FootJoy have already announced a number of new shoes for 2022, including the Fuel and Premiere Series Field, as they seek to retain their position as the number one shoe in golf, and they're not stopping there.
The new Tour Alpha shoe is said to feature the brand's latest and greatest footwear technology to deliver ultimate stability with the added benefit of supreme comfort.
The Tour Alpha has a premium silhouette which is packed with visible technology, so that golfers can see and feel the innovation with every step they take out on the golf course.
The key new innovation in the shoe is Optimised Performance Stabiliser technology, made of three different components which locks in the foot to give a combination of feel, traction and power:
The 3D moulded heel provides a stiffer, lighter and aesthetically interesting rear structure that provides lower Achilles' support and locks the golfer's heel in place during the golf swing.
- FTF Dual Durometer Midsole
A firm perimeter heel piece, combined with a soft-core mid foot piece. The soft midsole supports the foot with comfort while the firm heel centres the back foot for controlled balance during loading in the swing.
The darker areas of the shoe lock the golfer into the swing for ultimate stability while the lighter areas provide more comfort than FJ has ever had on a Tour series shoe before.
The A-frame is an external TPU structure that fuses the tee counter and the midsole together, to create synergy within the OPS and deliver ultimate stability at every stage of the swing.
The Tour Alpha takes the WRAPID Fit System, powered by BOA, to new levels thanks to a BOA and dual BOA offering.
Introducing WRAPID 2.0 fit system, featuring a dial on the heel and on the side, the dual BOA option is the next evolution of fit, alleviating even more pressure to allow the golfer to feel even more connected to the ground and offers an even more precise fit.
- The Tour Alpha offers 12.7% more walking cushioning than the Tour X, and is 10% more mobile in trail foot eversion during the swing vs the Tour X, which increases power efficiency during the swing.
"Our Tour series has always been our most stable silhouette in the FootJoy portfolio, and the Tour Alpha is undoubtedly our most intelligent golf-specific innovation to date, which pushes the boundary of footwear technology with the OPS system driving performance at every step of the golf swing."
"With the innovation and golf-specific performance focus, the Tour Alpha is set to be golf footwear's best-in-class and the journey to its launch is a testament to the brand's relentless pursuit to innovative as we continue to deliver new profits that support the golfer to perform when it matters most."
Guy Smith, Product Manager, FJ Footwear.
Available at retail from 18th March, the FJ Tour Alpha Shoes are priced at an SRP of £209.99 for the Double BOA model, £194.99 for the BOA and £169.99 for the standard model.
They are available in the following colourways: White/Navy/Grey, White/Grey/Charcoal, White/Grey/Lime, White/Grey/Blue and Black/Charcoal/Red.
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