FootJoy Tour X Shoe Review

We deliver our verdict on the new FootJoy Tour X shoe having tested it over the last few months

FootJoy Tour X Shoe Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

With super-soft comfort and exceptional performance, Tour X genuinly offers everything you need from a golf shoe. It’ll be the pair you call upon for the club championships and won’t let you down.

Reasons to buy
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    Combines excellent stability and grip with ample comfort

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    Stylish design

Reasons to avoid
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    Fairly limited colour options on offer

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FootJoy Tour X Shoe Review

Key technology
Even more stability than Tour S comes from the TPU PowerPlate outsole, which houses nine Launch Pods positioned wider with cleats at the edges for perimeter stability. - Additional support comes from 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. - An Ortholite Impressions FitBed features two layers to provide energy return and gradually mould to the shape of your foot over time.

GM Verdict
You may have seen me wearing a new FootJoy shoe in videos over the last couple of months. You've now no doubt twigged that it was the Tour X, FootJoy's latest cleated performance shoe. The reason you'll have seen me wearing it a lot is because I like it, a lot.

The Tour S was an impressive shoe but coming in at over £200 initially, golfers were reluctant to experience the benefits of the stability it offered. Tour X takes care of any shortfalls of Tour S, including the price, by being more comfortable and looking more modern.


It is arguably FootJoy’s most complete, cleated performance golf shoe. It has the lateral stability golfers need to create a solid base and a strong connection with the ground in abundance. It allowed us to swing with power and control and no fear of unwanted movement or slipping, regardless of the conditions.


The FootJoy Tour X shoe was tested but several of the Golf Monthly Gear Test Team

Yet underfoot, it has a similarly soft, bouncy feel of Fury, which you certainly notice when walking between shots. The tongue is also softer, thicker and fits much better on the top of your foot, helped by the elasticated strap adding flexibility.


FootJoy has really nailed the look too, striking that perfect balance of having lots of technology on show, notably the PowerStrap that provides great midfoot support, and colour pops to catch your eye without overdoing it. Tour X looks more premium and cutting edge than Tour S, in our opinion.

The colour choices are somewhat limited, but the neutral main colours help to match Tour X to multiple outfits. The clean, white toe section is pleasing to look down on and the see-through Launch Pods are certainly less noticeable.

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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