Golf Shoe of the week
June 20, 2017

FootJoy announces new D.N.A. Helix, an athletic look with high performance

FootJoy has announced the latest addition to the D.N.A. line: the D.N.A. Helix. The D.N.A. line, which stands for DryJoys Next Advancement, started in 2014 and has been consistently creating performance-focused spiked shoes. You can even spot these shoes on some tour players’ feet.

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The goal of this new construction was to make a more comfortable and stable shoe, all while maintaining a high level of flexibility. To achieve that, FootJoy made a shoe that was wider and lighter than past models. The team at FootJoy placed the cleats in the heel further apart to increase stability. They also added a foam collar that helps hold your foot in place.

The midsole is also different. It’s made out of a new foam to keep your feet comfortable throughout all 18 holes -– or hey, maybe 36. Though a lot is different about the Helix, it's still waterproof like other D.N.A. models.

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The big trend in golf shoes right now is shoes that can double as street shoes. And while we love that trend, it’s also good to see such a sleek, athletic option like the D.N.A. The color options are simple and clean -- all revolving around black, white and red, so it’ll be easy to chose a pair that’ll match most of your outfits. The laced version is $210 at retail and the Boa version is $240.

These shoes work great with either shorts or pants, but make sure you’re tucking in your shirt and putting on a belt. When you’re wearing such a sharp-looking shoe, it’s best to not let the rest of your look get sloppy.