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The FootJoy ContourFIT golf shoe feels like walking on a pillow. Solid traction and waterproofing.
Fun fact: the FootJoy Contour is the best selling golf shoe of all time with around eight million (yes, an eight with six zeros) pairs sold. When you pair the most recognizable name in golf shoes with tremendous comfort and a reasonable price, it’s easy to understand why. The new ContourFIT seeks to build on that success with familiar comfort and a new, sportier look.
The most obvious change from previous generations of Contours is the look. Though the ContourFit has a more athletic-inspired appearance, they aren’t trying to be something they’re not. The accent colors are used sparingly, and the overall look remains conservative without being boring. I particularly like their use of texture underneath the “FJ” logo.
The ContourFIT is available in four colorways: white/brown, black/maroon, white/black, and white/grey.
The biggest reason that the Contour has been successful is the out-of-the-box comfort, and the ContourFIT is no different. These shoes are all about giving your feet ample space and more than ample cushioning. The ContourFIT features a wide toe box so your piggies can spread out, and the Fine Tuned Foam 3.0 under your feet is soft and thick. Put it all together and you have a pair of shoes that you won’t want to take off after walking 18.
My favorite feature, as someone who prefer low-cut socks, is the generous padding around the achilles which prevents painful blisters. As expected, these FootJoys run true to size or a touch on a large side, depending on who you ask.
With such an emphasis on pillow-soft comfort, you might have concerns about the stability of the ContourFIT. Those concerns would be misplaced. When it comes to performance, the ContourFIT is still a traditional FootJoy with a strong emphasis on stability and traction. The replaceable Pulsar cleats are supplemented with rubber studs that gave me a very stable base, even in sloppy winter conditions.
The ContourFIT also scores high marks for waterproofing. I slopped through mud and puddles on a course that probably shouldn’t have been open, but my socks stayed dry. FootJoy guarantees the ContourFIT to be waterproof for two years.
My only complaint with the ContourFIT is one of personal preference. I’m on record as being a fan of “flatter” shoes (AKA zero heel drop, “natural motion”), and the ContourFIT has a traditional, taller heel. While these felt a little unusual to me, fans of FootJoy will find exactly the platform they’re expecting.
For $120, there aren’t too many golf shoes that can challenge the FootJoy CountourFIT for value. They provide the performance that you expect from FootJoy: good stability, traction, and quality waterproofing. Most importantly, these shoes are insanely comfortable from the moment you slip them on.