FootJoy Contour Series improved for 2015

New FJ golf shoe is lighter, softer and more flexible than previous models

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FJ has revamped the best-selling shoe in golf with the introduction of the improved FootJoy Contour Series

FJ has revamped the best-selling shoe in golf with the introduction of the improved FootJoy Contour Series.

It has been redesigned and reimagined for 2015 and features a lighter, softer and more flexible design for enhanced comfort and fit.

FootJoy is also offering customers the chance to win an array of products through its 'Try, Scratch and Win' promotion, designed to coincide with the Contours Series launch.

Until April 10, golfers getting fitted for FJ Contour Series shoes at stockists nationwide will receive a FJ scratch card. Those matching three symbols will win.

And, win or lose, participants can enter their name into prize draw for a chance to play in the 2015 BMW PGA Championship Pro-AM, alongside FootJoy brand ambassadors like Luke Donald, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson.

The initiative is an extension of FootJoy's shoe-fitting drive, which custom fit more than 3,500 golfers in 2014.

Some of the features of the new FJ Contour Series golf shoe are as follows:

- DuraMax Rubber Outsole: Fine-tuned foam lightweight midsole, TPU stability bridge and OptiFlex forefoot flex zone

- Ultrasof Full Grain Leather Upper: thinner and lighter than previous models, helping contribute to an overall 12.5% reduction in weight

- SofCollar foam around the collar, contoured fit-bed for better cushioning and support and a lighter and more breathable sport tongue

- Zarma Cleats by Champ reduce spike pressure and softens impact while walking

"We would like as many golfers as possible to try out our Contour Series as we're certain they will be struck by the incredible comfort this lighter, softer and more flexible version offers," said Russell Lawes, FootJoy Marketing Manager.

"We hope that the 'Try, Scratch and Win' promotion encourages FJ brands fans all over the country to do just that, as well as allowing players who have worn this shoe in the past to experience the latest and greatest version.

"The best-selling shoe in golf just got better."

FootJoy Contour Series essentials:

Price: £120/£130 with BOA lacing system

Availability: January 2015

Style options: the new twin-saddle design is available in six colours, including White/White/Grey, White/Taupe/Black, White/Lime/Navy, Brown and Black.

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x