Aside from playing golf, I grew up playing many different sports (soccer, cross country, track). Unfortunately, I've had my share of injuries to my ankles and knees. I recently underwent a knee procedure so finding a shoe with the right level of comfort, weight and stability was a challenge. My friends at GolfBalled.com gave me the opportunity to test the new Crossknit boost golf shoe from adidas, and I have to say I'm glad they did!
My last pair of golf shoes were the Adipower boost, so I am familiar with the boost technology. While the Adipower was a great spiked golf shoe, the Crossknit boost is much lighter and allows my feet to move more freely without compromising stability. Before these shoes, I recall having to comeback home from a round of golf just to ice my knee. I've played 4 rounds with these shoes and have had a number of great range sessions and not once did my knee feel pain or discomfort. The TPU heel counter is just perfect for my ankles, the support and feel around them gives me assurance of stability in my swing; stable enough but not too much that can hinder my game. Last, the torsion system allows me to move freely and comfortably in all areas of the golf course (rough, sand, etc.)
Style & Appearance
It's safe to say that the Crossknit boost styling has exceeded my expectations. I am 36 years old so any shoe that can deliver coolness to my age on top of comfort...I'm all over it. The coreblack/onix/scarlet shoe fit perfect for all my winter golf outfits. I love the fact that adidas blended the running shoe look with the performance of a golf shoe. Water protection? well I played in wet conditions and my feet were dry and warm throughout my game. An important note to keep in mind, I stepped into mud in one of the courses and removing and cleaning them was incredibly easy.
If you are seeking a shoe that provides protection, comfort, top performance with attractive looks..then this is your shoe. It can't guarantee you to win the next PGA event, but it can give you all the confidence you need to perform to your full potential without the fear of having to revisit previous injuries.