Martin Hopley

The Adidas Puremotion golf shoe is their offering in the natural motion category. The theory goes along the lines of letting your feet move in a more 'natural' motion as if you were a barefoot homo sapien striding across the plains in search of game. The only game we are after is birdies and maybe the odd eagle but the puremotion golf shoe does follow these principles well.

Adidas Puremotion Golf Shoe

The first thing you notice is the wider forefront of the shoes that allows your toes to spread out more than in a regular shoe. This does make them feel very comfortable too as your little pinkies have the space to flex as nature intended.

Adidas Puremotion Golf Shoe Upper

The other very noticeable feature is the skeletal like design of the sole that mimicks a human footprint and after you walk out of a bunker it does look like homo-erectus has been in there instead of you. This is the key to the natural motion design and it does feel very comfortable indeed.

Adidas Puremotion Sole

There is a little edge to the sole design and if you move your weight over your foot as you swing through then it does seem more inclined to roll over than other shoes. There is a little stability support on the edge of the outsole but a little more would be good, but is probably not the point of a natural motion shoe.

Adidas Puremotion Sole Close Up A lot of these natural motion shoes will work your feet harder so the first few times could discover a few new muscles in your legs and backs, so just imagine all the good they are doing for you.

The puremotion shoes come with a waterpoof upper that has kept out all the rain we have played in so far. It is also reasonably warm in the freezing Scottish spring and well put together. Whilst it may look like a regular sports shoe, the sole rigidity is very good and the puremotion will hold and support you throughout the swing very well.

Adidas Puremotion Waterproof

The Adidas Puremotion is not a street shoe as the styling is maybe a little too sporty for most streets. It only comes in black and white in the UK, but our friends in the USA get a blue option too, which is our favourite so it is a real shame it is not available here. However it is a top drawer performance golf shoe that is extremely comfortable, grips the ground very well and is a joy to wear.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Adidas Puremotion Golf Shoe - Product Details

UK Launch15 August 2012
USA Launch15 August 2012
Shoe StyleShoe
Sizes5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Colour OptionsWhite, Black
Manufacturer's WebsiteAdidas Website

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