FootJoy have today launched the ultimate on and off-course comfort shoe with the all new FJ Stratos. Featuring an unparalleled, ultra-cushioned underfoot ride, excellent traction and super soft leather uppers, FJ Stratos is innovative footwear that is specifically tuned for golf and comfort.
“A golf shoe needs to connect your foot to the surface that you’re playing on, but the loud and clear feedback from our target consumer is that it also needs to provide exceptional comfort.” Said Richard Fryer, Director of Product Management at FootJoy.
“Our game changing StratoFoam midsole was designed and developed specifically for golf, providing cloud-like comfort while absorbing and returning the most energy, which results in less foot fatigue after a round of golf. Combined with the revolutionary VersaTrax+ outsole, the FJ Stratos delivers the best combination of uncompromising on-course traction with genuine off-course versatility and ultimate comfort.” Added Fryer.
The comfort of the new FJ Stratos comes from the following key components
STRATOFOAM CUSHIONING SYSTEM
FJ Stratos features an all-new cushioning compound called StratoFoam, a proprietary foam blend that provides optimal support and comfort for conditions specific to golf, including swinging, walking and everything in between. StratoFoam is the perfect blend of cushioning, made up of a proprietary EVA/Polyolefin mixture, which helps absorb shock for maximum comfort and energy return.
ADVANCED VERSATRAX+ OUTSOLE
The all-new VersaTrax+ outsole is designed to provide optimised traction for every lie and every condition on the course. The tread pattern has been cleverly designed to provide what FJ are calling ‘anti-channelling’ traction. This is achieved in two ways; firstly, the design minimises the possibility of turf or debris gathering in the outsole which means maximum contact between the ground and the shoe is maintained. Secondly, the traction points are positioned in a non-linear way with each at different angles, so the shoe is always able to find the next traction element to catch onto the ground which maintains grip and prevents slipping.
The new outsole configuration utilises multiple TPU compounds to grip any surface – a harder TPU for on-course grip and a softer TPU for traction on harder surfaces – making the FJ Stratos the ultimate, versatile footwear option in golf.
SUPER SOFT, SUPER SUPPLE
FJ Stratos uses a beautiful, soft, premium leather upper from Pittards® of England, utilising a proprietary tanning process to achieve an ultra-luxurious, supple feel. It features an athletic-fit construction with an integrated tongue for all-around comfort and a reinforced heel for greater rear foot stability.
The FJ Stratos will be available for both men and women in seven different styles
FootJoy Stratos will be available on December 4th for an RRP of €199. For more information on the 2021 FJ line-up visit www.footjoy.ie