Saturday, January 15, 2011

BUY THE SHOES...Adidas; The Most Popular Sports Shoes and My Personal Choice

I bought the ADIDAS golf shoes at Golfsmith’s.  

Adidas: The Most Popular Sport Shoes according to many sports enthusiasts…. and My Personal Choice.  AdidasGolf is a German sports apparel manufacturer and part of the parent company of the Adidas Group which consists of Reebok, Taylormade-Adidas, Ashworth and Rockport.  Adidas is the leading sportswear manufacturer in Europe and second in the world, only after its rival American company Nike.

When visiting the local Golfsmith store in Frisco, Texas, I tried on golf shoes from Footjoy to Nike to finally Adidas.  There were quite a few very snazzy digs to select from on the shelf.  I asked Gordan Bass, the pro, “What is the best ladies golf shoe you have on ‘close out’ that has great arch support?”    He smiled, held up a nice looking pair of white Adidas Womens Driver Isabelle 3.0 golf shoes.  It was love at first site.  So, I put them on….we are now embarking on a new long term relationship   Just when I thought it could not be any better, the sale price was under $50…yippee.

I needed a golf shoe with good support for high arches, narrow heel, wide foot area, with a flexible toe, not stiff, all leather, and lots of grip.  This shoe had it all.  I never tried on a shoe that had the tongue sewn into only one side so it does not slip during use.  What a great idea.  I have a very high Navicular bone and have trouble finding a shoe to accommodate it.  Adidas Driver Isabelle 3.0 fit just right.

And YES, I ALSO BOUGHT THE PREVIOUSLY OWNED SET OF ZEVO GOLF CLUBS!!!!  I took the driver and the 9 iron into the pro pit to try them out: it went very well.  On a whim, I also took a Taylormade Driver to find out for myself what all the hype was about and for comparison purposes.   For the record….there is just no comparison…I’m just sayin.  Taylormade is smoothe.  Definitely one for the dream list when MegaMillions pays off J.  Until then its Zevo for me.  Kidding aside.  The Zevo set looks brand new.  No scuffs, purchase included the golf bag, balls, and headcovers.  I love the putter.  I am very happy with my purchase.  So.....I am ready for some real action.  Tee time is no longer about Earl Grey and strawberry scones.  FORE!!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shopping for Golf shoes can be an adventure!

OMG…Have you ever shopped for golf shoes?  Online?  Well trust me…when you do…you are in for an adventure.  Make sure you have an hour or so for appropriate browse time.  There are hundreds of online sites out there each having special online deals/deals/deals.  I had no idea there are so many brands of ladies golf shoes to shop.  OK, Where to start:  A couple of golf blogs with website suggestions, women’s online sports apparel vendors like  and I was well on my way to golf shoe cyberspace.  Two hours later I emerged with a list.  I will post a list of my fav websites at the end of this post.  My fav’s so far are Nike,  Footjoy, Calloway, and Adidas.  Though it is very tempting to purchase online with these very great deals….I hesitate…take a deep breath and put away the credit card.   AAArggg, that was harder than I thought.  I decided that I need to visit a couple local stores to try on a few pair to see which shoes give me the best fit. Yes, that is the practical thing to do.   I will be playing golf in the summer in Texas so I need a shoe that breathes and as well as gives me a good support for high arches.  I prefer a shoe that is not real stiff, gives me flexibility and has more width.  Hummmmm, what to do.  I remember seeing a Golfsmith store in Frisco, Texas beside the mall.  I called the pro, Gordon Bass, great guy.  We had a delightful chat about sporting equipment.  Find a store near you on (click on the word zip code and it will bring up a map, click on your state to find your store location directory).   I called the husband at work to see if he wanted to eat out tonight J and visit the local Golfsmith store.  While I try on shoes and chat with the pro, he can check out some drivers in the pro pit.  He said “ok let’s go”.  Sounds like a plan.  I love it when a good plan comes to together, don’t you.

So what kind of ladies golf shoes will it be…Nike Womens Air Summer Lite, Footjoy Greenjoys,   or the Footjoy Women’s LoPro or Adidas Isabella.   

Stay tuned for the results.

Oh, did I mention that I have not been able to get out to the golf course since we have 5 inches of snow on the ground!!!!!  So much for the fine winter days in January in McKinney, Texas.  As soon as it clears up, I will be scheduling my first lesson.  In the meantime, finding equipment and furthering my reading in Golf for Dummies is on the agenda. FORE!!!