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1 December 2011
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The Footjoy XPS-1 (Xtreme Platform Stability) golf shoe has been designed to improve platform stability and improve balance.
Footjoy's XtremeOutsole design combines TPU lateral side outriggers, a Lightweight Fiberglass Support Structure and Footjoy's HeelLoc Zone. The TPU outriggers extend beyond the upper sole to deliver an ultra-wide platform for maximum ground contact. The added Support Structure provides a lateral and medial wrap to support a golfer's mid-foot and the HeelLoc Zone is designed to provide Anti-slip technology in the heel area of the XPS-1.
The FJ XPS-1 provides a custom fit and innovative 3D Viscoelastic GelCollar, whilst a LaserPlus Last is formed specifically to match the shape of a golfer's foot. The XPS-1 is further enhanced by a Multi-Density Fit-Bed and EVA insert designed to improve cushioning and shock absorption.
"XPS-1 is an exciting new addition to the FootJoy family and forms part of an all-encompassing 2012 collection that is our strongest to date. Regarded as the leader in high-performance footwear, golfers expect a certain standard from FJ golf shoes. With XPS-1, we have taken technology prowess to an unprecedented level. Almost every golfer who took part in rigorous testing of XPS-1 reported that they felt a greater sense of stability, overall controlled balance and were able to strike the ball with greater confidence,” commented Russell Lawes, European Marketing Manager.
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The FootJoy XPS-1 golf shoe builds on the stability story started by the SynrG shoe and takes it to a whole new level. The wide base of the sole extends beyond the normal edge of the shoe and from certain angles the ‘outriggers’ look like parts of a stealth fighter attached to your foot. However it certainly does improve the stability of the shoe as you move through the swing as the wider base increases the amount of surface area in contact with the ground. Turn the XPS-1 shoe over and you see there is also plenty of traction points around each spike so that the spike is not so raised that you feel you are walking only on the spikes on harder ground.
Padraig Harrington had a hand in the development of the shoe to create more stability in his swing and if you are someone who wants to stop rolling over your ankle on the follow through then this shoe will definitely help that. However if this is you,. be careful and break yourself in gently as your body may not appreciate all this extra support initially. This will also benefit other styles of swing as the extra stability does give the confidence to get more power into your shots as you transition your weight to the right and then the left as you swing.
The FootJoy XPS-1 golf shoe is a premium performance shoe and the comfort and fit are excellent thanks to the lightweight fibreglass support in the mid section, a very good Fit-Bed insole and the 3D gel collar around the ankle area. The leather upper breaks in easily and the predominantly white style with the 3 different colour flashes look great as well. FootJoy have invested a lot of time and effort into the XPS-1 golf shoe to create a new product with a performance benefit and we think they have hit the mark
"Excellent stability when swinging, but only one color option?" - Dec 11
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