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Puma's PUMA's Faas Litegolf shoes
by Carly Frost
September 26, 2013

Price: £75
Colour options:
white/silver/pink or black/white/pink.
They say: Go out and play with confidence no matter the conditions. The Faas Lite is super lightweight, flexible, and comfortable, round after round. The lightweight, waterproof microfiber leather upper is equipped with stormCELL to keep your feet protected from the elements. A zero heel to toe drop creates a more natural walking stride and posture during the swing phase. Lightweight materials in the shoe's lining and tongue provide ultimate comfort. Microfiber leather means super lightweight performance and waterproof protection. Finally, corrugated flex grooves provide optimal flexibility and increase ground contact throughout your swing for improved traction and stability.

I say: It's not often you find a fully waterproof shoe that is incredibly lightweight too but PUMA Golf has successfully achieved this in the new ladies Faas Lite and it gets the big thumbs up from me. So much so that rather than the traditional one or two week test, I've been wearing this shoe for the last 3 months, I literally haven't wanted to take it off! The first thing you'll notice when you put on the FAAS Lite is just how soft and comfortable it is. It really does feel feather light to pick up and I'd describe the feel on your feet as much more similar to a high performance sports trainer than a traditional golf shoe. With such a lightweight, comfortable shoe you'd expect that it was designed for summer use only and that come the winter months you'll need to switch. Because the Faas Lite is fully waterproof I can keep wearing this shoe all throughout the winter. My only area of concern would be the grip I get when the ground begins to become wet and saturated. Although Puma claim that the Faas Lite has been designed to offer incredible traction with the ground, I'm not convinced that this will work as well as traditional soft spikes or studs. The grooves under my shoes definitely clogged up with grass when the ground was wet walking through the rough, so I'll be interested to see whether I find the grip a little compromised come the winter. Aside from that this shoe really is impossible to fault and you certainly won't get me swapping out of mine any time soon!

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