No water is not coming over the top of the shoe via the ankles!. ,nor is my foot sweating.....just when the course is wet.
The tongue leaks like a sieve, the tongue area starts at least an inch lower than the ankle.. I actually have an older solid brown pair, think they are the same as the 54135, with a proper leather tongue and no problem in this regard, nor have I had this problem in other golf shoes.
The two more recent pair of contours 54163 and 54184 are a different style with a synthetic/mesh like tongue, are anyone wearing these?
The inrush of wetness can be felt directly on the tongue area as soon as wet grass touches it or raindrops directly.
When I take the shoes off,the wetness on the sock can be seen to emanate from the tongue area, it seems to be a more recent feature of the contour to have this mesh like breathable tongue, no it's not my foot sweating, the problem only exists when the course is wet. How they can claim the shoe is waterproof when rain or just a slither of wet grass leaks through here is puzzling indeed.
I don't see any value in returning them to footjoy, they'll just tell me they are fine and/or give me another pair that just leak exactly the same, though their claim of reasonable waterproofness surely would not hold up to any consumer levels of scrutiny.
What I was hoping to find out was were the same issues prevalent in the icon and the dryjoys and the sizing differences between the contours/icons and dryjoys.