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FootJoy Pro SL Sport golf shoe review

FootJoy Pro SL Sport golf shoe review

The FootJoy Pro SL family of golf shoes has been with us since 2016 and has quickly become one of the best golf shoes money can buy. Given the franchise’s success, it’s no wonder FootJoy has attempted to add another model to the lineup. The latest iteration debuts an all-new upper, giving the Pro SL the sportier, more athletic look the name suggests. Perhaps aimed at the younger, trendier golfer, is there a Pro SL for everyone now?

My first impression of the Pro SL Sport was how good they looked. Already a nice looking silhouette, the new upper refined the look of the shoe even further in my opinion. The cross hatch and textured effect throughout the shoe further elevates the look making it by far the best looking spikeless golf shoe of 2022. I think the look was enhanced by the brilliant color palette which comes in white/blue/navy is used even further improved color variant that I have tested. There’s also a white/grey/orange option that looks just as sharp. I have tested many golf shoes this year but it is safe to say that the Pro SL Sport had the most positive reaction from my golf enthusiasts this year of any golf shoe.

The outsole of the FootJoy Pro SL Sport on a tee

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While looks are subjective, performance is not. One of the main differences between the “regular” Pro SL and the new Pro SL Sport is how much lighter the latter is. It uses an all-new high-performance material upper that utilizes mesh and uses an ultra-thin TPU hot-melt topsheet that is significantly lighter. You can feel it in your hand as soon as you lift it out of the box, but the greatest benefit of this comes after 18 holes. Wearing such a light shoe makes walking the trail that little bit easier on the legs, and I certainly felt less foot fatigue than normal thanks to the lightness of the Pro SL Sport.

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