A TIE for 16th in his first PGA Tour, Jordan Spieth was just beginning to build his legacy. At 20 he captured his first PGA Tour title and a year later he won the Masters and the US Open. At 23 he won the British Open.
Few players have made such a significant impact in golf in such little time and that’s why when Spieth turned to Under Armour to create the Spieth 4 GTX golf shoe, the design team used data and insights to create what they say is their “most scientifically driven” golf shoe to date.
In the golf swing, traction and torque are among the vitals. Using a data-driven approach, JJ Rivet, a leader in biomechanics at the European Tour Performance Institute, analysed scientific insights into traction and its relationship with torque and rotation of a golf swing, and directly incorporated his findings into the design of the Spieth 4.
It starts with foot stabilisation and ground contact that form the foundation of an effective golf swing and with their patent-pending traction technology in the shoe, golfers can now get more power and accuracy out of a shot.
“Given the importance of power in a golfer’s swing, we wanted traction to be a focal point for the Spieth 4 GTX,” said Rivet.
“Through insights and testing, we were able to engineer a golf shoe that extends force and power to a golfer’s shot, beginning with traction from the ground up. In addition to its lightweight design, the Spieth 4 GTX drives targeted shots further by focusing on stability and structural support.”
Spieth said: “Focus is the single greatest difference-maker on the course. This shoe provides me with the comfort and support I need to hone in on my game and make the most of every shot.”
Among the shoe’s features are:
> Breathable, Clarino microfiber upper & a lightweight waterproof membrane keep you cool & dry
> 3D molded quarter panel & tongue lining for added comfort & support
> Dual durometer EVA footbed provides lateral support & medial softness to harness power
> New, lower profile UA Rotational Resistance (RST 2.0) spikes for lockdown horizontal traction & comfort
> Lightweight (13.8oz), durable TPU outsole with carbon insert for added support
The Spieth 4 GTX golf shoe comes with a suggested retail price tag of RM999.
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