FootJoy introduced the latest addition to its D.N.A. line last week: the D.N.A. Helix.
The D.N.A. line, which stands for DryJoys Next Advancement, launched in 2014 and has been consistently adding performance-focused spiked shoes to its offerings. After seeking advice from its tour staff, the goal of this new construction was to make a more comfortable and stable shoe while maintaining high flexibility.
To achieve that, FootJoy made a shoe that was wider and lighter than past models. The team at FootJoy placed the cleats in the heel further apart to increase stability. They also added a foam collar that helps hold your foot in place.
The midsole is also different. It’s made out of a new foam, what the company is calling a fine-tuned foam bed, to help add comfort and cushion to the underfoot. Though a lot is different about the Helix, it’s still waterproof like other D.N.A. models.
The big trend in golf shoes right now is shoes that can double as street shoes. And while we love that trend, it’s also good to see such a sleek, athletic option like the D.N.A. The color options are simple and clean—all revolving around black, white and red, so it’ll be easy to chose a pair that’ll match most of your outfits. The laced version is $210 at retail and the Boa version is $240. —Keely Levins / @kalevins