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  1. Though you can expect a full review to follow in a few weeks, I wanted to share some of my photos of the first major new release from TRUE Linkswear in 2019 - the Major - and to share what I learned about TRUE's plans for 2019. As many of you know, TRUE burst onto the scene in 2010 with the TRUE Tour. The Tour was a "minimalist" golf shoe - wide toe box, no heel drop, flexible and lightweight, very little "structure" or "support" - that provided a breath of fresh air in golf. They followed up the Tour with some other shoes, and then followed those up with some other shoes that weren't really all that good, chasing the retail game instead of sticking to their well received niche - comfortable, stylish golf shoes that have a minimalist angle to them, sold mostly direct-to-consumer and with great customer service and support. Before I get to my first impressions, here are some notes about where TRUE is headed in the first half of 2019… TRUE Knits TRUE Men's Knit | TRUE linkswear The most comfortable golf shoe on the market. The TRUE Knit is lightweight, breathable, and water repellent. The TRUE Knits are doing really well for TRUE and is one of the most popular models they've ever introduced. I'm wearing a pair (navy blue) right now and they're a fantastic "everyday" shoe. In early 2019, the LinkSoul partnership that has already brought us the Limited Edition LinkSoul shoe will introduce another LinkSoul/TRUE co-branded shoe in a color that completes the sentence "His approach shot found the putting ________." And no, it's not going to be a "surface" colored shoe, whatever that would be. 🙂 There's also going to be a Jet Black Knit with a gum colored outsole that I expect will be bangin', as well as a third new Knit colorway that I'm really looking forward to. TRUE partnered with their local MS foundation to create the MS Knit, the purchases of which will send $30 back to the MS foundation. This Knit, coming by about the time the Masters champion is crowned, is a charcoal shoe with orange accents, including an orange ribbon embroidered on the heel and a bright orange insert. TRUE TL-01 I dug this photo up from the sneak peek the company offered at the PGA Merchandise Show last month. From what I can gather… The TL-01 is: Extremely light weight. Full grain Napa Leather Sneaker style, kinda like some of of those old casual canvas shoes Low profile with a sock-fit liner Features a different tread than on the Knits Utilize a different outsole material with a lightweight exterior Will be "water resistant" (the sign above is from an older variant/model). Will make a great casual, everyday shoe that you can wear to practice or play golf, too The colors, you can see flipping through the Instagram post above: white, grey, black. TRUE Major TRUE Major | TRUE linkswear The TRUE Major brings performance and comfort to an entirely new level. Worn by TOUR Pro Ryan Moore, the Major is the highest performing spikeless golf shoe on the market. The Major you can read a lot about on the link above. In bullet points: Replacing the Outsider - if you're an Outsider fan, get them while they last! Moderate heel drop: 4-6mm Moderate toe box: not as wide as the Tour, not as narrow as the Elements. Fully waterproof with a two-year guarantee. They've done this via a fully breathable waterproof liner that wraps around the inside of the shoe, like a booty. It's breathable and yet waterproof at the same time. Awesome paracord lacing and a system that tightens the whole track of laces, not just at the top. Reflective elements in the lacing, on the "TRUE" logo, in the heel loop, and elsewhere on the shoe, for nighttime safety… and because it looks cool. 🙂 A toe flex zone for out-of-the-box, instant comfort. Most leather shoes in particular require a break-in period, or will wear out where the toe flexes quite a bit. The Major looks to avoid this with the Toe Flex zone. Instead of coming in a box that, while it may look cool you'll throw away, comes in a high-quality shag bag that I think we might see being sold separately soon. Really, this is awesome, and if you're not the type to use a bag for your shoes, you can store your wallet, keys, 50 shag golf balls, whatever you want in this cool bag. Player Advisory Board In 2019, Ryan Moore is obviously not only a part owner, but is the first member of the Player Advisory Board. TRUE Linkswear is looking to work with anywhere from two to four or five additional PGA/Web.com/European Tour golfers to start. These players will, like Ryan is, be involved with the testing, feedback, design, and utility of current and future shoes. My photos (Majors and the shag bags they come in) will be in the next post.
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