Thursday, October 11, 2012

True Linkswear Wins PGA Tour Event, Complete Portland Marathon on Same Day, in Same Shoes

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) - Late Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, Ryan Moore won his second PGA TOUR event and his first since co-founding TRUE linkswear, which he's been wearing on the PGA Tour for more than two years. Earlier in the day, TRUE co-founder, Rob Rigg, completed the Portland Marathon in his TRUE shoes. The incredible feat was made possible by the new TRUE sensei platform, which is featured in the new TRUE sensei and proto models.

"What a crazy and amazing weekend for our company," said Moore. "I really thought the novelty of Rob running a marathon in golf shoes would be pretty unique and would generate some buzz for our brand. Winning a PGA TOUR event the same day just takes it to a whole new level. It really speaks to the comfort and versatility of these shoes."

Moore wore both styles in recent weeks as he rose up the FedEx Cup rankings and then won the season's first Fall Series event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, with a 24-under par total.

Running in his first marathon, Rigg completed the Portland Marathon in a time of 3 hours and 48 minutes. He also will compete in the New York Marathon next month in the sensei.

"As far as I can tell, I was the only person running in golf shoes," said Rigg. "I've been running in our shoes since we founded the company and completing the marathon was just a natural progression in my training. I'm really excited about this new sensei platform. I've been running in them and wearing them on the course all summer, and my feet have never felt better."

TRUE became the first company to build a golf shoe on a barefoot platform. By removing the midsole of the shoe and providing a wider toe box, the foot is able to operate naturally throughout the swing. The sensei platform builds off of TRUE's original sole design, but features a new spike configuration. The sensei platform provides durability and the thinnest sole in golf (only 2.5 mm), while maintaining slipper-like comfort.

The TRUE sensei is the first shoe by TRUE with a mesh upper. Many TRUE customers were starting to run and work out in their shoes and asked for a style with a more breathable upper. The TRUE sensei will be available Nov. 4 at select retailers and online at It will be available in four color options and will retail for $99.

The TRUE proto features the same sole platform as the sensei, but with a waterproof leather upper. The proto will be available in January of 2013.


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