FootJoy has introduced a new performance spikeless golf shoe category with the DryJoys Casual.
A natural extension of the DryJoys footwear line, DryJoys Casual shoes feature soft, premium full grain waterproof leather and lightweight TPU traction elements to provide on-course traction and the versatility of off-course wear.
A new proprietary polymer outsole material called Fine-Tuned Foam (FTF) was developed for the DryJoys Casual outsole unit. FTF is 10 per cent lighter than conventional EVA Foams to provide enhanced cushioning and shock absorption for added comfort.
DryJoys Casual’s design features two distinct layers of varying densities of FTF, each with specific characteristics.
The top layer of FTF is softer to provide comfort. The lower/outer portion of FTF is firmer to ensure the player perimeter stability around the foot for maximum support.
Finally, TPU skeletal traction strips are embedded within the FTF outsole material to provide enhanced traction and lateral stability during the golf swing. These FTF layers are fused together to deliver comfort. “Years of research have gone into the development of the FTF material,” said Mike Foley, director of product management for FJ Footwear.
“The result is a category of shoes that are luxuriously soft and comfortable, but perform like nimble, high-end athletic footwear,” he added.
“It was this combination of comfort and performance that attracted Hunter Mahan, who was the first player to wear DryJoys Casual shoes on tour, unveiling an early prototype at the Open Championship,” said Foley.
DryJoys Casual shoes feature Extreme Comfort Leather (ECL), developed in conjunction with Pittards of England. This soft premium leather contains a proprietary, membrane-free waterproofing system that is 30 per cent softer than previous generations of FJ performance leather.
DryJoys Casual will be initially available in three different colour options, including white, black and dark brown.