Rickie Fowler and PUMA Golf are to auction off custom golf shoes in tribute to the legendary Arnold Palmer, with proceeds going to support Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation.
By now, everyone will have seen Rickie Fowler sporting a pair of commemorative PUMA Golf IGNITE Hi-Tops at Bay Hill that feature iconic images of the seven-time Major champion.
In addition to the shoes, Fowler will pay tribute to the King in the first Arnold Palmer Invitational since his passing by wearing the distinguishable umbrella logo on his hat and polo shirt.
The custom PUMA Golf Hi-Tops were designed and created by Dominic Chambrone, also known as The Shoe Surgeon, as commissioned by PUMA Golf. Only two pairs of the shoes exist – one Rickie will wear, and the other, personally autographed by Rickie, will be auctioned off for charity. All proceeds from the auction will go to support Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.
"I feel privileged to have known Arnie and be able to call him a friend.” Fowler said.
“I wanted to do something to celebrate what he did on the course and more importantly how he used his platform to benefit others through his Foundation. He is the King after all!!"
Rickie Fowler Arnold Palmer PUMA shoes: Key Features
Chambrone utilized a high-grade infused graphic printed directly on to the leather, and then hand-cut each piece to fit the exact specs of the PUMA Golf Hi-Top
The Velcro strap is laser engraved with Palmer’s signiature
Behind the tongue of the left shoe is the iconic umbrella logo that has become synonymous with Arnold’s brands.
Behind the tongue of the right shoe includes a quote from Fowler in remembrance of The King. It reads: “Legends never die. You will live on forever Arnie. I will never forget the bear hug in front of the clubhouse at Augusta, watching you hit your final tee shot there, and to spending time with you in the locker room at Bay Hill. Thank you for being you and giving me the opportunity to do what I get to do everyday! I love you as did everyone! RIP The King.”
The pair featured in the auction will come in a custom wood engraved box with Arnie’s signature and dates of life.
The auction will run Wednesday – Sunday. See how you can bid by clicking here.