FIRST LOOK REVIEW: 2018 Adidas Adipower Bounce Spiked Golf Shoes
A modern golf shoe with a clean look at address, the Adidas Adipower Bounce provides a secure fit, amazing traction and directed flexibility throughout the swing.
It was about a year ago that Adidas sold off TaylorMade and left some folks wondering if that signaled a complete exit from golf. Based on the stable of Adidas Golf professionals competing in every professional golf tournament around the world, that’s clearly not the case. In fact, Adidas had the largest and most impressive booth in the apparel section at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show.
The Adidas Adipower Bounce is a wonderful blend of classic and modern looks. Looking down at your toes, the shoe has a clean, rounded appearance reminiscent of a classic leather golf shoe. From the side, the exposed Bounce sole makes the shoe look sporty.
The sole is minimalistic with 6 cleats on a fortified plastic base.
Being able to get a firm grip on the large tongue made slipping the Adidas Adipower Bounce very simple. Instantly it had the feel of a fine leather shoe that’s snug and ready to conform to your foot.
There’s moderate padding around the ankle with a slightly higher cut. Midfoot, the sung nylon laces offer plenty of adjustment to comfortably lock in the fit. The toe box has some wiggle room with spot on sizing.
Look no further than the power DJ generates if you’re wondering about the Adidas Adipower Bounce’s on course performance. What I appreciated was being able to leverage a steady base on my backswing, then having some flexibility in the shoe while transitioning through impact.
Traction is as good as it gets. It’s nice to have your feet feel secure no matter what ground conditions or body positions you find yourself in. I ran into a brief shower during my first round of testing and the rain beaded up on the leather.
It’s amazing to learn what can happen when designers blend advanced materials with good old premium leather. The Adidas Adipower Bounce may be built for performance, but it also comes with a look that should appeal to most golfers. Give your feet a chance to mingle with the leather before heading out for a long golf weekend. After that, make sure to bring your A game – these shoes deserve your best.