Fooyjoy Fury Golf Shoes

Footjoy Fury Review: Does it Live Up to Lofty Expectations?

Recently I reviewed my first ever pair of Footjoy shoes, the Footjoy Flex, and was pleasantly surprised with how they performed.

They are extremely comfortable, look good, and have more traction than I expected after looking at the soles – all for under $100.

So I was excited to check out another one of their new shoes, the Footjoy Fury.

The Footjoy Fury golf shoe

This shoe sits somewhere in between the Flex and the full blown Tour S. It’s pitched as a traditional spike, tour level shoe, with the comfort of a hybrid.

So does it live up?

Let’s take a look.

Footjoy Fury On Course Impressions

I first took out the Footjoy Fury on my east coast golf swing and wore them for a couple rounds at our Eighty Club event in Boston.

Eighty Club crew in Boston, and me rocking the new Footjoy Fury shoes.
Eighty Club crew in Boston, and me rocking the new Footjoy Fury shoes.

I knew the weather was going to be questionable, so the Flex simply wasn’t going to be the best fit – perfect chance to try out the Fury.

Upon putting them on, everything felt pretty good, they were comfortable and certainly more stable than the Flex’s were (as you’d expect from a traditional shoe).

For the first 9 holes they felt pretty good, but on the back half of the first round I found the shoe rubbing a little bit weird on my pinky toe. The shoes are a bit on the narrow side, and while this didn’t cause any major issues, I was pretty happy to take them off after the round.

By the third round in them, they were doing much better, and I think they just needed a little bit more of a break in period compared to the soft spike shoes that I’ve been wearing and reviewing more often lately.

The shoes are incredibly stable, and even while playing a wet course in misty conditions, I always felt comfortable and was never concerned about slipping or losing traction.

Overall, I was pleased with the shoes save for one major issue.

I’m not sure if the sizing was a bit off or what, but the shoes tended to have a significant bend in the toe box. To the point, that when I would walk it would make a “flip flop” sound, that even caused one of my playing partners to comment “is that noise coming from your shoes?”

When I’d walk, I’d get this big bend in the toe box that made a bit of a “flip flop” sound.

I’m a pretty standard size 12, and I wonder if these shoes just run a little on the big side, and I should have been a size 11/11.5 in this particular model.

For what it’s worth, I’ve played with two other people recently who were rocking the Fury’s and they raved about their comfort and how much they liked them.

For what it’s worth, I’ve played with two other people recently who were rocking the Fury’s and they raved about their comfort and how much they liked them.

So while I think they’re a great shoe, this sizing issue was one thing that threw me off a little bit from totally falling in love with the shoe.

Footjoy Fury Golf Shoes
Footjoy Fury golf shoes on the course.

Footjoy Fury Final Impressions

At around $170 retail it’s not cheap, but certainly not the most expensive shoe on the market, and if you decide to make the investment you should get a lot of rounds in on these as they feel very durable.

Overall I think Footjoy hit their goal of building a combo of a tour/hybrid shoe. It’s stable, waterproof, and mostly comfortable – I’d just encourage you to try a pair on beforehand, or order it in a couple sizes and return the ones that don’t fit – to make sure you’re happy with your purchase!

And based on my experience and in talking with others, if you get the right fit, you’re going to love these shoes.

Buy the Footjoy Fury at Footjoy.com here.




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