FootJoy DNA Golf Shoe Review

While all golf equipment is a bit polarizing and personal, golf shoes will undoubtedly remain the most personal of them all, because comfort will be different for every golfer. No two feet are going to be the same and THP strongly recommends trying on any shoes before purchasing.


Performance Leather
ChromoSkin leather, developed by Pittards of England, is a supple, lightweight and durable leather, offering two year waterproof protection.

Athletic Design
The SnugFit tongue with MicroVent™ technology shapes to the foot while providing breathability. A 3D FoamCollar molds to the ankle for unsurpassed support, comfort and fit.

Extreme Comfort
The lightweight cushioned Fine Tuned Foam (FTF) fit-bed provides optimum underfoot comfort and heel support.

Superior Traction
The NitroThin TPU outsole provides lightweight stability and performance. Stealth Cleats by Softspikes help to achieve a low profile while the thinner spec receptacles ensure low-profile performance through the P.I.N.S. system.

Nitro Last
The Nitro Last offers a full rounded toe character, slightly shallow forefoot, slightly narrow heel and standard instep. The extra depth helps accommodate a thicker fit-bed for enhanced cushioning.

Finding The Fit
Shoe fitting can be more tricky than finding a style that matches your needs and provides the traction necessary for your game. FootJoy has quite a bit of information on proper fit on their website and with no shoes being exact across the board, THP strongly recommends checking that out for information.

With that being said, the DNA line of shoes fit true to size for this reviewer and did so both length and width.

Comfort & Look
When slipping on the FootJoy DNA line of shoes the first thing noticed was that the shoe fits true to size. There does not appear to be any sort of break in period and that is something that should be the norm as of now with the latest shoe offerings out there. You will know virtually immediately if these will be the shoes for you based on how the bed works with your feet. The spike alignment feels a bit different in the DNA line, so take a few steps when trying them on and feel the placement as you walk.

The look is quite a departure from the FootJoy lines you have known in the past. This athletic look is both sporty and classic and does a great job of working with any outfit. Versatility is key and with the subtle color splashes along with a classic shape, the new styling is tremendous and is an immediate draw. One thing unique is that due to the spike placement on the sole of the shoe, for some people a spike or two might be visible at setup and addressing the ball. This will not be a big deal for many, but for some it is something to keep an eye on.

FoorJoy has packed a tremendous amount into the new DNA line of golf shoes. They are available in both the standard lace style at $189.99 and the BOA style for $209.99. For more information check out the FootJoy website at Let us know what you think of the new line of shoes in the comments section below, or by joining thousands of golfers in the THP Forum.

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