Duca Del Cosma Shoe - Vinci - Official MGS Forum Review by @Dragon3
Hi All! I'm thrilled to be able to lend my expertise and passion for the game. I'm a golfer who enjoys playing but also watching and analyzing the sport, products, business, history, etc. It's all encompassing. I'm a wealth of knowledge and experience and bring a unique perspective and spin on things. I'm good at reading the greens. And I have made contributions through other similar venues.
While I always had an interest, in my twenties, I knew it would be an investment. I actually got my start when I stepped in for my brother for a charitable golf tournament. I was told I was better than him and the rest is history. The biggest complement I ever received was that I had "natural ability" from Brandt Snedeker. While I remain competitive, I do wish that I could afford to get to the course more often. But the time and quality is always well spent. And if I can't get in a round of -9 or -18, preferably, you'll see me practicing at the driving range, putting and chipping. I've never had a professional handicap even though I have been golfing for many years. I also like to combine golf in my travels, to golf a new course. That has been hampered so to speak. My average score is 108-111 and fluctuates. Perfecting the shot was always more important to me than the score. I'm not sure about my swing tempo. Hopefully it's 3:1. My driver swing speed has been clocked between 90-103. My typical ball flight is low to mid. My misses are the slice and inconsistent pitching. Putting is my strength. My drives can be a strength and weakness. My chipping has gotten better.
You can say I'm fashion forward and have an eye for both ladies and men fashions. So this is a nice fit for me. As for shoes, I still have my Puma IGNITE given to me at the launch I attended. I also have Callaway's Solaire that I purchased based on the features. I have yet to break these in. Since, I walk the course comfort and durability are at the top of my priority list . I actually don't have any preconceived expectations. Since there are limited options for ladies, ranging from clubs, bags, apparel, accessories, etc. I make my contributions and inquiries known when asked upon and whenever the opportunity affords itself. While it is getting better, there's always more that can be done in this space. And when you're petite, there are additional challenges and limited options.
Hope you gain some insight.
“The Airplay VII is a new outsole designed by Duca del Cosma for stability to make the perfect swing while enjoying the spotlight on and off the course. Its innovative design combines form and function, perfect both on and off the course. Lightweight, flexible, super comfortable and fun to wear in in a two-tone design with oversized nubs.”
MORE TO COME.
I slipped on with a Sketchers ped sock initially and also without and indeed they still were quite comfortable. It was slightly more snug in the toe area based on the sizing and what I am accustomed, which was to be expected, while the other areas and heel felt completely secure with the laces all laced up. The insole provided the right amount of support. It felt airy and lightweight, flexible and super comfortable.
Duca del Cosma shoes come in whole and 1/2 sizes based on style availability and seemed more options for larger sizes or it could just be that the smaller sizes go fast. The Vinci was described as a regular fit. Other styles included wide width, etc. So would recommend that you check the details if considering a purchase, as the fit will determine sizing appropriateness. While form fitting, It conformed to my foot perfectly and added overall comfort through the round.
I tested the waterproofing aspect in the yard. I walked in puddles of water. The shoes kept my feet dry. It proved waterproof and breathable throughout. Nothing out of the norm that I experienced. I didn’t have the heart to truly get them all muddy because they are white after all.
ARNEFLEX® insole features a waterproof sock system was totally effective at keeping my feet dry during the heat on a daily basis. I don't experience as much feet moisture, so I can't really attest to. Quite breathable. Antibacterial shock absorption.
Velvet and basic white lacing were provided for the Vinci. I was slightly disappointed, as the description stated matching animal print laces and these were basic white laces and not as luxurious. A minor sticking point. The lacing offered the additional comfort as intended and no slippage.
While they felt slightly heavier than my other shoes no discomfort. I felt great traction. Traction was great on course, cart paths, steps, hills and bunker shots. I didn’t notice any wear on traction.
The Vinci offered the appropriate stability. I felt great traction.
Packaging and presentation are hands down exceptional! I took a video to capture the unveiling. Shipment was rather quick and that is always a plus.
The shoes are on the higher end of the price points but remember these are fine Italian leather golf shoes. A premium brand in packaging. Style and comfort offered and delivered. Check them out even if a bit curious and you just might find something that clicks.
A worthwhile investment yes! As a lover of shoes in general, there’s something for everyone. And definitely some other styles that I would love to add to my collection if sky's the limit. Definitely not your average golf shoe that sets them apart. Haute Couture meets the golfing establishment. It's perfect and offers versatility for both on and off the course. Fun and Fancy Free.
a. Ladies Flex/10-12 degrees loft/25"-27" (male equivalent)
b. Adjustable/Ladies Flex (male equivalent)
d. San Diego