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Under Armour Spieth 3 golf shoe features an all-new traction system

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In collaboration with three-time major champion Jordan Spieth, Under Armour has released their latest golf shoe, the Spieth 3.

On the Spieth 3, Under Armour also consulted J.J. Rivet, a leader in biomechanics at the European Tour Performance Institute, and together developed an all-new traction system on the latest golf shoe.

The combination of Under Armour’s low-profile Rotational Resistance Spike (RST 2.0) and Softspikes Silver Tornado in the Spieth 3 looks to keep feet in contact with the ground for as long as possible. In doing so, it allows players to use the ground for leverage to power the swing and prevent slipping, which according to the company ensures maximum control while minimizing power loss.

Speaking on Under Armour’s new traction control system, Mike Forsey, Director of Global Golf Footwear, said

“Traction is what separates golf footwear from street shoes. Under Armour Golf continues to be the only golf footwear brand speaking to traction to support the golf swing. With the Spieth 3, we’ve added vertical traction elements which allow the golfer to naturally harness vertical force to bring more power to the ball at impact.”

The Spieth 3 features a lower overall weight construction than its predecessors and is a waterproof shoe with a woven jacquard in the forefoot of the shoe for breathability. The Spieth 3 also features a carbon-fiber plate on the EVA midsole for added stability.

Jordan Spieth penned an essay on the shoe, and in it he stated

“Forsey began working with J.J. Rivet, a biomechanist who is the chief expert on how a golfer’s body moves during the golf swing. Those two started talking about the Spieth 3 and J.J. introduced us to the Hendrix “Torsion” Bar, a structure in your foot that runs from your heel to your second toe.

“During your swing, if your weight shift stays balanced over the bar, you gain a new level of control over your body and can turn more efficiently. It’s a game changer. Every design detail of the Spieth 3 supports this concept, top to bottom. The result is not only my next signature, it actually sets up how we will tackle every shoe we design from here on out.”

The Spieth 3 is available to purchase now at UA.com and costs $200.

 

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  1. Tom

    Feb 5, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Their first generation Spieth shoe looked the best, later models have gotten progressively worse since.

  2. J Shu

    Feb 5, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    I will hold off until I receive word from Aaron Oberholser or Notah Begay that these will improve my game.

  3. Peter Eller

    Feb 5, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Except, there is actually nothing new whatsoever, just patina masquerading as design

  4. JP

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:50 am

    I hated the UA spikes. Gave the last shoes away. They’re trying too hard to be different, and it doesn’t work.

  5. Mark Scopel

    Feb 5, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Are these shoes designed for a righthanded golfer? Does the technology work the same for us lefthanded players?

    • Ryan

      Feb 5, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      The only thing I can see that would be different for right- vs left-handed golfers in this shoe is that the Silver Tornado spikes look like they’d turn differently. If these are anything like the previous 2 Spieth shoes, the special “Rotational Resistance Spikes” are symmetrical across the shoes, 2 on the inside of both heels, and 2 on the outside of the toes.

  6. Jbone

    Feb 5, 2019 at 8:51 am

    They should try making it look like a golf shoe…

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Forum Thread of the Day: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from DCMorgan89 who asks an intriguing question – if you could only play one driver for the rest of your life, what would it be? Our members weigh in with their choices, with plenty of different drivers receiving a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • JDMRN81: “G400 Max with an AD TP shaft and it’s not even close! Incredibly forgiving, low spin with a laser mid-flight.”
  • Valtiel: “I’m someone who rarely changes drivers. Several years ago it would have been a 910D3 as well, and I still plan on building up another one sometime soon. I’m hoping it will be the Mizuno ST190, but we’ll see!”
  • LONGBALL777: “Callaway Big Berta Fusion. Straightest driver ever!”
  • regiwstruk: “ST190. Just has it all.”

Entire Thread: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”

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Toulon Santa Monica: The inside scoop

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As many have already seen this week in the forums, we spotted a brand new model from Toulon: the Santa Monica.

There were a lot of finer details going on with this putter that got peoples ears up including

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Thanks to a ton of positive feedback, we had to find out more.  So, we went right to the top and called up Sean Toulon to find out about this new model and what else might be coming in the near future.

Here’s what we know:

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We don’t have a timeline for when these will become available to the public, but when we do, we will be sure to let you know.

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Dave D and it surrounds Viktor Hovland’s future as a Ping staffer. There has been plenty of chatter on our forums after Dave D shared this post from @golfnation_’s Instagram account.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

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Golf Digest’s E. Michael Johnson reported Hovland is now a Ping man, writing he “signed a multi-year deal with Ping to play a minimum of 11 clubs, including driver and putter, along with a Ping staff bag and logo on the hat.”

Entire Thread: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping?”

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