The street shoes of Fred Couples

fred couples golf shoesFred Couples took to Augusta National on the weekend in his new Ecco golf shoes which have created a stir across the golf world.

Aussie Golfer first reported on Fred Couples’ comfy looking shoes after the first of his three 2010 wins on the Champions Tour this year. Couples has had long term back problems and it is no surprise to see him in some comfortable looking golf shoes but these are a different kettle of fish altogether.

They look more like skate or street shoes. Flat soled, spikeless and looking like anything but a golf shoe. It is exactly the sort of golf shoe that many private golf clubs would ban or at least look down upon.

The Ecco “Golf Street Premier” shoes have been released in the US this week (funky advertisement below) and looks like they are colour customisable. No word from Ecco on when they will appear in Australia. I’ll let you know when they arrive.

Who wants to be the first to wear them at Huntingdale or Royal Sydney?

Photo: Getty/AP

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