Glove tested: FootJoy Pure Touch Limited (men’s) Retail price: $30
Material(s): Cabretta leather Colors: Pearl Hand: Left Sizes: S, M, ML, L, XL
Available in cadet* fit: Yes Weather: All
About this glove: The Pure Touch Limited is the top dog in FootJoy’s market-leading lineup. It’s the glove of choice for numerous tour pros, including Steve Stricker and Brooks Koepka. As the name and price tag imply, it’s also available in limited quantities due to what FootJoy calls “the exclusive leather specifications and strict manufacturing process.”
The glove’s key selling points: Exceptional fit and feel. It’s aimed at the serious golfer who doesn’t mind spending $30 for a glove if it improves his game.
Does the FootJoy Pure Touch Limited live up to its billing? Here’s what we found.
Appearance: Classy and classic. The Pure Touch Limited comes in just one color, pearl, with FootJoy’s clean logo on the fastener.
Comfort: Aaaahhhhh. That was our reaction when slipping into this glove. So soft, so cool, so supple. Fit was nice and snug, as it must be to provide maximum feel through the hands. The FootJoy Pure Touch was just as soft and flexible at round’s end as it was coming out of the package.
Feel: Exceptional. The leather is so thin and light, it’s about as close to playing gloveless as you can get while wearing a glove. This is especially notable in the short game, where feel is most important. Feedback on solid strikes and mishits comes through the FootJoy Pure Touch loud and clear.
Tackiness: No slippage here. Despite its silky exterior, this model achieves the No. 1 goal of any golf glove – keeping the club secure in the hands – with aplomb.
Durability: If there’s a knock on FootJoy’s Pure Touch, it’s that the glove will wear out faster than others. For that reason, we wouldn’t recommend practicing in it (unless you’ve got a really healthy budget). As long as you treat it right, however – removing your glove between shots, placing it neatly in its package after rounds – you should get plenty of mileage from it.
Bottom line: You get what you pay for. FootJoy’s Pure Touch Limited glove is everything it’s cracked up to be – it’s literally a joy to play in. If you don’t mind spending 30 bucks on a single glove, and you’re OK if it lasts a round or two less than more durable models, give it a try. And prepare to say, Aaaahhhhh.
*Cadet gloves have shorter fingers than regular gloves of the same size; e.g., a cadet medium glove has the same palm fit with shorter fingers than a standard medium.