adidas Flopshot Golf Shoes Review
The spikeless portion of the golf shoe market is something that Adidas has generally understood well. The shoes she produces here look great, work well, and often don’t cost an arm and a leg either. The S2G, Adicross Retro and Rebelcross shoes are three perfect examples. Well, in 2022 there is also a new model called the Flopshot and because it caught our eye we recently had the chance to test the model.
Let’s start with the look shall we? I have to admit I was initially skeptical because of the many little design flourishes on the shoe, but after taking them out of the box I really think they look great. As you can see in this review, I was sent a white pair, but there are three other colors to choose from, including black, navy, and a tan pattern that stands out a bit more. Overall, the shoe has a unique design with the holes on the upper (which I assume are for breathability), as well as the geometric design towards the heel of the shoe. But none of these features are over the top and although the shoe is unique it is still kind of understated which I love. The pop of color on the blue outsole is nice and the little collar is different too – more on that in a bit.
So how did the shoe perform on the course? Very good indeed I would say. The shoe has a full grain leather upper which is not only waterproof but adds a truly premium feel to the shoe. Granted, this leather can start to crack over time, but there are techniques to use that can help here.
The shoes fit perfectly and have a firmer feel underfoot which I really liked, although it has to be said that if you want a really soft golf shoe then maybe look elsewhere. One particularly comfortable design feature that I liked was the FitFoam Geo element around the heel which protrudes outward and creates a snug fit around the ankle. It also stopped any rubbing or discomfort in that area, which has been an issue for me in the past. Of course, there’s also the Boost midsole cushioning that still works as it should.
However, there are three small negatives to mention with this shoe. The first two revolve around the cracking of the leather and the feeling of firmness underfoot, which I mentioned above. But the last point worth mentioning is grip. If you want to get the most grip possible from a shoe that you can use all year round, we recommend looking elsewhere for the best spiked golf shoes on the market. Due to the studless design, the Flopshots are more of a summer shoe because when the ground is dry the grip is sufficient thanks to the Pure Motion outsole, but in muddy or wet conditions it can be a bit questionable.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised with the Flopshot golf shoes and they are now part of my regular rotation, which is a testament to the set on offer here and the versatility as they can be used off the golf course . also I think. Finally, the shoes come with an RRP of $150 / £120, which I think is a pretty good price.