your stance will be solid, giving you confidence to draw power from the ground up. Any slipping is power and accuracy slipping away, and there is no issues with that here, swing your driver as fastest you can, then look down, you'll find your feet position exactly where you want them to be.
I've run up 8-10 hours on the driving range on these, they are still diamond white, no staining from the plastic matt. Some of the shine has faded on the right tip of the shoes 0.5cm to 1.5cm , but barely notice able.
Overall these are amazing, its purely to help you get the most out of your stance, and very athletic looking. Do bring a extra pair of shoes with you for walking off the course.
I have wide US44 sized feet, the slim line look of the shoes did worry me at first, but they fit around my feet like gloves. very comfortable.
I hope this is helpful
Encourages you to draw power from the ground up.
Cons:Slim line look does not suit baggy pants.
Goes better with athletic clothing.
Hard sole not suited to hard surfaces.
Will wear fast if you walk on tarmac.