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Adidas Tour 360 3.0 Golf Shoes
Adidas Tour360 3.0 Golf Shoes

One of the three adidas Tour360 3.0 color schemes available (additional colors will be added to the line several months after launch).

Courtesy of adidas-TaylorMade; used with permission
The Tour360 line of shoes is the flagship of adidas' performance golf footwear. And the Tour360 3.0 is the new shoe in that lineup.

Contemporary style with modern technology - that's how adidas touts the Tour360 line. Tour460 3.0 shoes will be offered in medium and wide widths and a choice of three color schemes: running white/black/victory red, black/black/metallic silver and running white/running white/black. More color options will be added early in 2009.

See the three black bands on the shoe above? Those represent the "360Wrap," a proprietary adidas Golf technology. The company describes its function thusly: "... a visible technology that surrounds the midfoot area to promote enhanced upper stability, a glove-like fit and increased leverage."

Those bands wrap below and around the sole and up the other side of the shoes - three-dimensional molding, or "3D fit," as adidas puts it - to "hug" the midfoot and provide extra security.

A "3D fit" is also the aim of the "Heel Cup" molding, inspired by cycling shoes, to "lock" the heel in place and eliminate heel slippage.

The one-piece sole utilizes "ThinTech," a approach that keeps the sole thinner and closer to the ground, providing, the company says, both a more solid, stable base plus improved feedback.

The adidas Tour360 3.0 golf shoes become available at retailers on Sept. 1, 2008, with an MSRP of $180. Visit www.adidasgolf.com for more info.

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