As is usually the case with adidas golf shoes, my normal shoe size was too small. Most golfers will need to size up to obtain the correct fit. The one-piece upper is very light and easy to clean, although not as breathable as others on the market. The styling will undoubtedly divide opinion – it’s not a look I would normally opt for, but it’s a design that will appeal to others.
This is a very lightweight shoe that will particularly appeal to those who play lots of golf. The one-piece upper helps to ensure that the design is fully waterproof. The original adizero design received criticism for damaging soft greens, but this version is much improved in that respect, leaving similar markings to other spiked designs when playing on very soft greens. This improvement is achieved without sacrificing the impressive grip on offer.
The sporty look could be a little too extreme for some tastes. It would be interesting to test the breathability in the summer, as feet were quite warm even in spring conditions.
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The Golf Monthly test team reviews Adidas Adizero One shoes
Adidas Adizero One Shoes Key Technology:
The new adizero One weighs 272 grams, which is 10 per cent lighter than the original adizero. An ultra-light one-piece upper is made up of five different layers, while a lighter and thinner seven-cleat performance outsole also helps to reduce weight and increase the stability on offer. An external TPU layer should further improve the stability of the shoe when swinging.
Will suit... Those in the market for a lightweight option that offers plenty of grip.
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 email@example.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
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