Under Armour unveils new Drive Pro shoes – Golf News
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The Drive Pro SL has some notable innovations on its spikeless sole. With a traction control plate and a hybrid outsole utilizing rubber and TPU, the Drive Pro SL provides ground penetration and torsional rigidity through the use of TPU, with rubber adding flexibility and friction to ensure there’s no compromise in performance by moving from a spiked to spikeless outsole.
Each spikeless traction points has been mapped out to different heights, positions and sizes throughout the sole in order to increase performance. By removing uniformity from the outsole, UA was able create a shoe that performs on par with spiked tour shoes.
Jake Haley, Under Armour’s Senior Product Line Manager for Golf Footwear, said: “We’re excited to kick the new year off by releasing industry-leading footwear that help golfers take their game to the next level. The Drive Pro Series is years in the making, and we’re excited to get golfers’ reactions as they test them out on the course. Utilising Under Armour’s unique technologies, such as HOVR and the Swing Support System, we were able to create a golf shoe that pushes the boundaries of performance innovation to stand out in the market.”
UA ambassador Jordan Spieth said: “Being a golfer isn’t a traditional 9-5 job. You’re on your feet walking the course for such a long time, so it’s so important to be equipped with footwear that will help your body achieve its best on the course. I’m ecstatic that Under Armour has developed the Drive Pro, that combines comfort, style, and performance throughout the long days that we endure on the green. I look forward to showing first-hand the impact that Under Armour makes on the course with the release of the Drive Pro.”
Drive Pro Series can also be found on UA.comGolf retailers in the UK also sell the Drive Pro and Drive Pro SL. The Drive Pro and Drive Pro SL retail for £150 and £130 respectively and come with a one-year waterproof warranty.