FootJoy HyperFlex and HyperFlex Carbon Golf Shoes 2023 Review

By , Golf Equipment Writer
  • At a glance

  • TG Rating 5 out of 5
  • Owner Rating Not yet rated
  • Pros
    • Comfortable
    • Secure fit all round
    • Excellent Grip
    • Really supportive
  • Cons
    • Sock material is hard to keep clean
  • RRP £159.99

What we say...

The 2023 HyperFlex and HyperFlex Carbon have been tuned to deliver golfers a lightweight shoe that provides maximum comfort, stability, and control.

FootJoy is a brand that has been trusted throughout the game at all levels for years as they make some of the best golf shoes.

What makes the HyperFlex and many of their other shoes so popular is the brand’s ability to innovate and bring the newest and best technology to help improve our games.

FootJoy HyperFlex Carbon golf shoes in White/Pink.

The Tech Explained

Golf is a game that is always innovating and seeing new technology year after year. All the latest drivers use carbon for their lightweight designs, but what can it do to help the HyperFlex which is among FootJoy’s best shoes.

The HyperFlex Carbon features a molded carbon fiber power plate that helps with stability, it also offers additional underfoot cushioning with an OrthoLite Impressions FitBed.

The OptiFlex outsole design promotes stability where you need it for the golf swing and flexibility for walking comfort. 

The shoes Power Stabiliser outsole ensures that golfers get a secure foundation, partner that with the saddle strap which wraps around the foot and you have a secure fit with plenty of support and control.

FootJoy HyperFlex Golf shoe sole.

FootJoy’s popular StratoFoam cushioning delivers comfort and support tuned specifically for golf.  The midsole design provides the perfect blend of cushioning which helps absorb shock while maximizing energy return to reduce foot fatigue. 

Already incorporated on tour, the HyperFlex golf shoes are in play at tournaments around the world. Some of the players gaming the shoes include Sahith Theegala and Rafa Cabrera Bello. Rafa has been a great ambassador for HyperFlex and has gamed the shoe since the release of the successful 2021 models.

Sahith Theegala wearing the 2023 FootJoy HyperFlex.

HyperFlex and HyperFlex Carbon: Benefits

Breathable Performance Mesh

Vacuumed-formed engineered mesh with a molded ribbed knit saddle for structure and support.

Enhanced Range of Motion

OptiFlex zones deliver an enhanced range of motion and flex to ensure maximum ground contact.

On-Course Traction

HyperFlex and HyperFlex Carbon are equipped with Pulsar LP cleats by Softspikes low profile spikes that deliver stability and support the moment you step on the course.

Ultimate Comfort

StratoFoam & FTF+ delivers comfort and support with a 100% waterproof mesh upper.  HyperFlex Carbon includes an OrthoLite Impressions FitBed that provides immediate step-in comfort and molds for a custom fit over time.

Increased Stability (HyperFlex Carbon-only)

TPU with Carbon wrapped shank.

The shoe is available for women and comes in two different colors White/Purple, or Pink/White. BOA is available but in the US only.

FootJoy HyperFlex 2023 Womens golf shoe.

What FootJoy say

Patrick Trubiano, Director of Product Management, FJ Footwear

“The new HyperFlex and HyperFlex Carbon offer Tour-proven enhancements within the athletic silo, delivering unquestioned innovation, comfort, stability, and a visual design aesthetic that celebrates performance technology for the golfer athlete, 

“This product will excite current HyperFlex wearers and those looking to add more power to their game.”

FootJoy HyperFlex on course image.

FootJoy HyperFlex Golf Shoe Review: Our Verdict

Will Shreeve-Peacock

First of all, the straight out-of-the-box comfort was great. If you’re after a shoe to take straight on the course I can certainly vouch for these. When I stepped on the first tee it felt as if I’d been wearing HyperFlex for months, at points I forgot I was even wearing them they felt that comfortable.

The HyperFlex was lightweight and fit nice and securely, the sock bootie definitely helped as it wrapped around my foot lovely. The padded heel provided plenty of cushioning and was one of the softest that I’ve had in a golf shoe protecting against rubbing, which I can suffer quite badly from when golfing.

After a few rounds in a new pair of golf shoes, you often notice blisters during the so-called “wearing-in period” The HyperFlex was quite the opposite. With the slightly raised heel providing padding and a secure fit, my foot didn’t move or rub during the rounds at all.

FootJoy HyperFlex white BOA on course.

Thanks to the soft spikes the grip was exceptional on the course, but I would say maybe too good. Before my first round, I was on the driving range and struggled to get my feet turning through my swing as they gripped the mat too well, which I thought could have hurt after more and more swinging, however on the course and with some give in the ground they worked wonderfully.

I tried the HyperFlex with the BOA system which you can see above. I’m often not a fan of BOA golf shoes as I’ve found them to be restricting and uncomfortable. So I was very skeptical about these, but I can certainly say they were great. The BOA system is internal and only has a small amount showing where it tightens the strap, I believe this is why I found them to be so secure as the BOA tightens with the straps rather than the laces themselves.

As expected with white golf shoes they tend to get rather dirty especially here in the UK. In general, the shoe was easy to clean on the straps and the front of the shoe, however, the material around the heel was a lot harder to clean and left slight staining from the mud afterward.

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Product Information

FootJoy HyperFlex and HyperFlex Carbon Golf Shoes


Men's HyperFlex

RRP: £159.99/$175 Laced White/Blue, Black, and Grey 

RRP: £184.99/$210 BOA White, and Navy 

Men's HyperFlex Carbon 

RRP: £189.99/$220 White/Pink, Black 

Women’s HyperFlex

RRP £159.99 Laced White/Purple, Pink/White 

RRP $210 BOA White/Purple, Pink/White(US ONLY!) 

Men's Sizes 6-12 (White/Blue model available in wide fit)

Women's Sizes 4-8 (Medium Width)

Released March 1, 2023 

Sole: Spiked

Waterproof: Yes

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