Puma claim the TitanTour is the coolest shoe in golf and they are not just talking about the looks.
They have incorporated a material called Outlast that NASA uses in space to regulate temperature and applied it to the inside of the shoe and the insole to stop your feet from burning up on re-entry. I wore the TitanTour's with some of my heaviest socks and they were certainly less sweaty after my golfing mission than most of the other shoes I have worn them with.
The upper is made from a premium full grain leather and this gives it a real quality feel, much more so than some of their recent sports style shoes.
There is also a choice of laces with each pair and for the white/black version I had the choice was white or blue. My first thought was that the blue would not go with black, but the fashionistas at Puma know more than I do, as I think it looks pretty good when you swap them over to blue.
Also on the upper is the Power Vamp section around the point when your foot bends when walking and this is there to provide stability and some extra flexibility, which it does well.
The EverFoam memory foam around the collar, tongue and sock liner moulds to fit your foot over time and makes the TitanTour very comfortable to wear.
All this sits on top of the Power Frame sole which is made of quite rigid TPU plastic. The transparent 'outriggers' around the heel in particular look very futuristic, but do aid the stability during the swing and when you walk, which in turn adds to the comfort.
When I took them out of the box, I thought the TPU sole could be a bit heavy to wear, but on your feet it was surprisingly light because it is actually very thin and wraps around the EVA midsole.
From the rear the Power Frame zig zags across the back of the shoe and gives the TitanTour a unique look.
There is not a lot of give in the heel section of the Power Frame when ground your foot as you walk. The comfort comes from the green EVA IdCell material in the base of the TitanTour under the insole, which has featured in previous Puma shoes.
The material goes the full length of the shoe and has soft, almost rebounding, feel to it as you walk along.
There are seven 'stealth cleats', or low profile spikes on each sole and they are flexible and provide a solid level of grip when combined with the GripZone walls that surround them.
The RRP marks it our as an upmarket shoe, but since launch I have seen it come down in price and now it is very competitive. However, that is not the only reason you should consider it.
Many of the shoes released this year have been quite technical or sporty looking. Whilst the TitanTour qualifies as both of these, it also strikes the right balance with being fashionable and is probably the most stylish shoe to hit the course this year.
It still has the traditional Puma look of a wider forefoot with a slightly pointy toe, which combined with the premium materials, lightweight design and effortless style makes the TitanTour one to step out with.