Adidas’s new ZG21 spiked golf shoe, which goes on sale in the UK & Europe on February 19, was nearly two years in the making, with the company experimenting with numerous prototypes, configurations and technologies before settling on the final product.
It is the brand’s lightest ever spiked golf shoe, weighing 20% less than any previous adidas spiked model.
KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS:
LIGHTSTRIKE – A first in golf, this cushioning is 40% lighter than any EVA foam in the market, while also providing shock absorption and quick recovery. It’s been used in other categories like basketball and tennis, and when coupled with BOOST cushioning, gives players lightweight comfort and stability with every swing and step.
SPRINTSKIN – A lightweight and waterproof four-layer upper that combines innovative textiles and polyurethane films for breakthrough performance.
ULTRA-LIGHT STABILITY FIN – A new lightweight and durable TPU insert created in the lateral sidewall that offers increased lateral stability and a locked-in feel throughout the swing.
SWINGPLANE TRACTION – Inspired by heat-map studies and running from heel to toe, the outsole features an ultra-thin TPU construction and six strategically placed cleats which offer the maximum amount of traction where it’s needed most. A new crescent moon-shaped secondary lug optimizes grip, support and performance while reducing weight.
Masun Denison, adidas Golf’s global footwear director, said: “ZG21 is truly a breakthrough feat in spiked performance,” said. “We were able to combine the latest and greatest materials, innovations, and manufacturing processes without sacrificing anything. It changes the game for those who love spiked footwear.”
World No.1 Dustin Johnson, an adidas staff player who tested the ZG21, said: “I couldn’t believe how light these were when I put them on. I’ve worn adidas shoes my entire career and it’s amazing how the team was able to reduce the weight so much while still keeping the great comfort, traction and stability.”
ZG21 will come in four models – men’s laced, men’s and women’s BOA, and a laced offering for juniors. The two BOA models feature the new BOA Fit System, a ‘Y’-strap design that’s a first in the sport and provides an even higher level of performance. The configuration wraps around the foot, creating a secure fit over the instep and provides flexibility and freedom in the toe box. The men’s ZG21 BOA is also the first golf shoe on the market to feature Li2 – a low-profile dial platform that modulates tension when and where needed with enhanced speed and effortless execution.
All ZG21 models will be available exclusively on adidas.com and the adidas app and at select retailer partners worldwide. RRP: £150/£160 BOA.