Beneath Armour’s new Spieth 5 SL shoe claims to supply the consolation and really feel of a spikeless mannequin mixed with all of the traction and energy of a spiked shoe.
Developed along side biomechanics knowledgeable Jean-Jacques Rivet, Beneath Armour has constructed its personal proprietary traction applied sciences, firstly providing ‘rotational resistance’ in 2016, adopted by ‘horizontal and vertical traction’ in 2019.
The most recent mannequin of the Spieth shoe provides what Beneath Armour is looking the ‘fourth dimension of traction’ – Inside Traction. That is achieved via the introduction of a brand new 3D-moulded footbed that options an extra wrap over the medial facet and high of the foot. This wrap eliminates ‘gapping’ between your foot and the shoe from the within to create a match that’s tailor-made to the golfer’s particular foot form, lowering undesirable motion via inner traction.
Jake Haley, product supervisor for UA Golf Footwear, mentioned: “By bringing a fourth dimension of traction to Spieth 5 SL, we’re unlocking a wholly new world of product efficiency. This coupled, with our brand-new strategy to spikeless outsole building, has enabled us to really maximise the capabilities of spikeless efficiency to the golfer.”
He added: “Information from our in depth testing with the world’s main bio-mechanist JJ Rivet highlighted 5 areas of the foot that required activation to create the right match – we name these the ‘5 Senses’. In Spieth 4 we have been in a position to convey the shoe nearer to the foot and have interaction 4 of the 5 senses of the foot. In Spieth 5 we now have interaction all 5 senses of the foot, which means your foot is in complete unison with the shoe all through the swing.”The brand new spikeless outsole design makes use of a sturdy and light-weight TPU with injected rubber spikes in specifically focused areas so gamers will really feel no scarcity of lockdown traction via the golf swing.The outsole additionally options flex channels that additionally improve traction, stability and the flexibility to switch energy from the bottom into the swing. That is most notable within the forefoot, the place Beneath Armour re-designed its current flex channels to decouple the large toe, permitting it to stay grounded longer into the swing and offering a serious supply of enhanced stability within the golf swing.Consolation is supplied by UA’s HOVR cushioning platform, giving golfers consolation and vitality return for the swing, whereas preserving as low to the bottom as potential.
The Spieth 5 SL has an RRP of £170 and is available for purchase now from UA.com.