December 04, 2018
By Greg Monteforte, PGATOUR.COM
- Dustin Johnson wears adidas' new urban-inspired, non-traditional line of apparel and footwear. (Photos courtesy of adidas)
The lines between golf wear, streetwear, and gym wear continue to blur. The latest example of this is adidas’ new adicross Capsule Collection for Spring/Summer 2019. The urban-inspired, non-traditional line of apparel and footwear is designed to help PGA TOUR players and amateurs effortlessly transition through daily activities—on and off the course.
The adicross Collection highlights adidas’ revolutionary Primeknit material. While the brand has incorporated the lightweight and breathable knit fabric into its shoes in the past, this is the first time it has brought the technology to its golf apparel. Because of its seamless construction, Primeknit sits flatter to the skin. It is also cool to the touch, possesses moisture-wicking qualities, and features a lot of stretch without losing its shape. From a style standpoint, Primeknit has the look of a woven garment and forms to the body for a clean, individual fit. Key Primeknit pieces in the collection include a polo, sweatshirt, and anorak hoodie.
Other intriguing garments are a pique polo, a henley shirt, and a hybrid short. The pique polo features a relaxed fit that is wider at the body with a straight silhouette. The trendy, golf-inspired all-over print makes a strong statement on the fairways or on the street. The henley is crafted from adidas’ no-show technology, which eliminates the appearance of sweat before it gets to the surface of the material. The hybrid short can go anywhere and do anything. The elastic waistband with a drawcord and the stretchy fabric make this short appropriate for taking on the toughest off-season workouts. When you are ready to hit the course, the deep front pockets are perfect for storing tees, golf balls, and ball markers, while the single rear pocket is a convenient spot for stashing a glove.
The footwear side of the collection sees the introduction of two new shoes. The Crossknit 3.0 is the latest generation of the popular Crossknit franchise that first hit the fairways in 2016. It is built on the same last as adidas’ Ultraboost running shoe and utilizes a full-length BOOST midsole for a comfortable ride from the treadmill to the 18th green. Reflective laces give the Crossknit 3.0 a sporty aesthetic while the water-repellent textile upper and spikeless Puremotion outsole provide the on-course protection and traction needed.
Joining the Crossknit 3.0 is another non-traditional option for the course called the adicross PPF. With a sneaker-like silhouette, the PPF has a mix of leather, microfiber, and textile materials for a water-repellant yet breathable feel. For traction, designers strategically placed 169 lugs on the Puremotion outsole. The flexible Bounce midsole is sure to put a spring in your step.
Look for the entire adicross apparel line at select retailers now. The Crossknit 3.0 and PPF shoes arrive on store shelves on February 1, 2019.