Few names are more synonymous with golf than FootJoy. The combination of quality and innovation has stood the test of time. Recently, company introduced the 1857 Collection - paying tribute to its rich history.
FootJoy dates back to 1857, when Fredrick Packard stepped away from his father’s boot workshop to establish his own shoe business. In a short time, his passion for making quality shoes intersected with a love for the game of golf - forming the FootJoy line of premium performance golf footwear.
Now, more than a century and a half later, the 1857 Collection boasts hand-selected premium calfskin leathers and utilizes classic goodyear welt construction, which ensures detailed, impeccable finishes from this unique manufacturing process.
Picture Arnold Palmer strolling down the 18th fairway, about to win the 1958 Masters. Those classic FootJoy wingtips (signed by the King), sold for $66,000 last year. The shoes in the 1857 Collection harken back to those days … but won’t cost as much as a luxury vehicle.
The 1857 Collection goes beyond shoes, as well. Choose from sleek golf shirts, vests and stretch trousers or sport a premium (PREMIUM!) glove. Heck, it even reaches into a dapper world off the golf course.
I’m a fan of FootJoy. How can anyone who calls themselves a golfer, not be. That said, I came away with a completely new appreciation of the company when looking at this assemblage of gear.
Log onto www.fj1857.com to explore for yourself.