FootJoy’s DNA golf shoes are the plus ultra when it comes to state of the art/high tech premium golf shoes. In this case, elegance and style is secondary, because the name of the game is high performance. Yes, these are the golf shoes built for professional players.
The DNA is a mélange between cutting edge materials and technologies and a classic looking golf shoes, with traditional lines and a design which is understated, to say the least.
There are two styles to choose from: the classic D.N.A with a price tag of $220 and the D.N.A. BOA which retails for $240.
Both pairs are very appealing in the eyes of the beholder, even if they’re all basically white and black models, thanks to the use of five different accent colors and a glossy finish on the heel, making for a classic yet in the same time modern touch.
The upper of the D.N.A. is made from a very soft and high quality Pittards leather, crafted in such a way (tanned) that it’s waterproof without requiring a membrane and that translates into breathability for your feet. Even if the upper is supple and doesn’t require a break in(you can wear the DNA out of the box, instantly), it actually manages to provide you with enough lateral support for a perfect swing, as it’s expected from a FJ product.
The D.N.A. is a performance oriented golf shoe and yet it’s very light, thanks to the state of the art technologies incorporated by FootJoy in their manufacturing process. For example, the low profile design outsole is made using NitroThin ThermoPlastic Urethane and boasts with an upgraded Optiflex sole design, nine low profile spikes in the sole, moved as close to the edge as possible and featuring stealth cleats with dynamic legs, which are very flexible for improved comfort while walking and swinging. The 3D FoamCollar works wonders when gripping your heel in combination with the tongue, for holding your foot firmly in place.
Also, the sole benefits enormously from the Xtra Thick FitBed insole made from FineTuned Foam (it’s a memory foam that embraces your feet every time you wear them, providing you with exceptional cushioning yet they’re rock-stable when you’re swinging).
The top features of the D.N.A. are lightness and comfort. Bottom line, the D.N.A. is the ultimate golf shoe from FJ’s line of products, a state of the art product at a premium price.