You may have spotted Hunter Mahan sporting an early prototype of the DryJoys Casual back at the Open Championship in July. This new family of spikeless shoes features a lightweight polymer outsole material dubbed "Fine-Tuned Foam." The two-layer outsole consists of a soft outer layer for cushioning and a firmer inner layer for stability and support around the foot. In addition, strips of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) embedded into the outsole help to boost traction and lateral stability during the swing.
FootJoy joined forces with Pittards of England to co-develop an ultra soft leather with a proprietary membrane-free waterproofing system. FootJoy officials claim it's 30 percent softer than the company's previous performance leathers. The DryJoys Casual runs $180. Starting December 15, the shoe will be available in White or Black (the Dark Brown version comes online in February). (Photo: Courtesy of FootJoy) CLICK HERE for Equipment news, photos, ClubTest reviews, custom clubs, more For more news that golfers everywhere are talking about, follow @si_golf on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube video channel.