Made for Golf, Ready for Anything
As a fan of the TRUElinkswear brand I have enjoyed watching the evolution of their take on the golf shoe. From the first pair of Tours, to the PHX the new Tours and now the Sensei. The new Hybrid Sensei by TRUE is the first golf shoe I reviewed where my first day of testing was not on a golf course. I spent part of the day in the office working followed by a couple hours of running errands and finally a nice 20 minute run on the treadmill. It wasn’t until the first time I teed off with them on my feet that I realized I was wearing a pair of golf shoes, the most comfortable golf shoes I have tried on since the first Tours.
Looks and Design:
TRUE’s Sensei is by far the best looking pair of shoes TRUE has designed. From the color combos to the materials used, the shoe has an urban feel with fitness in mind. Picture golf meets cross-training. One of the best aspects of the Sensei compared to the older models is that the “wide toe box” is toned down and not as large but you still benefit from the barefoot platform technology which is TRUE’s biggest advantage. The Sensei is made from a moisture wicking 3D mesh liner for maximum breathability, durability and comfort as well as TRUE lite synthetic upper which keeps the TRUE sensei ultra-light and breathable at only 13.5 oz.’s, the lightest in golf.
Technology and Performance:
Comfort and allowing your body to function naturally are two priorities TRUE lives by. When it comes to golf, feel is very important for your hands on a golf club. The same statement is true when it comes to your feet. At just 10mm off the grass instead of the average of 22mm, the TRUE barefoot platform keeps your feet the closest to the ground. This enables the receptors on your feet to feel subtle breaks on the greens and gives your body a more natural movement while swinging the club and walking the course.
The Sensei utilizes TRUE’s barefoot outsole which is made from a thin, strong, and flexible rubber that allows your body's natural abilities to generate exceptional stability and traction by maximizing contact with the ground.
The outer rim of the shoe creates a "suction" effect to lock grass and sand under your foot for improved traction.
The TRUE Sensei is built with Zero Drop, meaning that your heel and forefoot are the same distance off the ground. This encourages a natural walking stride along with better posture and body alignment during the swing.
I have said it before and I will say it again, on the course or off the course, TRUE does it again. But this time, it is a shoe that can go from the course, to the office and out around town, to the gym and through the trails. It truly is a comfortable and remarkable shoe. The TRUE sensei might just be the most versatile golf shoe ever created, supported by the fact that Ryan Moore won a PGA TOUR event and TRUE's President ran a Marathon wearing the sensei on the same day. The only downfall right now with the shoe is that it is not 100% waterproof. Being in mostly dry weather, it is not a big deal to me and there are way too many other factors on why you should not pass on these shoes. At $99 they are a steal and a golf shoe I highly recommend you try. For more information visit www.truelinkswear.com