While most of the attention on Jordan Spieth’s start to the FedEx Cup Playoffs has focused on missed cuts and iron changes, the two-time major champion quietly laced up a new model of Under Armour golf shoes at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
At this point, more is known about Hillary Clinton’s private emails than Jordan Spieth’s new kicks. Multiple messages to Under Armour have not been returned, and there are no close up images from the Deutsche Bank Championship. Apparently, the sports photogs that were on hand don’t share the same passion for prototype kicks as yours truly, or Under Armour hired Stevie Williams to spike any cameras zooming in on Spieth’s feet.
The best look at Jordan’s new shoes actually came through a less than one second shot during Under Armour’s #RuleYourself video that was released days before Spieth teed it up at TPC Boston.
Lack of info always leads to wild speculation, and GolfThreads has never shied away from a little conjecture. That being said, here are few initial thoughts on Spieth’s new kicks.
- Aesthetically, this shoe is cleaner and more streamlined than Under Armour’s Drive One, but it still has a very athletic look. Even the branding is understated.
- The carbon fiber external heel counter has been removed, but the protective toe cap remains from the Drive One.
- This shoe seems to address two of my biggest issues with the Drive One. It appears to sit lower to the ground, and it also looks to have a wider base for better stability than the Drive One.
- The outsole appears to have a cleated traction system and it looks to be softer and more flexible than the outsole on the Drive One.
- While the Drive One looked a bit like FootJoy’s DNA, the lower profile of this shoe is reminiscent of some of the early True Linkswear models. This makes me wonder if this shoe has a lower drop than the Drive One.
- Overall, this looks like it will be a very good walking shoe.
Stay tuned for updates.