adizero One VS FooyJoy D.N.A

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With the latest golf shoes from adidas and FootJoy stealing all the headlines in 2014, choosing between them is tough, so we’ve got all the answers you’ll need to make the right decision.

adidas Golf's adizero One

Key Questions

FootJoy D.N.A

Specially engineered from the ground up with an ultralight one-piece fused upper that bonds five layers for a glove-like fit; external TPU layer provides upper stability during lateral movement; wide-base outsole enhances excellent traction.

WHAT'S THE COMPANY LINE ON THE NEW TECHNOLOGY? 

Made differently than any other FootJoy shoe ever. The tongue conforms to the top of your foot; the foam collar molds to your ankle; full grain leather that is supple; interior midsole is cushioned; and thin TPU outsole is lightweight and stable.

Comfort, fit and stability throughout your round.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR ME? 

More comfort, state-of-the-art construction, lightweight and stable during your swing.

Walkers – each shoe weighs less than 10 ounces. And those with medium to wide feet will like the fit.

WHO SHOULD USE IT?

Golfers willing to spend a little more money. Walkers will benefit from cushioning and lightness.

Its feathery weight means your feet will have noticeably more energy by the 18th hole than you’re used to. Once you put it on, you’ll immediately notice that it’s much more comfortable than last year’s original version.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I WEAR IT?

Slip it on and you’ll immediately feel the comfort – especially around your ankle and under your foot. And because it’s a low-profile model, you’ll appreciate the extra traction and stability throughout your swing. 

Black/white, grey/white, white/grey, blue/white.

COLOURS AVAILABLE? 

White, white/blue, white/red, white/green, white/grey (BOA), grey/orange, black/grey.

Sergio Garcia, Martin Laird, Jason Day, Stewart Cink and Lucas Glover.

WHO'S WEARING IT ON TOUR? 

To name but a few, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Jason Dufner and Jimmy Walker.

It’s much lighter than many shoes and the materials seem really upscale. Plus it’s breathable. And the low-profile design brings you closer to the ground.

WHAT WE LIKE

It’s noticeably comfortable and lightweight – we felt like taking a run after the 18th hole.

This would be the futuristic shoe design you would’ve imagined 30 years ago. It’s as if the brand is trying too hard to stay ahead of the style curve.

WHAT WE DON'T LIKE

The price is a little bit steep. But so worth it. 

Major improvements where needed from last year, most notably with comfort. This rendition offers loads of stability, a nice fit and performs as you’d expect a top shoe to during your swing.

THE VERDICT

In our humble opinion, this may be the best new shoe on the market. It’s well made, cushioned, and just cradles any foot – even narrow ones. And that soft, breathable tongue is like a blanket.