Adidas incorporated its Boost foam into the Tour360 Boost golf shoe at the start of 2016 and this TPU material continues to be at the heart of the popular shoes latest edition.
The new Tour360 features subtle, yet significant, changes from the previous model as Adidas look to improve on its number one shoe worn on Tour.
Sitting above the distinctive boost midsole is a new outsole top plate that Adidas say allows the shoe to accommodate the natural foot flexion during the golf swing.
Following analysis of testing, changes were made so that the plate now wraps higher on the lateral side of the foot whilst still being soft enough to provide lateral and medial stability as players transition their power in the follow through of the swing.
Adding to the support of the shoe is a proprietary technology called SprintSkin that is found on the inside of the upper lining of the shoe. An ultra-lightweight microfibre, SprintSkin supports the foot in the upper section of the shoe through the swings lateral movement.
Adidas has improved the Tour360's TPU outsole by making the density softer and more malleable, directly contributing to increased comfort and flexibility. Indeed, Adidas says that golfers will find this decreases foot fatigue and makes the shoe noticeably more lightweight.
The outsole features 10 CenTraXion and thintech cleats to ensure you've got grip when you need it most and the distinctive Torsion Tunnel of the Tour360 range continues to offer independent flexibility and control between the heel and forefoot.
There is also a subtly reshaped heel that envelops the heel with a premium leather lining, adding additional comfort and durability, and helps to keep golfers locked-in during the swing.
The leather upper of the shoe gives a traditional toe-down look that has been designed to ensure it is visually clear from distraction as golfers look down on the ball at address, something incorporated following feedback from Adidas staff players Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garica.
The Adidas Tour360 comes in white and black versions with white stripes as well as a white shoe where the iconic stripes are what Adidas describes as Icey Blue. More colours are set to be rolled out in 2018.