FootJoy Tour Alpha golf shoes have been released with three new designs in the 2022 range. We take a look at the Tour Alpha, BOA and Double BOA shoes.
FootJoy are branding the latest generation of the Tour Alpha shoes as the most advanced stability system we’ve ever created and the ideal choice for all conditions.
Featuring three different models and a variety of colours, the key to the performance is the new proprietary Optimized Performance Stabilizer system which keeps you ground through the swing.
What FootJoy says about the Tour Alpha shoes:
“Tour Alpha performance golf shoes feature the proprietary Optimized Performance Stabilizer system (OPS) that works to lock you in, allowing you to swing away with full force.
“Proprietary OPS system, made up of the external 3D moulded heel counter, A-Frame and the lateral clip lock you in allowing you to swing away with full force.
“This is the most advanced stability system we’ve ever created.
“Tour Alpha brings golf-specific innovation to the forefront, engineered from the ground up to deliver unparalleled stability and uncompromising performance.
“Moulded traction elements and Pulsar LP cleats by Softspikes deliver unparalleled traction and stability in every playing condition and on every playing surface.”
FootJoy Tour Alpha Shoes Review
The key design element in the new Tour Alphas is the Proprietary OPS system (Optimized Performance Stabilizer) to prove more support and traction.
The system consists of a 3D moulded heel counter, A-Frame and the lateral clip to lock your foot in place and allow you to swing with confidence.
The design has a rounded toe look, a traditional fit across the instep and the forefoot and a narrow shape to the heel with extra depth for the FitBed cushioning.
The shoes have a TruFit System and Dual-Durometer FTF+ Foam midsole to help increase the stability of the Alpha model as well as plenty of cushioning and comfort.
The OrthoLite ImpressionsTM FitBed is a cushioned foam insert that is designed to moulded to the shape of your foot the more you wear the shoes.
The outer is constructed from a soft Chromoskin leather that is lightweight, durable and significantly 100% waterproof.
The Tour Alpha shoe is the traditional lace up style and is available in three different colour options: White/Grey/Lime, White/Grey/Blue and Black.
FootJoy Tour Alpha BOA Shoes Review
The Tour Alpha shoe also comes in a FootJoy BOA model with the company’s BOA Fit System incorporated.
The BOA feature, as with other FootJoy shoes range, works by tightening the heel and lacing structure for the most secure of fits. There are on tie up laces in this shoe.
The BOA model has all the same design elements and features as the standard shoe including a rounded toe look, a narrower heel to accommodate the Proprietary OPS system and FitBed cushioning.
The OrthoLite ImpressionsTM FitBed is also present inside the shoe, which a 100% waterproof lightweight and soft Chromoskin leather outer.
The BOA shoe is only available in one colour: White/Grey/Charcoal
FootJoy Tour Alpha Double BOA Shoes Review
FootJoy have introduced a Double BOA design into the Tour Alpha range that offers supreme confidence the most secure footing under any conditions.
The BOA fit system is positioned at the back of the shoe, like the BOA version, and also on the side of the shoe to replace the lacing structure. The end result is the tightest, yet most comfortable of fits.
The Double BOA is built around the Proprietary OPS system and FitBed cushioning that provides comfort from the narrow heel area. The rounded toe look completes an impressive design look.
The shoes also include the OrthoLite ImpressionsTM FitBed inside the shoe that moulds to the shape of your foot.
The Double BOA is 100% waterproof and boasts a soft Chromoskin leather outer and is only available in one colour: White//Navy/Grey.
Verdict: Are Footjoy Tour Alpha Golf Shoes any good?
The new Proprietary OPS system designed for the Tour Alphas make the latest generation incredibly comfortable yet secure on the course.
With three designs, you can be sure to find a look and feel that suits – whether you prefer a traditional lace up shoe or love the security the BOA fit system offers.
The Tour Alphas have the perfect combination of traction in all conditions, fit and comfort…all the time while offer incredible style on the course.
How much do the FootJoy Tour Alpha Golf Shoes cost?
The men’s range retails at £170 / $225 for the Tour Alpha, £195 / $255 for the BOA model and £210 / $276 for the Double BOA shoe.
What colour options are available in the FootJoy Tour Alpha Golf Shoes?
The Tour Alpha is available in White/Grey/Lime, White/Grey/Blue and Black. The BOA design is available in White/Grey/Charcoal and the Double BOA is available in White//Navy/Grey.
Do the FootJoy Tour Alpha shoes come with a warranty?
Yes. They have a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 100% waterproof guarantee.
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