Puma Golf's new TitanTour shoe wants to be the Goldilocks of golf footwear: keeping your feet not too cool, not too warm, but the right temperature regardless of conditions.
The shoe's sexy feature is its use of what's called Outlast technology, originally developed for NASA to help regulate temperature in spacesuits.
Outlast material was placed on the top of the sockliner, designed to keep feet the right temperature and prevent moisture (read: stinky feet sweat). The materials inside the shoe helps absorb and release heat released by the foot while playing golf.
The shoe not only is designed to keep your feet cool but look that way, too. The full-grain leather upper is soft and offers a sporty look. That upper and the insole also have memory foam in their design for a more custom fit. You can feel it in each step you take. As someone who loves his memory foam, it's great. At the toes, a feature called PowerVamp minimizes stretching and helps the shoe keep its shape over time. The shoe also comes with a two-year waterproof guarantee.
But what good is a golf shoe if it doesn't offer traction when you need it?
TitanTour boasts what Puma calls PowerFrame technology, an ultra-thin TPU gel-based frame encasing the midsole for to make a strong, durable, lightweight base for the shoe. On the heel is additional TPU support for stability as a player powers through impact. The low-profile cleats keep the player closer to the ground. On the outside of the outsole are directional-molded cleat surrounds for extra traction. secondary traction surround and work with the removable cleats for unrivaled traction and stability. Flex grooves allow the foot to move naturally through the swing.
The TitanTour shoes are available Feb. 1 in seven color combinations for $220.