Smart Casual. That is theme behind FootJoy's latest spikeless shoe. The 2014 FootJoy DryJoys Casual are designed to give a traditional, simple look combining a modern, spikeless sole with a soft, leather upper.
You may have already spotted these already, several Tour players, including Hunter Mahan and Padraig Harrington, couldn't wait for the public release of the shoe and have worn it during competition in 2013.
“Our existing spikeless offerings have resonated extremely well with the consumer around the world and we wanted to take the key attributes within those shoes a step further by developing a high-performance spikeless product.” commented Russell Lawes, FootJoy Marketing Manager.
“Alongside a number of new footwear innovations that we will be launching over the coming months, this attractive new design continues to demonstrate FJ’s long-standing position as the pioneers in game-changing golf shoe innovation.”
The upper portion of the DryJoys Casual is a soft, breathable leather made by Pittards, a UK based company that has been making leather products in Somerset since 1826. FootJoy wanted to create a traditional looking leather shoe that was extremely soft and breathable, but combine it with a modern, casual sole that could be worn on and off the course.
The eyecatching, spikeless outsole features several different methods of traction with wide, moulded studs combining with FootJoy's Fine-Tuned Foam, a deeper, inner channel, for even more traction and flexibility. This is softer and more shock absorbing than the firmer material that make up the outer section with the spikes. The more dense outer portion of the sole creates a perimeter weighting that makes the DryJoys Casual more stable.
Initially, the DryJoys Casual will only be available in the black, white and brown colours seen above.