New Adidas ZG21 Shoe Revealed

Adidas says that the brand new ZG21 shoe fits a void in the market

Adidas ZG21 Shoe
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Adidas says that the brand new ZG21 golf shoe fills a void in the market - here are all the key details...

New Adidas ZG21 Shoe Revealed

Adidas has revealed a brand new golf shoe that it says has been missing from the market.

The brand new ZG21 is a high-performance spiked shoe that has been two years in the making, inspired by Formula 1 racing cars and built to be lightweight and extremely comfortable.


The company says that there is a "void" in the market for the shoe that it kept hearing about from golfers that are choosing to walk the course much more.

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The ZG21 is adidas' lightest spiked shoe to feature Boost cushioning - the ZG representing Zero Gravity or the feeling of weightlessness.

It weighs just 13 ounces, so is 20 per cent lighter than the Tour360 XT shoe and most other spiked models in the current range.


That's in part thanks to the new Lightstrike cushioning, which combines with Boost technology in the heel and is 40 per cent lighter than any EVA foam in the market.

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It provides golfers with shock absorption and quick recovery and has been used in other sports like basketball and tennis.

The shoe is also waterproof with a one year warranty thanks to a new Sprint Skin four-layer upper, which combines innovative textiles and polyurethane films.


An Ultra-Light Stability Fin is a new lightweight and durable TPU insert to help lateral stability and create a 'locked-in' feel throughout the swing.

Traction comes from Swing Plane Traction technology, which has been inspired by heat-map studies and runs from heel to toe, targeting the areas and placing maximum traction where it's needed most, adidas says.

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The new ZG21 outsole features an ultra-thin TPU construction, six strategically placed cleats, and a new crescent moon-shaped secondary lug to optimise grip, support and performance while ultimately reducing weight and creating a low-profile feel.

The shoe will come in four models: men’s laced, men’s and women’s BOA, and a simplified laced offering for junior golfers.

The two BOA models feature the new BOA Fit System, a ‘Y’-strap design with overlapping panels said to provide an even higher level of fit and performance.

The configuration wraps around the foot, creating a secure fit over the instep and provides flexibility and freedom in the toe box.

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The men’s ZG21 BOA is also the first golf shoe on the market to feature Li2 – a sleek, low-profile dial platform that modulates tension when and where needed with enhanced speed and effortless execution.

All ZG21 models will be available exclusively on and the adidas app starting today, and at select retailer partners worldwide from 1st February, with an RRP of £150 in laced and £160 in BOA.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x