Footjoy Hyperflex Reviews
About Footjoy Hyperflex
The Footjoy Hyperflex, found online at Footjoy.com, is a new type of golf shoe which takes the comfortable design of popular athletic shoes but adds the necessary function and support of a golf shoe.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, most athletic shoes are made using soft, mesh materials on the uppers. These materials are “perfect for running” and other athletic activities which don’t require a lot of lateral movement, with lateral movement being the side-to-side shifts made by golfers during their golf swing. These lateral movements require specific construction to provide the best support for your foot and to provide the proper balance for your activity.
The key for the Footjoy Hyperflex was keeping the comfort of well-designed athletic shoes, but also providing the “support, stability, and waterproof qualities required for golf.” To meet all these needs, Footjoy created the FlexGrid system.
This system provides the shoe with a base layer that is “tight-knit, lightweight, soft, flexible, waterproof” mesh which provides wearers with the breathability, flexibility, and airflow they expect from a well-designed athletic shoe. This layer is supported by an “exoskeleton cage” which the website says will conform to your foot, allowing the mesh material to move and expand during play, but also keeping your foot from rolling laterally during your golf swing.
At this time, the Footjoy Hyperflex is only available for men, with no information provided on if or when it will be available for women. In addition, the website quotes this shoe as being priced at $190.00, but this product is primarily sold through third party retailers, like shoe stores and pro shops, meaning that the prices will vary depending on when and where you purchase your shoe.
The website does have a Store Locator feature which will provide you with a list of retailers currently carrying this shoe in your residential area.
Since this shoe is currently sold through third party and independent retailers, customers must adhere to the policies provided by the store where they physically purchased this shoe. The website itself does not provide any information on giving refunds to customers, or on honoring returns.
That being said, the website does provide information on three different Warranty Policies. The Full 90-Day Quality Warranty protects customers against defects in materials and workmanship for the first 90 days they own this product, while the Limited 30 Day Comfort Warranty says that customers can return a product they find uncomfortable within the first 30 days for a "one time" full replacement, provided that the shoe is not damaged, altered, or abused in any way.
The Limited Waterproof Warranty actually lasts two full years and says that shoes which develop leakage within the first year will be eligible to be replaced with same or equivalent FootJoy shoe, and a shoe which develops leakage within two years will be eligible for a 50% credit toward the purchase of the same or equivalent FootJoy shoe.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-224-8501 or by submitting them directly to their website through the Contact Us link.
Unfortunately this product is no new, there are almost no reviews available for this shoe at this time, other than reviews that have come from websites similar to this one and golf publications, like the one from GolfDigest.com.
All these reviews read the same, as an evaluation of the claims made on the website about the materials they use and the purposes they are intended to serve. FootJoy is considered a well-respected company that makes high quality products for golfers, so most people and reviewers are willing to give them the benefit of the doubt in regards to their new product.
However, that is not the same as real customer reviews of people who have worn this product and experienced it first hand during 18 holes of golf, especially if rainy weather is involved. But, since FootJoy does provide their three warranty policies on top of the retailer’s regular guarantees or return policies, it seems as though this product is worth a try for people who are interested.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many other golf shoes available, either designed and manufactured by FootJoy themselves or by other, alternative brand names. Users will do best to find the shoe that meets their needs if they have a clear understanding of what they are looking for before they go shopping however.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your FootJoy Hyperflex reviews below.