Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes

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Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes

I am a zero drop, as close to barefoot as possible shoe wearer – I don’t do heels. My search for a golf shoe in that realm has finally resulted in a happy ending! I started about 6 years ago with Five Finger Trail shoes – no waterproofing, TOO much flexibility, some slippage & the gorilla feet look. Since then I’ve tried multiple shoes, waiting for someone to get it right. I knew FootJoy was on the right track with the M:Project. VERY comfortable, but the sole/spike design not great and the look was not there either. Version 2 was not as flexible, but looked better – wrong direction. Imagine my delight when I tried on a pair of Freestyles this spring and they had EVERYTHING I wanted in a shoe! I am not a spontaneous buyer of golf equipment. I usually shop around until I get the best deal, but after walking around the store a bit & hitting a couple of shots I bought them on the spot with no hesitation whatsoever about the price. The FootJoy Freestyle is by far THE most comfortable & best golf shoe for MY game that I have ever worn. Now I’m just biding my time till the fall sales to get another pair (BOA!) or two.
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Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes

Matk 9 months ago I am a zero drop, as close to barefoot as possible shoe wearer – I don’t do heels. My search for a golf shoe in that realm has finally resulted in a happy ending! I started about 6 years ago with Five Finger Trail shoes – no waterproofing, TOO much flexibility, some slippage & the gorilla feet look. Since then I’ve tried multiple shoes, waiting for someone to get it right. I knew FootJoy was on the right track with the M:Project. VERY comfortable, but the sole/spike design not great and the look was not there either. Version 2 was not as flexible, but looked better – wrong direction. Imagine my delight when I tried on a pair of Freestyles this spring and they had EVERYTHING I wanted in a shoe! I am not a spontaneous buyer of golf equipment. I usually shop around until I get the best deal, but after walking around the store a bit & hitting a couple of shots I bought them on the spot with no hesitation whatsoever about the price. The FootJoy Freestyle is by far THE most comfortable & best golf shoe for MY game that I have ever worn. Now I’m just biding my time till the fall sales to get another pair (BOA!) or two. Reply
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Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes

As we’ve discussed, as part of FootJoy’s mobility platform, the FootJoy FreeStyle is primarily designed for golfers with active feet, and is certainly an excellent choice for golfers within that market. Golfers who prefer (or are better suited to) a more traditionally stable golf shoe, however, should likely consider other options.
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Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes

I have been an Adidas shoe guy forever. I tried on a pair of the FootJoy FreeStyele at a local golf sho- super comfy! I bought them, played a round in them and love them. I wear a 9 wide in shoes, most shoes don’t fit my foot well. These are great! They do run large, I wear a 10 in Adidas, 9 in the FJ.
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Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes

User ReviewsApril 2016I have been an Adidas shoe guy forever. I tried on a pair of the FootJoy FreeStyele at a local golf sho- super comfy! I bought them, played a round in them and love them. I wear a 9 wide in shoes, most shoes don’t fit my foot well. These are great! They do run large, I wear a 10 in Adidas, 9 in the FJ.
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Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes

April 2016I have been an Adidas shoe guy forever. I tried on a pair of the FootJoy FreeStyele at a local golf sho- super comfy! I bought them, played a round in them and love them. I wear a 9 wide in shoes, most shoes don’t fit my foot well. These are great! They do run large, I wear a 10 in Adidas, 9 in the FJ.
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Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes

FreeStyle’s design starts with a performance mesh upper, which helps to make the shoe lightweight, breathable, and waterproof. The upper is paired with the FreeStyle’s F.R.O.G.S. outsole. Described by the company as “a revolutionary outsole grip system”, F.R.O.G.S. is built to be soft while providing traction in not only the conventional sense, but also in a let your foot move and interact with the ground naturally kind of way that is the signature of the FreeStyle design.
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Footjoy Freestyle Golf Shoes

Unfortunately, FootJoy.com does not carry replacement spikes. Below is a listing of our current golf shoes and respective spikes. If you cannot find these at a local dealer, you may purchase them directly from the manufacturer.
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Given the abundance of options available, basic comfort – which starts with finding the right fit – shouldn’t be much of an issue for anyone. If you can’t find a pair of FootJoy FreeStyle in your size, it might be time to think about getting new feet.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by JRyan from No better option! I’m a walker, and these shoes are excellent. The traction is great. The stability is amazing, I’ve gone through two 18 hole rounds and my feet felt great after. I purchased this model and the FootJoy brand to replace a pair of Nikes I retired this season. I highly recommend the investment in these shoes. I chose the Boa lacing option and can say it’s super convenient. As I mentioned prior, being a walker, laces tend to loosen throughout the round. These stay snug and adjustment is as simple as a quick twist. Date published: 2016-03-31

It's no longer a surprise but now an expectation that a newly released golf shoe will be lightweight and casual-looking. While there are still great traditional footwear options, golf shoes continue to push in this lighter, more functional direction.
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The designers took this quite literally as one of the colour schemes reflects the blue, orange and lime colours of our froggy friend, or Moby as FootJoy has christened him. This colour way will stand out well on the shelf, but when you have them on your feet, trust me, it looks even better.
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While the mesh upper itself appears to be nearly indestructible, with my initial sample, the rubber-like wrap that’s bonded to the upper exhibited some separation. As you might imagine, this isn’t the expected behavior, and FootJoy was happy to replace the damaged pair.
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FreeStyle’s sole is outfitted with Pulsar spikes, which in addition to being less destructive than some soft cleats on the market, are also noticeably more pliable. Think of it like this: the sole of the shoe interacts with, and grips the turf without ripping it up.
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Traction, in a word, is good. I could also use adequate, but that reads like faint praise. For the most part FreeStyle’s traction is what it needs to be, without leaving one feeling bolted to the ground (the mobility thing), and subsequently ripping up greens.
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A few of the spikes – notably those in areas where I personally put the most force on the shoe – show signs of shearing, and need to be replaced. This isn’t particularly surprising given that the Pulsar cleat is an extremely soft spike. Replacing a few spikes on each shoe after roughly 25 rounds seems reasonable-enough to me. If you want something firmer, or more durable, it’s not an issue. FreeStyle is compatible with any spike designed for a TourLock receptacle.
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That additional wear is likely attributable to the softness and pliability of the appropriately-named SoftMax material. It does appear to wear a bit more than the more commonly used TPU, however; that added wear hasn’t begun to approach failure levels, and ultimately, it serves as a testament to exactly how flexible (and comfortable) the Freestyle really is.
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Javier Vigil 9 months ago Tony, how do theses compare to other barefoot shoes. I have truelinksware shies and they have a zero heel drop, iguess the question is, do these shoes have a wedge or are they flatter inthe heel? Reply Bill 9 months ago Nothing like TruLinks. The heel padding is thick. Designed for more cushioning. Reply

These are designed to be the most mobile golf shoe. Adding in structure would be counter intuitive to the design. Supposed to be flexible, lightweight, cushion for more movement.
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For me I wanted these so bad, I spent a full day at the PGA superstore with these on hitting golf shots and finally they asked me to either buy them or take them off. They felt too strange for me almost like being barefoot, I agree with John I need structure. But I do think they are very cool and get that jealous feeling Everytime I see someone on the course wearing them.
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Duane Briggs 9 months ago I have about 50 rounds in using the freestyles. The only complaint I have is that they do not seem as stable through the sole and shank of the shoe. They seem more to allow more ankle roll than say a countour or more traditional shoe. If your looking for more stability these may not be for you. The rest of the info on the test seems to be accurate. Reply Bill 9 months ago These are designed to be the most mobile golf shoe. Adding in structure would be counter intuitive to the design. Supposed to be flexible, lightweight, cushion for more movement. Reply