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The Oakley Cipher golf shoe is the lightest performance golf shoe in golf.
Weighing in at just 260 grams, Oakley Cipher's Factory Lite Technology ensures the base of the shoe is stable and closer to the ground than ever before, while using lightweight materials keeping the weight down.NanoSpike™ Technology & TPU Cradle. The sole has been designed to improve two key components of a golf shoe – the central and outsole. The regular golf-shoe outsole has been replaced with a moulded TPU stability cradle and small receptacles to ensure ultimate traction.
Meanwhile, the traditional spikes within the centre of the sole have been replaced by Oakley’s replaceable NanoSpike pads. This design eliminates the need for standard spikes, with thousands of NanoSpikes biting the grass, offering both unsurpassed feel and a low-level profile. The breathable, lightweight textile upper is designed to reduce heat retention and Oakley’s Red Code cushioning in the sole improves energy usage.
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The Oakley Cipher shoes are incredibly light, surprisingly comfortable and certainly not waterproof.
Out of the box, you immediately feel how much weight Oakley have removed from the shoe and your eyes will be immediately interested in the NanoSpike pads on the shoes sole. As with all new shoes, the first concern is whether or not they will fit right or require a 'breaking in' period. Well we can tell you, these fit like a sock and were about as comfortable to wear as any pair of shoes we have tested. The heel plate, while looking rather imposing and firm, fits nicely around the heel and adds some stability to what is otherwise a free-feeling, low-profile shoe.
The bad news is the Cipher's lack of waterproofing. Whilst not designed or advertised as being waterproof, we were surprised by the lack of water protection. One search for a ball in semi-rough proved this and after the rain started coming down, the shoes proved they are as waterproof as our socks inside the shoe. The rest of the round was spent with wet feet, which is never a good thing. For that reason, it is hard to recommend these to anyone that plays where it could be raining or wet under-foot.
If you are looking for a lightweight, smart-looking shoe to where abroad or at home in dry conditions, the Oakley Cipher will not disappoint. The NanoSpike pads offer ample grip for a lightweight shoe and can be replaced if they wear down. The additional outlining, molded studs provide outward stability.
Good looking, exceptionally light, but suitable only for fair-weather golfers, literally!
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