When Rickie Fowler sneaked last week’s Deutsche Bank Championship from Henrik Stenson, attention was rightly placed upon his nerve under pressure. With shots like his 6-iron to the par 3 16th, or his monstrous drive down the last, Fowler’s swing clicked into a devastating groove that the usually ice-cold Swede couldn't match.
It’s not the first time this year that Rickie has mounted an unstoppable last minute charge, which may be why he is seen as one of the world’s most exciting talents.
However, every great golfing success is built upon a foundation of the right equipment, and right at the base of any solid swing – you will always find a comfortable, flexible pair of golf shoes. In Rickie’s case, thanks to Puma golf shoes, you can be sure that they will look stylish as well.
Feel as comfortable as Fowler with Puma golf shoes, Titan Tour
Rickie Fowler’s footwear of choice is the Puma Titan Tour golf shoe. He’s worn them during every one of his three world-wide victories this season, so they obviously work well for him. With their high-quality design, they can work just as well for amateurs too.
The sock liner on the Titan Tour range uses a material called ShapeLock, which acts like memory foam, taking on the exact form of the golfer’s feet. A structure called the idCELL has also been included at the midpoint of the sole, providing extra support. At the front of the shoe, the Power Vamp supports the toes as the foot shifts through impact, allowing complete freedom of movement.
Puma golf shoes have borrowed technology from space-suit design to ensure that the Titan Tour shoe is climate-controlled. Outlast technology allows the inner sole to absorb moisture and heat, storing it and releasing it to cool the player in warm conditions. In the process, Puma claim to reduce perspiration by 44 percent, aiding comfort and grip.
The exterior is also fully waterproof (with a two-year waterproof guarantee), which Stenson might have envied as he contemplated wading into the lake on the 16th to play his second from the water.
Puma have also included a variety of multi-coloured laces – the kind of feature that younger players like Fowler value. It all adds up to a sleek, perfectly balanced, comfortable performance shoe that lies somewhere between the smartness of classic Puma golf shoes and the features of modern sporting footwear.
The Monolite V2 range - perfect for golf in the sun
Puma haven’t stopped at the Titan Tour. For Autumn 2015, they have also restyled the Monolite golf shoes.
The weight of this popular design has been reduced, their spikeless grip makes them more suitable for off-course wear and Puma have generally improved their performance during long rounds in hot weather. This makes them the perfect option for players who love to tee off in golfing resorts around the world.
The Monolite V2 is the kind of golf shoe that can be worn casually or on course to equal effect. They have been optimised for heel support, including EverFoam materials that mould themselves to the shape of the player’s heel. The carbon rubber cleated soles are durable and provide extremely tight grip, helping the golfer to remain balanced throughout their swing.
Naturally, as with all Puma golf shoes, the Monolite is effortlessly stylish at the same time. For holiday golfers, their comfort, coolness and grip are ideal.
View the full Puma golf shoe collection here.