GolfWeek's Shoe Month

GolfWeek's Shoe Month

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    So GolfWeek is devoting this month to shoes - style, technology, stability, etc. -- and guess who they featured to start the story? FootJoy of course. Maybe some of the FJAs will see the Shoe Box!

    Here's the first part of Gene Yasuda's story. A link to the entire story follows.

    "BROCKTON, Mass. -- Ben Hogan had it wrong. The secret isn't in the dirt.

    It's in the shoes.

    Scoff if you want, but what I witnessed here – inside FootJoy's high-tech testing chamber, dubbed the "Shoe Box" – underscored that what golfers wear on their feet makes a difference. As in 10 yards or more.

    Standing atop force plates that measure contact with the ground and strapped to sensors charting his swing in 3-D, Chris Kerr hit several shots with a driver in a golf course simulator – wearing FootJoy's top-of-the-line stability shoe, the XPS-1. When the FootJoy staffer repeated the exercise wearing less stable footwear, depriving him of a solid foundation to propel his swing, Kerr's double-digit distance loss flashed on an LED display."

    To read more: http://golfweek.com/news/2012/sep/10/shoe-month-rd-transforms-shoes-into-performance-ge/

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    Cool, will check this one out.  Who knows, maybe we will get to try the "shoe box" out.

     

    TT

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    Great story.

    I'm getting more jealous all the time of you lucky ones heading to FJ headquarters. Sure it will be an absolutely fascinating visit.

    OZ-Crocman

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    CG -  thanks for the info -  pretty interesting read.  I'm with Tim - hope some of the visiting FJA get to that experience.

    Would be something interesting to watch -  not sure I'd want to find out that I could hit the ball further wearing something other than ICONs.

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    And the MyJoys story:

    http://t.co/LDH5dojD

     

    -ICONs for ALL

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    thomas alston iii

    And the MyJoys story:

    http://t.co/LDH5dojD

     

    -ICONs for ALL

    Oh Rita!

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    OUTIGER

    Cool, will check this one out.  Who knows, maybe we will get to try the "shoe box" out.

     

    TT

    That is the plan! 

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    DG, 

     I know you all have been waiting a year to get video of my power.  Or just electrocute me.

     

    TT

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    Go Hokies

    CG -  thanks for the info -  pretty interesting read.  I'm with Tim - hope some of the visiting FJA get to that experience.

    Would be something interesting to watch -  not sure I'd want to find out that I could hit the ball further wearing something other than ICONs.

    It is a little different for everyone, as mentioned in the article Chris Kerr, or CK, as known around these parts needs a stable product (He usually plays in DryJoys Tour) to create the proper ground force reaction in his golf swing.  He can hammer it! 

    Everyone is different though!

    When I did the test, the difference was not substantial, but I prefer to be in a stable product like ICON.

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    Good Article, thanks for sharing golfchick. 

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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    Devin_Gmitter

    OUTIGER

    Cool, will check this one out.  Who knows, maybe we will get to try the "shoe box" out.

     

    TT

    That is the plan! 

    Now you've really got me energized about the FJA Invitational.  Looking forward to the Shoe Box!

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    I have been fortunate to be tested in the "shoe box" a couple of times. It is pretty obvious why F.J. is the top golf shoe. The focus on performance  and durability is paramount while some competition just design shoes for looks and not performance.

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    And shoe month continues: see the Myjoys write up at http://golfweek.com/news/2012/sep/12/myjoys-customizing-style-and-comfort/

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    Great read, GC....Thanks for the post. There's nothing better than the stabilty FJ  Shoes brings to my game....