Rickie Fowler Arnold Palmer Shoes | Puma Tribute
Posted at March 15, 2017
Rickie Fowler has just revealed the Puma High Top golf shoes which he will be wearing at the AP Invitational this week...and they are something pretty special indeed.
Rickie Fowler Arnold Palmer Shoes
We all knew that Rickie Fowler and Puma Golf would be paying tribute to Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill in a special way this week and, following the reveal on social media earlier today, we really think the collaboration with Dominic Chambrone (a.k.a "The Shoe Surgeon") is just perfect in every way.
As you can see with the images, the shoes are based on the Puma Hi-Top silhouette and have been custom designed with iconic images of Arnold Palmer himself, complete with his laser engraved signature on the forefront of the Velcro strap. Rickie's personal tribute to the great man himself features in the form of a script on the inside of the tongue and on the exterior of the presentable wooden box - custom built for safe keeping.
And safe keeping they demand, at the very least. These golf shoes are truly exceptional and just two individual pairs have been produced; one will be worn by Rickie all through this week and the other is already signed and up for auction via Puma Golf. Better still, all proceeds from the winning bid will be donated to the most deserving charity - Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation.
Rickie Fowler Arnold Palmer High Tops
The personal message inside the tongue & on the presentation box is a quote from Rickie Fowler himself - and reads as follows:
“Legends never die. You will live on forever Arnie. I will never forget the bear hug in front of the clubhouse at Augusta, watching you hit your final tee shot there, and to spending time with you in the locker room at Bay Hill. Thank you for being you and giving me the opportunity to do what I get to do everyday! I love you as did everyone! RIP The King.”
Rickie Fowler continued his tribute after the launch, saying:
"I feel privileged to have known Arnie and be able to call him a friend. I wanted to do something to celebrate what he did on the course and more importantly how he used his platform to benefit others through his Foundation! He is the King after all!!"
Touching, to say the least.
Rickie Fowler Arnold Palmer Auction
As shared by Puma's head footwear designer Grant Knudson, the Rickie Fowler Arnold Palmer Hi-Top golf shoes will be available to bid on eBay from today. Find the link via the tweet below and, should you wish to get involved, we wish you the very best of luck indeed.
— Grant Knudson (@GrantKnudson) March 14, 2017
To whomever may be successful with their generous bid, congratulations and you can rest easy knowing that you have donated your hard earned cash to a wonderful cause. The Rickie Fowler Arnold Palmer golf shoes are simply perfect and we sincerely hope you take good care of them. After all, we know #ArnieWould.