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Rickie Fowler’s awesome Arnold Palmer tribute shoes will be auctioned for charity

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Perhaps you saw Rickie Fowler’s awesome pair of Pauma Ignite hi-tops making the rounds on social media yesterday. The shoes feature images of the late, great Arnold Palmer and plenty of other cool touches.

Fowler, who will wear the Palmer umbrella on his hat and shirt all week, will sport the white hi-tops during his Wednesday practice round.

Puma commissioned “The Shoe Surgeon,” Dominic Chambrone, to design the shoes. And they only made two pairs. One, Fowler will wear, and the other will be auctioned off for charity. All proceeds will go to Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.

“I feel privileged to have known Arnie and be able to call him a friend,” Fowler said. “I wanted to do something to celebrate what he did on the course and more importantly how he used his platform to benefit others through his foundation.”

According to Puma, Chambrone “utilized a high-grade infused graphic printed directly into the leather, resulting in a vibrant, high-quality finish. He then hand-cut each piece to fit the exact specs of the PUMA Golf Hi-Top.”

Other features:

  • The Velcro strap is laser engraved with Palmer’s signature.
  • Behind the tongue of the left shoe is the iconic umbrella logo that has become synonymous with Arnold’s brands.
  • Behind the tongue of the right shoe includes a quote from Fowler in remembrance of The King. It reads: “Legends never die. You will live on forever Arnie. I will never forget the bear hug in front of the clubhouse at Augusta, watching you hit your final tee shot there, and to spending time with you in the locker room at Bay Hill. Thank you for being you and giving me the opportunity to do what I get to do everyday! I love you as did everyone! RIP The King.”

We snapped exclusive photos of the one (or two)-of-a-kind shoes at Bay Hill, which you can check out below. And more importantly, see how you can bid on the shoes by clicking here.

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  1. golfraven

    Mar 17, 2017 at 3:20 am

    At least the buyer gets a new pair and not the walked out pair from Ricky.

  2. Fat Perez

    Mar 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Wow! That young man’s respect for the game and the King is quite awesome to see! Well done Rickie, well done! I’m certain Mr. Palmer will be smiling down on you this week.

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Charles Howell III’s winning WITB: 2018 RSM Classic

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65

Fairway woods: Titleist TS2 (15, 21 degrees)
Shafts: Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 8X, Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 9X

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB 4-iron, Titleist 718 AP2 (5-7), Titleist 718 CB (8-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 (hard stepped)

Wedges: Vokey SM7 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (proto)

SEA ISLAND, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Charles Howell lll tees off on the eighth hole tee box during the third round of The RSM Classic at the Sea Island Resort Seaside Course on November 17, 2018 in Sea Island, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR)

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Driver: Callaway Rogue (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana W 60x

3-wood: Callaway Rogue Fairway Wood (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana W 70X

Irons: Callaway X Forged Utility Irons (18, 21, 24 degrees), Callaway X Forged 18 Irons (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Superlite

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged PW (48 degrees), Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges (54, 58 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold

Putter: Odyssey Prototype (Stroke Lab)

Ball: Chrome Soft X

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (10 degrees) (D6)
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3-wood: Ping G400 (14.5 degrees) (D3)
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Hybrid: Ping G (19 degrees) (D2+)
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Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (60 degrees)
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Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Fetch 35”
Grip: PING Pistol Sigma 2 PP60

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Full Cord (+1 wrap) on woods, PING Id8 Half Cord on irons

Ball: Titleist ProV1x

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