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Adidas CodeChaos 22 Performance Review

adidas CodeChaos 22

You’re either going to love or hate the looks of the all-new adidas CodeChaos 22 spikeless golf shoes. They’re loud, out-there, and a little “chaotic”…but how do they perform?

Trust me on this one, everything about the adidas CodeChaos 22 points towards this being my new favorite spikeless golf shoe. Let’s find out why.

adidas CodeChaos 22

Release Date: June 2022

Price: $160 ($140 for Women)

Sizing: True to size

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  • Rundown: All-day comfort, great stability, and adequate traction make this shoe an easy choice for your next round of golf.

Pros

  • BOOST Cushion
  • Stability
  • Sustainability

Cons

  • Traction
The adidas CodeChaos 22 is a great spikeless golf shoe.

Pros

BOOST Cushion

As an avid fan of adidas BOOST, I was admittedly disappointed with the cushion of adidas’ flagship golf shoe, the TOUR360 22. This time around, adidas nailed the cushion. The adidas CodeChaos 22 is the most comfortable golf shoe that I’ve played in to-date.

I’m not sure what adidas did differently for this shoe, but the BOOST felt bouncy, responsive, and downright comfortable. Finally, all of that BOOST goodness we’ve come to love has been implemented in a way that provides all-day comfort and responsiveness to a golf shoe!

Have a golf trip coming up? You’ll have no problem walking 36 in the adidas CodeChaos 22…it’s just that comfortable.

Stability

Take one look at the adidas CodeChaos 22, and it’s easy to see why it’s such a stable shoe. The outsole wraps up onto the midsole (and beyond) in some spots to keep your foot contained and stable as you move through your downswing.

Plus, if you get yourself into a tricky situation, the Twist Grip traction wraps up the entire outsole. No matter the lie or stance, you’re going to feel stable and secure in the adidas CodeChaos 22.

Sustainability

These days it seems that sustainability is one of the best abilities a product can have. Thanks to adidas’ efforts to reuse and recycle, at least 50% of the materials used to make the adidas CodeChaos 22 are recycled.

I know, 50% doesn’t seem like a whole lot, but I’m okay with this type of thing becoming the norm. What good is a golf shoe if they aren’t any courses to play? Taking care of the planet is never a bad thing, so I’m giving adidas some points for making an effort.

The Twist Grip traction on the adidas CodeChaos 22.

Cons

Traction

Before you jump to a conclusion that isn’t correct, here me out: the TwistGrip traction on the adidas CodeChaos 22 isn’t bad. It’s far from bad. But, in comparison to some of the other spikeless shoes I’ve tested (i.e. FootJoy Fuel and Pro SL Sport), the traction is less than amazing.

As I was testing the traction I found the rubber lugs of the Twist Grip to be a little too flexible in some situations, which could cause some slippage down the road. You’ll only experience this in extreme cases, but overall the traction did not feel as grounded as did the options I mentioned above.

The Twist Grip is nothing to be afraid of, but just something to note. The everyday golfer will find it more than adequate. And frankly, I’m okay sacrificing a tiny bit in the traction department for the great ground feel that a spikeless shoe brings versus a spiked shoe.

The wrap around outsole on the adidas CodeChaos 22.

adidas CodeChaos 22 Summary

The adidas CodeChaos 22 provides all-day comfort and ultimate stability in a package that’s overall better for the earth. The BOOST cushion and performance of the wrap-around outsole are more than enough to overlook the tiny faults of the Twist Grip traction.

Even if the looks are a little chaotic for your liking, you’ll be hard pressed to find any spikeless golf shoe that’s more comfortable and wearable than the adidas CodeChaos 22.

9.5/10
Total Score

Pros

  • BOOST Cushion
  • Stability
  • Sustainability

Cons

  • Traction

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