Guest Author - Letta Meinen
When I first saw these Adidas ClimaCool Oasis Golf Shoes advertised in the Golf for Women magazine I knew they would be just the thing to use here in Texas during the hot summer season. I never cared for the golf sandal that was popular for several years but this one looked like it would keep your feet cool during those hot days. The shoe has several cut outs on both sides of the shoe, both at the heel and middle of your foot. At the toe there are several smaller holes on both sides of the shoe plus a mesh inset on the top. It was advertised that you could wear these without golf socks and it all appealed to me.
I started doing some research on the Internet to see where I could find these shoes. Nothing seemed to be available as no one had ever heard of them. I then contacted Adidas customer service and the nice lady named Kristie who tried to be helpful and said they did not sell the shoe through their web site. She told me to contact my retailer so I cut out the pictures of these neat shoes and brought to my Pro Shop. They told me they did not have a contract with Adidas so could not order them. Big disappointment!
I then contacted Adidas again and Kristie at Customer Service gave me a list of places I could try to find the Adidas ClimaCool Oasis Golf Shoe. I began my research again with no luck. One day as I happen to be checking in again with Golfsmith.com and click on Womenís Golf Shoes, the pictures of this shoe came up. AHA! So I ordered it immediately and it said I could expect shipment after April 3rd. Some time after that date I contacted Customer Service to find out what happened, as on my order it said they were backordered. After a few emails and telephone calls these shoes were in stock and they told me I could expect them in a few days.
Lo and behold they did arrive by UPS and I have had a chance now to test them on the golf course. The fit is very good, they lace up tight and has a spring imbedded into the sole of the shoe. There is plenty of traction with spaced cleats even the heel sole has air holes through it for extra bounce to your step. I wore golf socks on my first test and they felt very comfortable. I am sure they will be helpful to keep my feet cool during the summer days playing golf. We are expecting to be in the 90ís this next week so that is a little early even for central Texas.
After all my work to finally find these golf shoes, I find it was well worth it and I do thank Golf for Women magazine for their article about these shoes. The ones I ordered were white with Raspberry trim. I also saw where they can be order in Blue trim. I paid $74.99 at Golfsmith.com as they were advertised in Golf for Women for $80.00. My good friend Kristie at Adidas.com told me that my Pro Shop could have ordered these since they have a contract with Taylor Made. Live and learn but there are always ways to find out just where you can go to get what you want on the Internet.