COST: $ 279.95 (BOA); $ 249.95 (laced).
TESTED BY: Jimmy Emanuel, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Golf Australia (GA Handicap 9.4).
MODEL PLAYED: WRAPID, optimized by the BOA Fit system.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The unique and almost non-golf appearance of the HyperFlex shoes was an instant hit with me. The knitted style and trainer-like look make them the perfect driving range and casual game shoes personally.
My opinion rose again once I put the shoes on and felt the combination of comfort and support and was really impressed with the locking but soft feel of the new WRAPID and BOA fit system. .
HOW THEY PERFORMED: When it comes to golf shoes, my personal tastes are very diverse.
I love the classic models with a leather upper and sole, with a traditional style mixed with a construction sold to give a connection to the ground and a look that brings to mind the best dressed players of the past.
I also have a soft spot for modern athletic-inspired models that do their best to bring comfort and a different look to the golf course. And sometimes even new materials.
The end resultâ¦ I have more than one pair of each.
As for the latter, form and function have sometimes mismatched in the past. The look of a really comfortable pair letting it drop slightly. Or the opposite imbalance.
But in the case of the HyperFlex, the balance is unpaid for mine.
The look is stunning and a wide range of colors means this will be the opinion of more than this writer. In the meantime, the comfort is even better.
A soft feel underfoot doesn’t mean you’re giving up the support, with the model on test wrapping around my foot and locking me in place.
BOA models tend to do this very well, however, in order for the shoes to fit the way I like them, the forefoot can often be tight. For the new HyperFlex this certainly was not the case, there was enough room (for lack of a better word) on top of my foot to be without any discomfort, while the system fits snugly around. from the base of my ankle and towards the sole.
Traction is of course the other key aspect of a golf shoe’s performance, and the HyperFlex is faultless in that regard.
No matter what a lie or what conditions I found myself in testing the shoes, a misstep or a misstep doesn’t easily occur to me.
An additional litmus test for this pair of shoes also passed with flying colors, with several people, golfers and not, telling me how much they loved the look of the shoes.
That might not mean much to some, but a pair of athletic golf shoes has to have a certain style that transcends the course in my opinion, and the HyperFlex has proven its worth that way.
As with all golf shoes, the HyperFlex isn’t for everyone, which is why it’s not the only shoe in the FootJoy line.
But having been on the fence with some of the company’s previous efforts in this category, it’s definitely for me.
The blend of support and comfort means it can be worn all day and feels like a more stable trainer, while the styling makes it a very versatile option and will appeal to a wide range of golfers. .
FOOTJOY SAYS: As part of FootJoy’s continued commitment to performance innovation, the all-new HyperFlex is uniquely designed for golf to deliver incredibly smooth comfort and performance along with restoring support. energy to the golfer.
HyperFlex offers an advanced midsole / outsole combo that includes two new technologies that deliver unmatched comfort and performance where you need it on the golf course.
FJ’s âStratoFoamâ cushioning is a proprietary foam blend that provides optimal support and comfort in all conditions. This midsole design offers the perfect blend of cushioning that helps absorb shock while maximizing energy return to reduce foot fatigue.
The all-new ‘OptiFlex’ outsole design features dual flex grooves that flex naturally with your foot for comfort, as well as a thin flexible semi-rigid TPU plate that promotes multi-directional flexion and traction where you need it in the golf swing.
âWhen you take your first steps in HyperFlex, you will notice that the shoe moves in unison with the foot,â said Chris Tobias, vice president of FJ Footwear. “This new outsole technology is designed to mimic the natural flex of the foot, so not only do you get a great walking shoe, but a shoe that will maximize ground force throughout every movement of the golf swing.”
HyperFlex features revolutionary performance fit technology, delivered with athletic-inspired styling and materials in both a lace-up version as well as the all-new WRAPID, powered by the BOA Fit system.
This innovative new system features an asymmetric configuration that ensures a precise and precise fit with reduced pressure on the top of the foot. It allows the shoe to move with you, wrapping your foot securely, while providing powerful support throughout the swing.
For more information visit www.footjoy.com.au
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