FootJoy made some noise at the PGA Merchandise Show in Florida, but it mostly centered around their high-end (and awesome-looking) 1857 Collection.
Meanwhile, the company continues to advance their high-end performance line with a new product, the Tour-S, which seeks to deliver superior stability, support and comfort with a set of modern materials. This shoe is stable first, above all else. It's the opposite of a shoe designed to offer traction as the feet move through the swing. This shoe is for the golfer who wants to keep on the ground as long as possible through the swing.
The Tour-S PowerPlate outsole is made from the company's proprietary Pebax polymer, making it more lightweight than TPUs while featuring a carbon-weave fiberglass mid-foot plate for stability to deliver power through the golf swing. Nine LaunchPods, in which the spikes sit, offer more ground cover for maximum traction. FootJoy players have said the shoe feels like it has a wider profile.
A feature dubbed the PowerStrap, which is a molded feature integrated into the upper, offers medial and lateral support. Fit features called SecureCollar and ComforTongue (using a foam to pad the top of the foot) are designed to create a consistent fit from wear to wear.
The dual-density PU Fit-Bed is geared toward the hardcore, all-day player for comfort on every step. The company's Premium Performance Leather offers great looks while delivering a waterproof exterior.
The FootJoy Tour-S shoes are available Feb. 15 in three standard colorways (white/blue/lime, white/lime, black/red/white) with a Boa-closure system model coming in a white/dark grey/orange look. The regular models cost $250 per pair, with the Boa model coming in at $280.