Revolutionary Cushioning Technology Set to Change the Game in Golf Footwear
Basingstoke, HANTS. (19 January, 2015) – adidas Golf, an industry leader in innovation, technology and performance footwear, announced today that revolutionary boost™ cushioning technology is now available in golf footwear for the first time, highlighted by the all-new adipower boost for both men and women. An industry-changing innovation, boost technology is designed to deliver maximum energy return, responsiveness and unparalleled comfort.
adidas’ innovative boost foam cushioning is comprised of thousands of TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) energy capsules fused together by way of a proprietary high pressure steam molding process. At their core, these capsules are the essence of the innovation; its function, storing and releasing energy efficiently throughout the swing and delivering maximum energy return as athletes perform.
While traditional EVA foam hardens and softens dramatically when temperatures fluctuate, boost foam retains consistent cushioning and is incredibly responsive in both hot and cold conditions. Combined with a lace-in saddle, fitsleeve tongue wrapping, external heel counter and a fitfoam ® PU sockliner, adipower boost delivers a more precise, comfortable fit for all golfers. Taking everything learned from boost technology’s remarkable success in running, basketball and baseball, designers have created the most comfortable footwear in adidas Golf history.
For extraordinary performance, adidas Golf conducted extensive player testing and results from forceplate testing combined with critical tour player feedback for more than a year, incorporating key learnings and utilising revolutionary and tour-proven gripmore® technology in the shoe’s construction. For the first time, adidas Golf has placed gripmore cleats of varying sizes, strategically locating them on the outsole to deliver improved and more efficient traction and stability where it’s needed most.
Jason Day, adidas Golf brand ambassador and #8 in the current Official World Golf Ranking, was first introduced to the shoe during testing in March 2014, where he raved about the footwear’s aesthetic appearance, comfort and performance.
“When I first put them on, I immediately noticed how comfortable they were. I didn’t want to take them off,” said Day. “During the swing, the energy return is noticeable – as if you can feel the technology in action. I wanted to keep them the moment I saw them. They feel good, and look good, too.”
The women’s adipower boost features many of the same design properties and technologies as the men’s model, including boost midsole foam in the heel for endless energy return and a lace in saddle. Also similar to the men’s model, the external heel counter adds even more lateral stability and support of the foot and gripmore technology is placed in the same location on the outsole for instantly recognisable traction.
“Innovation is at the core of everything we do, and we are relentlessly looking to push design, engineering and performance boundaries to create footwear that helps our athletes and all golfers perform at their highest level,” said Masun Denison, Director, Global Product Marketing, Footwear at adidas Golf. “adipower boost is a perfect example of utilising breakthrough technology never seen before in golf to create the ultimate performance golf shoe.”
Available 27th February 2015, men’s adipower boost will be available in five colourways (White/Core Black/Bahia Blue, Core Black/Neo Iron Metallic, Dark Silver Metallic/White/Night Flash, White/Silver Metallic, White & Night Flash/Silver Metallic/Solar Yellow) at an RRP of £129.99, €179, 1800 SEK, 1600 NOK, 1500 DKK, 249 CHF. The women’s adipower boost will be offered in two colourways (White/Silver Metallic/Flash Purple & Clear Grey/White/Flash Red) at an RRP of £129.99, €179, 1600 SEK, 1500 NOK, 1400 DKK, 249 CHF.
In addition, adipower boost Boa® will be available which features next-generation Boa® Closure System with an incremental pull & push structure conveniently located on top centre tongue ideally connected to cuff belts for easier, more customisable, and micro adjustability. Available at an RRP of £149.99, €199, 2000 SEK, 1800 NOK, 1700 DKK, 279 CHF.
Also available (for both men and women) on 27th February is the adipower sport boost, built on the iconic supernova running last and utilising many of the same design and fabrication elements as adipower boost in a streamlined, spikeless design with strategically-placed adiwear™ traction.
For more information on adidas’ boost technology or to view the entire boost footwear collection, visit adidasgolf.com/boost, and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more exclusive content.