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Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide: Threads

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Father’s Day is coming up quickly.  It’s time to write up a golf apparel script for dad.  Below is my list of Father’s Day apparel suggestions which are guaranteed to make pops the hippest, sharpest dressed golfer in his group. Click the links within the text to go to the original golf blog post.

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Golf Belt

Beltology Silver Spoon Belt

Don’t let dad get caught with his pants down. Get him a nice golf belt from Beltology.

Dunning Solid Mesh Contrast Collar Signal

Golf Shirt

Review: Dunning Solid Mesh Contrast Collar Signal Polo

Dunning is one of the best golf apparel brands available. Want to class it up for dad? Get him a Dunning polo like this incredible piece.

Golf Shorts

Tattoo Golf Shorts

Classy, comfortable, stylish shorts which come with a tiny edge in the form of the classic skull and golf club bones logo. Welcome to Tattoo Golf. Golf shorts unlike any other.

FootJoy City - Black/Mocha

Hybrid Golf/Street Shoes

FootJoy City Shoes

These hybrid golf shoes are good looking enough to wear to a wedding or out on the town, yet still perform great on the golf course.  Dad will dig ’em.

Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

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Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip

Dunning’s golf apparel products are SO good I couldn’t resist putting another on this Father’s Day gift guide.  When it is a little too chilly to roll with just a golf polo, this Dunning 1/4 Zip Thermal will take the edge off the cold but not the golf swing.

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Kentwool Graduate Compression Sock Review

Kentwool is hands down the best golf sock maker in our solar system and perhaps beyond. I haven’t received any sock samples from outside our solar system, so I can’t be 100% sure though.


New FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe Revealed

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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FootJoy’s latest golf shoe has officially been revealed as of today. Check out the new Hyperflex golf shoes.

FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe

FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe – click to see more

I’ll be putting these new FootJoy Hyperflex golf shoes into play as soon as the snow melts, and posting my review after several rounds. Stay tuned. If any sites post reviews about these shoes this week, don’t trust them. You can’t review a golf shoe in two days.

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FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoes – click to see more

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Footjoy Hyperflex Golf Shoe – click to see more

For more shots of these cool looking golf shoes, check out the Hooked On Golf Blog FootJoy Hyperflex photo gallery.


Parts of Forthcoming FootJoy Golf Shoe Revealed

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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This is fun.  Last year around this same time FootJoy sent in several packages, each a small component in a new shoe design.  Eventually I had enough parts to put together one shoe.  That single shoe I sewed together myself with my mom’s antique Sears sewing machine didn’t work well on the course, but the pair of FootJoy DNA‘s I eventually received ended up being my gamer golf shoes ALL YEAR LONG.  In fact, I’m still playing them.  They helped me take second in the City Amateur, and to WIN my club championship in 2014.  They will be tough shoes to bump out of gamer status, but I get the feeling there’s a new contender coming soon…

New FootJoy Shoe - January 2015

New FootJoy Shoe – January 2015

This year a similar set of boxes has been arriving and above is a teaser photo of two of the shoe’s components.  Obviously the left part is the sole, with soft spikes and such.  The other part with the wild looking mesh?  We will find out what that is soon…


FootJoy City Shoe Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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These days it is hard to tell where golf shoes end and street shoes begin.  There are many “hybrid” models which work well in both places, some even better off the course.  Case in point is the new FootJoy “City” shoe.  This is a hybrid golf/street shoe which may find more time in the office than on the course.  I’m not referring to the tread/bottom of the shoe when using the term hybrid, or speaking to the tread’s versatility on and off the course.  I’m talking about its style.

FootJoy City - Black/Mocha

FootJoy City – Black/Mocha

Construction

The FJ City is a full grained leather shoe, guaranteed to be waterproof for two years.  The leather is very soft, sharp looking, breathable, and comfortable.

The footbed of the shoe provides great comfort and features vibration and shock absorption, making walking around the cubicles or the cart paths enjoyable.

There are spiked and spikeless models available.  The City pictured in this article obviously is the spikeless version, and gets more wearing time from me off the course than on.

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FootJoy City, on top of FJ City shoe bag

 

Sizes/Styles/Colors

There are two styles available currently, regular and wingtip.  Photos in this article are the black mocha wingtip model.  Each style has three colors available.  The wingtip colors are black mocha, tobacco, and off-white.  The non-wingtip model colors are gray, tan, and white.

Sizing for men ranges from 7-15, while women’s models range from 7.5-13.

Love the wingtip style!

On The Course / At The Office

I’ve been quite surprised at the traction and performance I get with the spikeless version of the FJ City on the golf course.  On appearance alone, the spikes don’t look like they would be close to as effective as they are.  From a comfort standpoint I’ve really loved the City model, and it gets more comfortable the more I wear it.

Stylewise I feel a little silly in the summertime wearing wingtip shoes and shorts, but that’s how I roll.

I really dig wearing the FJ City shoes, well, in the city.  Even after long days at the office or post-long walks around town, my feet, lower joints, and back are fresh.

Critiques

I do have a small critique/beef.  My City model is black/mocha in color.  I’ve been finding that these don’t match many “black” items in my massive golf apparel collection.  When comparing the City’s black to other blacks, they appear like a very dark blue.

Conclusion

The versatility and style of the city shoe is matched by its great performance and comfort, whether on the course or out on the town.  Great shoes.

Related Links

Check out the HOG FJ City image gallery.

Other Hooked on Golf Blog FootJoy reviews.


First Look: FootJoy City Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 28th, 2014
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FootJoy has a new “street” type line of shoes, crossing over between golf and daily use.  The line is called “City,” as they are inspired by current popular and stylish shoe trends.

FootJoy City - Black/Mocha

FootJoy City – Black/Mocha – click for more City images

The City shoe is available in spiked or spikeless.  I’m happy to have a spikeless version, so I can wear them off the golf course.

I’m just in the initial review stages now.  I’ll be posting a full review after I’ve put the City through some rounds on the course, in the office, and on the street.  Until then, check out the HOG FJ City image gallery.


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