FootJoy Tour X Shoe Unveiled

Everything you need to know about FootJoy's latest performance golf shoe

FootJoy Tour X Shoe Review
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FootJoy Tour X Shoe Unveiled - FootJoy has combined some of the best features from previous popular shoes to create Tour X

FootJoy Tour X Shoe Unveiled

The Tour S shoe launched at the start of 2018 was unquestionably a very good shoe offering impressive stability, although coming in at over £200 it perhaps went beyond that ceiling price golfers were willing to pay for a pair of shoes.

But in the new Tour X, FootJoy claims to literally deliver the ‘X’ Factor by combining the best of Tour S with the leading features of D.N.A. Helix and Fury without breaking the bank.


By also seeking out feedback from the world’s best players, Tour X claims to deliver the best of everything in terms of grip, comfort, stability and protection.


Even more stability than Tour S comes from the TPU PowerPlate outsole, which houses nine Launch Pods, translucent in colour and positioned wider with cleats at the edges for perimeter stability and grip. You’ll also notice the bold Tour X graphic, which you will likely spot during golf coverage on TV on a player's follow through.

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To provide additional support, you’ll notice the PowerStrap across the midfoot. This is assisted by reinforced lacing eyelets, allowing you to pull your laces tighter for a more snug and secure fit.


Comfort comes from the Ortholite Impressions FitBed we saw in the Fury shoe which features two layers, one that returns to its original shape and another memory foam layer that gradually moulds to the shape of your foot over time. A 3D Foam collar, similar to what appeared on the D.N.A. Helix shoe, provides comfort around your ankle.


There’s also a Tour-Spec stretch tongue with an elasticated goring strap for a soft feeling on top of your foot. A supple feel will also be experienced from the upper, which is made from a soft, breathable and waterproof ChromoSkin leather by Pittards.

The FootJoy Tour X shoe comes in three colours, including a BOA option, and goes on sale January 15th with an RRP of £179.99.

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