FootJoy HyperFlex BOA Golf Shoe Review: Super comfy but not for everyone

The FootJoy HyperFlex BOA golf shoes are amongst the comfiest pair you can wear on the course, but they're expensive and the look is divisive.

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Jack Seddon
Fri, 19 Feb 2021
FootJoy HyperFlex BOA Golf Shoe Review 2021: The comfiest shoe of the year?

Need To Know

Feet feel extremely secure yet mobile; justifiable price tag
Controversial design
Our score:
PRICE: £149.99 YEAR: from 2021

The HyperFlex shoe caused a mixed reaction from golf fans when it was first announced, but FootJoy - which is the No.1 shoe brand in golf - is known for innovation, especially in performance and comfort. The FootJoy HyperFlex BOA golf shoe screams comfort, but at a price of £149.99, it needs to offer plenty more than that. 

We got our hands on a pair of the brand new HyperFlex BOA shoes from FootJoy and our equipment editor Alex has put them to the test to see how good they really are.


FootJoy HyperFlex BOA golf shoe - Key Features

FJ’s StratoFoam cushioning is a proprietary foam blend that's designed to provide optimal support and comfort in any conditions. 

The OptiFlex outsole design features dual flex grooves that flex naturally with your foot for comfort as well as a thin, semi-rigid TPU flex plate that promotes multidirectional flexure and traction. 

WRAPID Fit System features an asymmetrical configuration that ensures a dialed-in, precision fit with a reduction in pressure on the top of the foot.  

Should you buy the FootJoy HyperFlex BOA golf shoe?

Laced models of the shoe are available from £129.99, with WRAPID BOA versions from £149.99. It's the latter that we put to the test.

BOA is being used by many brands out there and we are starting to feel as though it could completely take over laces. You might not think it's an important factor, but the HyperFlex BOA provided a new level of comfort and security that golfers need for shoes if they're going to be wearing them for a four-hour round.

The design, although having split opinions, is modern. All other parts of the golf industry, most notably golf clubs, has become innovative, modern and with the times for 2021. Golf shoes are classical but perhaps they need to be brought up to the current era so there seems to be a method behind their madness for this design and one that does suit a lot of other attire. 

At £149.99 it is a premium price tag but the comfort and ultimate performance this shoe provides will rival any shoe in 2021 and it's definitely one to try if you're in the market for a new pair.

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