No doubt, golf is a traditional sport. In many ways, it's reluctant and resistant to change. But, as the game's next generation starts to solidify, they're bringing a more relaxed attitude about life and its trappings to golf.
Perhaps in response to that more casual attitude, adidas Golf has responded with its new adicross line, which features non-traditional clothing and footwear that can be worn on and off the course. Consider it another step forward in the movement undertaken by a number of golf fashion houses to offer golf-first clothes and hybrid footwear that could pass muster most any other social situation.
adicross features Oxfords, Henleys, Anorak jackets, T-shirts, shorts and joggers, all featuring performing fabrics. The Henleys, pique polo and T-shirts are moisture-wicking to move sweat before it gets to the shirt surface fabric. The shorts and pants have a nylon-spandex blend, with the pants featuring a modern tapered leg.
In addition to clothes, the company has come out with a new crossover-hybrid shoe, the adicross Bounce. The shoe has an ergonomic fit, with an offset wrapped saddle with multiple eyelet rows for customizable lacing, and a non-marking adiwear rubber spikeless outsole with 181 strategically-placed lugs for optimal grip.
Don't expect to see adidas Golf staffers wearing these clothes on the PGA Tour, but that's not really the point.
The adidas Golf adicross line is available Dec. 1, with the Bounce shoes available Jan. 1, 2018.