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Ashworth Cardiff Mesh: A 'summerly' hybrid golf shoe

August 01, 2012

These are good times for feet on the golf course given the multitude of comfortable options available, including this one: The Ashworth Cardiff Mesh.

The Cardiff Mesh is an extension of Ashworth's popular Cardiff line, featuring a waterproof mesh upper replacing the tumbled leather and suede accents of its original. Justin Rose and Sean O'Hair already have worn the Cardiff Mesh on the PGA Tour.

"Golf shoes have been getting more and more comfortable," Dylan Moore, Ashworth footwear creative director, said. "And now with the spikeless revolution, it's opened people's eyes with how comfortable golf shoes can be, not only comfortable, but versatile."

The Cardiff and Cardiff Mesh fall into the relatively new hybrid category of golf shoe that can be comfortably worn on or off the golf course, though they do come with traction elements. "The Mesh is a little bit lighter weight," Moore said, "kind of the more summerly shoe."

The shoe retails for $120 and initially comes in three colorways: black/black/blue, white/white/neo irons metallic, and black/black/pallatina.

-- John Strege