FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf has announced the introduction of its new stability-enhancing golf shoe, the XPS-1 (Xtreme Platform Stability). This groundbreaking new category from the market leader in performance golf footwear has been engineered to deliver unparalleled levels of platform stability and improved balance.
XPS-1 introduces a unique and fresh look to the FootJoy line of performance golf shoes. In addition to bold, athletic-inspired styling, XPS-1 utilises an innovative XtremeOutsole design which features TPU lateral side outriggers that extend beyond the upper to deliver an ultra-wide platform under foot for maximum ground contact. An additional Lightweight Fiberglass Support Structure provides a medial and lateral wrap for total mid-foot support whilst a new HeelLoc Zone provides Anti-slip technology in the heel area.
As well as providing the most stable platform in golf, the FJ XPS-1 continues the FootJoy heritage of offering unmatched levels of comfort and fit. Innovative 3D Viscoelastic GelCollar™ technology provides custom fit and comfort around the collar whilst a LaserPlus Last is contoured to precisely match the shape of the foot. A high-performance Multi-Density Fit-Bed® and EVA insert further enhance cushioning and shock absorption.
Born from golfer feedback at all levels, XPS-1 has already received strong feedback from the professional ranks around the world. US PGA Tour player Gary Woodland, who boasts a ball speed in excess of 200 miles per hour, is an early fan of the product, stating: “XPS-1 is the most stable golf shoe I have ever worn in my life. Having proper footwork is critical to the game of golf. For me, balance is everything. With XPS-1, I can get explosive and fire off my right side.”
“XPS-1 is an exciting new addition to the FootJoy family and forms part of an all-encompassing 2012 collection that is our strongest to date. Regarded as the leader in high-performance footwear, golfers expect a certain standard from FJ golf shoes. With XPS-1, we have taken technology prowess to an unprecedented level. Almost every golfer who took part in rigorous testing of XPS-1 reported that they felt a greater sense of stability, overall controlled balance and were able to strike the ball with greater confidence,” commented Russell Lawes, European Marketing Manager.
Utilising striking patterns with accents of colour, XPS-1 fuses proven performance attributes with premium materials such as the finest full-grain leather uppers.
While the XtremeOutsole design in XPS-1 may be new to FootJoy, the technology, materials and Tour-proven features come from a long heritage of producing the #1 shoe in golf.
FootJoy will release one colourway for December 2011, with a further two colour options availableJanuary 2012, with an SRP of £195.
Whether it is the all-round excellence of the all new FJ ICON, the unmatched stability of XPS-1, the sport aesthetics of the FJ Sport, or the reliable and consistent performance of DryJoys Tour, FootJoy remains the overwhelming favourite shoe for golfers of all abilities around the world.