Twelve months ago Adidas launched the original adizero golf shoe, said to be the "lightest, most comfortable and best performing 10-cleated Tour shoe" Adidas had ever created. This year they have improved the design in their new 7-cleat adizero one shoe, which is 10% lighter.
The idea behind the Adidas adizero range is to produce a very lightweight, Tour-level, cleated shoe that brings your feet closer to the ground improving stability and feel.
“When I first saw the adizero one, I couldn’t wait to get them on my feet,” said Jason Day, adidas Golf Tour staff professional since 2006. “With the low profile design, I can really feel the ground beneath my feet and the power generated from my swing is definitely noticeable. I’m excited to wear these on Tour.”
So how exactly does the new adizero one differ from the original adizero?
Starting from the top, the new ultra-light "sprintskin+" upper is made from one piece, which bonds together five layers of material to provide that glove-like fit. By using just one piece, the adizero one does not require the stitching of a traditional shoe, giving it a clean, smooth look and feel.
The sole has undergone a makeover too. The original adizero featured a narrow, 10-cleat outsole, whilst the adizero one features just 7 low-profile cleats. Adidas used Tour player feedback along with some extensive research to investigate the best locations for the new cleat design. They positioned two cleats in the heel, four in the forefoot and one proprietary centre cleat.
The overall width of the outsole is now 20% wider than before. Adidas say this wide base improves the stability of the shoe, whilst the thinner construction means it adds no addition weight. The new shoe tips the scales at just 272 grams, 10% lighter than the original.
Each pair of Adidas adizero one shoes comes packaged with two sockliners. The first, the adizero comfort liner, is built for enhanced comfort and cushioning. The other option, the adizero light, is more breathable and lightweight.
“We’re constantly looking to test the boundaries of engineering to design and develop equipment that helps golfers perform at their peak,” said Masun Denison, Director, Global Product Marketing, Footwear at adidas Golf. “adizero one is a perfect example of our relentless pursuit of innovation to consistently create the best-performing footwear in golf.”
Initially the adizero one will be available in white, grey, black and blue colours. In May of this year, Adidas will release an additional colour option, which we understand will be white with black/red detailing.