Let’s face it; the demographic for the golf shoe industry seems to be middle age – older men. Take a look at the styles that are available; classic wingtips for the most part. Weren’t these styles popular in the days of gangsters and gun molls?
Enter James Lett, founder of Kikkor Golf. He started golfing at the age of 4, moving up quickly through the golfing ranks in Canada and turning professional. But James’ desire was for something more and with the help of some friends and business consultants; Kikkor Golf was launched in April 2010. At the ripe old age of 25, James was a business owner and Kikkor Golf was born.
Kikkor offers golf footwear targeted at the younger golfer; or at least, the young at heart golfer. These shoes are built with comfort and style in mind, although other important aspects, such as grip, stability, waterproofing, and durability are not overlooked. Like the Kikkor Golf website says: It doesn’t matter what age you are, 10, 25, or 45, nobody truly wants to wear the same stuff as their dad.”
The first thing you’ll notice when you put your feet in some Kikkor is how they wrap around your feet with amazing comfort. The amount of foam used in the shoes is tremendous; all to enhance the comfort of your feet while playing golf. This “Kikkor Komfort Foam Technology” is centered around the tongue and the opening of the shoe. They may look like skateboarder’s shoes but they are more than that.
You can comfortably maneuver your way around the course in these golf shoes. They are lightweight, waterproof, and stylish and feature the VEKTRboard™ Traction System for ultimate grip. If you’re a winner then they’re definitely for you. The Black Pawns feature a premium full grain leather upper, Kikkor KOOSH™ midsole with support shank for comfort and stability, Kikkor Komfort Foam™ Technology in the tongue and collar and the Kikkor VEKTRboard™ outsole traction system for ultimate grip.
VEKTRboard™ from Kikkor Golf is built specifically for the golfer, producing incredible traction throughout the swing. Each individual cleat in the forefoot is strategically curved to produce the strongest traction possible in the direction that it’s needed most. It’s like having bear claws on the bottom of your feet.
I have worn my Kikkor Black Pawns countless times since I got them in April and I must say they are not only ultra-comfortable, they offer tremendous grip; even in wet conditions. That was my main concern with this type of “spike”, how would it perform in the rain. I think the analogy they use on their website likening it to a bear’s claw is quite accurate. Better yet, there is no break in period with these beauties; you get instant comfort right out of the box.
Be sure to order your new Black Pawns or any of Kikkor’s other shoes a half size larger to be safe. You’ll also get a 1 year limited waterproof warranty and 2 sets of laces, black and white. For more information, give them a call at 360 312 7702 or visit them online at www.kikkor.com.