The one thing adidas kept hearing from tour professionals or everyday golfers was that they wanted a high-performance spiked shoe that was lightweight and comfortable, leading to the launch of a new category of spiked footwear.
ZG21 is adidas’ lightest spiked footwear model to feature BOOST cushioning. It’s up to 20 per cent1 lighter than comparable spiked models offered by the company, but being lightweight wasn’t enough.
“ZG21 is truly a breakthrough feat in spiked performance,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director for adidas Golf. “We were able to combine the latest and greatest materials, innovations and manufacturing processes without sacrificing anything. It changes the game for those who love spiked footwear.”
ZG21 features Lightstrike cushioning that is 40 per cent lighter than other EVA foam in the market, while also providing shock absorption and quick recovery in golf where stability through the swing is critical.
It’s been used in other categories such as basketball and tennis, and when coupled with BOOST cushioning, offers players lightweight comfort and stability.
A lightweight and waterproof (one-year warranty) Sprintskin four-layer upper combines innovative textiles and polyurethane films for enhanced performance. A new lightweight and durable TPU insert in the lateral sidewall offers increased lateral stability and a locked-in feel throughout the swing.
Inspired by heat-map studies and running from heel to toe, adidas targets the areas and place the maximum amount of traction where it’s needed most.
The new ZG21 outsole features an ultra-thin TPU construction, six strategically placed cleats and a new crescent moon-shaped secondary lug to enhanced grip, support and performance, while ultimately reducing weight.
ZG21 comes 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. The configuration wraps around the foot, creating a secure fit over the instep and provides flexibility and freedom in the toe box.
The men’s ZG21 BOA also features Li2, a sleek, low-profile dial platform that modulates tension when and where needed with enhanced speed and execution.
All ZG21 models will be available beginning Feb. 1.