Adidas Adizero Tour shoes 'radically light'
- By Global Golf Post
- Jan 22, 2013 1:42 PM ET
The staggering advances in golf shoes in recent years have been something to behold, and one of the latest examples of that move toward footwear that is as high tech as it is athletic is the new Adizero Tour from Adidas.
Consider, for example, that the lightest model in this line weighs only 10.6 ounces, making it 38 percent lighter than the Adidas Tour 360 ATV. That’s a significant savings when you consider a walking golfer usually logs anywhere from four to six miles during an 18-hole round.
Available in five colorways, the Adizero Tour also utilizes an anatomical last and Sprintframe outsole that is the thinnest the company has ever produced. It is extremely light, yet strong and designed to reduce shoe weight significantly, while maintaining comfort and returning energy to each stride. A Springweb internal TPU layer is made to provide exceptional upper support during lateral movements, while a synthetic microfiber Sprintskin upper is intended to maintain a consistent fit without stretching. It is also waterproof. In addition, a 10-spike configuration with Adidas’s Thintech low-profile technology is designed to provide better traction and stability.
“Adidas has set a company-wide mission to be radically light in every athletic category, and we feel we have delivered on that mission,” says Bill Price, vice president of Adidas Golf footwear. “By using only what was absolutely essential, we are able to give golfers superior fit, super-lightweight comfort and natural stability that results in less fatigue and more energy savings at the end of each round.”
According to David Mattucci, footwear product marketing manager for Adidas Golf, much of the technology incorporated into Adizero Tour came from best-selling shoes the company had made for running and soccer. “Golf was not always quick to realize the benefits of footwear as equipment,” he explains. “But the introduction of Adizero is just one more example of how the sport is catching up.”
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