FootJoy Tour S Golf Shoes Review
New for 2018, is FJ’s latest and greatest high-end tour level golf shoe, the FootJoy Tour S. It’s not cheap and it may not be for everyone, however there are many benefits that make it worth it, especially if it fits your golf game. It’s tour-proven performance is hard to pass up.
The biggest thing we have noticed is the amazing stability this shoe provides. It brings back memories of the older XPS-1 that was also a very stable shoe. The new Tour S golf shoes will allow you to go after the ball without ever losing your balance. You can seriously rip into every drive and have that picture perfect finish each and every time. One of the first things you’ll notice about the sole of the FootJoy Tour S Golf Shoes is the nine FJ Launch Pods which help make the sole feel wider in the heel and the forefoot to create this amazing stability throughout your golf swing. You can barely see these launch pods if looking down at your shoes but FootJoy has done a great job making them transparent as possible, while maintaining that wide sole and stability.
Now if you like a more mobile shoe, then the Tour S probably isn’t for you. This is a stable and structured shoe so you won’t feel as connected and close to the ground as some of other FJ models in the past. This isn’t a bad thing, just a personal preference based on each players individual needs based on their type of golf swing.
From an aesthetics standpoint, the FootJoy Tour S is somewhere in between the classic traditional look to a more modern look. They’re not quite as flashy as the FJ Freestyle, but more modern than the traditional FJ DryJoys. There are currently four styles, three of which are laced, along with one BOA model. FJ brought out a white, black, white/blue, and a white/grey BOA with some orange accents. The overall look of these shoes are quite appealing to the masses and it seems that FJ decided not to go crazy with aesthetics and focus more on the performance of this shoe.
FootJoy went to many PGA Tour pros to gain insight on how to create one of the best performing golf shoes in the industry at the tour level. More features include the lightweight PowerPlate outsole that coupled along with the FJ Launch Pods you’ll find that this allows more efficient power transfer throughout your golf swing. The PowerStrap design also adds upper support while the PU Fit-Bed gives you comfort in the underfoot. Because these are top-of-the-line FootJoy shoes they make take a round or two to break in but rest assured they will be very durable and last you for many rounds and/or years to come. Although it’s typically a given you’ll also get the typical FootJoy 2-year waterproof warranty so you don’t have to worry about what type of weather conditions you’re playing in. The SecureCollar and ComforToungue technologies also offer a secure and precise fit so not only are you getting a tour performance golf shoe, but one that is also extremely comfortable.
In conclusion, we feel that FootJoy really outdid themselves with the new FootJoy Tour S Golf Shoes. They may not be for all golfers, but for any golfer that truly wants the best of the best for tour-level performance the FJ Tour S golf shoes are simply the best on the market.