What we say...
The Spieth brand is growing. Under Armour brought us the Spieth 1 – the brand’s first-ever signature shoe – last year and now they’ve debuted a super-stylish, second edition for the 2018 season.
The Spieth 2 is a “bold evolution of last year’s groundbreaking Spieth 1”, and it’s been rigorously tested by Spieth himself and built to help him accomplish one main goal – to score.
The three-time Major winner unveiled the Spieth 2 under the bright lights of Las Vegas, and with the help of his Under Armour teammate Michael Phelps.
We were there to see it, playing golf with Spieth at Shadow Creek and then joining him and Phelps for a glitzy presentation at Topgolf Las Vegas.
That’s where the big unveil took place, and included an exclusive first look at the “game changing” technology and four new colourways.
The world No.2, who will be wearing the shoes at the Phoenix Open, told us exclusively: “The Spieth 2 is a great transition from the Spieth 1. The look is cleaner, and the technology and fabric makes the shoe lighter. In building any shoe, the whole point is functionality – shoes which improve performance.
“Everyone determines power in the golf swing from ground force up, and our research with force plates shows that these shoes help you stay connected with the ground for longer so you can maximise that power. The Spieth 2 is designed for the better player, who wants performance out of the show.”
Phelps, a self-confessed “shoe snob,” wore a pair during his round with Spieth and Bryce Harper at Shadow Creek and said: “They were very, very comfortable. I’m very picky with my shoes and I loved them.”
Made using 100% GORE-TEX for complete breathability and waterproof protection, the Spieth 2 also features ultra-strong TPU fibres woven into the upper, which combines with rotational resistance spikes to keep the outsole and insole of the foot ‘locked in’ during the backswing and follow-through.
The Spieth 2 goes on sale on February 2 and retails at £160. One BOA option is also available, RRP £180.
Coming soon: An exclusive interview with the Open champion, including his thoughts on Carnoustie, his love affair with Augusta, and who he wants a Sunday showdown with.