Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA Golf Shoes Review (NEW for 2023)

New environmentally friendly model launched by Mizuno for 2023

The GENEM 2023 shoes feature a new sustainable algae design element.

Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA Shoes

The Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA golf shoes are new for 2023, the most comfortable yet from the manufacturer and the first environmentally conscious model.

Mizuno have created the new shoe using sustainable algae in the BLOOM TPE midsole design, as well as other recycled materials.

The environment focused design is coupled with a unique three sector sole pattern of dimples that make this the most comfortable shoe from Mizuno, and the BOA closing system provides incredible stability.

How do they rate compared to the non-Goretex Mizuno GENEM WG BOA? How do the features benefit your game? And are they worth the money? We take a look below.

What Mizuno says about the GENEM WG GTX BOA Shoes:

“We always knew how important ground forces were in the golf swing – but now we can give something back.

“The Mizuno Genem is our first environmentally conscious golf shoe, using recycled materials and a BLOOM TPE (an algae blended resin) midsole.

“One way to remove harmful phosphorous and ammonia in industrial wastewater – using the fastest growing plant on earth.

Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA Shoes

“The Genem also features recycled BOA wire, recycled synthetic upper and recycled synthetic fibres within the tongue and heel cuff.

“Our study of swing pressure recognised that each part of the sole required a unique grip configuration to maximise ground forces. A new proprietary rubber compound engineered by Mizuno to deliver a 33% increase in grip production.

“Our softest and bounciest midsole taken from our award winning running shoes – 17% softer and 15% more resilient than any prior midsole material.”

Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA Shoes

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Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA Golf Shoes Features & Design

Mizuno have made some notable changes to the new Genem shoe with a focus on environmental features the key element.

The midsole of the WG BTX shoe is constructed using BLOOM TPE algae blended resin in the midsole to help remove phosphorous and ammonia from industrial wastewater.

The Genem’s environmentally friendly fixes doesn’t stop there either with recycled BOA wire used in shoe as well as recycled synthetic upper and fibres within the tongue and heel cuff.

Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA Shoes

Mizuno have introduced a new sole design with a three-way pattern designed to provide grip through all parts of the swing with the three sector pattern sole generation maximum ground force.

There is also additional traction provided by the new proprietary rubber compound uses to create the sole – 33% in fact compared to the previous X10 rubber that Mizuno used.

Comfort and energy transfer is provided by what Mizuno describe as their “softest and bounciest midsole” that is inspired by the brand’s running shoes and sneakers.

Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA Shoes

The midsole design incorporated into the GENEM WG GTX BOA is both 17% softer and 15% more resilient thank versions used in previous models of golf shoes.

The BOA Closure system keeps you locked in and stable, while the Goretex upper is 100% waterproof and comes with a two-year warranty.

The new shoes are available in three colour options: Grey/China Blue, White/Black and White/Navy.

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Verdict: Are the Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA golf shoes any good?

The GENEM WG GTX BOAs are a high performing shoe, offering comfort, stability and performance benefits in bucket loads.

The keep you ground through any speed of swing thanks to the new unique sole pattern, and provide plenty of energy transfer and speed from the new midsole design.

Perhaps the most impressive thing is the incorporating of the BLOOM TPE algae blended resin to reduce the impact on the environment, so hats off to the Mizuno developers for doing their bit.

FAQs

How much do Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA golf shoes cost?

The shoes are priced at $225 / £180 per pair.

What colours are available in the Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA shoes?

The new shoes are available in three colour options: Grey/China Blue, White/Black and White/Navy.

Do Mizuno GENEM WG GTX BOA shoes come with a warranty?

Yes. They have a two-year waterproof warranty.