We recently invited two lucky consumers to wear test this season's brand new adidas golf shoes on the Championship course at Carnoustie Links in Scotland. Scroll on below to read their adidas Tour360 XT reviews - one of which was focused on the XT-SL spikeless style.
adidas Tour360 XT Reviews | Testers
Name: Michael Lindsay (pictured, right)
Golf Club: Pitreavie Golf Club
Shoes Tested: Tour360 XT Boost
Name: Chris Lindsay (pictured, left)
Golf Club: Pitreavie Golf Club
Shoes Tested: Tour360 XT-SL Boost
adidas Tour360 XT Reviews | Impressions
Which golf shoes do you currently wear?
ML: I actually wear the older version of the adidas Tour360 from last year, so this should be a good comparison.
CL: I wear Footjoy BOA shoes from a couple of years ago.
Have you ever owned/tried any adidas golf shoes before?
ML: Yes, as above. I have always worn adidas golf footwear, really.
CL: I have never even tried a pair of adidas golf shoes before.
What was your perception of adidas golf footwear (in general) prior to testing?
ML: For me, they are the best brand of golf shoes on the market.
CL: To be honest, I've always thought they were a bit expensive; I always felt like I got better value from Footjoy. That's a longstanding opinion which has meant I've never bought a pair of adidas before - I have that trust in Footjoy.
More specifically, what were your thoughts on the adidas TOUR360 shoes prior to testing?
ML: I think they're fantastic. I've worn different versions for a number of years now.
CL: I did actually like the look of Tour360 shoes prior to testing. I quite like the styling and the different colour options that are available.
What were your first impressions upon receiving your TOUR360 shoes?
ML: I think they're the most stylish looking Tour360 shoes to date. Even though they're only moderately different to last year's, I just love the overall look and this new white/navy colour you gave me. When I received them, I tried them on immediately and actually noticed a massive difference in the fit of the shoe. For me, I think that they fit a lot better than the previous year’s model.
CL: My first impression of the golf shoes was really good. I was given the black spikeless version and, while I am generally not a fan of black golf shoes, I really liked the look of these with the white BOOST cushioning. I love a spikeless shoe so it was nice to see adidas bringing this one to market.
adidas Tour360 XT Reviews | Performance
How did they feel straight out of the box during your round at Carnoustie?
ML: They felt really good straight out the box, really comfy and a great fit. They felt even more comfortable than my own shoes, which says a lot.
CL: These felt good straight out the box during my round. In the past, I have often ended up with blisters on my heels but I had no issues whatsoever with these. The grip on the shoes was ideal for the round at Carnoustie; it was a dry day but the ground was still a little soft in places.
How were your feet feeling in the hours after your round?
ML: Totally fine - I would usually get some aches and pains but nothing after my first round with these.
CL: My feet were fine and would have had no issues playing another round in the spikeless Tour360s. It was great that I could brush them down and wear them straight into the clubhouse after, too.
What was your favourite thing about the shoes?
ML: For me, they have a really stylish look but I have always thought that about adidas Tour360 shoes - so I'll go for the added comfort which is especially notable at the arch of your foot.
CL: I find it really hard to pick just one favourite thing about these shoes. I loved everything about them, but if I had to pick one I would have to say the style and the look of the shoe was my favourite.
adidas Tour360 XT Reviews | Conclusions
How did they compare against any other golf shoe you've owned before?
ML: Comfier and better looking than previous year's Tour360 BOOST, for sure.
CL: These are by far the best and most comfortable shoes I have owned.
Would you recommend adidas golf shoes to any of your golfing buddies?
CL: Yeah I would recommend these to all my golfing buddies who are looking to purchase a new pair of golf shoes.
Anything more to add?
ML: Just thank you for the experience, we love Golfposer!
CL: Thank you for a great day, I look forward to wearing these shoes again next week!