FootJoy unveils new shoe designs for 2016

DryJoys & HyperFlex models enhanced for increased comfort, performance & stability

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Mon, 26 Oct 2015
FootJoy unveils new shoe designs for 2016

FootJoy has unveiled design enhancements in its DryJoys and HyperFlex models for 2016, which it hopes increases the products’ comfort, performance and stability.

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“With new upgrades to the increasingly-popular DryJoys range, golfers have the chance to combine ultimate style and unparalleled performance when taking to the course,” said Paul O’Hagan, FootJoy Marketing Executive.

“HyperFlex has also been a big hit since its launch earlier this year and now we’ve added even more colour combinations to reflect the latest fashion and athletic trends expected for 2016.

“Our R&D team has worked extremely hard to improve the performance of these models yet again and come up with some inspiring new designs that will be donned by many of the world’s best players."

DNA (DryJoys Next Advancement) 

The 2016 DNA boasts a new upper design, and Tornado by Softspikes Tourlock cleat system. For the first time, the shoe will be available through the MyJoys custom service, with new colours also available.

New colours: White/Black, Black, White/Platinum, White/Red and White/Blue (Boa)

FootJoy DNA review

Key features

3D FoamCollar - moulds to the player’s ankle for comfort, fit and support thanks to decreased movement of the foot.

SnugFit Tongue - engineered utilising thin, soft, and breathable materials - including MicroVent technology - to conform to the top of player’s foot for fit and comfort.

ChromoSkin Leather System by Pittards - full-grain leather system is lightweight, durable, supple and waterproof.

Xtra-Thick FTF FitBed - two densities of Cushioning FTF (Fine-Tuned Foam). Firmer for stability around the perimeter of the FitBed and softer in the heel and forefoot for comfort.

Nitro Lastfull-rounded toe character, slightly shallow forefoot, slightly narrow heel and standard instep. The extra depth helps accommodate a thicker fit-bed for enhanced cushioning.

Price:  £160 / £180 (Boa)
Available: January, 2016

DryJoys Casual

FootJoy’s spikeless offering, used by 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and former world number one Lee Westwood, enjoys new styling and colours for 2016, and utilises the BOA Closure System for the first time.

New colours:  White/Navy, Black/White, White/Red and White/Black (Boa)

Key features

ECL Leather System by Pittards- Key to comfort and waterproof protection is the use of Supersoft ECL (Extreme Comfort Leather) by Pittards in the construction of the upper. This soft, breathable and completely watertight material maintains in-shoe comfort.

Proprietary FTF (Fine-Tuned Foam) – positioned in the outsole for cushioning and stability. The material has been carefully positioned by FJ engineers during development to create a perimeter-weighted outsole, which has given DryJoys Casual outstanding traction properties in a spikeless shoe.

Price: £135 / £150 (BOA)                                                                                                           Available from: January, 2016

DryJoys Tour

Favoured by FootJoy staffers, including 2015 Open champion Zach Johnson, the DryJoys Tour are designed to blend traditional style with cutting-edge PODS technology to ensure balance of flexibility and stability in 2016.

Colours: Black/Black Croc, White/White Croc, White/Brown Gator and White/Navy Gator

Key features

Leather Linings - provide additional comfort, slip-resistance and breathability.

ChromoSkin Leather System by Pittards all-new full grain ChromoSkin Leather System by Pittards of England is lightweight, durable, supple and waterproof.

Comfort Plus PU Fit-bed – offers superior cushioned underfoot comfort and support.

TPU Integrated EVA Midsole - provides increased stability throughout the golf swing.

Fibreglass Composite Support Bridge – delivers mid-foot stability.

TPU Stability PODS - allow golfers to have extra stability and power from a wide range of terrains.

Cyclone by SoftSpikes Fast Twist - offer green-friendly dynamic cleat traction.

Price: £145                                                                                                                                 Available: January, 2016


The brand’s most athletic shoe.

Review: FootJoy 2016 Hyperflex

New colours: Navy/Electrical Blue, White/Lime, Black/Red, White/Metallic and Silver/Yellow


FlexGrid 2.0 exoskeleton upper – high-performance upper material defines the aesthetics of Hyperflex but also has a highly functional purpose. The soft and comfortable material controls the foot during the swing and retains its shape over time. A breathable membrane is guaranteed waterproof for two years.

FineTunedFoam 2.0 – next-generation midsole, constructed of a softer and lighter EVA blend, delivers extra cushioning.

O.P.S. - visible at the rear of the shoe, the Optimised Performance Stabiliser provides support and motion control towards the heel.

N.E.O. - Next Evolutionary Outsole, equipped with ‘Tornado’ Cleats by SoftSpikes, has been specifically engineered with thin TPU that provides flexible-yet-durable underfoot traction elements that utilise the Fast-Twist insert system.

Price: £140 / £160 (Boa)
Available: January, 2016