Mizuno Genem GTX

Our Mizuno Ranking: 2nd/4

 

Style – Performance

 

Price - $275

 

Waterproof – 2 year guarantee

 

Width options – Regular

 

Traction - Spiked

 

What they say:

 

A full grain leather European edition of Japan's incredibly stable Mizuno Genem GTX golf shoe.

 

Technology:

 

*Full-grain leather upper with Gore-Tex - Gore-Tex forms a membrane around the shoe that is breathable, waterproof and durable

 

*WAVE platform -Midsole technology that offers award winning cushioning and stability. It absorbs and disperses the impact at foot strike

 

*PU insole - Extra cushioning

 

*TPU oustole with IG5 spike technology - These are Fast Twitch spikes that can easily be fastened and loosened. Spikes can also be re-aligned directionally. This traction system uses 7 spikes combined with permanent traction lugs surrounding each spike. Comes with two additional spikes and a wrench

 

*BOA closure system - Allows for microadjustments for a more customized fit. Creates more even pressure across upper. Dial located on the side of the upper

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – n/a

 

Cons – n/a

 

What we say:

 

We have somewhat mixed feelings about the Mizuno Genem GTX. One one hand, we love how comfortable it is. It uses its famous Wave running technology in a performance golf shoe, which is a recipe for amazing comfort. We also love the traction system and how you can even adjust the direction of the spikes. Although it's made of full-grain leather, it's still relatively breathable and very waterproof, making it a great option for year-round play. And then there's the other hand, where we feel like you're paying just a bit too much for what you get when compared to other golf shoes in this category. For this price, we were hoping for a bit more support during the swing. That being said, the full-grain leather is really durable, as is the whole shoe. We recommend the Genem GTX for those who don't mind paying a pretty penny in the search for a solid, comfortable golf shoe that will last a long time.

 

Our Score: 62/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   8                   10                     8                    10                 10                    8                   8                62