At one time 'Closure Systems' in golf shoes meant good old fashioned laces with perhaps the odd buckle or velcro strap thrown in.
That changed over 10 years ago with the BOA system first introduced by FootJoy with the dial located on the heel of the shoe. Since 2015 it has also been used by Adidas, where the mechanism sits on the top of the tongue.
Puma is now getting in on the act by bringing its Disc technology, already used in its running shoes by Usain Bolt, to golf for the first time in a limited edition version of the TitanTour Ignite.
The Disc system, which Puma has placed on the side of the shoe to the right of the top of the tongue, seamlessly tightens the shoe ensuring a secure and snug fit that the golfer is able to micro adjust. A turn of the Disc dial tightens the internal wire system in the upper while a simple turn in the opposite direction allows the golfer to easily loosen the shoe.
Grant Knudson, head of footwear & accessories at Puma Golf, explains:
We took the original Puma Disc design and customised it for golfers. The result is a sleek, simple and strong closure system that tightens using smooth, steel wires that conform to the foot.
The limited edition TitanTour Ignite Disc shoe is available in two gradient print colourways with a sleek chevron graphic in Red Blast/White/Black and White/Black.
Puma designed the Red and Black colour scheme to be worn by its sponsored athletes so watch out for it from the athletics track to the fairways.