The Tour360 is adidas Golf's flagship shoe, and it has been the lynchpin for footwear innovations, starting with mid-foot 360-degree wrap and bringing in other technologies, including Boost foam in the previous model, the Tour360 Boost.
But here's the thing: Tour players like Dustin Johnson loved the Tour360 as it was. They didn't give the company feedback suggesting this every-other-year shoe needed an overhaul. It just needed some upgrades. So, that's what adidas pursued with its new Tour360 shoes, available in October.
The substantial changes in the shoe include:
SprintSkin technology: A layer of support in the upper lining of the shoe, SprintSkin is a microfiber adding stability over the top of the foot as golfers move through the swing.
Improved outsole performance: A new top plate has been integrated above the Boost midsole, allowing the shoe to more naturally accommodate the foot's movement in the swing as it wraps higher on the lateral side of the foot. The outsole is also more flexible by changing the TPU material's density to be softer and more malleable. This makes the shoe wider and decreases wear on the golfer.
New heel and toe designs: In the Tour360 Boost, the heel was remade to more closely follow the contours of the foot. However, the heel has been changed back to a more classic shape in this edition with premium leather throughout, including the lining. Meanwhile, a more traditional toe-down, more rounded look creates a cleaner look.
Of course, Boost foam remains from the prior generation, and a 10-cleat puremotion TPU outsole uses the company's own cleats to maximize grip. The Torsion Tunnel -- the gap between where the foot sits and the outsole at the mid portion of the foot, affords independent heel and forefoot movement. It has a 2-year waterproof warranty.
At release, white/black, black/white and white/icey blue (as worn by Dustin Johnson) colorways will be available.
The adidas Golf Tour360 will be available for $200 per pair