Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:17 pm
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus and Port Washington-based Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp. have collaborated to introduce the new Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Line by Allen Edmonds, a comprehensive line of golf shoes and golf-related products respecting the traditions of the game and providing innovations for improved comfort and performance.
The new Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Line will include three series of golf shoes, all named after some of the most renowned Nicklaus-designed courses. The line also includes several accessories, such as socks, belts, hats, a glove, cedar shoetrees and coasters.
“Allen Edmonds and Jack Nicklaus are two American icons who share the values of customer service, superior quality and classic tradition,” said Paul Grangaard, chief executive officer and president of Allen Edmonds. “As we collaborated on the Nicklaus Signature Golf Line, we embraced our mutual values of respect for the game of golf, authenticity, and American heritage.”
“I was very involved with Allen Edmonds in the design, performance aspects, and look of this new Signature Line of golf shoes,” Nicklaus said. “Initially, I shared my vision of a golf shoe designed for stability from the ground up and for the modern golf swing. While I appreciate the athleticism of golf, I wanted a line that included both a current, comfortable athletic shoe, as well as a more classic design for this Signature shoe, combining performance, comfort and stability.”
In addition to style features, the new golf shoes have been designed with innovative comfort and performance benefits, including a patent-pending Stability Rim sole, which provides a swing platform for greater traction and footwork stability. The sole is also spikeless -making it green friendly – and versatile enough to wear on and off the course. The entire line features full leather uppers, certified waterproof construction, and removable insoles for those who desire custom orthotics.
“I’m pretty tough when it comes to perfecting a design, so we went through a comprehensive design and development process,” Nicklaus said. “In our first offering, we believe we have created core shoes that appeal to golfers of all skill levels and tastes in style. Allen Edmonds built a company and a brand-based commitment to design features that improve performance and comfort. This is a great fit for the high demands that come with a golf shoe.”
Nicklaus has played in more than 700 professional tournaments, and in amassing his record 18 professional major championship titles has walked more than 11,000 holes in major championship play.
“Mr. Nicklaus’ personal experience playing golf, walking and designing courses, and his challenges with proper fit inspired us while designing and crafting this new line,” Grangaard said. “We were fortunate to have him so involved in this process, one that spanned meetings with him in Florida, Muirfield Village in Ohio, and at our factory in Port Washington, Wis.”
The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Line shoes will retail for $195 and are now available at golf specialty retailers, green-grass accounts, Allen Edmonds stores, and at allenedmonds.com. Shoes will be made to order and delivered in six to eight weeks.