Review: FootJoy’s New FJ City Golf Shoes

Above: FootJoy's new FJ City golf shoes (Photo: Mike Dojc)

FootJoy is the top of the heap name in golf shoes and the brand’s cred is well established.   The very first golf shoes I ever purchased were FootJoys.  They were and still are the kicks that a dominant swath of players on all the top tier tours wear—58% of the field had them on their feet at the 2014 Byron Nelson.  Years back when I started to get serious about the game, the younger guns in the space had yet to fully prove themselves so choosing FJ was a no brainer.  My first FootJoys lasted me four years and stayed in my trunk another four till the still-in-game-shape-puppies were finally retired to a Salvation Army collection bin.

Functionality wise FootJoy has long lorded over the leader board but FJ’s stilted style grade had been lagging its hipper competitors in the last half dozen seasons.    These sharp brogues stop that trend dead in its tracks.  The City’s are a game changing revelation that catapult FJ to the very front of the fashion footrace, toe to toe with the coolest offerings on the market.  Outside of the contrast stitching and other aesthetic flourishes, the full grain uppers and rubber outsoles are exceedingly comfortable and allow just the right amount of flexion for a satisfying full bore weight transfer on your swing.

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