We are all excited the new FootJoyBlog.com is up and running. One of the biggest proponents of adding this feature was Jim Connor, President of FootJoy. We will be adding periodic features with Jim and many other FootJoy staffers to give you a closer look at the brand. Enjoy!
Click on the picture above to hear Jim's welcome message.
I'm 59 years young, but when I played college golf at Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth, Texas I had a great pair of FootJoys, dark blue patent leather toes with a narrow swept back saddle type oxford, also dark blue patent leather, with the remainder of the shoe white. Wish I had that pair now. You have always had the best products. Keep going.
I have always owned FJ shoes and only once tried another brand (what a mistake). I am in the US Navy, 25 years, and would like to see a MyJoy pair of shoes that reflect my Armed Forces affiliation as I'm sure all of us in the military would. Thank you for considering my suggestion. Keep making them great, V/r
Welcome to the golf blogosphere. I wish you guys luck and hope you keep it more personal and less "corporatized" in nature!
Now I'm off to change the spikes on my FJ Contours for todays round...
I saw on your website that we can now purchase Footjoy Shoes and Gloves and have the logo of a Major League Baseball Team on them. Have you given thougth to enabling golf "groups" to be able to send their own "custom logo" to you and have you on gloves, shoes, or other items? I am in a leadership role with a golf group of 16 guys who get together each Fall for a Tournament and one of the things we do is come up with a "Tee Gift" that we give each player. Our group has its own "logo" and, if we had the ability to add our logo to one of your products, it is probably something that we would value and consider. I am sure there are many other golf groups and organizations like ours who whould also be interested in having the ability to submit their own logo's for your products.
I am also the Chairman of our Club's Member Guest Tournament and we have teamed with Titleist & Footjoy for the past 3 years in using your Mobile Pro Shop for our Registration Gift. One of the things we are doing this year is giving the Members, at the time they sign up, to have our Club's Member Guest logo on a Footjoy Rain Vest. It is always challenging for any organization that runs a Tournament to come up with new and unique ideas for their Registration Gift each year. If Titleist & Footjoy provided this personalization capability, on a breath of your products, it would further enhance your offerings for these types of events.
Thanks for the kind wishes. Our intention is to create a closer 1-to-1 relationship with our customers by providing content that is informative and entertaining and hopefully sparks a dialogue. Any feedback you have on the blog, including content you want to see, is always appreciated!
As you can see, we have a robust licensing program, with more on the way in the near future. We are always reviewing the products offered in our MyJoys program and certainly note your comments for future consideration. Thanks for taking the time to post!
I am 62 and have been a FJ guy much of my adult life. Several years ago I switched from Foot Joy Classics to DryJoys PRO because they were lighter and I think still of very good quality. The new Dry Joys seem to offer two sole designs and honestly the saddle style shoe is too contemporary for me. I wonder if/when FJ is going to again make something that is more appealing to someone with my more traditional/classic taste.
Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate your input. We understand that opinions will vary when it comes to style in general and it is no different when discussing golf shoes. During the development process for DryJoys we certainly considered all types of players who would gravitate to this category of shoes-- and we openly discussed our goal to create superior performance shoes that would have a variety of styles in order to appeal to a wide array of players. The result was a 12 shoe category offering 4 traditional 'classic' saddle options, 2 bicycle-toe saddle options and 6 contemporary 'techy' saddle options. You are correct, there are two different outsoles- with the only difference being the midfoot stability bridge on the 6 contemporary saddle options. All 12 shoes feature the new Stability PODS outsole which provides what we refer to as 'Flextability'- stability achieved through maximum flexibility. In addition, all 3 DryJoys patterns have been worn by some of the best players on Tour including Vijay Singh, Zach Johnson and Adam Scott who recently won the Byron Nelson wearing the more traditional saddle pattern (s/n 53597). You can take a look at all of the DryJoys styles by clicking on the link below.
If, by chance, you don't find a style that suits your needs in that group of 12, I would suggest visiting our MyJoys site where you can literally design your own DryJoys to suit your style preference.
Again, thanks for your input.
Director, Footwear Marketing - FootJoy.
Wish I had found this sooner. I've only ever owned Footjoys shoes and gloves. Had a pair of Classics Dry Premier for about 5 years, playing about 150 rounds per year, and they held up. Can't find any here in Thailand but will keep looking.