FootJoy Pro/SL Shoes Coming To The UK

You've seen them on tour... now they're coming to the UK in February 2017

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You’ve seen them on tour and now the FootJoy Pro/SL is set to be launched in the UK, offering spikeless comfort and enhanced grip from every lie

You’ve probably noticed over the past few months a number of tour players wearing a mystery pair of spikeless FootJoy shoes, including Adam Scott and Lee Westwood. Now, we can reveal they are in fact the FootJoy Pro/SL model, which the makers say ‘offers a unique blend of comfort and spikeless Tour-calibre performance.'

Nicolas Colsaerts gives his first impressions of the FootJoy Pro/SL

The FootJoy Pro/SL combines a soft and comfortable waterproof upper with a midsole/outsole unit that features three distinct layers for underfoot comfort, perimeter stability and performance spikeless traction.

FootJoy Pro SL shoe options

This all comes courtesy of a proprietary polymer outsole material called Fine-Tuned Foam (FTF), which is 10% lighter than conventional EVA foams and provides enhanced cushioning and shock absorption for added comfort.

FootJoy Pro SL

“FTF is a material that took years to develop, and even longer to determine what shoe construction could truly unlock the benefits of the material,” said Doug Robinson, VP of Golf Footwear Worldwide. “This Pro SL category utilises two densities of FTF within the outsole construction and is married with an upper that features multi-material construction for a perfect balance of comfort and performance.”

FootJoy Pro SL shoes

Comprised of three layers of different densities fused together, FTF is the key material to ensure that Pro/SL delivers comfort and stability. The top layer that cradles the foot is a softer durometer to provide all day comfort, while the lower portion is firmer to deliver perimeter stability around the foot for maximum support throughout the swing. Finally, TPU traction elements are strategically placed within the FTF outsole material to provide the golfer with enhanced traction, lateral stability and more points of ground contact.

Tour Pro feedback has, unsurprisingly, been very encouraging.

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“I tested Pro/SL initially in the very dry, hard conditions of Chambers Bay then in the soft, wet conditions at St. Andrews and the traction was fantastic on both surfaces,” said Adam Scott. “I also felt like my feet had more surface contact with the ground and for a longer time during my swing, so competing in this shoe is a no-brainer.”

The upper is made of ‘ChromoSkin’ leather by Pittards of England; a unique full grain leather which is supple, lightweight, thin yet durable and completely waterproof.

The FootJoy Pro/SL shoes will be available from the 1st February 2017 with an RRP of £140 for Laced and £155 for the Boa Closure System model. They come with a one-year waterproof guarantee.

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 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 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x