REVIEW: FootJoy Freestyle Shoes with BOA
The FootJoy Freestyle shoe has a mix of materials which make up the uppers. The breathable mesh is designed to be lightweight, breathable and yet waterproof guaranteed for 2 years. It has a plastic like coating that stiffens them up a bit and keeps out the elements. My feet stayed perfectly dry, even in very wet, rainy conditions.
My one issue with the Freestyle shoes was a little heal rub during the first couple rounds. They have a heal pad and offer good cushion, but were just a little stiff and slick which caused my sock to rub just a little by my Achilles. After a few rounds and the sheen was worn off, they fit like a glove and were comfortable like a slipper.
The best part of these FootJoy Freestyle shoes I received is the BOA closure system. I’ve read of BOA before and thought maybe it was a bit unnecessary, since I can tie my shoes just fine, but after having it on these shoes, I want BOA on all my shoes. If they had a retro-fit kit, I BOA all my shoes. The simplicity and fit are amazing. I learned how they make BOA and I can’t imagine every breaking a lace. The coat stainless style “laces” aren’t going to fail anytime soon. The dial on the heal also made them easy to use. You can micro-dial the fit much better and more evenly than laces.
While many golfers will be familiar with FootJoy sizing, I learned that I am a 9 in FootJoy even though I wear a 9.5 in just about every other brand. So if you are new to FootJoy like I am, then I’d suggest finding a BodiTrak fitting for both the type of shoe and size of shoe you need.
The FootJoy Freestyle shoe comes in 5 different colors. 3 lace colors and 2 BOA colors. My favorite colorway was actually the Black and Lime BOA shoes. You are going to want to check out the Freestyle shoes because they offer amazing comfort, incredible grip and if you go BOA, a dialed-in fit. Their partnership with Boditrak is a great way to maximize what kind of shoe you need based on the movement of your feet.