Adidas Tour360 ’24 golf shoes

Gear: Adidas Tour360 ’24 golf shoes
Price: $200
Specs: Waterproof leather shoes with seven replaceable spikes
Available: Feb. 29

Who It’s For: Serious golfers who want more cushioning and comfort from a shoe designed to provide elite levels of stability and traction.

The Skinny: Adidas has updated its flagship spiked shoe for 2024 by adding more cushioning and stability to a shoe that already had tour-level stability.

The Deep Dive: As golfers’ attitudes about footwear have evolved and changed over the last decade, Adidas has been making more and more shoes based on popular sneakers that also have golf-specific features. For example, the classic Stan Smith, the Samba and the iconic Superstars have all been released as golf shoes recently, including special-edition offerings. However, for serious golfers who demand tour-level stability and traction, Adidas has been offering the Tour360 for 19 years. For 2024, the Tour360 has been upgraded to deliver more cushioning and comfort without sacrificing the features that make it the shoe of choice for Collin Morikawa and several other elite players.

Adidas Tour360 24 shoes
Adidas Tour360 24 shoes

Adidas Tour360 24 has seven replaceable spikes and a rigid outsole for extra traction and stability. (Adidas)

To help the Tour360 24 fit better, Adidas changed the insole and the sock liner and added a sleeve that is attached to the tongue so your foot stays wrapped in soft material as you walk over uneven ground, sand and dirt. The shoe’s last, which is a footwear term that relates to its overall shape and fit, has also been designed in both medium and wide width for men. (The women’s Tour 360 24 comes in medium only.)

Adidas has added a foam material it calls Jet Boost to the heel to provide cushioning. It is firmer than some other materials used in golf shoes, so it enhances stability. In the forefoot, Lightstrike, a softer cushioning material, helps to make walking more comfortable.

To enhance stability further, the three stripes designed into the side of the Tour360 24 wrap under your arch and have been integrated into the lacing system, so tying your shoes brings extra support. That area of the midsole floats above the outsole and a rigid plate that Adidas calls a Torsion Bridge. It is made from a thermoplastic polyurethane and helps to keep the seven replaceable spikes and the other traction elements locked to the ground as you swing.

Adidas Tour360 24 shoes
Adidas Tour360 24 shoes

The updated BOA system allows golfers to make micro-adjustments to the fit of the Tour360 24 (Adidas)

The Tour360 24 is waterproof and is available with traditional laces and a ratcheting BOA system that allows golfers to turn a small dial on the side of the shoe to gently tighten the shoe before zipping up the top of the shoe and hiding the BOA wires.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek