True sensei: Two shoes in one (golf and running)
By John Strege
The hybrid revolution in golf shoes has now spread to running with True linkswear's introduction on Thursday of the sensei.
On Oct. 7, Ryan Moore won the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open while wearing the sensei, while True co-founder Robb Rigg completed the Portland Marathon on the same day while wearing the sensei.
"As far as I can tell, I was the only person running in golf shoes at the marathon," Rigg said in a news release. No doubt.
True is committed to constructing its shoes on what is called a barefoot platform that evolved in the wake of the barefoot running phenomenon. It allows the foot to move naturally during the golf swing, or for running for that matter. It claims the thinnest sole in golf shoes at 2.5 millimeters.
The True sensei will be available at select retailers on Thursday, at a price of $99.