The FootJoy Tour X shoes are one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice product list.

FootJoy Tour X

FootJoy’s Tour S has been around for a couple of years now, and the brand believes the improvements in this latest incarnation are enough to warrant the upgrade in name from S to X (think X factor). Having worn these shoes quite a bit since they first hit the office, we’d be inclined to agree.

FootJoy says it has garnered feedback from the world’s best players, then taken the best features from previous Tour S models and blended them with the standout features from its  D.N.A. Helix and Fury models to create the new cleated Tour X. The goal is to offer golfers the very best in terms of grip, comfort, stability and protection.

Editor’s Choice 2020

Added stability compared to the Tour S comes via the TPU PowerPlate outsole, which houses nine Launch Pods that are positioned wider, with the cleats at the very edges, for optimum perimeter stability. The PowerStrap across the midfoot, assisted by reinforced lacing eyelets, allows you to pull your laces tighter for a more snug fit.

Comfort and performance

We really like the styling, which has a more modern look, while comfort and performance have certainly moved on too. The outsole design takes lateral stability to new levels and allowed us to swing pretty much as hard as we wanted with no fear of the unwanted movement or slipping that can rob you of both power and strike, regardless of the conditions.

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It feels more comfortable to walk in too – more akin to the soft, bouncy feel of the Fury – and that’s great news for the six miles or so of walking you typically do in an 18-hole round. A softer, thicker tongue adds to the comfort.

The Tour X genuinely offers everything you could want from a golf shoe and we confidently predict you’ll be seeing scores of golfers with these on their feet in 2020.

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