FootJoy D.N.A. Helix Shoe Unveiled

Shaped by Tour players, the D.N.A. Helix provides extra stability via a brand new outsole design

FootJoy D.N.A. Helix Shoe Unveiled

FootJoy D.N.A. Helix Shoe Unveiled - With the help of some of the best players in the world, FootJoy has created a lighter, more structured performance golf shoe called D.N.A. Helix

FootJoy D.N.A. Helix Shoe Unveiled

FootJoy, the #1 shoe in golf, has expanded its D.N.A. family with the addition of the more structured D.N.A. Helix golf shoe, said to offer a blend of stability and flexibility in a lightweight athletic model.

Coming about as a direct result of feedback from Tour players who requested more stability, especially in the heel area, D.N.A. Helix features a completely new outsole design.

FJ D.N.A. Helix right side

A re-engineered NitroThin 3.0 TPU outsole features a widened heel platform that increases the overall surface area, allowing a wider spread of the Softspikes Pulsar cleats for maximum grip throughout the swing. The new design means D.N.A. Helix is 38% more structured than D.N.A. 2.0, as tested on the BodiTrack pressure mapping system.

FootJoy DNA Helix sole

“At FootJoy, we strive to deliver the very best features and benefits package in every shoe,” said Russell Lawes, FootJoy Marketing Manager. “With D.N.A. Helix, we have pushed boundaries and merged technologies to deliver an all-round athletic shoe that ultimately provides the expected level of comfort and flexibility D.N.A. provides, but with additional structure.”

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To ensure the structured D.N.A. Helix still provides the comfort and flexibility golfers are looking for, new materials and technologies have been utilised, which also allow for a reduction in overall weight.

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These include a new 3D FoamCollar 2.0, which provides a customised fit every time; a new TourSpec Stretch Tongue for added comfort and durability; a lighter weight TPU outsole chassis  that boosts flexibility and stability and finally, an Xtra-thick FTF FitBed, which provides added cushioning and structure.

FootJoy continue to utilise ChromoSkin leather from Pittards of England on the upper, which combines a premium soft feel with waterproof protection. The lack of membrane also makes it lighter and more breathable.

The FootJoy D.N.A. Helix shoes come with a one-year waterproof warranty and will be available from October 2017 with an RRP of £175.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

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. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

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 86 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 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x