January 28, 2019
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- A look at some of the newest products and trends from the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. (Greg Monteforte/PGA TOUR)
FootJoy announced its new Fury shoe will arrive on store shelves February 1st. Designed from the inside out, the Fury features a stretchy, one-piece Inner Fit Sleeve lasted underneath the insole board to provide a secure fit. On the upper, the external FlexGrid MLC cage system adds structure and helps to lock the foot into place. The combination of leather and mesh provides breathability while being waterproof. The Fury also brings a new D3 outsole to the mix. Inspired by dripping liquid metal, the outsole offers a rigid platform for lateral stability and flexibility for comfort.
Puma and Rickie Fowler will celebrate the 10th year of their partnership in 2019. Over the years, Rickie’s style has matured. As a result, we will see him in more refined looks and elevated fabrics. Two of the showcase pieces in the collection are a hybrid jacket and a quilted pullover. The jacket is stuffed with a thin layer of PrimaLoft Gold insulation and stretchy sleeves. PrimaLoft Gold has a high warmth-to-weight ratio, which means it locks in the heat without the bulk.
Over the years, Billy Horschel has rocked Ralph Lauren’s high tech RLX line while Justin Thomas has sported more traditional looks from the brand’s Polo Golf collection. This year, both players will mix and match pieces from both lines, giving them added versatility and variety. Both players will also wear Ralph Lauren’s new slim-fit pant with an elastic waistband. The brand’s collections for 2019 find themselves on-trend with stylish micro prints, hoodies, and a crossover athleisure capsule. With ‘90s retro dominating the fashion landscape, Ralph Lauren has dipped into its archives and revived its old-school Polo Golf logo.
One trend that stands above the rest at this year’s PGA Show is micro prints. Original Penguin is making a strong statement with micro prints that are fun and whimsical. In addition to prints, Original Penguin is also offering updated takes on iconic designs, including plaid bottoms, contrasting plackets, and rope hats.
Royal Albartross takes an adventure in the wild with its crocodile-inspired Croco shoe. The luxurious leather shoe blends sophisticated style with comfort and performance in a trendy silhouette. In addition to the four base colorways, Royal Albartross will release special editions of the Croco leading up to the majors, starting with a deep green Croco Masters. Joining the Croco is the Driver Collection. The sneaker-style shoe can easily find itself on the feet of the most stylish golfers, on or off the course.
ECCO BIOM G3
Comfort. Performance. Style. ECCO hits the golf shoe trifecta with the ECCO BIOM G3. Building on its predecessor, the BIOM G3 offers increased stability thanks he soft and supple Yak leather upper provides flexibility and comfort. The outsole features a mix of ZARMA-TOUR cleats and molded lugs for the traction. Notice the lack of a front spike. ECCO removed it in favor of a rotation system that allows the foot to rotate through the swing.
Galvin Green GORE-TEX ShakeDry
After 15 years in the making, the revolutionary GORE-TEX ShakeDry technology used on Galvin Green’s Ashton Jacket is said to be the lightest GORE-TEX Jacket on the market. A simple shake of the jacket disperses water from the outer shell.
J.Lindeberg Engineered Intarsia Polo
One of the more unique pieces on the show floor was the Engineered Intarsia Polo from J.Lindeberg. Intarsia is a complex knitting technique that involves knitting different blocks of color. In addition to the bold green stripes on this shirt, check out the specs of green peeking through the navy blue.
Greyson continues to take golf fashion to new levels. The brand’s Fall 2019 Collection combines a healthy dose of bold, yet refined prints with a cool palette of rich blues and purples. A Nordic-inspired theme sees a sweater with a silhouette of mountains and a polo with a Northern Lights print. Cut-away collars add an element of sophistication while a new tech pique fabric offers breathability for warm days.
Known of its super soft cotton polos, Linksoul is introducing a new performance fabric called Dry-Tek. The poly rich material is blended with a touch of cotton. The result is a fabric that wicks moisture while offering a soft hand feel.
Find the latest styles online at the PGA TOUR Superstore.