Adidas ZG23 golf shoes are new for 2023 with the premium spiked model given an upgrade for the new season. How do they rate vs ZG21 shoes?
Replacing the ZG21 golf shoes, Adidas have combined some of their leading technologies into the latest release with five colour options available.
The ZG23s feature a lightweight outsole with a six-cleat Thintech Traxion design, a unique Lightstrike midsole and has a waterproof upper made of more than 50% recycled materials.
We take a look at the Adidas ZG23 vs ZG21 shoes, what the new model features and rate the new golf shoes on performance and design.
What Adidas says about the new ZG23 shoe:
“Step onto the course ready to compete. ZG23 redefines what a lightweight golf shoe can do with an ultralight platform that’s built for tournament-level performance.
“Featherweight underfoot, it delivers the traction and stability needed to focus on your game.
“From its hybrid Lightstrike midsole to the waterproof upper and engineered six-cleat Traxion outsole, adidas ZG23 offers all-day comfort and a secure, grounded feel.
“The six-cleat Thintech Traxion outsole provides a close-to-the-ground feel with the enhanced grip of a secondary lug design that focuses traction exactly where you need it for better transfer, balance and stability for consistent ball strike and increased power.
“The midsole combines the maximum energy return of Lightstrike Pro with the lightweight, explosive feel of Lightstrike.”
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Adidas ZG23 Golf Shoes Design & Features
The Adidas ZG23 is the newest addition to Adidas’ line of spiked golf shoes with the popular model upgraded from the ZG21 version.
They come with several features that are designed to provide comfort, stability, and performance on the golf course – and are made from 50% recycled materials.
The new shoes are designed to be lightweight and are made with a breathable mesh upper that helps to keep feet cool and dry.
The Adidas ZG23 shoes come with Lightstrike midsole cushioning system that provides responsive comfort and energy return to reduce fatigue and improve performance over the course of a round.
The Torsion X Stability System technology provides lateral stability and support through the golf swing to maximise traction and improve balance in all conditions.
The Adidas ZG23 shoes also feature a Thintech Traxion six-spike outsole which are strategically placed to provide maximum grip and excellent traction.
The shoes come with a Fitfoam Pillow Sockliner with a cushioned insole that molds to the shape of the foot for a custom fit.
The shoes are available in five colour options: Cloud White/Lucid Blue/Silver Metallic, Cloud White/Dark Silver Metallic/Silver Metallic, Core Black/Dark Silver Metallic/Silver Metallic, Cloud White/Core Black/Semi Solar Red and Cloud White/Collegiate Navy/Solar Gold.
Verdict: Are the Adidas ZG23 golf shoes any good?
The Adidas ZG23 golf shoes are an eye catching new addition for 2023 with improvements made on the ZG21 version of the range.
More comfortable thanks to the new Lightstrike technology and more stable thanks to improvements in the Torsion X Stability System and Thintech Traxion six-spike outsole, the ZG23s are an all-round performer.
Don’t let the fact these are spiked shoes make you think they aren’t suited to all conditions including the dry summer months. You will find these are the perfect option all year round.
How much do Adidas ZG23 Golf Shoes cost?
The Adidas ZG23 shoes currently retail at $190 / £160
What colours are the Adidas ZG23 shoes available in?
They come in three colourways: Core Black/Dark Silver Metallic/Grey Five, Cloud White/Dark Silver Metallic/Grey Five and Cloud White/Blue Rush/Core Black.
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