What’s new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Gillon Fabbroni brings you the low down on the new Payntr X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoes
Payntr X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoe are producing new golf shoes loaded with tech and innovations. They claim exceptional comfort and support. Gillon Fabbroni tries out the Payntr X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoe X 004 RS to see if the claims hold up on the course.
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Payntr X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoe Review: NCG Summary
A super high tech golf shoe from a relatively new company. The tech goes beyond hype and translates into genuine performance. Supreme comfort, support and modern looks that won’t offend the purists.
- Great comfort and support
- Extremely well thought out design
- High tech innovations that translates into real world performance
- Great looks
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Payntr X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoe Review: First Impressions
I have had a rocky relationship with golf shoes. Three pairs have been bought in an emergency, twice when I turned up to play and had forgotten them and once when the heel of the pair I had broke with a piece of jagged plastic sticking into my Achilles tendon. It’s fair to say, therefore, that I had not been taking seriously a really important bit of golfing kit.
Payntr X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoe have however taken their shoes extremely seriously, with thought going into every aspect of their shoes. Initially manufacturers of cricket shoes (check out their website for the history) they have now released a range of golf shoes. The Payntr Golf x 004 RS in this review is definitely a modern-looking shoe, most notably the separate 3-dimensional moulded PMX heel segment.
These shoes are filled with innovations. For example, there is a carbon fibre propulsion plate in the sole to help harness ground reaction forces more effectively. The uppers use a neverwet superhydrophobic solution that offers non-wicking water-resistant protection. The TPU outsole delivers traction in 3 dimensions due to their FastTwist insertion system and more. I would recommend visiting the website to read up the spec in detail. Impressively, they claim that the moulded and removable footbed compresses less than 5% over the shoe’s lifetime, which should make for the longevity of comfort.
On Course Testing
These are great-looking shoes. But good looks are of no value if they are not comfortable. No issue here, then. These are extremely comfortable. The uppers have a beautiful soft feel to them. The heel segment (a pmx fit heel counter) looks snazzy but is utterly functional with excellent heel support. It really is very clever, as at first glance, it looks like it might flex too much. This is not the case as it hugs your heel and gives support but with no risk of digging in as it flares away from your heel at the top.
On, they are supremely comfortable. I got the size I thought was spot on, and they felt snug, perhaps little too snug? No, after about 10 minutes, I realised they were perfect. The Payntr website, interestingly, recommends going down half a size for a more natural fit. I would recommend, if you are unsure, take their advice and then wear them around the house first so that you are happy with the fit. I absolutely hate shoes that are even vaguely too tight, and I may have gone up a size on absolute first impressions.
Moving onto playing golf. Despite the soft feel and comfort, they provide superb support when walking, walking on slopes and playing shots. One pair of my shoes that I bought in an emergency are to be fair, extremely comfortable, but when I walk on a sidehill slope my feet actually come out of the shoes. There’s no issue with the 004 RS. The Payntr website explains that they have more rigidity towards the back of the shoe and more flexibility near the front, and I suspect this is fundamental to the support and comfort you get from these shoes.
I almost forgot to mention the actual grip. The website blurb mentions that they use Softspike’s Tour Flex Pro spike with three degrees of traction and 10 points of contact. I’ll take their word for it. My experience using them was that the grip was top-notch. No embarrassing slips down wet grassy banks.
They are priced in the premium bracket, but this is commensurate with their competitors and they are not over-priced for what they are.
A lot of thought and R&D has gone into the design of these shoes. In my opinion, this is not just marketing hype. The details of the technology and design of the shoes translate into discernible factors when the shoes are in use. I absolutely love them, and they are now my regular golf shoe.
Sizes: 8-12 UK (inc ½ sizes)
Colours: White, Grey, Black
More information: Payntr website
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