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True Linkswear Original and Outsiders?


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#1 endurancechiro

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:01 PM

So True finally released their new models, along with a total website redesign.  The spiked and previous versions have been moved to the outlet section, so this is the new direction True will be taking, along with a hefty price hike ($150 and up).  From the looks of it, they are trying to abandon the golf specific market and go after the athleisure/off course wear look.  I've been a fan for several years, and I don't think anything will every top my Sensei's.  Really wish they'd just bring back a simple low profile shoe without their take on fashion :(

From the looks of the shoes they are not something I will be buying...  Sad because I've been watching for the release for 6 months.

http://truelinkswear.../true-original/

http://truelinkswear.../true-outsider/

What do ya'll think?

Edited by endurancechiro, 23 August 2017 - 02:17 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:45 PM

I like them, but not at that price.  It seems ridiculous that spikeless golf shoes cost $40-50 more than a pair of turf baseball shoes or trail running shoes.  Of course, that is what all of these manufacturers are doing with their golf shoes, but still.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:46 PM

I'm on the complete other side of the fence on these...

I really enjoy the look of both new offerings, including a return to concept/form with The Originals.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:52 PM

I use to own several pairs of true linkswear shoes when they first came out and really liked them.  I really like the new true original but they look a lot (to me) like the puma ignite...which I can get a lot cheaper.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:00 PM

I loved the sensei. I want the originals in every color, my goodness those are fire. I feel at 41 I'm "aged out" of the current Nike stuff anyway.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:03 PM

I am a bit disappointed.  I am on their email list for updates, etc., and the first I hear of new shoes is on Golfwrx.  Props to the people on this site, but boo to TL for not notifying everyone that has shown interest in the past.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:09 PM

Wonder when Ryan Moore will start wearing these.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:46 PM

Moore has actually been playing most of the season wearing, what have appeared to be, the Outsider model.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:39 PM

Ok ... Took a look at the site and the new shoes.  I like the Outsider more than the Original.  But, it looks a lot like the Ecco Biom Hybird 2.  If the TL is truly waterproof that is a win vs. the Ecco.  Will most likely pick up a pair.  I just wish they had a shoe with some brown tones to go with Khaki/Tan shorts and brown belts (although just typing that may indicate my total lack of fashion sense!).

I am just happy to have at least one option for a lower drop shoe that will perform year round in any conditions.  Wish they were about 15% cheaper though.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:42 PM

 Black, on 23 August 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

I like them, but not at that price.  It seems ridiculous that spikeless golf shoes cost $40-50 more than a pair of turf baseball shoes or trail running shoes.  Of course, that is what all of these manufacturers are doing with their golf shoes, but still.

I also wish they were cheaper, but they are leather and waterproof, something that most trail shoes at ~$100 to $120 are not.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

 drn92, on 23 August 2017 - 04:42 PM, said:

 Black, on 23 August 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

I like them, but not at that price.  It seems ridiculous that spikeless golf shoes cost $40-50 more than a pair of turf baseball shoes or trail running shoes.  Of course, that is what all of these manufacturers are doing with their golf shoes, but still.

I also wish they were cheaper, but they are leather and waterproof, something that most trail shoes at ~$100 to $120 are not.

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I really dig the Original.  The Outsider is just OK to my eye.  $150 seems expensive for a True, but, if its truly fully waterproof, then the price to me is justified. I mean I have spikeless Nikes which cost $120 and aren't waterproof and are a similar concept (a sock like lining, low profile, lower drop but not 0 drop).  Being real leather is a great touch too.

Ill probably pick up a pair of the Original but will wait till a coupon code comes out.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:09 PM

I wouldn't pay more than $100 for them, way too many great spike less options for less
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:12 PM

Really happy to see these.  I still wear my original Trues and they're getting close to the end.  I haven't bought any of the models since the Sensei as they went to a narrower toe box, fewer sizes and (ugh) soft spikes.

In for a pair of Originals, I would imagine.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:23 PM

I like them.....not sure about the traction, but I would def buy both if there are sales, etc.  Might go on the Xmas list.  I liked the tour 2.0 and protos the most.... IMO the "original" originals were ugly as hell and too wide in the toe box, but I did like the outsoles of them quite a bit!

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

I guess i just don't see the need for waterproof on spikeless shoes.  If it's raining out wet, I'm going to be wearing something with a little more traction than these anyways.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:03 PM

 Black, on 23 August 2017 - 08:38 PM, said:

I guess i just don't see the need for waterproof on spikeless shoes.  If it's raining out wet, I'm going to be wearing something with a little more traction than these anyways.

I've not needed (yet) more traction in any condition than spikeless shoes provide.  The waterproof for me is a big deal.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:55 PM

Loving the look of the new True releases! I've been wearing them since their early days but not as much in recent years. Think I'm going to try both of the new releases at some point.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 01:31 AM

 Moshjean, on 23 August 2017 - 05:09 PM, said:

I wouldn't pay more than $100 for them, way too many great spike less options for less

Very true, unless you have super wide feet, and the options go down to nearly zero.

Although guys like me are not a market you want to be actively targeting.
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Posted 24 August 2017 - 01:42 PM

I pre-ordered the white Original. I really dig the look and couldn't resist. I'm okay paying $150  supporting a smaller company.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:36 PM

You should have signed up to be a wayfarer on their site and save $10 bucks on your order.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:40 AM

Curious on the fit.....been 11.5 and 12 on the later models

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:05 AM

I've been very loyal to True Linkswear for many years.  Love their products.  I currently have 6 pairs (I think) and one is nearing retirement.  I do like the new look, but I have to agree with you guys, I'd be out at that price.  However, I will almost definitely snatch up one of the TRUE Motions that went on sale to retire that previously mentioned pair.  I love their spikeless street/golf crossover shoes.  They are amazing!  No one does it better IMO.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

View Postdrn92, on 23 August 2017 - 03:03 PM, said:

I am a bit disappointed.  I am on their email list for updates, etc., and the first I hear of new shoes is on Golfwrx.  Props to the people on this site, but boo to TL for not notifying everyone that has shown interest in the past.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:34 PM

Didn't they used to have like $25-40 shoe sales a few years ago? $150 for the new shoe? With a bowl of soup?

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:11 PM

View Postthevaporz, on 25 August 2017 - 01:34 PM, said:

Didn't they used to have like $25-40 shoe sales a few years ago? $150 for the new shoe? With a bowl of soup?

There were times when previous models were on final clearance when you could get them for super low prices, sure.

I personally don't have a problem with the $150 price point if -- and this is an if -- they've really solved some of the past issues.  It's not like True is the only shoe company that charges that much, this is a pretty common price for better quality golf shoes.

Since I'm not in immediate need I think I'll be hoping that Ryan Moore wins a tournament and they kick out a promo code.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:53 PM

While the price point is a little hard to swallow initially, comparable shoes from competing brands are priced similarly.  In fact, they are less than the equivalent shoe from Nike, Ecco, Footjoy, etc.  $150-160 seems to be the going rate for a higher end, leather, waterproof shoe these days.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:36 PM

I like the look of the Originals but True's never fit me right.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:44 PM

View PostBlack, on 23 August 2017 - 08:38 PM, said:

I guess i just don't see the need for waterproof on spikeless shoes.  If it's raining out wet, I'm going to be wearing something with a little more traction than these anyways.


Under normal rain, yeah I'm going with a spiked shoe. Where I've had problems with their shoes are early mornings with dew still on the fairways.  Your feet are soaked by the 4th tee box. Looking forward to the new ones with some waterproofing, can't beat the comfort during a walk!

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:32 AM

I wish I could find a store that carried them. I have a hard time buying shoes that I can't try on. It seems I can wear a ten in one shoe, and an eleven in another, so I never buy shoes unless I try them.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:11 AM

Like the look of these over previous True offerings. But not at this price point.

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