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FootJoy releases new Tour-S shoe based on Tour-Pro feedback

Nearly two-thirds of all professional golfers wear FootJoy shoes each week, and the company used insight from its stable of tour pros to uncover the three most-coveted qualities in a golf shoe: stability, support and comfort. Through a variety of features of materials, FJ designers have tried to improve all three of those traits in its new Tour-S shoe ($250). Its outsole is made from a proprietary polymer that’s 20 percent lighter than other polymers and is also designed with nine cleats that significantly increase surface area in the heel and the forefoot for better traction. A moulded component integrated into the shoe’s upper, which FootJoy calls the “PowerStrap,” is designed to harness the foot and offer lateral support. And a dual-density polyurethane midsole is designed to ensure all-day comfort. Lastly, the shoe’s premium leather offers a polished look and waterproof protection. Rafa Cabrera Bello, Kevin Kisner, Charley Hoffman and others have already put the Tour-S in play, and the shoe will become available for purchase on Feb. 15 in six colours. —Ashley Mayo/@AshleyKMayo

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