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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRO SHOP

                                                                                                                                NIKE Air Zoom TW 09
                                                                                                                                   Designed in conjunction with Tiger Woods, the TW 09s combine
                                                                                                                                the luxury of leather with lightness and durability of Ballistic Mesh
                                                                                                                                to create a Tour grade shoe
                                                                                                                                   TPU stabiliser extends above traditional outsole to provide total
                                                                                                                                support and weight transfer
                                                                                                                                Interesting feature: Dupont coating provides everlasting stain
                                                                                                                                and water resistance
                                                                                                                                Waterproof guarantee: 24 months
                                                                                                                                SRP: £150
           Keep your feet warm and dry while looking the part this winter with a pair of these great shoes            
                                                                                                                                0800 056 1640

                                                                                                                                OUR VERDICT
                                                                                                                                NOW these are seriously smart! You could be forgiven for
                                                                                                                                thinking they were slippers on first impression but a
                                                                                                                                round spent trampling through heavy rough in the
                                                                                                                                wet quickly proved they are completely
                                                                                                                                waterproof. The clever material offers great
                                                                                                                                freedom of movement yet around the
                                                                                                                                ankle there is no lack of support. Tiger
                                                                                                                                Woods will be wearing these when he
                                                                                                                                returns to action next year.

                                                                           FOOTJOY DryJoys
                                                             ECL Leather System ensures maximum waterproof protection
                                                            and increased breathability without the need for a membrane
                                                               Fast Twist System (FTS) makes changing spikes child’s play
                                                                                       thanks to the quarter turn releases
                                                               Interesting feature: Full leather linings provide superior
                                                                                      comfort and in-shoe breathability
                                                                                      Waterproof guarantee: 12 months
                                                                                                                SRP: £110
                                                                                                                                                                                                              STUBURT Helium Pro II
                                                                                                           01480 301 114                                                                                  Designed in conjunction with David Howell, the Helium Pro IIs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        represent the latest in comfort, style and lightness
                                                                                           OUR VERDICT                                                                                                   TecTuff leather uppers, DRIBACK boot membrane and M2H heel
                                                          DRYJOYS have been the obvious choice in this category for years                                                                                   support cradle make for supreme comfort and waterproofing
                                                            and this latest incarnation of the old favourite is excellent. We                                                                           Interesting feature: Multi Stud Traction System (MST) give the
                                                                think the style shown here is particularly smart but if you                                                                                                     Helium Pro II superior grip and stability
                                                                         don’t agree there are lots and lots of alternatives.                                                                                                          Waterproof guarantee: 12 months
                                                                         What each model has in common is that blend of                                                                                                                                         SRP: £69.99
                                                                                FootJoy class combined with contemporary                                                                                                                       
                                                                                   looks. You know you will get a shoe you                                                                                                                                   01895 813 613
                                                                                                                 can rely on.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OUR VERDICT
                                                                                                                                                                                                               WE were impressed by this latest model of Stuburt’s, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   should by now be well and truly back on your radar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         next time you need a new pair of shoes. After
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             disappearing for a few years they are now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              back to their best. Sturdy, supportive and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hard-wearing, they really do offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                extremely competitive value for money.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    At under £70, and with a 12-month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        waterproof guarantee, you can’t

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                                                                                                                                                                                               PRO SHOP

                                         ECCO New Classic Saddle GTX                                                                                                         FOOTJOY AQL
                                         Timeless and modern styling that has won the hearts of players such                                         Supersoft PU Linings and EVA fit-bed provide fantastic comfort
                                                     as Colin Montgomerie, Stuart Appleby and Thomas Bjorn                                                                and support for both walking and swinging
                                                     Combines high-grade leather uppers with state-of-the-art                                                    Full grain leather uppers combined with simple yet
                                                        performance technologies that give unrivalled comfort                                         sophisticated colourways make for great style at a great price
                                               Interesting feature: Leather Comfort Fibre System inlay sole                                            Interesting feature: Proofguard membrane provides total
                                                    provides superior walking comfort and climate control                                                                                    waterproof protection
                                                                          Waterproof guarantee: 24 months                                                                         Waterproof guarantee: 12 months
                                                                                                    SRP: £130                                                                                              SRP: £65
                                                                                                                                                                                                     01480 301 114
                                                                               OUR VERDICT
                                                                          WATCH out for an exciting new range                                                                        OUR VERDICT
                                                                         from Ecco that we hope to show you                                      RELIABLE if unspectacular, the AQLs – formerly known as Aqualites
                                                                               in next month’s NCG but in the                                          – are FootJoy’s entry-level waterproof shoe. While they may
                                                                             meantime the New Classic Saddle                                                    be lacking in style compared to other models in the
                                                                              GTX remain a firm favourite. With                                                      range, at £65 and extremely reliable it’s easy to
                                                                               a bit of luck, you might even be                                                                       see why they remain the best-
                                                                             able to pick up a pair at a bargain                                                                          selling shoe and therefore
                                                                              price and they were arguably the                                                                              the most popular in the
                                                                               most comfortable shoes on test.                                                                                  UK. There are lots of
                                                     With a Gore-Tex lining, you won’t be getting wet in them,                                                                                      colour options to
                                                                                                          either.                                                                                       choose from.

                                                        ADIDAS Tour 360 3.0
                                                   Proprietary 360WRAP surrounds mid foot area to promote
                                                     enchanced stability and a glove-like fit for extra comfort
                                                THiNTech technology insole means that the golfer is closer to                                                   NIKE Air Zoom Elite II
                                                             ground. This gives a responsive, yet stable, shoe                                       At only 475g and with a contoured Poron sockliner and Phylon
                                               Interesting feature: External moulded Heel Cup inspired by                                                      midsole, the Zoom Elite IIs are extremely comfortable
                                                           cycling prevents feet from slipping during swing                                           Sympatex all-weather coating and Zoom Air unit in heel mean
                                                                         Waterproof guarantee: 24 months                                                         stability and waterproofing in all weather conditions
                                                                                                  SRP: £119.99                                         Interesting feature: Nike Power Platform Control gives you
                                                                                                                                         more balance and stability through the swing
                                                                                               0800 389 4292                                                                      Waterproof guarantee: 12 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                            SRP: £110
                                                                               OUR VERDICT                                                                                       
                                           FOR a shoe that offers a striking visual appeal it is hard to see past                                                                                     0800 056 1640
                                                (in more than one sense!) these latest Tour 360s. But there’s
                                                 much more to these shoes than just the aesthetics and they                                                                          OUR VERDICT
                                                                   are packed with thoughtful features. Stable                                                                         EXCEPTIONALLY light and just
                                                                            throughout the swing, they provide                                                                          as comfortable, the Air Zoom
                                                                                     an excellent base and give                                                                           Elite IIs offer a trainer-style
                                                                                            you a feeling of real                                                                           shoe that will stand up to
                                                                                          dynamism when you                                                                                      the worst of a British
                                                                                             stand over the ball.                                                                                    winter. You barely
                                                                                                                                                                                                           notice you’re
                                                                                                                                                                                                    wearing them and
                                                                                                                                                                                       they are sure to be popular –
                                                                                                                                                                            especially among the fashion conscious.

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                                                                                                                      PRO SHOP

                                                                                     ECCO Casual Cool GTX
                                                              Inspired by street fashions – for those who want to turn heads on the course
                                                                A wealth of Ecco technologies, including a breathable Gore-Tex membrane,
                                                                              make the shoes some of the most comfortable on the market
                                                            Interesting feature: Removable leather and Cambrelle inlay sole with ECCO
                                                                                  Comfort Fibre System gives added comfort and stability
                                                                                                        Waterproof guarantee: 24 months
                                                                                                            SRP: £120

                                                                                                            OUR VERDICT
                                                                        THIS may be another shoe soon to be succeeded by Ecco’s exciting
                                                                       new range, but the Casual Cool GTX remains a real crowd pleaser. It
                                                                         may look like a trainer but it performs like a shoe. As with all Ecco
                                                                                                  shoes, it seems, exceptionally comfortable.

           STUBURT Hi-Cut Boot
   Three strap hook and loop fastening for easy and speedy access
       Nylex lining, phylon midsole and forefoot ‘Xtra Flex’ channel
     combine to create outstanding comfort and shock absorption
      Interesting feature: ‘Load and Release’ outsole technology
                      gives efficient weight transfer during swing
                                 Waterproof guarantee: 12 months
                                                        SRP: £44.99
                         01895 813 613

                                    OUR VERDICT
                                       OK, so these may not be the
                                    hottest look in the shops – but                  ADIDAS Tour 360 LTD
                                   what’s your priority? If you want         THiNTech technology insole means golfer is closer to ground.
                                     some shoes that will repel the          This gives a responsive, yet stable, shoe with added feedback
                                       most foul weather and offer            POWERBAND CHASSIS gives real support and fit to feet and
                                   support to your ankles then give                                   increases durability throughout swing
                                            them a go – they rock!      Interesting feature: 3D Fit Foam sock liner gives added comfort
                                                                                                               and support to golfers’ feet
                                                                                                        Waterproof guarantee: 24 months
                                                                                                                                  SRP: £150
                                                                                            0800 389 4292

                                                                                                            OUR VERDICT
                                                                              EVERYTHING we said about the Tour 360 3.0s (see previous
                                                                        spread) applies equally to this LTD version - with the added bonus
                                                                         of even more distinctive styling. One for those who don’t just like
                                                                                 to keep up with the Joneses – but also to go one better!

ADIDAS Mudrunner
  Demi boot design with highly cushioned ankle collar and Geofit inner
make for serious comfort and shock absorption
  Stable Base Technology (SBT) sole unit for amazing stability
Interesting feature: Extra padding on tongue and collar create
a better fit and extra comfort
Waterproof guarantee: 24 months
SRP: £59.99 0800 389 4292

FOR many of us, golf is not a fashion contest and values like
reliability and comfort are more important. If that sounds like
you, then these Mudrunners are well worth a look.                                                                                 NATIONAL CLUB GOLFER JANUARY 2009     57

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