Callaway announced the launch of the all new Del Mar Series of casual spikeless shoes and the Apex Tour high performance shoe for men, as well as two new models of their popular Sky Series for women.
Building on the popularity of two generations of Del Mar, the new Series comprises 2 models; the Del Mar Zephyr & Sport. Both feature premium leather uppers and lightweight EVA outsoles combined with rubber traction elements featuring Xfer power wall for optimum stability and traction.
“The new Del Mar Series is a tip of the hat to our California roots,” says Callaway Footwear President, Brad Handelman. “The two new Del Mar Series models provide the perfect balance of performance with comfortable, casual style that delivers on the course and in the clubhouse.”
“We took our aggregate learning on traction from the development of our innovative X Cage Vibe and incorporated it into a totally new casual spikeless outsole,” explains Callaway Footwear VP of Product, Jake Pinger. “It combines lightweight EVA with an extremely durable rubber compound in just the right places to dramatically reduce the slippage that can occur on the lateral sides of your shoes on the backswing and finish.”
The new Del Mar Zephyr is nearly 20% lighter than our 2014 model and has a more elongated European casual shoe profile featuring our ultra-comfortable Ortholite 3D insole. The Del Mar Sport has a similar outsole design, a comfortable molded Ortholite insole and is 12% lighter than its predecessor. In addition, Sport has a different profile and is available in wide sizes, ideal for golfers who prefer a more generous fit.
“A zephyr is a refreshing sea breeze and the Del Mar Zephyr looks the part,” noted Callaway Footwear VP of Sales, Gary Gramkow. “The Sport looks great too, and both are winning praise from our customers in the very competitive casual spikeless category.”
The Apex Tour represents a total re-think of the traditional high performance golf shoe. An ideal heel-to-toe height differential, or ‘drop’ in a wing-tip design is the key to balancing a classic aesthetic with cutting edge stability and traction technologies. ” We took our long-selling Tour Authentic shoe, and with input from our Tour players, we have completely rebuilt it from the ground up to give the players exactly what they have been looking for,” notes Pinger. The Apex Tour is crafted from premium leather and features an outsole composed of multi-density materials for an ideal balance of dress shoe style, comfort and stability. The outsole features Xfer traction elements deployed strategically to work in concert with 9 PINS System Softspikes for ultimate Tour-level traction. Molded Ortholite insoles, enhanced heel cushioning and improved fit ensure maximum comfort.
Accompanying the Del Mar and Apex Tour are updates to Callaway Footwear’s popular X Series Nitro, Chev Aero, and Chev Comfort products from 2014. The X Series Nitro, known for Tour-level performance, debuts in lightweight, high-recovery Clarino microfiber leather. The Chev Aero II and Chev Comfort are updates in upper design and colors of two popular styles.
On the women’s side, Callaway Footwear is pleased to announce the launch of the Halo Pro Tour-level performance shoe and the Playa, women’s answer to the Del Mar Series for men. “For the Halo Pro, we sought to develop a serious performance golf shoe for competitive amateur golfers and Tour players that has great style as well,” explains Pinger.
The Halo Pro features a reduced heel-to-toe drop to get the feet in a more ideal, stable position during the golf swing. An outside made of lightweight EVA deploys an extremely durable rubber compound in just the right places to maximize stability and traction. The upper, made of lightweight, high-recovery Clarino microfiber leather, is accented by a subtle but stylish leopard print motif that makes the Halo Pro look as great as it performs.
Also new for the women is the Playa. based on the same platform as our best-selling Solaire line, Playa, meaning “beach” in Spanish, features an upper that echoes the California casual style of the Del Mar Series.
“We developed the Playa based on very specific feedback from women golfers,” comments Pinger. “Women told us that they liked the Solaire’s combination of style and performance, but they also wished they could sport a look more along the lines of our Del Mar shoes. The Playa is our answer for those women.”
Updates in upper treatment and colors in our best-selling Solaire and Solaire SE models are also available alongside the Halo Pro and the Playa.
For more on all Callaway Footwear products, please visit www.CallawayFootwear.com.