Adidas continues to lead the way when it comes to recycled golf apparel and footwear that seeks to eliminate plastic waste. Three models of men’s and women’s golf shoes are a good example. The Men’s S2G Recycled Polyester Mid-Cut Golf Shoes are made with recycled content in the company’s never-ending quest to end plastic waste. It’s a mid-cut golf shoe that is perfect for wet weather. These shoes have a wide fit with a lace closure and RAIN.RDY technology keeps water out so that your feet stay dry the entire round. The Bounce midsole and four-cleat rubber Adiwear outsole offer comfort, grip, and stability. The Rubber V-Traxion outsole is fitted with Thintech cleats.
My favorite golf shoes are the Tour 360 line. The new Tour 360 22 (2022, I assume) is available in sizes 7 – 15. They are available in several different colors including White, Black, Blue, Red, and Green. The adidas BOOST midsole delivers energy return and extreme comfort and the 360Wrap design locks your foot in for added stability and support. The INSITE sockliner provides cushioning for fit and balance, and the SPIKEMORE traction outsole keeps your feet connected to the ground with no slippage. These shoes are very responsive and made in part from recycled materials.
The Women’s Code Chaos Spikeless Golf Shoes are the epitome of everything a spikeless golf shoe should be. The wraparound outsole provides stability for your golf stance while the Twist Grip sole keeps you firmly in contact with the ground. The full-length BOOST midsole delivers uncompromised comfort and TOUR-level performance. These women’s shoes are available in sizes 5 – 11 and in a variety of colors.
It may feel like fall up north but down here in the Southeast, it’s still shorts weather. Unfortunately, long pants and sweaters have a short lifecycle in this region each season. adidas’ Ultimate 365 line of men’s and women’s polos and bottoms have a year-round appeal and for my money, they are the go-to apparel line regardless of the weather. The ladies’ Ultimate 365 solid short is available in sizes XS-XL and in three basic colors, Grey, Black, and White. The wide power-mesh waist helps to create a slimming effect and the moisture-absorbing AEROREADY fabric is soft to the touch and keeps you dry and odor-free throughout your round. This skort is sewn from 100% recycled polyester twill and the attached undershorts have grip tape at the hem on the leg to keep everything where it should be. Two front and two back pockets provide enough room for all of your essential golf accessories. The Ultimate 365 skort is just another example of adidas’ commitment to finding a solution for ending plastic waste.
For cooler weather golfers, adidas’ Go-To Five Pocket Golf Pants are great both on and off the course. The nylon twill fabric gives them a cool, dry feel, and the stretchy fabric lets you move and flex with ease. The classic five-pocket design gives you plenty of room for tees, ball markers, and a scorecard. They are available in a variety of waist sizes and lengths and in five colors: Gray Three, Black, Crew Navy, Bliss, or Shadow Green.
A good pair of pants needs a stylish belt and adidas’ Braided Stretch Belt brings added function too. Not only is it a good-looking accessory, but it also keeps your pants in place while flexing and adapts as you bend and move on the course. It’s available in four colors, Navy, Gray, Black, and Hemp.
Ladies will find that the Essentials Mock Neck Sleeveless Polo combines both comfort and style. The lightweight fabric has stretch to move with you and AEROREADY technology wicks away moisture to keep you dry. The mock neck design features moss stitching for a modern, textured look and the scooped hem finishes the look. The Essentials Mock Neck Sleeveless Polo is available for ladies in sizes XS-XXL and in either Indigo Navy/White or Black/White.
If you like to play regardless of the weather, adidas has something for both men and women. For ladies, the Embossed ¼ zip Snap Pullover is a golf shirt with a water-repellent coating to help get you through those blustery days on the course with no distractions. The adjustable drawcord at the hem lets you cinch up to keep the elements out so you stay warm. The large side pockets are big enough to store your keys, wallet, and even a phone, but no one has one of those on the golf course! It’s available in sizes XS-XL and in either White or Navy.
Guys will keep warm with adidas’ Adicross Anorak which is made from a stretchy fabric for full mobility and features a large kangaroo packet that you can use to keep your hands warm between shots and a drawcord adjustable hood with a face covering just in case. It’s perfect for playing golf…or shoveling snow! The Adicross Anorak is available in sizes S – XXL and in Trace Blue, Natural Green, or Savannah.
Whether it’s hot and windy or you’re just having a bad hair day, there’s nothing better than a good-fitting and stylish hat. The Ladies’ I’m Not The Cart Girl hat is all of that with a bit of added humor. The pre-curved brim shades your eyes and the adjustable back strap lets you find the perfect fit. It’s available in White, Black, or Semi Turbo.
Nearly all of these adidas products have one thing in common. They are all made in part from recycled material and show the company’s commitment to reducing plastic waste. The I’m Not the Cart Girl Hat is 100% cotton and supports more sustainable cotton farming.
Adidas has you covered regardless of the weather where you live. My advice to golfers up north: Find an indoor Trackman facility where you can wear shorts year-round and look good! To see the entire adidas lineup, visit their website at www.adidas.com and shop by sport.