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After trying on a multiple golf shoes the other day, I’ve narrowed down my choice too these two models.

 

-Puma IGNITE PWRADAPT Leather

 

-Adidas TOUR 360 XT or XT-SL

 

Both shoes were incredibly comfortable In store with the biggest noticeable difference being the Adidas has much more arch support, but also gave you a feeling of being higher off the ground. Almost like you were walking on platforms. The adidas also has a roomier fit on width of toe box which was a plus considering I have a slightly wider foot.

 

The pumas on the other hand felt much more grounded (closer to the ground and less likely to roll an ankle if you stepped on an awkward slant) the fit was a little more snug, but if they were to break in slightly wouldn’t be a problem. This also had me bouncing between size 10.5 and 11 in the pumas. 11’s were a better fit for width out of the box, but had more of a gap between my toes and the front of the shoe. Normally I would hate this, as Mt current cleats are the same way and cause an uncomfortable creasing effect when walking. However... the sock liner in the puma and the material wrapped your foot very snug, so even when I tried to stomp/wiggle my foot forward in the shoe to see if your foot would slide forward leaving a gap between your heel and the back of the shoe, my foot wasn’t budging whatsoever (which is a plus.)

 

I am hoping somebody out there can give me some hands on feedback from either one of these models. (Ex. Why you bought them, what you like, what you don’t like. How well they held up after putting some miles on them, how much and how well they break in, how the experience is with warranty and repairs with each company, etc.)

 

After my experience of trying on shoes and finding the ones I liked without any persuasion of online articles, I was surprised to see both models ranked at the top of the list that MGS posted ranking 2019 shoes that night when I was doing some research. This was reassuring that my gut feelings at the store were pointing me in the right direction.

 

If the pumas broke in slightly, the 11 would be too loose, but a 10.5 would wind up being a near perfect fit considering even being snug out of the box, they were ridiculously comfortable. I just would have to avoid cranking the laces overly tight causing the tow box to feel like a vice on my foot. The adidas were a different feeling shoe win the noticeable arch support, but had a feeling of comfort that was totally different to the pumas. (I’m not exactly sure how to explain this.) the kind of feeling when you slide your foot in, you get that fuzzy feeling of “Ooooo that’s nice.” The increases height of the shoe would definitely take some getting used too though, and makes me afraid to roll my ankle if I ever tried to swing out of my shoes.

 

-Both models are water proof, which I like.

-Both have amazing traction, but I never got to try on the spineless version of the TOUR 360 XT.

-both are similar in price.

-both seem like a quality shoe, but I also don’t want a shoe that is going to start falling apart in a year. I’d like the investment to last as long as possible, and don’t mind spending more for longevity.

-Pumas Spikes do not seem to be replaceable being their a specialty disc type, but I could be wrong. Where as the Adidas looked like a typical spike you could replace once worn out.

 

 

All feedback, opinions, and insight are welcome and greatly appreciated! I’m counting on my fellows spy’s to point me in the right direction here.

 

3,2,1, Go.

 

 

 

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When I bought shoes last fall, I narrowed down to the Adidas and Puma Titantour Ignite disc. Like you, I thought both were really comfortable and felt very stable. I also have fairly narrow feet and liked the narrower Pumas. Ultimately it came down to price as Global Golf had a sale on the Pumas. Not the same pair you're looking at, though. 

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When I bought shoes last fall, I narrowed down to the Adidas and Puma Titantour Ignite disc. Like you, I thought both were really comfortable and felt very stable. I also have fairly narrow feet and liked the narrower Pumas. Ultimately it came down to price as Global Golf had a sale on the Pumas. Not the same pair you're looking at, though. 

Thanks for the insight my friend. I’ve been hunting for videos online for reviews, but only the Adidas has any videos on YouTube and it’s very few. Comfort is key, but I’ve heard numerous stories of people loving the way a shoe fits In store, and a completely different feeling when out actually golfing. The “over-thinking bug” has bit me hard on this one... but I also work pretty hard for the little money I do have. Just want to make my investment into the right shoe so hopefully I can make up my mind before this season is over.


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Not sure if I posted this in the correct thread the first time around. So apologies for double posting, but I only have 2 days to narrow this decision down.

 

After trying on a multiple golf shoes the other day, I’ve narrowed down my choice too these two models.

 

-Puma IGNITE PWRADAPT Leather

 

-Adidas TOUR 360 XT or XT-SL

 

Both shoes were incredibly comfortable In store with the biggest noticeable difference being the Adidas has much more arch support, but also gave you a feeling of being higher off the ground. Almost like you were walking on platforms. The adidas also has a roomier fit on width of toe box which was a plus considering I have a slightly wider foot.

 

The pumas on the other hand felt much more grounded (closer to the ground and less likely to roll an ankle if you stepped on an awkward slant) the fit was a little more snug, but if they were to break in slightly wouldn’t be a problem. This also had me bouncing between size 10.5 and 11 in the pumas. 11’s were a better fit for width out of the box, but had more of a gap between my toes and the front of the shoe. Normally I would hate this, as Mt current cleats are the same way and cause an uncomfortable creasing effect when walking. However... the sock liner in the puma and the material wrapped your foot very snug, so even when I tried to stomp/wiggle my foot forward in the shoe to see if your foot would slide forward leaving a gap between your heel and the back of the shoe, my foot wasn’t budging whatsoever (which is a plus.)

 

I am hoping somebody out there can give me some hands on feedback from either one of these models. (Ex. Why you bought them, what you like, what you don’t like. How well they held up after putting some miles on them, how much and how well they break in, how the experience is with warranty and repairs with each company, etc.)

 

After my experience of trying on shoes and finding the ones I liked without any persuasion of online articles, I was surprised to see both models ranked at the top of the list that MGS posted ranking 2019 shoes that night when I was doing some research. This was reassuring that my gut feelings at the store were pointing me in the right direction.

 

If the pumas broke in slightly, the 11 would be too loose, but a 10.5 would wind up being a near perfect fit considering even being snug out of the box, they were ridiculously comfortable. I just would have to avoid cranking the laces overly tight causing the tow box to feel like a vice on my foot. The adidas were a different feeling shoe win the noticeable arch support, but had a feeling of comfort that was totally different to the pumas. (I’m not exactly sure how to explain this.) the kind of feeling when you slide your foot in, you get that fuzzy feeling of “Ooooo that’s nice.” The increases height of the shoe would definitely take some getting used too though, and makes me afraid to roll my ankle if I ever tried to swing out of my shoes.

 

-Both models are water proof, which I like.

-Both have amazing traction, but I never got to try on the spineless version of the TOUR 360 XT.

-both are similar in price.

-both seem like a quality shoe, but I also don’t want a shoe that is going to start falling apart in a year. I’d like the investment to last as long as possible, and don’t mind spending more for longevity.

-Pumas Spikes do not seem to be replaceable being their a specialty disc type, but I could be wrong. Where as the Adidas looked like a typical spike you could replace once worn out.

 

 

All feedback, opinions, and insight are welcome and greatly appreciated! I’m counting on my fellows spy’s to point me in the right direction here.

 

3,2,1, Go.

 

 

 

 

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Tough one.  I have had both and loved both.   I know exactly what you mean about the Adidas feeling a bit higher.  I got used to it quickly.   

The puma was probably more comfortable overall.  But I did have a slightly annoying issue with the BOA not always staying tight.  

So I ended up wearing the Adidas more.  FYI I then got a pair of the PUMA Ignite Sport Soikeless.    

They are possibly the most comfortable shoe of any kind that I have ever worn.  I wear then almost daily.   

Their only downside is not a lot of lateral support.  So playing off steep inclines can be an issue.  But that happens so rarely around here.   I don't worry about it.   

As for the spikeless.  I feel I get just as good of footing as with spikes.  No issues slipping in wet grass or anything. 

Hope some of this helps. 

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No experience with either of those exact models, but in my own use I find that Pumas do tend to be a bit more snug to fit. My Ignite Spikeless are very comfortable however if I'm walking 18 I prefer another shoe. 

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8 hours ago, BenjaminButtonz said:


Thanks for the insight my friend. I’ve been hunting for videos online for reviews, but only the Adidas has any videos on YouTube and it’s very few. Comfort is key, but I’ve heard numerous stories of people loving the way a shoe fits In store, and a completely different feeling when out actually golfing. The “over-thinking bug” has bit me hard on this one... but I also work pretty hard for the little money I do have. Just want to make my investment into the right shoe so hopefully I can make up my mind before this season is over.


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I should have mentioned I'm a bit of a Puma fan, anyway. I've now had 2 pairs of golf shoes, 2 pairs of tennis shoes, and a pair of steel-toed boots I need for work a few times a year, all purchased within the last few years. Their customer service is also excellent as I had an issue with a pair of tennis shoes I bought a few months ago and they took great care of me.

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I was always a FJ shoe fan, but now have 3 pair of Pumas in my closet.

Puma Ignite Hightops

Puma Ignite spikeless

Puma NXT Pro spikeless

They are the most comfortable shoes on the market!


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The pwradapt is good but the tour360 imo are great. I’m a Nike and fj guy for my golf shoes. I grabbed a pair of 360s last fall and have worn them most rounds since 

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Pumas are super comfortable, but nothing gives me comfort and stability like the Tour360.  My favorite golf shoes for many years.

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Depends on if you want stability or not. The Pumas I have are comfy, but not stable at all. I prefer the FJ Pro SL I have because of having a more stable base. If it doesn’t matter, I choose by price, if all things are equal. Walker, or rider? Feet sweat a lot, or no?


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Adidas are one of the tallest shoes, at least in the heel, that I've ever worn on the course. With that being said, when I wear adidas, I find it hard to turn the ball over because with the higher heel, more weight shifts to the balls of me feet/toes and I almost feel like I'm falling forward at address. I think there's been a topic on how shoes can effect your swing/scoring. I say the same thing in that thread. 

With that being said, adidas are some of the most comfortable shoes out there, whether it be walking or riding. 

Pumas are great shoes, but like others have said, not as stable as the adidas. If you swing nice and smooth like Adam Scott, go with the Pumas. If you attack the ball and have a lot of torque in your swing, go with the adidas. 

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Depends on if you want stability or not. The Pumas I have are comfy, but not stable at all. I prefer the FJ Pro SL I have because of having a more stable base. If it doesn’t matter, I choose by price, if all things are equal. Walker, or rider? Feet sweat a lot, or no?


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I saw the Pro SL in store but the $200+ price tag made me keep walking past it. Granted the Pumas are $150, and the Adidas are $170 for the SL which isn’t too far off. I DID however try on the FJ Fury since I had the luxury, and because it came in a 10.5 Wide (my feet are slightly on the wider side, but it’s not too often I need to get a wide shoe in most cases. I’m a 10.5 in most shoes, unless they run slightly narrow. Then sizing up to an 11 usually does the trick if there’s not too much extra room at the end of the shoe by doing so allowing my foot to slide too far forward in the shoe when laced. At one point I had the Fury on one foot, and the puma on the other. And they felt incredibly similar when standing in them) I’m returning too the store today too try on a few more, and will try a pair of the SL Pro’s on to see the difference too the Puma and the Adidas. If there’s a huge difference in stability that I’d be leaving in the table with my two options above, I’d reconsider them for sure.

-Stability is huge, being I’ve twisted/sprained/rolled my ankles too many times too count in this short lifetime (sports, construction, roofing, skateboarding, etc have taken a toll on them over the past 15 years) That’s what made the TOUR 360 XT-SL worry me slightly with that feeling of being higher off the ground. I didn’t simulate a swing in them though to see how “tippy” they were, just had enough time to walk around the store very quickly.

- price is not a big deciding factor being I earned some store credit from making a custom sign for the shop in exchange.

- I’d say 75% of my rounds are riding on a cart.

- My feet definitely sweat! Not like melt the glue apart on your shoes till they fall apart bad, but in the Summer months at work i changed into a fresh pair of socks every day on lunch. Nothing drives me more mad than wet socks, so Ventilation is key. I don’t want the shoe too feel like a Goretex work boot that seals hot air and steam like a Swedish sauna. The ability for the shoe to breath is a must.

Thanks for your insight and feedback, much appreciated!


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Tough one.  I have had both and loved both.   I know exactly what you mean about the Adidas feeling a bit higher.  I got used to it quickly.   
The puma was probably more comfortable overall.  But I did have a slightly annoying issue with the BOA not always staying tight.  
So I ended up wearing the Adidas more.  FYI I then got a pair of the PUMA Ignite Sport Soikeless.    
They are possibly the most comfortable shoe of any kind that I have ever worn.  I wear then almost daily.   
Their only downside is not a lot of lateral support.  So playing off steep inclines can be an issue.  But that happens so rarely around here.   I don't worry about it.   
As for the spikeless.  I feel I get just as good of footing as with spikes.  No issues slipping in wet grass or anything. 
Hope some of this helps. 


Honestly this makes me rethink my approach a little bit. I was straying from the spike-less route at first due to fear of slipping feet and leaving traction on the table. I feel more likely to slip during the swing more than when walking to my ball, around course, etc. being a rider 75% of the time too my shoes get less packed with dirt and grass than people who walk the course would. The shoes I wore the day I went in to the store were a pair of puma casual runners with Ignite bottoms, and are some of the most comfortable shoes i own making them daily drivers. I was comparing comfort levels of all shoes I tested too these for reference. Understanding they were a flexible/stretchy knit with Ignite bottoms, it would be tough for a golf shoe to compete with them. But still was a nice reset/recalibrate to put back on after trying on each golf shoe. I also didn’t have much time, and the store was swamped so I didn’t wonder too far “out of the box” of the models I had my eyes on. I’ll be retiring to the store today too try on more, and will definitely give the spikeless Version of the pumas a test drive. I’ve heard multiple reviews where people swear by them.

Steep inclines happen a handful of times on the courses I play. There’s a steep hill on half the holes of Or local course. I try to avoid ever leaving my ball to hit off that hill in most cases (uphill or downhill, the holes basically work back and forth going up it, then down it the next hole, Vice-Versa) but golf is an unpredictable series of humbling moments. I’m bound to wind up on that slope at some point at least once during a round.

Your insight definitely helps, and is greatly appreciated! If it wasn’t for this support of this forum, my head would be littered with unanswered questions.


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Adidas are one of the tallest shoes, at least in the heel, that I've ever worn on the course. With that being said, when I wear adidas, I find it hard to turn the ball over because with the higher heel, more weight shifts to the balls of me feet/toes and I almost feel like I'm falling forward at address. I think there's been a topic on how shoes can effect your swing/scoring. I say the same thing in that thread. 
With that being said, adidas are some of the most comfortable shoes out there, whether it be walking or riding. 
Pumas are great shoes, but like others have said, not as stable as the adidas. If you swing nice and smooth like Adam Scott, go with the Pumas. If you attack the ball and have a lot of torque in your swing, go with the adidas. 


This is great feedback!

I have indeed read a few great write ups discussing the affect of a shoe on your swing. This makes sense in my head on the stability as well, because when I looked at the bottoms of all the shoes, the minimal amount of spikes / most of the spikes positioned towards the center of the shoe rather than outer sole on the pumas had me slightly afraid to put them into play in case I ever got after the ball a little hard. I wish I could say my swing was one or the other. Some days I feel like I’m swinging out of my shoes and going after the ball, but this is only when I’m in a shoe that won’t cause you to look like Michael Jackson dancing after swinging with some ooomph. Some days when I’m not hitting the ball well, I slow things down and go for the “be like water” approach that’s much smoother. Going after it also can rush my tempo causing a horrid slice (my main miss) So that puts me in a tough place between the two. This is the first season I have been able to draw the ball, and have been working on grooving that muscle memory till it’s second nature. I have a few tricks I use that are a must to turn the ball over. With only 4 rounds in so far this year it’s still a very new feeling indeed. It’s slowly but surely getting easier to do consistency, but can definitely get better also, So having a shoe that makes turning the ball over more difficult is a little scary for me.




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Pumas are super comfortable, but nothing gives me comfort and stability like the Tour360.  My favorite golf shoes for many years.



Thanks for the insight my friend!


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No experience with either of those exact models, but in my own use I find that Pumas do tend to be a bit more snug to fit. My Ignite Spikeless are very comfortable however if I'm walking 18 I prefer another shoe. 


Snug was something I noticed as well on the pumas. Trying on a 10.5 and an 11 felt almost identical in width on my foot, with the biggest difference being the 11 added about 1/4-1/2” of space between the ends of my toes and the ends of my feet. My toes didn’t touch the end of the shoe in the 10.5 to begin with, but just felt a little TOO snug in width. Not sure how well they break in width wise, or if the contributing factor is the sock liner inside them. Either way, I appreciate your feedback my man!


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Question about both cause I have never had a pair of either but liked the look of both... are they true to size?? I have to drop down a size in nikes (14 in sneakers 13 in golf shoes)

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Question about both cause I have never had a pair of either but liked the look of both... are they true to size?? I have to drop down a size in nikes (14 in sneakers 13 in golf shoes)


I wear a 10.5-11 in Most Nike’s, 11 In Jordan’s.

10.5 in puma was good on length, but slightly snug for width (not sure how much break in would compensate for this)
11 in the Puma was a good width, but felt a little long. Width was just right out of the box though.

As for the adidas I was only able to try on a pair of 10.5’s in the XT-SL with regular width. And I feel like a wide would have fit better, but there were none in store to try on.

I’ll be heading back today to try on more pairs and take some notes on the fits. Hope this helps for now though!


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I saw the Pro SL in store but the $200+ price tag made me keep walking past it. Granted the Pumas are $150, and the Adidas are $170 for the SL which isn’t too far off. I DID however try on the FJ Fury since I had the luxury, and because it came in a 10.5 Wide (my feet are slightly on the wider side, but it’s not too often I need to get a wide shoe in most cases. I’m a 10.5 in most shoes, unless they run slightly narrow. Then sizing up to an 11 usually does the trick if there’s not too much extra room at the end of the shoe by doing so allowing my foot to slide too far forward in the shoe when laced. At one point I had the Fury on one foot, and the puma on the other. And they felt incredibly similar when standing in them) I’m returning too the store today too try on a few more, and will try a pair of the SL Pro’s on to see the difference too the Puma and the Adidas. If there’s a huge difference in stability that I’d be leaving in the table with my two options above, I’d reconsider them for sure.

-Stability is huge, being I’ve twisted/sprained/rolled my ankles too many times too count in this short lifetime (sports, construction, roofing, skateboarding, etc have taken a toll on them over the past 15 years) That’s what made the TOUR 360 XT-SL worry me slightly with that feeling of being higher off the ground. I didn’t simulate a swing in them though to see how “tippy” they were, just had enough time to walk around the store very quickly.

- price is not a big deciding factor being I earned some store credit from making a custom sign for the shop in exchange.

- I’d say 75% of my rounds are riding on a cart.

- My feet definitely sweat! Not like melt the glue apart on your shoes till they fall apart bad, but in the Summer months at work i changed into a fresh pair of socks every day on lunch. Nothing drives me more mad than wet socks, so Ventilation is key. I don’t want the shoe too feel like a Goretex work boot that seals hot air and steam like a Swedish sauna. The ability for the shoe to breath is a must.

Thanks for your insight and feedback, much appreciated!


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No problem. All three pair of Pro SL I have were last year’s model and were on sale. Since you need stability, and ride most often, I’d definitely go with the Adidas.


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