As I mentioned in my last post, I spent some time on the Ashworth website over the last few days checking out Justin Rose’s threads and I came across three new models of shoes from the brand — the Encinitas Wing Tip, the Kingston and the Mesh Cardiff ADC.
Ashworth Encinitas Wing Tip
Ashworth Encinitas Wing Tip

The Encinitas Wing Tip has been on my radar since I saw Rose wearing them in the December issue of Golf Digest. I got a closer look at them at the PGA Merchandise Show in January and profiled them in my PGA TOUR Style Insider column on brogue-style shoes back in March. These are the shoes I’ve been waiting for — and not just since I first laid eyes on them back in December, but since the whole spikeless street shoe craze started a few years ago. Finally, they are available and just in time for Father’s Day. (Yes, this is a very blatant hint).

Clean, classic looks have been making a return to the fairways, but footwear is one area where we haven’t seen a blend of vintage styles and modern touches. The Encinitas Wing Tips fills this void, which is why I’m so psyched about them. They have that sophisticated, old school styling you would expect from a wingtip, but you won’t feel like you are wearing your grandfather’s shoes. Modern details, like contrasting laces and outsoles, are totally on-point. Hopefully I’ll have a review of these for you in the near future.
Ashworth Cardiff ADC Mesh
Ashworth Cardiff ADC Mesh

Seeing a mesh version of the Cardiff ADC wasn’t a big surprise. It makes for a nice lightweight, breathable shoe for the summer — and best of all it is constructed from a waterproof mesh material.

Ashworth Kingston
Ashworth Kingston

What did catch me by surprise was the Kingston — a modern take on the preppy saddle shoe. It steals many of the contemporary details, like contrasting laces and outsole, from the Encinitas Wing Tip and the saddle has a more rounded design than typical saddles. Also, if my fading memory serves me correctly, this is the first cleated shoe from Ashworth. Previous versions of the Cardiff and the Encinitas Wing Tip have been spikeless.

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