The comfort and performance golfers have come to know and love from FootJoy golf shoes come in many guises. From the traditional craftsmanship blended with the finest materials of Classics® through to the modern technology employed in DryJoys® and ReelFit™ and the lightweight designs of Contour Series™ and Golf Athletics. However, if you had to choose a shoe whose all-round qualities typify everything that's good about FootJoy, that shoe would be the AQL.
There's no substitute for a quality upper when it comes to comfort. The full grain leather of all shoes in the AQL collection certainly delivers on that score. Then, if a golf shoe is to be fit for all year round play in Europe, waterproof performance has to be a given. AQL's ProofGuard™ membrane ticks that box comprehensively. Combine these features with a stable but lightweight moulded EVA outsole and the specification just gets better and better.
But there's more. AQL has a Dri-Lex® tongue lining to wick away moisture, plus super soft PU quarter linings and a lightweight EVA Fit-Bed to hold and support the foot through the swing and when walking from tee to green. Add not just any cleats, but Pulsar cleats by Softspikes® and you'll appreciate that even though AQL is categorised as a 'mid-range' shoe, when that shoe comes with a FootJoy badge the performance is anything but middle of the road.
Of course, if you're new to the game of golf this might all be news. But if you're an old hand, the chances are that you've surveyed the traditional, modern and youthful styles on offer in the AQL and are already striding the fairways knowing what a good investment you made. After all, it's no accident that AQL is Europe's best selling golf shoe - in the UK alone selling the equivalent of the next six competitive shoe models combined*.
And the reason for that success? Because when you lace up a pair of AQL, you know that they are FootJoy through and through.
* Golf Datatech Retail Audit. May 2008