Under Armour have unveiled the brand new UA Spieth 4 GTX golf shoes, to be released in March 2020.
It appears Under Armour have spent a lot of time and effort really focusing on the technical aspects this shoes, which will be the 4th iteration of the Spieth signature line.
“Nothing is more vital to a golfer’s swing than traction and torque. Using a data-driven approach, J.J. Rivet, a leader in biomechanics at the European Tour Performance Institute, analyzed scientific insights into traction and its relationship with torque and rotation of a golf swing, and directly incorporated his findings into the design of the Spieth 4.”
“POWER THROUGH TRACTION”
For the Spieth 4 GTX, UA have given significant focus to the stability and traction the shoe can provide when putting maximum force through the shoe during your swing.
“Traction can either make or break a golfer. With each swing, a golfer’s forefoot will rotate laterally, while the heel rotates in the opposite medial direction. This unnatural movement pressures a golfer’s balance by forcing the foot to slip out of position. With this challenge in mind, Under Armour’s design team leveraged scientific findings to create and implement patent-pending rotational resistance into the Spieth 4 GTX. The Signature Rotational Resistance Traction™ technology creates traction through resistance in both vertical and horizontal directions to help keep the feet planted throughout the duration of a golf swing. Thus, the golfer is able to fully rotate their foot and leverage the ground to power through their swing and prevent slippage, providing the foundation for maximum control and minimum power loss.”
“Stability forms the bedrock of a dynamic golf shot. That’s why the Spieth 4 GTX provides uncompromising support through a lightweight design with function in mind. By implementing a microfiber upper, 3D-molded quarter and tongue lining, and a dual durometer EVA footbed, the Spieth 4 GTX arms golfer’s with the comfortability and supported base they need to lethally deliver the ball to the pin.”
Gore-tex has again been include in the flagship shoe, helping to improve the breathability and waterproof characteristics which are so important in a premium modern golf shoe.
“Jordan’s illustrious career has taken him through a variety of terrains where he strutted the course in less than stellar weather conditions. In addition, tournaments can be lengthy, leaving Jordan to spend up to 10 hours in his golf shoes per day. This is why it was imperative to Jordan and the team at UA to equip the Spieth 4 GTX with GORE-TEX® fibers, offering 100% waterproof protection. The GORE-TEX fibers are designed to release perspiration in order to keep feet cool, while preventing water and loose debris from entering. Waterproofing is central to the Spieth 4 GTX’s design and ensures Jordan is able to play at his best, even if the weather is not.”
“Golfers are looking for the advantage of ground feel, but previously have had to give up cushion and support as a result. The data-driven Spieth 4 GTX now solves for both by providing more consistent swings and concentrated power, all while experiencing 360-degree comfort.” Michael Glancy, Sr. Design Manager, Golf Footwear
- Breathable, Clarino® microfiber upper & a lightweight waterproof membrane keep you cool & dry
- 3D molded quarter panel & tongue lining for added comfort & support
- Dual durometer EVA footbed provides lateral support & medial softness to harness power
- New, lower profile UA Rotational Resistance (RST 2.0) spikes for lockdown horizontal traction & comfort
- Lightweight, durable TPU outsole with carbon insert for added support
- 2-year waterproof warranty
- Weight: 13.8 oz.