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A look at the newest version of the Adidas Tour 360 golf shoe reimagined for 2024

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You may be familiar with the Adidas Tour 360 golf shoe; it’s been around for almost 20 years as Adidas Golf’s leading performance shoe. To take the brand’s marquee shoe to the next level, designers took a two-year step back to overhaul the product head-to-toe (or heel-to-toe in this instance). Taking what was learned from the shoes that came before and the athletes at every level wearing Tour 360s, company officials say the Tour 360 24 has set a new standard for durability and performance requirements for spiked golf shoes. Here’s a look at the men’s and women’s Adidas golf shoes, available now.

The golf shoes retail at $200 for both the men’s and women’s models. It’s a premium price point that has become expected among the top golf shoe releases, but Adidas wants to give consumers more confidence in the buying process that these shoes are built to last. One area of designers focused on improving  was the heel. Across brands, the heels in golf shoes are often the first area to break down or cause discomfort. The Adidas team wanted the Tour 360 24s to be able to be worn for 18 holes right after you slip them on, requiring no “break-in” period, and to make sure the design established the longevity of the shoes. The primarily leather golf shoe features suede at the heel to reduce abrasion for added comfort and durability in the high wear-and-tear area of the shoe.

“We really went above and beyond in the heel … [our teams] tested over 10 versions of the heel to make sure we got it right,” Adidas Golf’s Global footwear director Masun Denison said. “That’s one of those details that you may look at and think ‘that looks nice,’ but three years later when it feels incredible and hasn’t broken down, that’s where you see the benefit as a consumer.”

In those 10 iterations of the heel for the Tour 360 24, designers evaluated small details like foam placement and adhesive application to create the most comfortable and stable version. The sockliner on this shoe was modified to allow the heel cup to cradle the foot better and eliminate sliding during the golf swing.

The fit and comfort technologies revamped in this 2024 version of the Tour 360 include the brand’s Jet Boost tech (borrowed from the running-shoe department) that fuses small foamy capsules in the heel to add cushioning and energy return.

Across the midfoot and forefoot, the addition of a two-piece plate “TPU Torsion Bridge” combines a rigid top layer for support with a flexible bottom layer to help load and unload power through the golf swing. Designers placed this bridge lower to the ground than in previous versions of the Tour 360 to provide more comfort and support when golfers take stances on uneven lies.