Over the last 6-8 years, there has been a rapid evolution of the FJ performance golf shoe. The DryIce, a cousin of the old DryJoys GTX, morphed into the ever-popular GelFusion and GF:II shoes, and then onto the laceless ReelFit technology and, now, SYNR-G.
How many of these have you owned/worn, and what features do you like the best in each of them? Of the ones you have experienced, which do you prefer?
I'll start. I have worn everything on the above list except for the original DryIce. I loved the GelFusion, until the GF:II came out. The GF:II outsole was an incredible breakthrough in technology with the wishbone suspension and independent movement in the front & back of the outsole. It allowed me to make extremely aggressive passes and anchored me in the ground without restricting mobility in my swing, better than any show I have ever worn. Even the ReelFit and SYNR-G didn't quite get this down as well as the GF:II did. I love the new SYNR-G's for their sweet leather upper detail and the memory foam inserts (which is better than the old gel used in previous editions). The ReelFit's last never quite fit my foot right, which was disappointing because I hate tying my shoes and liked the feeling of the way it secured my foot downward and back into the shoe.
Question to FJ management: might the product development team re-introduce wishbone suspension technology in a future shoe, perhaps a 2nd generation SYNR-G? I think that would be a gold standard of performance shoe.