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adidas Golf today announced its exciting new ZG21 shoe, which the brand says is its lightest spiked footwear model to feature BOOST cushioning and a "breakthrough" in spiked performance.
The ZG21 shoe has taken adidas Golf nearly two years to create and it will be worn by many of the brand's biggest names such as Dustin Johnson, Tyrrell Hatton, Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa on the PGA Tour.
“ZG21 is truly a breakthrough feat in spiked performance,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “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.”
adidas Golf recently sent the GolfMagic team a few pairs of the new ZG21 shoes and our equipment editor Alex has all the information for you in our first look video, as well as even more details from adidas Golf's global footwear director, Masun Denison.
WATCH OUR FIRST LOOK REVIEW OF THE ZG21 SHOE BELOW:
The technology behind the new ZG21 shoe:
LIGHTSTRIKE: A first in golf, this cushioning is 40 percent lighter than any EVA foam in the market while also providing shock absorption and quick recovery, perfect for golf where stability through the swing is critical. It’s been used in other categories like basketball and tennis, and when coupled with adidas' BOOST cushioning, it 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 that adidas Golf 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, adidas Golf target the areas and place the maximum amount of traction where it’s needed most.
The new ZG21 outsole features an ultra-thin TPU construction, six strategically placed cleats, and a new crescent moon-shaped secondary lug to optimize grip, support and performance while ultimately reducing weight.
ZG21 will come in four models: men’s laced, men’s and women’s BOA®, and a simplified laced offering for junior golfers.
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 sleek, low-profile dial platform that modulates tension when and where needed with enhanced speed and effortless execution.
- We can't believe how light it feels for a golf shoe that is also extremely protective and stable
- Long-lasting comfort for hours on end - arguably the most comfortable adidas Golf shoe we've ever worn
- Waterproof; so absolutely perfect for all-year round play meaning you get the most out of this shoe
- Fantastic levels of traction and the low-level profile keeps you grounded for every strike
- Unrivalled stability - nothing comes close to this one
- Our favourite adidas Golf shoe design yet - without question our favourite new golf shoe for 2021