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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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Josh is the Publisher of The Hackers Paradise and co-founder of THP Media with his wife Morgan Babbitt. Together they share a passion for golf, and they travel the country along with their two dogs in the THP Tour Van bringing their love and knowledge of the game to golfers everywhere.

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  1. Freddie kong says:

    Interesting shoe to say the least. A definite departure from the norm for FJ. Thanks for the thoughts Josh.

  2. #Cookie says:

    These are slowly growing on from an aesthetics perspective. Unsure if I would ever pay retail for these but maybe when they drop in price. They do offer a very clean look that would look really good with nice pants, etc.

  3. Turfmaster441 says:

    Like the very “clean” look that these offer and really like the looks of the silver and the black shoes. Thank you for your thoughts Josh

  4. Nebgolfer says:

    Thanks for the review, Josh. I’ve never worn anything besides FJ shoes because they fit my feet so well and are always a quality product; this shoe doesn’t sound like it varies from that trend. They have a number of subtle color choices to go with the white base, but I’d be concerned about keeping that much white clean and presentable. For me, the black and grey options look really good.

  5. IceyShanks says:

    Great work Josh, it sounds like FJ has a real good option on their hands with this one. I really like the classic styling and was curious to see how the new tech in the shoe would perform. Thanks again.

  6. Teedupthoughts says:

    Nice review Josh. I have a pair of these and found them to be comfortable around the house. I have yet to get them outdoors due to weather conditions. The visible spike at the toe hasn’t distracted me yet, we will see if that changes when I have a 3′ for birdie…

  7. Smallville says:

    FootJoy makes a great product, and I love the look of these. Price point is going to keep me away though, at least for this year.

  8. Big Time says:

    Foot Joy is the best period. At that price, I will wait until they go on clearance.

  9. kngduc says:

    I started wearing Icons about 2 years ago and I love them but I tried on these shoes and they have all of the style of the icons with a lighter feel. I think these are prefect for the summer months.

  10. BobG says:

    The shoe is narrow and the sole is thin. The heel is so low to the ground that the shoe leaves entire heel prints on softer greens. I would definitely recommend trying these on and walking around a bit before buying.

  11. Beverley Torrington says:

    Foot Joy AQL. Worst golf shoe I have ever bought. huge blisters when first wore them, still get blisters when I wear them. Comments from two other womand golfers who bought same shoes, exactly the same. Will go Etonic route.

  12. The Hackers Paradise says:

    That stinks Beverly. The good news is that there are so many great options now for shoes. Recently GolferGal has found quite a few pair of Puma and adidas that fit extremely well.

  13. John Prudden says:

    An extraordinary thing happened to my 15 year old DryJoys – much loved and in perfect repair. After a round, I cleaned my cleats on one of those machines and one of cleats, post and all, pulled out.

    And the really funny thing is it can’t be repaired. It is a little plastic piece made by Softspikes – they won’t sell it to me. Footjoy won’t sell it to me because the shoes are beyond warranty (whatever that means) and because of legal worries about a repair! Or maybe to induce a sale? And Footjoy’s recommended repair service will replace the sole for like a $100 – maybe.

    The golf shoe receptacle is a sub assembly you probably never see or think about. It is plastic and it was clearly glued into a well. What should be a simple repair is impossible. And you might just think about this when you buy a $100 or $200 or $300 pair of shoes from Footjoy. You are guaranteeing a nondurable assembly that can leave you high and dry.

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