It’s that time…. time to buy a new pair of golf shoes! There are SO MANY to choose from! What do you do? Quick, run to your local golf superstore! We have tested a new pair and are here to tell you that Rickie Fowler is wearing them and you should be too! They are the new shoes from Puma Golf, The IGNITE PWRADPT Disc Shoes.
If you’re like us at The Golfing Dads, buying your next pair of shoes is just like buying your next putter! Do you go with what you know, or do you go with emerging technology and trends? Your golf shoe might be one of the most important pieces of equipment with the least amount of recognition. They are literally the foundation of your golf game.
You might be looking for a solid shoe with a waterproof leather upper and a durable sole with decent flexibility. You’ll also admit that this type of shoe has been heavy and a bit cumbersome. If you’ve played several rounds over the course of two or three days, you probably wished for a Swedish Foot Masseuse by the end of day two! Where is that shoe that is lightweight, comfortable and yet provides the stability and support that you need to pound those drives? Well, you’re in luck! The 2018 Puma IGNITE PWRADAPT DISC shoes will be your “go to” shoe.
Take a perfectly crafted running sneaker and couple it with a stable, grounded golf shoe, you now have the PUMA IGNITE PWRADAPT. Puma has done a fantastic job of creating a golf shoe that provides a stable base with ample traction, feels like you’re wearing a sock, accommodates the level of “snugness” via their “DISC” micro adju
sting lacing system while providing a two-year waterproof guarantee! The Performance Mesh that makes up the upper part of the shoe is lightweight and breathable and fit like a sock. The IGNITE foam that makes up the base is extremely comfortable for the long walks between shots but also provides a stable yet flexible base during shots. Best of all, they look AWESOME!
For control, Puma has added their GripZone Traction to the shoe. This tread on the bottom of the shoe has provided more stability than any other shoe we have worn. Their “Flex Grooves” make walking in the shoe comfortable but the traction is second to none. Their propitiatory new sole system provides 3-dimensional control and allows you to stay connected to the ground so much better, allowing you to make the big swing with the driver and not come out of your shoes.
We tested this in the soft conditions of Central Florida as well as in dry and windy conditions at Wolf Creek in Mesquite, NV. In Florida we never slipped one time and had a great feeling of staying connected to the ground. Wolf Creek was a different story. The wind was blowing at nearly 30 mph and we had gusts up to 50 mph. We never once felt like we were going to lose our balance. Even in the wind we stayed grounded and were able to make a full swing and stay in control.
Dads Say So, do yourself a favor and check out the new line of shoes from Puma that venture beyond the traditional. If you are in the market for a new pair of shoes you need to go to PumaGolf.com and order yours now! They are priced at $150 so it is cheaper than your new putter or driver and will help you more. Along with the DISC model that we tested, Puma also makes them in a lace up model so you can chose the right one for you! We have never felt so much comfort and felt so grounded on the golf course. They feel like you are wearing socks on your feet for shoes. The first round Steve wore them in resulted in a 32 on the Back 9! We LOVE them and know you will too. We do know that your feet will definitely love them!