Style Insider: Rickie's Puma Arnie's Army high-tops
Fowler pays tribute with custom shoes during Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
March 12, 2018
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Rickie Fowler will wear these custom Arnie's Army Puma high-tops to honor the late Arnold Palmer this week at Bay Hill. (Photos courtesy of Puma Golf)
From flat bill caps and daring colors to joggers and high-tops, Rickie Fowler is known for his progressive style. While he may be one of the biggest trendsetters in the world of golf, Rickie also holds a strong reverence for the game and the players who came before him. At the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, he donned custom plus-fours in honor of 1999 champion Payne Stewart. Last year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he laced up a bespoke pair of high-tops adorned with images of Mr. Palmer.
This year at Bay Hill, Rickie will once again pay tribute to Palmer by wearing his iconic umbrella logo on his apparel, accessories, and footwear, including a custom pair of Puma Golf high-tops. The shoes were designed, created, and hand-crafted by artist and custom footwear designer Roland Patron of Nomad Customs. Patron, a native of Miami, FL has created custom shoes for many professional athletes including the Kobe Bryant tribute shoes Tony Finau wore at the TOUR Championship last fall.
Rickie's high-tops feature a 'Dancing Umbrella' design with an all-over print on the vamp consisting of Palmer's red, yellow, and green umbrella. Printed on the left heel is "LONG LIVE AP" and "THE LEGEND LIVES ON" is printed on the right heel. Both of these messages were personally requested by Rickie. The upper of the shoe also includes a green heel, collar, and strap along with Puma's Formstripe in a green to yellow fade. Other tributes and details are less visible. The back of the strap reads, "9/10/1929 - " (Palmer's birth date and infinity sign) and the sockliner is etched with Arnie's PGA TOUR victories. The pink lining on the collar is in honor of Palmer’s famous pink shirts.
Only two pairs of these custom tribute shoes were made. Fowler will be wearing one pair at Bay Hill this week. The only other pair can be won through a sweepstakes. With a donation to Arnie's Army, fans could win the Grand Prize--this pair of custom API IGNITE Hi-Tops, autographed by Rickie Fowler. A donation will also register fans to potentially win one of 62 pairs of Limited Edition Arnie's Army Puma PWRADAPT pairs of shoes or one of 175 Limited-Edition Arnie's Army PUMA Snapback caps. The sweepstakes runs from Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 22 at midnight. To participate click here.
In addition to the sweepstakes, Arnie's Army is auctioning seven unique pairs of the PWRADAPT shoes. Each will be personally autographed by Rickie, and will highlight one of the years Palmer won each of his seven majors. All proceeds from the sweepstakes and the auction will benefit Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation. The auction will run from Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 22 at midnight. You can bid on a pair by clicking here.
The Arnie's Army Puma PWRADAPT shoes and snapback caps come in a green and white colorway. Both feature a silhouette of a young Arnold Palmer and highlight his number of career wins by year. Leather accents on the back of the shoes are stamped Arnie's Army and #LifeWellPlayed is displayed on the sole of the shoe.
Find the latest styles online at the PGA TOUR Superstore
Tournament ArchiveShow More