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adidas Goes Athletic

As some regions of the golf footwear world get more casual, others are becoming more athletic, with a recent case in point the development of the new adidas Crossflex, which was released in June.
Weighing in at a very dainty 10.6 ounces, Crossflex looks much more like a running shoe than one made for golf. Which makes sense, as each Crossflex is built on a running last. The spikeless, geometric outsole features 96 strategically placed triangular traction lugs that sit on 16 flexible hexagonal pods. Those are designed to allow the foot to move freely while providing multi-directional support and grip.
According to adidas technicians, each opposing triangular shape is engineered with unique physical properties that engage and adapt to varying ground surfaces, providing stability and traction where they are most needed. Connecting each pod throughout the outsole are flex channels that are geared to increase traction for golfers as they also reduce fatigue.
“Lightweight footwear is dominating the industry, and the natural performance trend has made its way into golf,” says Bill Price, vice-president of adidas Golf footwear. “With Crossflex, you have long-lasting cushioning on and off the course with the advanced performance and style to be the next step in revolutionizing the ways golfers approach the game.
The upper of the Crossflex is made of waterproof CLIMAPROOF mesh, which is noted for its comfort and breathability, and boasts medial and lateral engineered stitching as well as an internal gusset that secures the foot and a lightweight TPU toe shield for enhanced stability and durability. Each pair comes with a two-year waterproof guarantee.


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