Golf: Comfort, walking rules ’11 lineup

Anatomy inspired footwear

Danish footwear maker Ecco is bringing comfort and performance to the game with its new Biom Golf. The new shoe was designed using decades of research into the human foot and from ultra lightweight construction to climate control, the Biom Golf gets points for both performance and style.
Ecco Biom Golf shoes, $225,

Smart socks

Kentwool’s CEO was standing on the 18th hole, worrying more about his bleeding, blistered feet than his eagle putt. That’s when he decided his textile expertise should be used to create the world’s best golf socks. A blend of merino wool and high-tech fibers give Kentwool golf socks moisture management, odor control and oh-so-comfortable socks.
Kentwool socks, $20-$25,

Walk tall

There’s nothing like walking the golf course without lugging your bag, but the pushcart can sometimes be a hassle. Sun Mountain’s Micro Cart addresses that with a model that folds down 25 percent smaller and at 13 pounds, weighs 20 percent less than other options. This four-wheel cart is nothing like that trolley your grandma dragged around the muni, thanks to storage compartments, variable handle height and a design for better stability on hills.
Since there will be times you want to carry and times you have to ride, Sun Mountain’s Superlight 3.5 stand bag (pictured) blends the best features for both. The entire line has been  redesigned in 2011 to include a cart-friendly bottom, lockable legs and a “tunnel” for the cart strap to maintain access to all pockets.
Sun Mountain Micro Cart $239; Superlight 3.5 $179,

Find the fairway

Long known for offering some of the best players irons, Mizuno’s metal wood offerings can get unfairly overshadowed. This year they have unveiled the JPX-800 series of clubs designed to use “both the horizontal and vertical moment of inertia, allowing explosive distance from anywhere on the face.” The driver features a low, deep center of gravity, ideal for players seeking forgiveness. Similarly, the JPX-800 fairway woods and hybrids focus on maintaining ball speed, even when you miss the sweet spot.
Mizuno JPX-800 woods, Driver $299; Fairways $199; Hybrid $169,

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