Wednesday, December 21, 2011

barefoot golf

Documenting the slew of "street / hybrid" golf shoes that are coming out now would be a full time job that I don't have time for.  But seeing these hybrids from Vivobarefoot, I was reminded of a late evening this past summer, standing on a putting green talking with friends, drinking Bridgeport IPA after a Cake concert at McMenamins Edgefield.  I was barefoot, thinking for the first time how awesome it would be to feel the ground in such detail like that while playing golf.  We joked that we would start manufacturing ultra-thin-soled golf shoes with individual little toes, like those barefoot running shoes.  It looks like Vivo has done almost that.  They are pretty close to True Linkswear shoes that have been out for a while now, but the "barefoot" moniker and claimed 6.7 oz. weight lead me to believe they are thinner and lighter.


  1. I am dying to get some of these or any of the Ecco/Kikkor/Linkswear. I just wonder how the old dogs feel after walking 18?

  2. I played many a round in my barefoot as a younger man. It is actually a good exercise for your swing, makes your feet "quiet" focus on upper body mechanics and rotation. However, I solely blame the chemical absorption through my feet for the early onset of Alzheimer's I have been feeling.