The key feature in the new DryJoys Casual shoe line from FootJoy is a proprietary polymer outsole material called Fine-Tuned Foam (FTF). It is designed to give this new entrant in the performance spikeless category enhanced cushioning and shock absorption.
According to Mike Foley, director of product management for FJ Footwear, these shoes boast two distinct layers of varying density of FTF, which are 10 percent lighter than conventional EVA foams. The top one is softer and made to provide all-day comfort to the golfer, while the lower, outer portion is firmer and intended to offer perimeter stability for maximum support during play. In addition, TPU skeletal traction strips are embedded within the FTF outsole material to bolster traction and lateral stability.
“Years of research have gone in to the development of the FTF material,” says Foley. “The result is a category of shoes that are luxuriously soft and comfortable, but perform like nimble, high-end athletic footwear.”
The DryJoys Casuals also have what Foley describes as Extreme Comfort Leather. Some 30 percent softer than previous generations, it was developed with Pittards of England and contains a membrane-free waterproofing system. He adds that lightweight TPU traction elements provide superior on-course grip and stability, but also give players the ability to wear these shoes as easily off the course when their games are done.