FootJoy FLEX XP

Our FootJoy Ranking: 16th/18

 

Style – Sport

 

Price - $109.99

 

Waterproof – 1 year waterproof warranty

 

Width options – Regular, Wide

 

Traction - Spikeless

 

What they say:

 

Discover the athletic-infused styling of the all-new FootJoy Flex XP.

 

Technology:

 

*Performance mesh upper - Lightweight, breathable and waterproof

 

*EVA midsole - Soft underfoot cushioning

 

*Versa-Trax outsole - Designed for on and off course wear. Consists of traction zones, each with differently shaped and positioned nubs/lugs to maximize grip

 

*Laser sport fit - Full rounded toe, standard fit forefoot and instep, toe spring and and slightly narrow heel

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – Very comfortable

            Versatile

            Lightweight and breathable

            Perfect for walking the course

            Can be worn off the course

 

Cons – More color options would be nice!

 

What we say:

 

The FootJoy FLEX XP is basically a waterproof version of the originial FootJoy Flex. Save for the added waterproofing, these two shoes share pretty much the same technology. What we love about the FLEX XP is that unlike the Flex, it can be worn year-round. The added waterproofing took just a bit of breathability away, but made for one of the most breathable, waterproof golf shoes out there. We don't suggest wearing the FLEX XP during a winter round in Scotland, but it is nonetheless great for hot to cool conditions, wet or dry. The Versa-Trax traction system is geared more towards comfort and versatility, which means it's great for walking but leaves a bit to be desired in terms of golf-specific grip. Since the focus is on lightweight comfort, the FLEX XP doesn't offer a whole lot of support either. However, if year-round wearability and lightweight, flexible comfort are your thing, you can't go wrong with the FLEX XP.

 

Our Score: 61/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   9                   10                    9                     9                    8                    7                   9                 61

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