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July 05, 2017

The story behind Rickie Fowler's crazy-cool camo high tops

It's becoming increasingly difficult to put a fresh spin on camo. The pattern is seemingly everywhere and, quite frankly, it's becoming a bit tired. Leave it to Rickie Fowler to prove that theory wrong.

On Saturday at the Quicken Loans, which was Military Appreciation Day, several golfers wore camo to show their support. It was Rickie, however, who topped everyone else's efforts by wearing the most eye-catching camo.

Quicken Loans National - Round Three

Quicken Loans National - Round Three

POTOMAC, MD - JULY 01: Rickie Fowler lines his putt on the second hole during the third round of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm on July 1, 2017 in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)

Photo by: Stan Badz

Stan Badz

In addition to showing off Puma's Volition Camo polo ($75), Rickie sported the most unique high tops we've ever seen. Puma teamed up with Dominic Chambrone (who goes by @theshoesurgeon on Instagram) to create these kicks specifically for Rickie to wear on Military Appreciation Day. Chambrone drew inspiration from a warhawk and from Puma's Volition Camo print to fuse a variety of graphics and materials into one shoe.

Quicken Loans National - Round Three

Quicken Loans National - Round Three

POTOMAC, MD - JULY 01: A shoe detail as Rickie Fowler of the United States putts on the eighth green during the third round of the Quicken Loans National on July 1, 2017 TPC Potomac in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Photo by: Rob Carr

Rob Carr

Sadly, these high tops won't be mass-produced for the general public (that might be a blessing in disguise, since none of us could wear them as well), but you can bet that subtle elements from the Chambrone's out-there designs will trickle down into Puma's future offerings.

Quicken Loans National - Round Three

Quicken Loans National - Round Three

POTOMAC, MD - JULY 01: A shoe detail as Rickie Fowler of the United States walks on the seventh hole during the third round of the Quicken Loans National on July 1, 2017 TPC Potomac in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Photo by: Rob Carr

Rob Carr

This isn't the first time Rickie wore crazy-cool high tops. Remember those Arnold Palmer-inspired kicks he wore at Bay Hill? Yep, Chambrone designed those as well.

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