The New Nike FI Bermuda is a spikeless golf shoe with a mesh breathable upper and fresh Nike styling.
A breathable summer shop shoe is a welcome comfort compared to spending 12+ hours in a stuffy non-breathable waterproof golf shoe. However, mesh shoes usually don’t have enough structure in the toe box and the platform for me to hit golf balls in. This leads to sore toes on my right foot from my follow through / finish while hitting balls or playing. These actually felt OK after hitting a large bucket of balls so I decided to try them out on the course.
After a few holes, my feet started to slide around in the shoe a bit but I quickly fixed the issue by tightening up the laces. This gave me a more secure fit and eliminated the feeling of swimming around throughout the swing. The spikeless platform provided plenty of grip even on dry dormant Bermuda grass. I even went into a bunker (only to test of course, not because I hit it there) and came out without any sand in my shoes (bonus!).
If you are looking for a new primary pair of shoes for this season, I would go with a more traditional shoe (see my posts on the adidas tour 360 boost) that offers more support and waterproof capabilities (these are not waterproof as they are mesh and breathable). But, if you have a few pair of shoes and are looking for an option to kick around in then these are great. They even double as a fresh pair of sneakers if you have to run to grocery store on the way home.
The Adidas climacool still gets my vote for best shop shoe for pros (it’s basically a sneaker) but the Nike FI Bermuda takes the lead for those who may find themselves running out onto the course for a quick nine with members or sneaking away to hit a few balls on the range.
Finally got to play a round in my adidas tour 360 boost! Very comfortable and very stable. That’s despite the fact that my left shoe had no spikes in it because my resourceful Assistant Pro “borrowed” them when we ran out of spikes in the shop and I forgot to replace them (oops.) I didn’t actually notice until I looked at my shoe on the 10th hole, so that says someone about the comfort….or my obliviousness. I naturally choose the comfort explanation.
Shoes didn’t quite match the outfit but it was a last minute call to sport the adidas shoes for the round. My early thought was that these would be the best shoes of 2016 and I don’t think that has changed. Some reports of some hot spots in the heel but didn’t experience this for myself. Maybe because I was rocking my superior Swiftick Socks.
Likely the best piece of footwear to come out of the 2016 PGA show had to be the adidas Tour 360 Primeknit Boost.
The Primeknit features all of the benefits of the Tour 360 Boost with the addition of a super lightweight and breathable knit upper. Now, this is a summer shoe (read: not waterproof) but with the lower areas of the shoe protected it should keep the feet dry of those dew sweepers out there.
While the Primeknit construction creates lightweight and breathability benefits on the performance side it also makes this one of the coolest looking shoes I have seen in years. Based on the positive reaction from those around me I was not alone on this. Primeknit has been very popular in Adidas running shoes and like so many things this year adidas nailed the transition to golf.
Now that I got you all excited about the shoe……..it’s time to tell you it’s not available until June. But, with so many great release from adidas golf at the show, at least this gives us something to look forward to.