Black FootJoy HyperFlex II Shoe Unveiled - FJ adds new colourway to the HyperFlex II range to commemorate Jimmy Walker’s maiden Major triumph
Black FootJoy HyperFlex II Shoe Unveiled
In celebration of Jimmy Walker’s 2016 PGA Championship win, FootJoy has released of a Limited Edition run of Jimmy Walker Black HyperFlex II golf shoes. Inspired by Jimmy’s preference to wear all black head-to-toe in competition, the footwear team developed a special ‘blacked out’ version of the shoe look specifically for Jimmy.
They were first seen at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, where it transpired Walker had spray painted his white-soled pair before FJ offered to make an all black pair.
“Jimmy Walker is a tremendous ambassador for the FootJoy brand,” explains Keith Duffy, Sr Product Manager, Footwear. “We wanted to help him celebrate his huge Major win last year with a very limited run of 2,106 pairs of HyperFlex II Blacked-Out shoes. What better way to complete his preferred head-to-toe All Black look?”
Jimmy takes advantage of the style selection in FootJoy’s range of footwear and truly enjoys the look, feel and performance of the HyperFlex II category. “I really like the athletic styling, comfort and support I get in my HF2’s” said Walker. “I liked the black and white version, but I just had to have the blacked-out ones made up to test out – and they came out awesome.”
Technical Editor Joel Tadman reviews the FootJoy HyperFlex II shoes
The HyperFlex II is worn by many of the world’s best players and is available in additional colours: Red/White/Blue, Silver/White, Black/White and Blue/Silver.
They feature the high performance FlexGrid 3.0 BioMorph material combined with a soft and comfortable athletic mesh to deliver flexibility, while providing waterproof protection.
Fine-Tuned Foam 2.0 provides underfoot comfort and soft cushioning without compromising lateral support and stability.
HyperFlex II is built on the Laser Plus Last which offers a full rounded toe character, a standard fit across forefoot and instep, with a slightly narrow heel.
An Extra Thick Fit-Bed with Next Gen HeelLocT ensures increased underfoot cushioning for enhanced comfort, support and a slip-resistant fit.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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