“Golf was stuck in dress shoes with spikes for the longest time. Why is this still the case?”
This is the question Jordan Spieth asked Under Armour when the two first teamed up to create his namesake shoe. Since then, Spieth and Under Armour have been looking for ways to eke out every bit of performance from the ankle down while maintaining a modern look and feel.
For Under Armour, this meant implementing the latest technologies in footwear design. From the force plate used to track weight transfer throughout a swing to the Hendrix Torsion Bar that was added in the Spieth 3 to increase stability, the Under Armour Speith 4 is a culmination of data and player experience.
For Jordan, this mostly meant showing up. Beyond his input on the overall design, his pedigree in golf provided Under Armour with a plethora of data to analyze, along with an experienced feel for what might be lacking in its golf footwear offerings.
Now in its fourth iteration of the Spieth shoe, the search for added stability continues. As Michael Glancy, Head of Golf Footwear Design at Under Armour, puts it, there’s always room for innovation.
“We’ve always looked at traction from the ground up, and we haven’t necessarily integrated the foot into that. Not only are we now talking about the bottom, we’re talking holistically about the entire shoe”
Behind the Scenes with the Under Armour Spieth 4
Check out our full behind-the-scenes look at the modern design behind the Spieth 4 here:
For more information on the Spieth 4 Golf Shoe, visit UnderArmour.com.