Profile of the Adidas Tour360 Knit
The Tour360 has built a reputation for producing tour-ready pieces. Its recent release, the Adidas Tour360 Knit lives up to the performance standards through the introduction of its Primeknit version.
The sock-trend has been a street-style favorite and a runway flavor for years. Although it is an almost decade-old material, it is just now that the golf community appreciated its benefits on the course.
The Tour360 Knit offers the advantages of a breathable material but also gives a solution to its caveat—water protection. Thanks to Sprintskin and 50/50 protect, this trainer comes prepared to be taken to the course at whatever weather condition.
Independent flexibility and control. The bottom of the shoe is designed with a technology that links the heel and forefoot. Called the Torsion Tunnel, it offers control and flexibility while boosting the arch support of the kick.
Perfect Ten. While traction is essential in golf, green-friendliness is a rule that most golf courses implement. The Tour360 Knit presents an ideal balance of the two through the 10-cleat Puremotion TPU outsole. To enhance the stability and grip throughout the swing, the outsole is also infused with the proprietary Centraxion technology and the Thintech EXP cleats.
Boost. Need we say more? The use of Boost on the shoe’s midsole is a selling point in itself. Its labelled as the most responsive cushioning system which comes in useful throughout the game.
Fashion meets function. Like the Boost midsole, the Primeknit upper is a star in itself. Its popularity soared because it combines functionality and purpose. The material is composed of fused yarn. It is digitally manipulated. Though this process, flexibility, support, and stability are induced on places where it is greatly needed. It is also long-lasting and extremely lightweight.
Pattern play. The upper part of this Adidas shoe sports a Sprint skin technology that is often utilized on football shoes. It is a revolutionary single-layer synthetic coating that is infused with a 3D pattern that makes the water slide-off instead of being absorbed.
Half and Half. The knitted Tour360 version is equipped with the 50/50 Protect, a unique single-layer synthetic. The lower half provides water-resistance to give initial protection as golfers usually deal with wet grass and morning dew. The material doubles in delivering excellent support without adding unnecessary weight to the shoe. The upper half of the shoe maximizes breathability for a comfortable play on the course.
Tour Performance Last. Like the other pairs from the Tour360 line-up, the knit version sports a Tour performance last. It is specially designed to have a wide forefoot to accommodate the foot when making a swing. This type of construction also enhances the fit and overall, makes shoes more comfortable.
360Wrap. Boosting the sock-like feature of the upper is the 360Wrap, which essentially is the trademark of the Tour360. Rooting from the name Wrap, the technology is composed of an advanced material that surrounds the foot for a customized and secure fit while giving stability on the midfoot.
Adidas Tour360 Knit Style
The rise of minimalism transcended on performance and lifestyle shoes. Through this trend, even the very traditional mindset of golfers has welcomed the use of a single material on the upper.
Because of the Primeknit upper, the Tour360 Knit features the same look as existing PK runners and sneakers. In effect, it gives off a similar vibe to street-ready pieces. Despite the traditional spikes, the overall look of the shoe is casual. More so, because of its water protection feature, this shoe can transition through different seasons .
So far, this version is available in four colorways, giving golfers several style options that would catch their liking.
- Professional golfer Dustin Johnson wore this specific model on all four rounds of the RBC Canadian Open in 2018.