Under Armour's new Spieth 3 are the lightest weight Spieth golf shoes to date, while still maintaining stability and structural support
Jordan Spieth wanted a shoe that was lighter and more flexible which didn't sacrifice stability, and Under Armour say they took those three must-haves and used them to inform the construction of the new Spieth 3 golf shoes.
"The Spieth 3 is the best one yet," says Jordan Spieth. "No question about it. It's easy for me to be really excited about it. I can definitely feel the difference, and seeing the data to back up the work the Under Armour team put in confirms it."
Using a data-driven approach, the brand took the development process across the pond to consult J.J. Rivet, a leader in biomechanics at the European Tour Performance Institute. Under Armour incorporated J.J.’s unique scientific insights into the torqueing and rotation of the golf swing, and how it starts with foot stabilization and ground contact, to inform the patented traction technology in the shoe.
“JJ Rivet’s invaluable expertise and deep knowledge of the biomechanics of the golf swing helped the UA golf footwear team focus on specific key design elements in order to deliver the most technologically advanced golf shoe we’ve ever produced,” said Mike Forsey, Director of Global Golf Footwear.
TRACTION TO SUPPORT THE SWING
When a golfer swings, the forefoot rotates laterally and the heel rotates in the medial direction. When the swing comes back to impact, the foot wants to twist out from under the golfer, resulting in foot slippage. The Spieth 3 uses patented rotational resistance and traction, both vertically and horizontally, to keep the feet on the ground as long as possible. The golfer is able to use the ground for leverage to power the swing and prevent slipping, ensuring maximum control and minimizing power loss.
Mike Forsey said, "Traction is what separates golf footwear from street shoes. Under Armour Golf continues to be the only golf footwear brand speaking to traction to support the golf swing. With the Spieth 3, we've added vertical traction elements which allow the golfer to naturally harness vertical force to bring more power to the ball at impact."
COMFORT WHILE WALKING THE GREEN
At Jordan's request, the overall weight of the Spieth 3 is significantly lighter than past models. To provide the most comfort and stability when walking the course, the Spieth 3 has an upper with microfiber in the heel and a smartly woven jacquard in the forefoot.
WATERPROOFING FOR ANY ELEMENTS
Jordan is in his shoes for up to 10 hours at times, so the Spieth 3 was given a waterproof and breathable membrane designed to release perspiration while keeping water from entering. Jordan wanted a zero-distraction shoe, built to perform in any climate, and he got it.
he Spieth 3 will be available for purchase on February 1, 2019 on UA.com. SRP £170.