Love them or hate them, Crocs shoes have made a name for themselves in recent years. Now, that name is coming to golf.
Since their inception in 2002, Crocs have sold over 200 million shoes in more than 90 countries across the world. For 2014, they are bringing that success and popularity in the form of five eyecatching, spikeless golf shoe designs.
This isn't the first time Crocs have created golf shoes. They first offered Crocs for golfers in the US in 2012 and then in the UK in 2013. However, they believe this new range will not only look good but help players play better. Here is Crocs Golf's Design Director, Cheng Kue:
Golfers want to buy stylish footwear that is comfortable without sacrificing performance. We believe that shoes won’t reduce your handicap, so we created footwear that can extend your time on the course and on the range, which allows you to focus on your game comfortably.
Within the new line of golf shoes are two male models and three female shoes. All five are available in pro shops and golf stores from this week. Here's a brief breakdown of each.
Crocs Preston 2.0 Shoe
"Classy, but never stuffy." That is how Crocs describe the Preston 2.0 shoe.
With a premium leather upper and saddle design it offers a more traditional look than some of the other models in the range. It also features Crocs dual comfort Croslite material footbed that provides added heel cushioning as well as an outrigger tab that provides the shoe with forefoot stability. The Preston 2.0 is available in four different colour combinations: espresso/walnut (seen above), white/black, black/ocean blue and charcoal/pumpkin and have an RRP £89.99.
Crocs Drayden 2.0 Shoe
A mesh upper design gives the Drayden 2.0 shoe its "breathable comfort" performance.
The mesh adds more ventilation and also makes it one of the lightest shoes in its class. The Croslite material midsole has been carefully designed to reduce weight whilst increasing energy return. On the sole, a four-point TPU system and outrigger tab gives the Drayden 2.0 a flexible, stable base. Players can choose from white/red (seen above), black/volt green or charcoal/ocean blue with an RRP of £89.99.
Crocs Bradyn 2.0 Shoe
For lady golfers, the Bradyn 2.0 offers an attractive, low-cut shoe.
Available in either white/silver (seen here) or khaki/red, its soft appearance is aided by a premium leather upper design. As with all the 2014 models, it features Crocs Dual-comfort Croslite insole that adds cushioning in the heel and improves moisture management in the forefoot. The Bradyn 2.0 has an RRP of £89.99.
Crocs Karlene Shoe
The most premium of the lady models is Karlene. It is fully waterproof thanks to it leather upper and is also very lightweight.
With the same outrigger technology and insole as the other 2014 female Crocs shoes, the Karlene is available in either black/fuchsia or pewter/sea foam (seen here). Each pair of Karlene shoes comes complete with two different coloured kilties (i.e. the oversize tongue that sits atop the laces), and are available for an RRP of £99.99.
Crocs Drayden 2.0 Women Shoe
Last but certainly not least is the female version of the Drayden shoe.
Available in either grey/pink (seen here) or black/yellow, the ladies Drayden 2.0 features a mesh upper with suede accents. It is very lightweight and low-cut to give it both the style and performance that women golfers want. Ladies can expect an RRP of £89.99 for the Drayden 2.0 model.