Justin Rose won the BMW Championship over the weekend wearing
Adidas’s spikeless STREET golf shoes, which have traction
soles with molded studs instead of spikes and will be available in
parts of the United States starting in November. Golfers around the
world will be able to buy them starting in February of 2012.
says Rose had been experiencing foot issues, including stiffness,
during practice rounds. The STREET shoe allows for more natural flex
and torsion inside the shoe, Adidas claims.
According to Adidas, Rose’s win marks the first time a player has won a
PGA Tour event wearing a street-style shoe. Fred Couples pioneered the
look at the 2010 Masters with Ecco’s
Street Premiere shoes, and he
has worn those for several Champions Tour victories.
During the final round Rose changed his outfit several times, going
from a black Adidas AdiPure golf sweater to a fully waterproof
ClimaProof Storm rain suit to a white Climalite Warm zippered pullover
with three stripes on the sleeve for the final holes. It was an
exercise in contingency wardrobing.
We also liked the look of Camilo Villegas’s all-white rain suit, with
its large, cargo-style pockets, and the many variations on vested
looks. Among the leaders, John Senden and Webb Simpson both opted for
lightweight rain vests, which keep your core warm and dry and leaves
their arms free to swing.