That bit above is how FootJoy describes Fury, the latest offering in its Performance Golf Shoe category. For those who spend more than $80 on golf shoes, FootJoy almost invariably succeeds in checking both the performance and comfort boxes (the latter requiring golfers to wear the right size, which is more complicated than it should be), but it’s how the shoe looks that seems to be what gets everyone talking.
Eye of the beholder and whatnot; feel free to discuss Fury’s beauty among yourselves.
As far as performance goes, Fury boasts an impressive list of features.
Inner Fit Sleeve
A revamped tongue-less system similar to what you’ll find in other lineups, the one-piece foot sleeve provides a more secure fit. Unlike some of those others, FootJoy hasn’t overcooked its implementation of the design to the degree that it’s a struggle to get your damned foot in the shoe.
FlexGrid MLC Cage
FootJoy’s Cage system provides additional structure to increase lateral stability during the golf swing.
OrthoLite Impressions FitBed
Layers of different density foam provide the comfort story. FootJoy says the material maintains its mechanical properties and cushion throughout its lifecycle. The bottom line is that, unlike your $600 mailorder mattress, the Fury’s insole won’t be permanently indented after 6 months.
Full-Grain Water Proof Upper
Described at athletic-inspired, the Fury has a bit of a tennis shoe/sneaker look to it. The upper is full grain leather paired with a vented breathable toe. The vented portion is coated to maintain waterproofness.
Fury is a spiked golf shoe, so it should come as no surprise that the outsole is designed for stability and traction. An FTF+ (Fine-Tuned Foam) midsole provides comfort, while the “liquid metal-inspired” flex layer of TPU pairs with Pulsar cleats to profile flexible, green-friendly traction.
As what likely amounts to a fresh take on HyperFlex, Fury is a bit of a tweener in the FootJoy lineup. It’s not exactly classicly styled like the Icon or even the DNA. It leans modern, but it isn’t quite as tilted as the FreeStyle. Faults aside, that one remains my favorite FootJoy shoe ever. Here’s hoping Fury serves as a reasonable compromise until FootJoy sees fit to give me the FreeStyle replacement I keep asking for.
Colorways, Pricing, and Availability
The laced version of the FootJoy Fury retails for $190 and is available in White/Red, Navy/White (pictured), Charcoal/Lime, Black/Red.
A BOA® version is available in White/Navy/Orange for $220.