The experience of Tour Pro’s like Martin Kaymer and David Griffiths working with FootJoy to fine-tune the fit of their shoes (See Tour Diary) and the realisation that just what an important difference careful fitting can make to shoe comfort, got us thinking about the issues of comfort and fit.
Every FootJoy shoe properly fitted will be comfortable. Take the FootJoy Contour Series. Soft breathable full grain leather enables wear straight out of the box. A lightweight outsole and TPU Stability Bridge combine lateral stability with forefoot flexibility while a Fit-Bed and strategically placed cushioning hold and support the foot through the swing and throughout the round.
However, to get the full benefit of such an advanced design, a player still needs to be correctly fitted. FootJoy has taken the details from thousands of shoe fittings over recent years and many golfers are surprised that when their feet are precisely custom fitted, their perfect shoe size (or width) is invariably a little smaller than that they typically wear.
Having established your optimum shoe size, width (and even last shape) the FootJoy shoe that adds an extra dimension is of course the FootJoy ReelFit. Here, the unique BOA® Lacing System provides the most precise and constant fit - making tightening of the laces at the turn, a thing of the past.
For most golfers a careful shoe selection with the help and advice of your Pro or FootJoy retailer will be job done. That said, there are many golfers who have different sized feet, meaning that any standard pair of shoes will inevitably be a compromise on fitting and comfort. However, even in this situation FootJoy have a solution and that is MyJoys.
FootJoy’s custom shoe programme allows a different size/width fitting to be ordered for each shoe in a pair at no extra cost. Everything is explained on the MyJoys website where, once you’ve created your individual shoe design and specification, simply take the printed summary to your FootJoy Pro or retailer who will then place the order on your behalf. Approx 2-4 weeks later you will be waltzing down the fairways in ultimate style!
FootJoy shoes off the shelf, or bespoke FootJoy shoes through the MyJoys programme, you can trust the #1 Shoe in Golf to have both fit and comfort well and truly covered.