Good day everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m excited for the presidential debates, but that’s not what I am going to be touching base with today. No, what I will go into today is a new golf shoe that I found out about recently and how it may be better for your game, your style, and you overall physical well being. That was in no particular order, I promise. So let’s get into it, this is the (T)rue Golf Shoe! To Learn More about the (T)rue Links Footwear, Click Here!
Most golf companies, whom shall go nameless, all bolster a new product that they release that supposedly shaves points off of your game, adds yards to your drive, increases control, locks you into your swing stance, etc. At (T)rue however, they have taken it upon themselves to build a shoe from the ground up that is an overall better experience for your body that allows for the most comfort and maximizes your body’s function naturally. The design team stated, “Our model started with the human foot, not a dress shoe. We added some traction elements and waterproofing to create the ideal golf shoe—a ‘slipper with traction’ that provides incredible walking comfort and maximum feel during the golf swing. It is a minimal shoe feel, so you are feeling barefoot on the course.” Now don’t get me wrong, this is not an advertisement for TRUE Company though it may sound that way. Instead, I would like to explain from a PT clinic’s perspective why this shoe should be on your radar, if you’re a golfer that is.
So why go “barefoot” instead of the normal shoe? We here at Robbins’ have done a study in the past regarding this very question. The report discusses barefoot-style shoes over standard shoes and breaks it down for us. A barefoot-style shoe aids to better overall posture, strengthens your foot flexions, heightens foot arch, strengthens core strength, and even strengthens your glutes. The report also covers how if healthy folks wear the barefoot-style shoe that they can even help prevent foot overuse problems such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and posterior tibialis tendon dysfunctions from occurring by correcting biomechanical factors that are commonly corrected in physical therapy. So if you think that sounds good, imagine not only implementing this type of shoe in your daily life, but every time you step on the green! Feeling the texture/density of the sand in the trap to help you decide proper swing type, subtle breaks in the green that you otherwise would be blind to and even just experiencing the golf course “barefoot.”
Ok, I’m done rambling about how great I think this shoe is and I’m sure you’ve heard enough about it. If you would like to further read our report about barefoot-style shoes and the like, let me know and I will gladly email the report directly to you. However, it may take a while for me to get it to you seeing as I will now be spending a ton of time on the golf course for the rest of the season! Until next time folks, thanks for reading.
Ian G of Robbins’ PT