It may seem to be stretching it to say a golf shoe was inspired by a bridge but that’s exactly how FootJoy describes the way their new HyperFlex shoes were conceived. Making use for the first time of an engineered material called FlexGrid for the exoskeleton of the new shoe, the show design idea was taken from the construction pattern of the Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston, Mass.
The FlexGrid exoskeleton conforms to the foot and allows it to flex and expand while at the same time giving the strength required for lateral stability during the golf swing. When wrapped over a base layer that consists of tight-knit, lightweight, soft, flexible, waterproof mesh, the two layers combine to give the player the comfort and flexibility they would expect from an athletic shoe with the support of a high-performance golf shoe.
They have also made use of an innovation in polymer science, FTF 2.0, to provide midsole cushioning with very light weight. FTF stands for Fine Tuned Foam and in the HyperFlex Golf Shoe it gives support, stability, and comfort.
Some of the other features include the use of Tornado Cleats by Softspikes with the Fast Twist system, Heel O.P.S. or Optimized Performance Stabilizer and new outsole design. Men’s HyperFlex Golf Shoes come in a choice of four color combinations and have a two-year limited warranty. Retail price is $160.