WRX Spotlight: True Linkswear: redefining a great walk

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edited Feb 11, 2019 3:00pm in Golf Style and Accessories #1
When it comes to golf footwear, there are a lot of players in the game, but there is only one that is committed to making sure they put their absolute best foot forward with every product, and doing everything it can to make sure you "enjoy the walk."



True Linkswear was founded only 10 years ago in 2009, and in that time the company could be credited at least partially for the popularity of what we have today as the modern spikeless golf shoe. Founded on the principles of creating the most comfortable walking shoe imaginable they did just that with the original True Tour. This shoe offered the thinnest sole in golf and took the golf industry by surprise. It took features from the emerging barefoot running trend at the time and along with it brought the wide natural toebox, zero-drop revolution to the golf masses.



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So confident in their crossover ability, on October, 7 2012 , the same day Ryan Moore won the Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas wearing the TRUE Sensei, one of TRUEs founders, Rob Rigg, was a lot further north up the West Coast wearing the same Sensei in the Portland Marathon. Not many shoes on the market can lay claim to winning a PGA Tour event and running a marathon in the same day.



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Let's fast forward to today, after some serious sole searching (pun completely intended) between 2014-2016, after some admitted less-than-first-rate products, the company went back to the drawing board and completely relaunched.



The goal was to get back to creating the most comfortable shoe with premium products and deliver them to the customer without compromise. True doesn't just want to be your favorite golf shoes, they want to be your favorite shoes period. With that in mind, and drawing from their Pacific Northwest home -- a part of the country known more for rain and the great out doors than bright sunny days, they have come out swinging with their most technology packed shoes designed to be comfortable right out of the box -- or out of the bag... more on that later.



The first of these new designs was the "Original" a shoe that took all of the elements from the very first tour and put it into a modern stylized package with the most traction of any True to date, and gave it the on course, off course looks to take your from the range to the streets, to the hiking trails without having to make an extra trip to the trunk.

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Comments

  • WardonationWardonation Members Posts: 1,397 ✭✭
    I had over 40 pairs of the originals and sensei's then the company let Rob go and the designs went downhill fast. I have yet to purchase a new pair but the last designs look great...
  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,938 ✭✭
    I like those TL 01 in white
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    Hybrids: Taylormade Rescue Mid 16*, 19*
    Wedges: Scratch 8620 53*, 58*
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  • JayshaftJayshaft Greenville, MIMembers Posts: 385 ✭✭
    I love my originals, then the knits took things to a whole new level. My favorite shoes by far.



    Amazing products! Stay innovative but true to your mission and you have a customer for life!
  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,938 ✭✭
    Dang, I like those all white Majors too but they aren’t on the site
    Driver: Adams 9064LS 9.5*
    Irons: Ping I-20 4-W
    Hybrids: Taylormade Rescue Mid 16*, 19*
    Wedges: Scratch 8620 53*, 58*
    Putter: SeeMore mFGP
    Bag: SM Four5 / Ball: Srixon ZStar XV
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,075 ✭✭
    Writing on the heel on those models remind me of Common Projects
  • gunmetalgunmetal Members Posts: 1,830 ✭✭
    New designs look great!
  • gentlesgentles Members Posts: 1,867 ✭✭


    I had over 40 pairs of the originals and sensei's then the company let Rob go and the designs went downhill fast. I have yet to purchase a new pair but the last designs look great...




    40?! From memory they only came in a few colourways, how did you end up with that many pairs? Would love to see a pic of your collection!
    Taylormade 2016 M2 10.5 Aldila Tour Blue 75x
    Taylormade 2016 M2 DF 3hl Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Callaway Apex 20* Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Taylormade RSI UDI 4i DG AMT x100
    Taylormade P770 5-P DG AMT x100
    Ping Glide 51,55, 59 DG S400
    Ping Anser Milled 5

    On the bench/testing: G400 LST, Callaway 3deep, Cobra LTD 3-4, Callaway Apex 23*, UDI 2 and 3 irons, Ping Glide 53, PM Grind 64
  • Pwood28Pwood28 Members Posts: 359 ✭✭
    I tried some of the older Trues, but the traction failed me on anything remotely wet. Being a huge walker and a believer in minimalist shoes off the course, I decided to give the Outsiders a shot last year. I loved them so much that I know own 2 pairs of the originals, 2 pairs of the Knits and have a pair of the Majors on the way.



    I hope they keep producing solid shoes because I haven't found anything that comes close to my enjoyment for these shoes.
    WITB (short set edition)
    8 club bag (play most of my rounds with this setup):
    TM 1017 M1 440 Driver - 10.5 degree - Kuro Kage XT 75s
    TM M4 Hybrid - 18 degree 
    NCW Large Cavity - 24 degree 
    NCW Small Cavity - 32 & 40 degree 
    NCW MB - 48 degree 
    NCW Wedge - 56 degree 
    Putter (Still way too many to list!)

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  • postfoldpostfold oh how I LOVE putting Members Posts: 366 ✭✭
    I picked up a pair of the Originals last year. The quality of construction is impressive. I thought I would wear them out. Instead they spent the second half of the season in the closet after I found a stray pair of new 2nd generation Tours on the bay and picked up a pair of New Balance minimalist shoes. They simply weren't as comfortable for my giant feet.



    I'll always give True a look becaue the first gen Tours are the most comfortable shoes I"ve ever worn -- even if they did appear a bit ridiculous -- but with the narrower width it seems like I'm going to end up as a New Balance guy by default.
  • ProjectX_MizunoProjectX_Mizuno Members Posts: 1,715 ✭✭
    These new designs look great. Has anyone tried the classics?
  • Rory McilwoodsRory Mcilwoods Members Posts: 182 ✭✭
    Over-rated. Bought the True Tour. As the OP says



    "This shoe offered the thinnest sole in golf and took the golf industry by surprise."



    Note, it says by surprise, and not by storm. It's not surprising that no-one had done it before because they are awful. Feels like playing golf in flip-flops or barefoot.
  • dave williedave willie Members Posts: 799 ✭✭
    I bought a pair of the True Tours near the beginning of the company. I tired them on and off but couldn't get used to the zero drop heel. Then about a year ago I went to play at the Classic Golf Club (one of Ryan Moore's courses) and decided to wear the old Trues for fun. I started wearing them more and more, and now they are my gamers. I just ordered a pair of the Originals because the old Tours are starting to wear down a bit. When I go back to my Foot Joys they now feel somewhat awkward. I find that I have a more balanced swing and better weight transfer when I wear the Trues.
    Titleist 917 D3 10.5 Diamana Ltd S+ Blue 70-S
    Cobra Bio Cell 3/4 wood PXv 6.0
    Cleveland Hi-Bore 19 hybrid
    Ping i210 4-PW AWT 2.0 R
    Cleveland 588 50*, 54* & 60*
    Cameron Mil-Spec & Del Mar 2 Tei
  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,938 ✭✭
    When do those casual looking ones go on sale?
    Driver: Adams 9064LS 9.5*
    Irons: Ping I-20 4-W
    Hybrids: Taylormade Rescue Mid 16*, 19*
    Wedges: Scratch 8620 53*, 58*
    Putter: SeeMore mFGP
    Bag: SM Four5 / Ball: Srixon ZStar XV
  • jgallant415jgallant415 ClubWRX Posts: 269 ClubWRX
    Anyone know anything about the TL-01? I would buy the white and grey in a heartbeat, but not on the website and can’t find any info on them anywhere...
  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 3,938 ✭✭
    Anyone know anything about the TL-01? I would buy the white and grey in a heartbeat, but not on the website and can’t find any info on them anywhere...


    I tweeted them 2 days ago about all white Majors and TL1 and nothing back yet.
    Driver: Adams 9064LS 9.5*
    Irons: Ping I-20 4-W
    Hybrids: Taylormade Rescue Mid 16*, 19*
    Wedges: Scratch 8620 53*, 58*
    Putter: SeeMore mFGP
    Bag: SM Four5 / Ball: Srixon ZStar XV
  • TateTate Members Posts: 274 ✭✭
    The TL-01 will drop this spring according to Jason Moore on the Plugged In Golf podcast.
    M2 9.5
    M2 15
    MP18 MMC Fli Hi 3
    MP18 SC 4-5
    MP18 6-PW
    SM6 52.8
    SM6 56.10
    SM6 60.4
    2016 Select Newport 2
  • TateTate Members Posts: 274 ✭✭


    Over-rated. Bought the True Tour. As the OP says



    "This shoe offered the thinnest sole in golf and took the golf industry by surprise."



    Note, it says by surprise, and not by storm. It's not surprising that no-one had done it before because they are awful. Feels like playing golf in flip-flops or barefoot.




    It sounds like Trues are not for you. They are designed to feel like you are playing barefoot.
    M2 9.5
    M2 15
    MP18 MMC Fli Hi 3
    MP18 SC 4-5
    MP18 6-PW
    SM6 52.8
    SM6 56.10
    SM6 60.4
    2016 Select Newport 2
  • jgallant415jgallant415 ClubWRX Posts: 269 ClubWRX

    Just got a message back about the TL-01. Mid-May release. Now just need to decide how many colors I’m buying...

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