FootJoy: Breaking Down the DNA of Golfers
FootJoy has been leaking videos, one a week for the past month, giving us little snippets of what their anticipated DNA golf shoe will look like. Now that we have enough intel to take a stab at what the golf shoe is going to look like, I’ve decided to break it down for you. The playlist above contains the videos that FootJoy released each week.
Week One: 3D FoamCollar
- This 3D FoamCollar will mold to your heel for a stable and comfortable fit. This is typically an overlooked place in the shoe in my opinion. Where is the first place that usually rubs with miss-fit shoes? Your ankle. Good looking out FootJoy.
Week Two: SnugFit Tongue
- This SnugFit Tongue is soft and thin. It’s designed to do just what it says: snuggle up to your foot and not work its way down the inside of your shoe.
Week Three: NitroThin TPU Outsole
- The NitroThin TPU Outsole is a lightweight, stability sole that provides advanced cushioning to your sole. This sole has been in the works for a while. This version of outsoles has appeared on FootJoy golf shoes for the last few years. They just fine-tuned it for the DNA golf shoe.
Week Four: Fine-Tuned Foam FitBed
- The Fine-Tuned Foam FitBed is a super cushiony foam insert that provides the support that’s needed for ripping long drives along with the comfort needed to walk 18 holes.
Some interesting facts FootJoy released pertaining to shoes:
- More than 80% of people wear the wrong size shoe. Advanced testing from FootJoy also revealed that wearing the wrong size shoe can lead to a decrease in power.
- You should have a thumbs width between the top two eyelets of a laced golf shoe. More than a thumbs width, the shoe is likely too small/narrow. Less than a thumbs width, the shoe is likely to big/wide.
- Almost 60% of people have different sized feet. For 80% of these people, their bigger foot is their left foot. The difference in sizes is small enough that it doesn’t require two different sized shoes.
- And of course……FootJoy has been the most worn shoe on the PGA Tour since shoe counts were first taken in 1945.
Click here to see our selection of FootJoy DNA golf shoes.
Alan Unruh is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, and holds PGA Certifications in General Management, Golf Operations and Player Development. With these certifications, he is among the 1% of PGA members that hold multiple PGA Certifications. He has a profound passion for the game of golf along with extensive experience and knowledge regarding planning and strategy for golf operations, rules of golf, tournament operations and golf swing fundamentals. Alan has also played a crucial role helping manage multiple high profile tournaments throughout his career including the USGA Women’s U.S. Open, PGA and LPGA Tour events, and multiple NCAA and AJGA events.