Over the last handful of years or so, golf shoe makers have been using materials other than leather in many of their high-end shoes to lead with comfort in their offerings. The materials have varied, but most have been inspired by athletic shoes.
For adidas, one of their materials has been Primeknit. The downside of Primeknit and these kinds of alternatives to leather is they're not waterproof, which poses a problem when a golfer wants to wear comfortable shoes in poor conditions or on a dewy morning. Now adidas Golf has introduced a shoe that renders that decision moot. The company has introduced the Tour360 XT Primeknit shoe, featuring a new waterproof Primeknit upper.
The yarns used to make the upper are designed to repel water while keeping the feet dry and offering stability. The shoes come with a one-year waterproof guarantee. The upper is also heated using the company's forging technology -- found in the wildly comfortable Forgefiber Boa model -- to heat the upper in strategic places to offer additional stability, including in the midfoot.
Of course, the Tour360 moniker means the shoe has the staple 360 midfoot wrap for stability through the swing. The new XT (X-Traxsion) outsole uses the X shape to deliver traction in any situation on the golf course. A full-length Boost foam midsole delivers full-round comfort by returning energy to the golfer's foot after each step.
The adidas Golf Tour360 XT Primeknit is available in grey, black and active teal colorways for $180 each.