Orlando, United States: Callaway Footwear has announced the launch of the Xfer line of high performance golf shoes for men.
Engineered to maximise ‘Power Xfer’, the line is comprised by two soft-spike versions, the Xfer Pro and Xfer Sport, and the Xfer Vibe athletic hybrid.
The Xfer platform, on which the three new shoes are based, is a combination of technologies focused on the three fundamentals of foot control: Alignment, Stability and Dynamic Traction. Xfer technologies minimise energy loss, transferring greater power and control into the golf swing.
“For the Xfer Pro and Xfer Sport we took our aggregate learning on alignment, stability and traction from the development of our innovative X Cage Pro and X Cage Vibe products and translated it into a totally new outsole incorporating functional secondary tractional elements in addition to state of the art PINS System Softspikes,” said Callaway Footwear VP of Product, Jake Pinger.
“The Xfer Power Wall, which is integral to the design, is made from a highly durable rubber compound and is arrayed across the lateral edge of the outsole to prevent energy loss by minimising lateral foot roll while absorbing and releasing power during the load and unload of the golf swing.”
The Xfer Pro also features an internal X Cage and a built-in Superfeet Pro insert. The X Cage wraps the upper around the foot, securing it firmly to the shoe’s outsole as the laces are tightened to reduce energy loss from foot slippage.
The Superfeet Pro insert features a deep, structured heel cup that promotes ideal alignment between the foot, knees, hips, spine and shoulders to transfer maximum power through your swing. Built on the same Xfer outsole as the Xfer Pro, the Xfer Sport features an external TPU X Cage for stability and an Ortholite 3D insert for maximum comfort and good alignment in a non-orthotic insert.
Xfer Vibe athletic hybrid features Callaway’s innovative spikeless outsole co-developed with Vibram. Xfer Power Wall and Triangulated traction technologies are combined with Vibram’s XSTrek, a highly durable rubber compound originally developed for extreme mountain climbing. The result is outstanding stability and grip in all conditions. The Vibe also features a built in Superset Elite insole for superior alignment in a casual hybrid shoe.
“Extensive testing at Vibram’s Performance Center as well as extensive wear-testing in a variety of conditions by scores of golfers have demonstrated to us that the Vibe is the best performing spikeless technology out there,” said Pinger. “And we know golfers who prefer soft-spikes to spikeless will have the same reaction to the Xfer Pro and Xfer Sport.”
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