High-top not fadingDecember 14, 2016

Rickie Fowler's influence on the golf shoe industry continues with Puma's line for 2017

Rickie Fowler started 2016 by making a fashion statement when he, with the help of his apparel partner Puma, broke out a novel pair of high-top golf shoes.

Now one of the game's top style-setters is doing it again to close the year with the introduction of two new colors in the TitanTour Ignite Hi-Top, and the launch of the TitanTour Hi-Top for juniors.

Beyond the initial white/black version Fowler has worn during much of the 2016 season, Puma has launched black/white and white/orange combos. Like the original, both have waterproof leather uppers with a Velcro top strap and the company's foam cushioning inside, and retail for $200.

Given Fowler's following among young golfers, as well as his work with junior groups near his home in Florida, or through his travels around the country, a youth version of the shoe ($100) was only natural. It is built with the same support collar around the ankle as the adult model and has the same specs as the adult model Fowler wears. They offer a secure, stable base while making their own fashion statement.

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NOTE: This article originally appeared in this week's issue of Golf Digest Stix, which covers equipment and style trends in golf


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