Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Adidas Tour 360 ATV Review
Offers impressive flexibility & zonal traction capabilities
Some mixed reviews on the comfort of the shoes
For courses that require enhanced traction
$124.95 - $139.99 (2-year waterproof warranty)
As the world's 2nd largest sportswear manufacturer, Adidas is one of the most well-known and well-respected brands in business today. Its distinctive three-stripe logo carries with it the company's remarkable reputation for blending exceptional style with high-performance technologies. Its subsidiary, TaylorMade-adidas Golf, is no different and has made it their mission be the market leader in golf equipment and apparel innovation and excellence. In 2005, Adidas Golf launched what has become the highly successful Tour360 golf shoe line. Following the launch, Adidas tirelessly collected feedback from PGA Tour players on how the shoe could be improved, and, in 2011, introduced the Tour360 ATV (All-Terrain Versatility) shoe. The Tour360 ATV has unmatched flexibility and zonal traction capabilities that provide a more stable hitting platform regardless of the grounds conditions, terrain, lie or angle. In addition to enhanced stability, the ATV's patent pending construction also has a better, more comfortable fit and waterproof technology that will keep your feet cool and dry throughout your round.
You can purchase Adidas Tour360 ATV on TaylorMadeGolf.com for about $160.
Product Report Card Grade
We give the Adidas Tour 360 ATV golf shoes a B+ because they offer players excellent flexibility, traction and stabilization for a smoother, stronger swing regardless of weather, terrain or lie. While these are great golf shoes, we had to deduct a few points because there were some complaints about the sizing and there were also mixed reviews about the shoe’s overall comfort. Some customers even complained that the edge of the shoe rubbed uncomfortably against their ankle. Additionally, there were some complaints that the cleats marked up the greens a lot and needed to be cleaned out often if there was a lot of debris on the course.
Great stability and traction in any situation; waterproof; some of the shoes have cleats in different colors giving it a more stylish twist on a classic golf shoe.
High quality construction materials; Tour-caliber performance; waterproof; very comfortable and break-in time is reportedly minimal; removable fit bed allows for use of custom inserts or orthotics; great traditional style with many options for customization; wide range of sizes and widths with the option to purchase 2 different size shoes if your feet are different sizes
Waterproof; break-in time is reportedly minimal; classic but stylish shoe with great options for customization; good customer service and very responsive to complaints; wide range of sizes and widths with the option to purchase 2 different size shoes if your feet are different sizes; removable fit bed allows for use of custom inserts or orthotics
Relatively expensive; mixed reviews on comfort and reportedly require substantial break-in time; cleats apparently trap a lot of grass/leaves and can mark up greens, which annoyed some customers; no customization available; only available in a wide or regular width; heel counter lacks enough padding to prevent heel slippage
Expensive; FootJoy says the Icons run true to size, but some reviewers felt they were narrower than the DryJoys, so you may want to get fitted
Relatively expensive; some complaints that sizes were off, so you should definitely get yourself fitted before purchasing; some complaints that construction materials didn't hold up well against normal wear and tear; some complaints that the cleats seem to capture more grass, leaves, trigs, etc. than other shoes
$260 or about $300 for MyJoys
$180 or about $220 for MyJoys
2-year waterproof warranty, 90-day comfort guarantee
2-year waterproof warranty, 90-day quality warranty and a 30-day comfort warranty
2-year waterproof warranty, 90-day quality warranty, 30-day comfort warranty
The Tour360 ATVs have full grain leather uppers and use ClimaProof® technology to keep feet comfortable. Combining breathable leather with a waterproof membrane and dry wick technology, ClimaProof® helps to keep the inside of the shoe cool and dry. The uppers also feature 360WRAP technology, which provides a more secure fit, as well as enhances the shoes' support and stability.
The Icons are designed with premium full grain leather uppers and rich calfskin detailing. The uppers are completely waterproof and resistant to stretching, but they also still allow air to circulate throughout the inside to keep your feet cool and dry.
The DryJoys have full leather uppers made with ECL™ or "Extreme Comfort Leather", which is FootJoy's proprietary waterproofing system developed with Pittards® of England. ECL™ Advanced Waterproof Leather is membrane-free and is also 30% softer than the company's previous generations of performance leather.
The Tour360 ATVs are designed with a breathable mesh lining and soft suede collar. They also feature a FitFOAM sock liner, which is a molded polyurethane inlay sole that provides exceptional support, cushioning and comfort from heel to toe.
For a comfortable, secure fit, the inside of the Icon shoe is lined in a breathable leather, the tongue and collar are lined with memory foam and the heel counter is covered in a soft, slip-resistant microfiber.
The DryJoys are lined in leather, which helps to prevent slippage, as well as increase the overall comfort and breathability of the shoe.
The Tour360 ATVs feature a lightweight EVA midsole and adiPRENE® technology in the heel that acts as a shock absorber.
The Icons have a dual-density PU Fit-Bed that is designed to imitate the foot's natural shape in order to provide more cushioned support, comfort and a better overall fit. Underneath the PU Fit Bed is the ABS Insole Board, which is a pre-molded board that is exceptionally flexible in the forefoot but gets firmer towards the heel. This design makes walking comfortable while still providing support and additional stability in the hitting platform.
The DryJoys have a Comfort Plus PU Fit-Bed® that is designed to imitate the foot's natural shape in order to provide more cushioned support, comfort and an overall better fit. The midsole is made with EVA and TPU, which offers lightweight cushioning but prevents the foot from sinking into the shoe. Combined with a fiberglass composite support bridge, this design creates an exceptionally stable hitting platform.
The Icons feature the ICON Laser Last design, which has a slightly square toe box and a slightly narrower heel. It has a standard fit across the front of your foot and your instep.
The DryJoys feature the Laser Plus Last design, which has a fully rounded toe bed and a slightly narrower heel. It has a standard fit across the front of your foot and your instep.
The Tour360 ATVs utilize Adidas' Powerband Chassis Technology in the forefoot, which is a single (instead of the typical double) platform for superior power and stability. They also feature Formotion® technology in the heel (a 5-pod decoupled heel), which helps the foot adapt to changing terrains, and Traxion® technology, which provides excellent traction without damaging greens. Standard features of the Adidas' outsole include adiWEAR® technology and adiTUFF™ technology, which both help to enhance the shoes' durability.
The outsole of the Icon incorporates 3 different densities of thermoplastic urethane (TPU) to create a more stable platform, as well as increase flexibility and walking comfort. Additionally, it is designed with Dual OptiFlex™ Zones in the forefoot, which also use TPU to offer enhanced flexibility and walking comfort. Finally, to boost midfoot stability and support, the shank area of the outsole features a perforated alloy called a Torque Bar.
The DryJoys feature FootJoy's Tri-Density TPU Stability PODS™ Outsole. OptiFlex™ technology surround nine individual TPU Stability PODS and offer exceptional flexibility in order to maximize ground contact.
The Tour360 ATVs come with a 10-spike configuration and THINTECH low-profile technology, which helps with traction, stability and power transfer.
The Icons have Stinger™ cleats by CHAMP®. Stinger™ cleats offer exceptional traction without damaging greens thanks to their spring-flex design.
The DryJoys have Cyclone™ cleats by Softspikes®. Cyclone™ cleats provide excellent traction but have a spring-flex design, so they won't damage the greens.
The look of the Tour360 ATVs is somewhere between sporty and traditional depending on the style you choose. There are 9 different color combinations available and all have Adidas' signature stripes.
The Icons are more traditional looking golf shoes and are available in 13 different styles and color combinations.
The DryJoys are more traditional looking golf shoes and are available in 8 different styles and color combinations.
Yes, the Icons can be customized as MyJoys and come in 7 different styles including FJ ICON Traditional, FJ ICON Shield Tip, FJ ICON Asymmetrical, FJ ICON Wave, FJ ICON Sport with BOA, FJ ICON Pyramid Saddle Laced and the FJ ICON Pyramid Saddle BOA.
Yes, the DryJoys Tour can be customized as MyJoys.
The Tour360 ATVs come in half sizes ranging from 7 to 15 and in a Regular or Wide width.
The Icon comes in half sizes ranging from 7 to 15 and in all widths ranging from Narrow to Extra Wide (3E). FootJoy also allows you to purchase 2 different sized shoes if your feet aren't the same size. Non-customized Icons won't come in every size, but alternative sizes are available in the MyJoys.
The DryJoys come in half sizes ranging from 7 to 15 and in all widths ranging from Narrow to Extra Wide (3E). FootJoy also allows you to purchase 2 different sized shoes if your feet aren't the same size. Non-customized DryJoys won't come in every size, but alternative sizes are available in the MyJoys.
Runs True to Size?
Unclear, so we suggest getting fitted in person
Yes (however, some reviewers did feel that they were narrower than DryJoys)
Yes (however, some reports that sizes were slightly off)
Sergio Garcia, Paul McGinley and Jim Furyk have all worn the Tour360 ATVs.
Icons are a popular choice among PGA Tour players such as Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Luke Donald, Bill Haas and KJ Choi.
The DryJoys Tour are worn by pros such as Zach Johnson, Ben Crane, Steve Stricker and Jonathan Byrd.
ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review
Pros And Cons
- Great stability and traction in any situation
- Some of the shoes have cleats in different colors giving it a more stylish twist on a classic golf shoe
- Relatively expensive
- Mixed reviews on comfort and reportedly require substantial break-in time
- Cleats apparently trap a lot of grass and leaves, which some customers found annoying
- Cleats can also mark up greens, so you want to step lightly and avoid your partner's putting line
- No customization available
- Doesn't come in very many width options
- Doesn't have padding around the back of the heel to prevent slipping
The uppers are full grain leather and feature ClimaProof® technology to help keep feet comfortable. Combining breathable leather with a waterproof membrane and dry wick technology, the uppers ensure that your feet will stay cool and dry throughout the round. The uppers also feature 360WRAP technology, which provides a more secure fit, as well as enhances the shoes' support and stability.
All aspects of the Tour360 ATVs' interior were designed with the highest quality fit, comfort and support in mind.
- It has a breathable mesh lining and soft suede collar.
- It features a FitFOAM sock liner, which is a molded polyurethane inlay sole that provides exceptional support, cushioning and comfort from heel to toe. The midsole is constructed with a lightweight EVA and also has adiPRENE® technology, which is a standard Adidas feature in the heel. adiPRENE® acts as a shock absorber and improves the comfort of the shoes over long periods of wear.
- The last design is not specified.
Given the shoe is called ATV for "All-Terrain Versatility", it is not surprising that its dual-density outsole is designed to help your feet adapt to changing terrain and maintain stability. The outsole features Powerband Chassis Technology in the forefoot, which is a single (instead of the typical double) platform for superior power and stability. It also has Formotion® technology in the heel (a 5-pod decoupled heel), which enhances the shoeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s flexibility and adaptability. Additionally, the forefoot is designed with Traxion® technology, which provides excellent traction without damaging greens. Standard features of the Adidas' outsole include adiWEAR® and adiTUFF™ technology, which both help to extend the life of the shoes.
It has 10 cleats designed with THINTECH low-profile technology. With better ground feel and traction, you'll have a more stable, powerful swing.
The Tour 360A ATVs come in 9 different color combinations and all have Adidas' signature stripes. The look is somewhere in between sporty and traditional depending on the style you choose. You can choose white with black stripes for a very traditional look or pick one of the more stylized options like ones with bright orange or green colored cleats.
Depending on the style you pick, the Tour360 ATV comes in half sizes ranging from 7 to 15 and regular or wide widths.
2 year waterproof warranty, 90 day comfort guarantee
The Adidas Tour360 ATVs have received great reviews from customers online including a 4.9/5 on TGW.com (33 reviews), a 5/5 on RockBottomGolf.com (23 reviews) and a 4.5/5 on Amazon.com (8 reviews). All customers seemed very happy with the traction provided with the shoes, but some were slightly annoyed about marking up greens and having to clean out grass and leaves during the round. There were mixed reviews on the comfort of the shoes, but that could be due to having an improper size. I wasn't able to find consensus on how true to size the ATVs run, so I would definitely suggest getting fitted in a store and walking around in them to see how they feel. Some people even complained that the shoes were cut too high and that the edge was rubbing against their anklebone. Probably not something you want to find out mid way through walking 18 holes.
At this point in time, the Tour360 ATV has only been around for about a year, so it's still trying to gain some traction (so to speak) with professional and amateur players. It hasn't won any awards yet, but it has received a fair amount of positive press. In an April 2012 footwear report from GolfDigest.com, the Tour360 ATV was named as one of 24 models that "will change the way your feet feel and your swing moves". When I spoke with an Adidas customer service representative, he said that Dustin Johnson and Jim Furyk were the only PGA Tour players wearing the ATV model. In general, it sounds like the Tour360 ATV preforms well, but may not be suited for all players depending on foot size and playing style/conditions.
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