There’s a new kid on the golf shoe block. GoBe Golf, based in Austin, Minn., is introducing men’s and women’s golf shoes featuring Talon tread sole design it says allows for superior traction on the course without the need for cleats.
“The technology behind GoBe’s 5-point star tread elevates the golf shoe so it is a part of a golfer’s performance equipment,” said GoBe Golf President Joe Allen. “The traction and wear benefits of these soles are clearly superior in comfort to cleated soles without losing any traction benefits.”
Non-cleated golf shoes are becoming more popular on the PGA Tour and with average players, with most of the major golf shoe companies, including FootJoy, adidas and Nike, having their own versions, so it will be interesting to see if a newcomer can make any traction pardon the pun) in the crowded marketplace.
GoBe Golf says the stars on the 5-point star traction pattern are spaced to keep dirt and debris from building up. The sole’s non-slip, traction stripes complement the star treads to stabilize the golfer during the swing.
“The stars are a terrific breakthrough in tread design because the five points on the stars can really grip the grass without creating the pressure points traditional cleats cause which tire feet,” Allen said. “The traction stripes are placed right where your feet need the most support during the swing to keep from sliding; it’s added insurance against slippage. The confidence you get from those traction points will make a big difference in the power of your swing.”
GoBe Golf offers three styles for men at a suggested retail price of $159 and two styles for women at a suggested retail of $139.