We got our hands on a pair of FootJoy Fuel Sport golf shoes to see how they perform on the course
You have seen a number of stellar FootJoy models down the years, but none as visually striking as the FootJoy Fuel Sport golf shoes.
FootJoy Fuel Sport golf shoes review
The FootJoy Fuel Sport golf shoes certainly stand out from the crowd, and so they should.
The athletic design is very stable and the underfoot grip and comfort were also enjoyable features.
The pink and blue design is very unique and could appeal to a large number of golfers.
- The athletic profile is impressive, as well as extremely stable.
- The colour scheme is a stand-out feature of this shoe.
- The Stratolite foam helps to deliver overall comfort and traction.
- The new upper utilises performance mesh and the ultra-thin TPU Hot Melt top layer helps with breathability.
- There was some discomfort in my right ankle
FootJoy Fuel Sport golf shoes
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First impressions of the FootJoy Fuel Sport
I wouldn’t usually like a pink and blue colour scheme in golf shoes, but this design didn’t take long to tickle my fancy. It certainly stands out on this predominantly white model.
When I slipped the shoes on, they felt very stable and protective. The shape of the shoe is very fixed and this helps in different weather conditions.
I’m not one of those people who like to push boundaries with colour and style on the golf course, but if you are, these golf shoes are for you.
The spikeless bottom of the shoe was very comfortable when I slipped them on which was another positive.
While testing these golf shoes at Alwoodley, you could feel how breathable they were. There was a lot of space in the shoe – and this wasn’t because I take a size 11.
FootJoy installed Breathable Performance Mesh in the Fuel Sport shoes for this very reason.
There was a touch of discomfort in my right foot, as the top of the shoe rubbed against my ankle at times.
This was the only feature that deprived the FootJoy Fuel Sports of a five-star rating. For the majority of the round, I was comfortable without any niggles.
The Tour Proven Traction is meant to provide “optimal support and control.” I experienced this for the most part, but there was that hint of discomfort in my right foot.
Having said that, my performance wasn’t hindered by this issue and I felt stable with each swing. This was thanks to FootJoy’s overall quality.
Stratolite foam is meant to deliver lightweight cushioning to guarantee comfort and walkability and I felt the underfoot benefit of this feature.
I liked the full-rounded toe character that fits across the forefoot and instep. This created a very athletic profile and I think this will appeal to many golfers.
Breathability is a keyphrase I’d emphasise in this review and this is an important feature when wearing this shoe in both favourable and unfavourable conditions.
A design as lightly coloured as this could succumb to muddy conditions, but this is a small price to pay for what is a solid and striking golf shoe.
The 19th hole
With the spikeless design, the FootJoy Fuel Sport golf shoes could definitely be worn in other sporting contexts. The underfoot comfort and design contribute to this.
Fit: True to size
Out-of-the-box comfort: 10/10
Value for Money: 9/10
Sizes: UK 6-12
Colours: White/Pink/Blue, White/Navy/Blue, White/Navy/Green
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