One of my favorite companies is Puma. Their gear is so cool looking and it is very high performance. My Swing GTX shoes are awesome but now they have to share my foot time with my new Puma Cell Fusion golf shoes.
Cell Fusion Features
Puma’s Cell Fusion shoes are high performance waterproof leather golf shoes. They have Smart Quill spikes similar to the Swing GTX’s, but now there are some removable and “configurable” ones as well. The quills can be locked into varying positions to provide extra solid traction from the most crucial angles.
The hot golf babes see my Cell Fusions and they’re all over me, just like Puma player Rickie Fowler. Well, at least they dig my shoes. Seriously, these shoes are very sharp and stylish and in Puma fashion, they’re unique and trendy. They don’t look like every other golf shoe.
Feel and comfort
Like my other Puma golf shoes, these are so light and comfortable that sometimes I don’t feel like I even have shoes on. The Cell Fusions were comfortable right out of the box and still are, after a good 30+ rounds logged.
Part of the comfort is due to the Puma “iCell” technology. I guess Apple Computer didn’t register that name so Puma snagged it? Anyway, the cells provide cushioning and padding but without sacrificing traction or performance.
Speaking of performance, I have superior traction on the course with my Cell Fusions. In fact, I had to get used to having virtually no slippage in my stance, especially in my left foot. The first few shots with the Cell Fusions on my feet resulted in hard pulls left as my left foot did not give way or slip open. My body ended up turning around my stance rather than sliding with my feet. Now that I’m used to the traction, my iron shots are very solid and my distance is improved.
The toes of the shoes even have great traction. There’s a pattern of mini traction Quills around the inside of each toe.
I have a tough choice to make when I pick out which golf shoes to wear. My Cell Fusions are currently in the #1 spot out of a at least a dozen pairs. The Puma Cell Fusions are super cool looking and the on-course performance is 2nd to none.
My Puma Swing GTX golf shoe review.
My Puma Image Gallery.
My Puma Invisibonding golf polo review.
Today is July 22nd, 2009. I should rename it to “FootJoy Day.” Today it is all FootJoy, all the time.
I just finished telling someone how my back is so tweaked right now that I can’t even put shoes or socks on. I’m bent over like the huchback with these severe, stabbing pains in my back due to my scoliosis. I pushed the back too hard this weekend and now I’m paying the price.
A good kind of pain
So while I’m here suffering, sitting bent to the left at a 32 degree angle (the only angle which doesn’t result in extreme stabbing pain), the doorbell rings. FedEx was here to deliver my latest shiny golf toys, a pair of FootJoy Icons.
This is great. I get to “look” at these beautiful golf shoes and perhaps drool on them a bit if I can crawl across the room to them. I won’t be able to try them out for at least a few days, when my back spasms subside. When I do, I’ll be starting my evaluation and getting ready for an Icon reveiw. Stay tuned.
Until then, I hope you enjoy a couple of pics of the Icons. If you want to see a few more, I have about 10-15 in my Icon gallery too.
This Puma Swing GTX golf shoe brings the best of old school design and modern technology into a super hip looking package.
This Swing GTX was a real eye catcher for me the first time I saw it. There’s a retro style and simple elegance to these golf shoes. How Puma can take a white shoe with a couple of green (or black depending on the model) lines and make it look so cool is beyond me. That’s why I’m a golf blogger and not a shoe designer I suppose.
The Swing GTX is super comfortable. With the soft leather in the upper I feel like I’m wearing my cozy slippers rather than a pair of performance golf shoes.
There was no break-in period required before enjoying that comfort level either. I put ’em on and they felt great right out of the box.