Leading Dutch golfer Joost Luiten has co-designed his own golf shoes to meet the challenging demands of a European Tour season in which he walked over 510 kilometres (317 miles) in tournament play last year.
In January, the six-time Tour winner signed with Italian golf fashion company Duca del Cosma, giving him the chance to partner with Head Designer Baldovino Mattiazzo on his own spikeless footwear to help him perform at his best this season.
The new Joost Luiten Collection from Duca del Cosma features exclusive shoes named after him that combine the waterproof upper of the award-winning BELAIR model with the new ELPASO sole. The distinct style is available in two colorways: White/Camouflage Green (JL1) and Black/White (JL2), with contrasting orange detailing and laces that match the colour he wears on Sundays in tournaments around the world.
He's also tweaked the brand's sporty FLYER (JL3) style in White/Orange, which will most likely be seen during practice rounds on firmer courses and worn on and off the course.
“I was really surprised when Duca told me I walked more than half a million yards (559,612) in tournaments last season or over 510 kilometres…and that didn’t include practice rounds or Pro-am events,” said Joost. “It shows just how important it is for me to have a pair of comfortable as well as functional shoes when I cover so much ground in different playing conditions across Tour events In Europe, the Middle East and South Africa.
“These new shoes in the Joost Luiten Collection are among the most comfortable golf shoes I’ve ever worn and I’m very proud to be wearing attractive and comfortable Duca del Cosma shoes that are designed and made to such a high standard in Europe,” he added.
The JL1 & JL 2 models come in soft Italian Nappa leather, with an integrated waterproof sock system with recyclable microfibre and a Duca Cor Linza MTP 2.5mm Aqua stop lining with taped seams to keep the feet dry.
The removable, moisture absorbent and breathable ARNEFLEX® insert sole offers an antibacterial memory foam covered with OnSteam® recyclable microfibre for long-lasting comfort and ventilation, while the heel is supported with recycled cork.
The high-quality Airplay XI outsole provides excellent stability during the swing. The JL3 is made from soft, fully recyclable and water resistant microfibre and has an Airplay IX outsole with cone-shaped nubs across the complete surface for optimal grip.
Shoes from the new Joost Luiten Collection are available at an RRP of €199 / £179.95.
Details of the full Duca del Cosma SS21 range can be found at www.ducadelcosma.com