Golf shoes that help you hit the ball farther.

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Step On It! Golf shoes that make you longer? That's no small feat. — Woody Hochswender Golf shoe designers long ago conquered the technical hurdles of waterproofing, breathability and comfort. The next frontier: shoes that enhance stability and facilitate a proper weight transfer. Here's how this technology can kick your game into gear. FootJoy Dry Joys ($160) Power point: Super-firm stability PODS on the soles, surrounded by soft "optiflex zones," permit greater flexibility throughout the swing. A fiberglass stability "bridge" keeps you sturdy.
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Puma Swing GTX ($250) Power point: Plastic "quills" are positioned for customized traction throughout your swing. The quills are set up for a right-handed weight transfer, so southpaws will have to special-order.
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Nike Air Tour TW8.5 ($230) Power point: A "power platform" outsole has a "push plate" that provides support during your backswing and an inside plate that flexes to help maintain ground contact during impact.
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Adidas Tour 360 LTD ($250) Power point: "Low-profile technology" brings you close to the turf for better feel; 10 cleats (three more than standard) improve grip, and three bands around the instep provide stability. • More Technology of Golf