Payntr X 004 RS Golf Shoe Overview

Payntr X 004 RS Golf Shoe Review

Payntr X 004 RS Golf Shoe Overview

Payntr is a comparatively recent model within the golf shoe area, however it has already made a sizeable impression with its early releases. Its spikeless fashions, the X 001 F and X 003 F, critically impressed us with their grip and efficiency whereas providing nice worth for cash in a congested market. The brand new X 004 RS represents the model’s first-ever spiked golf shoe and guarantees out-and-out efficiency from a grip and luxury perspective. After being critically impressed by the grip on supply from the spikeless X-003 F, I used to be excited to see how the model tackled its first-ever spiked outsole. Payntr is, “targeted on how the golfer achieves extra pace via higher traction”, a mantra I went to check on the golf course at West Hill and Essendon Nation Membership to see if this was the case.

VIDEO: Watch the Payntr X 004 RS golf shoe in motion on the course

Let’s begin with that outsole as it is the spotlight of X 004 RS. It’s the first golf shoe to make use of the all-new SoftSpikes Tour Flex Professional spikes within the outsole. Every of those spikes has 10 totally different factors of contact with the bottom and, with seven spikes per shoe, the 140 factors of contact with the bottom actually hold you properly gripped to the turf. The outsole additionally includes a carbon fibre propulsion plate which has been put in place to assist golfers make the most of floor response forces to extra successfully ship extra pace to the golf ball. Whereas on the course this was onerous to quantify, the propulsion plate actually provides an incredible sensation of power return via the foot very similar to I loved within the adidas ZG23 and FootJoy HyperFlex Carbon, the latter of which additionally makes use of carbon fibre within the outsole. That is proper up there with probably the most grip I’ve felt in a spiked golf shoe, equal to that within the adidas and FootJoy, and this complete outsole actually lives as much as its billing.

The outsole of the Payntr X 004 RS golf shoe

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Impressively, regardless of all this expertise, this outsole is extremely low profile and would not intrude on the seems to be or really feel of this shoe underfoot. Examine it to performance-spiked golf sneakers just like the FootJoy Tour Alpha, which you possibly can very a lot inform was a spiked shoe from its seems to be, and you’ll see how spectacular it’s that Payntr has been capable of hold such a complete outsole so compact and one way or the other really feel like a spikeless golf shoe. With this in thoughts, I feel the X 004 RS has an incredible silhouette and I liked this gray and black colorway specifically.

Apart from the grip, I used to be pleasantly stunned by how gentle and premium the higher of this shoe is. It makes use of a Clarino Trivela microfibre higher which is a microfiber leather-based that’s extremely gentle to the contact and presents water resistance too. The heel cup is comprised of a barely totally different materials to the higher however can be very gentle to the contact which implies your ankle and Achilles heel do not rub up in opposition to it.  The PMX-fit heel cup properly hugs the heels and ankle for the kind of locked-in sensation I search for in a spiked golf shoe. I like the fabric Payntr has used right here and it additionally provides the shoe a pleasant distinction aesthetically. Payntr is providing a ‘blister-free’ assure with these sneakers and I am assured with the supplies used that that’ll be the case for all the lifespan of this shoe.

Dan Parker hitting a golf shot with a view of the Payntr X 004 RS outsole on the golf course

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Underfoot, the moulded footbed is gentle and gives loads of cushioning, which means these sneakers took no time in any respect to interrupt in. When in comparison with different spiked sneakers, I would say it presents the identical stage of softness because the adidas ZG23, however is barely firmer than the FootJoy HyperFlex Carbon or Skechers Professional 5 Hyper. It is actually so much softer than the Duca Del Cosma Bernardo, which is a really totally different model of shoe altogether.

As for whether or not these sneakers may also help you carry extra clubhead and ball pace to your sport, I haven’t got any information for that. What I can say although is that the excellent nature of the outsole and locked-in sensation supplied by the heel cup create an undeniably grippy golf shoe that does provide the confidence to swing quicker in all circumstances. Coupled with the premium supplies used all through, this can be a troublesome shoe to criticise. Certainly, this shoe is sort of a golfer profitable their first PGA Tour occasion of their first look. To assume the model hadn’t created a spiked golf shoe earlier than that is superb and the bar is now set very excessive for Payntr going ahead.

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