An asymmetrical shoe, the asym energy boost, has been introduced by adidas Golf.
The uniquely built left and right shoes are built to guide weight transfer, stability and power through the swing. The asym energy boost is the latest in footwear from adidas Golf that highlights Boost cushioning and incorporates advanced technologies.
Utilizing the latest biomechanical equipment, adidas Golf was better able to analyze footwear during the golf swing and how footwork impacts the game.
Through heat map and force plate pressure studies, it became clear how different and unique the vertical and horizontal forces were for each foot during the swing.
It also became clear there were potentially huge advantages in harnessing these differences and having design and performance characteristics dedicated to both the front and back foot.
“There is a reason no other brand has brought a fully asymmetrical shoe to market,” said Masun Denison, director of global product marketing for footwear at adidas Golf.
“It was a challenging process that involved a lot of additional research and much more design and development,” said Denison.
“Once we saw the advantage this product could offer and being the performance and innovation leader we are, we felt it was our duty to bring it to golfers of all skill levels,” added Denison.
Offered in both left and right handed versions, the asym energy boost strategically placed tour-proven gripmore spikes on the outsole in a variety of sizes to provide improved stability, grip, and performance during all phases of the swing.
The footwear also features full-length boost midsole foam for cushioning and energy, an asymmetric upper and outsole designed to harness swing power and improve footwork and an energy sling to guide energy transfer and prevent power leaks during the swing.
“The great thing about asymmetrical technology is that it is intuitive, meaning whenever we tell someone why we developed the asym energy boost and explain that our feet work differently during the golf swing, people get it,” said Denison.
“It is complex to make a shoe like this, but easy to understand the benefit it provides,” added Denison.