Recognized as one of the leaders in the golf minimalist footwear movement, TRUE linkswear has come out with its first children's golf shoe based on the barefoot platform as part of its 2013 offerings.
Inspired by the emerging minimalist trend in running, Scottsdale, Arizona-based TRUE linkswear introduced its first generation of golf shoes built on a barefoot platform back in 2011. TRUE golf shoes feature a wide-toe box which better utilizes the anatomical features of the foot so toes can function naturally through the swing, which encourages proper weight transfer, balance and natural stability. Only TRUE offers the thinnest sole in golf (2.5mm), while still providing the durability to stand up to the most avid player.
The TRUE padwan blends the balance and performance found in its adult line with the versatility and comfort junior golfers need.
Inspired by the TRUE sensei, the padwan provides a super comfortable barefoot platform and breathable mesh upper that allows juniors to wear it on the course, to school or for everyday play. Built on the sensei outsole, it features a profile and spike configuration that provide enhanced traction and stability, while maintaining the thinnest sole in golf.
The TRUE padwan is available in youth sizes 1-7 in two color combinations - Charcoal/Grey and Black/Charcoal.
Also new for 2013, the TRUE chukka - a "mid-top" version of the TRUE stealth with extra height to help navigate wet or winter conditions on the course, or around town. The chukka is made from super comfortable premium leather, comes with a two year limited waterproof guarantee and also has a leather lining inside. The chukka comes with the new Ninja outsole which is a zero drop platform, less than 10mm from the ground, providing enhanced feel and flexibility.
The TRUE proto was already a winner before its official launch with Ryan Moore taking the honours at the PGA Tour event in Las Vegas last fall. Featuring the new Sensei outsole which provides enhanced stability and traction, proto has the same premium waterproof leather as the stealth, but with some perf leather incorporated in the heel and a big red tab on the side. The proto is available in six colors - White/Grey/Black, White/Kelly/Charcoal, Black/Charcoal/Red, Brown/Sand/White, and Black/Electric Blue.
The third iteration of the TRUE stealth has also moved from the original Ergo-Traction 2.0 platform to the new Ninja platform. The upper is made from TRUE's proprietary premium waterproof leather which is very soft and comfortable. Rivets have been added to the eyelets for a more clean and sophisticated look this time around.
The iconic TRUE tour, launched in 2011 as the original "slipper with traction", has been updated with even better aesthetics and performance from the 2012 version. It features the same super soft and supple premium leather found in the chukka, stealth and proto and marries it with the new Ninja outsole. Available in Black/White, White/Black, White/Brown/Sand, White/Kelly Green and Black/Charcoal.
A pair of other models - the TRUE phx and the TRUE sensei, which became the first golf platform to win a PGA Tour event and run a marathon on the same day last year, both have additional colors added to the lineup.
For women, TRUE has added a couple of new styles. The TRUE jade is similar to the men's sensei and features the new outsole design which provides excellent traction and stability on the course. The synthetic jade upper is comfortable and breathable so you can walk the course or around town or wherever life takes you. Available in Grey/Sunshine, White/Grey/Purple and White/Grey/Kelly.
The TRUE isis WP is the water proof version of the isis. It has the same premium water proof leather as the men's stealth, proto and tour, which delivers unmatched comfort in all conditions. The Ergo-Traction 2.0 outsole is the same as the original isis, providing great stability and feel on the course.