The crossover golf shoe category keeps expanding year-after-year, with golfers opting to wear them instead of the traditional golf shoe, due to their versatility off the course. But a big complaint of these type of shoes has been the lack of traction and performance, which don’t come close the spiked variety. The adidas Golf adicross II is looking to change that perception by delivering a spikeless golf shoe that performs like a traditional golf shoe.
adicross II Style
The adicross II golf shoes looks similar to the classic adidas Originals Gazelle training shoe, but made of rich full-grain leather uppers, instead of suede. Being true to its origins, the adicross II has a tan brown suede toe and heel detail to complement the white uppers. The profile of the adidcross II is not too narrow, and allows your toes room to spread, without feeling restrictive. Also included are two shoelace options (tonal and contrast) to let you change up the look very easily. I really liked the classic look of the adicross II, which is a nice departure from the typical skateboard style of spikeless golf shoes you typically find. These shoes you can easily wear on and off the course, and even wear them with jeans when you’re not golfing.
adicross II Performance
I was quite surprised by how well the adicross II golf shoes performed when testing them out on the range and on the golf course. I wore the adicross II when I played the Old Course at St. Andrews, and had no issues with traction or stability in my swing. In fact, I found that the full-length spikeless traction lugs provided comparable grip to a spiked golf shoe. Regardless of being in the sand, the rough, or fairway, the adicross II traction lugs did a superior job of keeping me stable. Foot comfort is one of the main reasons people opt for crossover golf shoes, and the adicross II does not disappoint in providing comfort to feet while walking 18 holes. The PLUSFLEX 4 Channel Flex grooves in forefoot provide plenty of flexibility and help your feet from getting fatigued. The lightweight EVA sockliner provides the right amount of comfort, without feeling too bulky. Plus, the adidas adicross II comes with a 90-day comfort guarantee.
The only thing that is lacking in the adicross II is any type of waterproof warranty. I know that the leather uppers will provide you some water resistance, but you definitely don’t want to be caught dead wearing them during a hard and steady rainfall. Overall, the adidas adicross II golf shoes is a great alternative to a traditional golf shoe, for the golfer who wants classics inspired shoe, which look good and perform well. At $89 you can’t go wrong with the price!
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