Kikkor Golf

by Derek on January 27, 2011

in 2011 PGA Merchandise Show,Equipment

Kikkor Golf booth at PGA Merchandise Show

[Update: You can read my review of the Kikkor Tenny here]

One our first stops this morning was at the Kikkor Golf booth.  If you’re not familiar with Kikkor, they’re a 2 year old golf shoe company out of Canada.  The founder and president is James Lepp.  James is a former professional golfer who won the 2005 NCAA Individual Championship and has shot a 59.  So he knows a thing or two about golf.

James founded Kikkor because he couldn’t find shoes that fit his personal style.  Everything on the market was too stodgy and traditional for his tastes.  Kikkor is definitely a brand that has broken that mold.  Either you’ll love their style or wonder who the hell would want to wear skateboard shoes on the golf course.

Personally I really like the look and James was kind enough to take a few minutes to show us some of Kikkor’s latest styles.

James Lepp at the PGA Merchandise Show

James Lepp at pga merchandise show

Here’s James holding Epik 2.0 in blue suede.

kikkor epic 2.0 blue suede

kikkor epik 2.0 blue suede

The Epik 2.0 features removable soft spikes and a cool white and blue patterned sole.

Kikkor Dress Sneaker Midnight

Here’s the Dress Sneaker in Midnight.  Most of the guys in the booth had these on.

Kikkor Dress Sneaker Midnight
The Dress Sneaker has built-in soft spikes for added traction.

Kikkor Tenny in Clayburn

And this was my personal favorite, the Kikkor Tenny in Clayburn.  It has the same built-in soft spikes as the Dress Sneaker.

All of these models are new for 2011.  They’ll start shipping on Feb 25.  As you can see, Kikkor is definitely bringing a different aesthetic to the golf shoe market.  Either you’ll love them or hate them.  And that may have to do with whether or not you remember watching Tom Watson beat Jack Nicklaus for the US Open.

Oh and if you buy a pair, James guarantees that you’ll shoot a 59 too.  Ok, he didn’t really say that but he should because he would sell a ton of shoes.

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Morgan in NC January 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

Nice shoe and well priced on their web site. I liked their Retro Breathe – Lunar Suede
show. Lu-Lu-Lunar Suede shoe!
I’m a little leary though when they say to order a half-size larger just to be safe. But then with free shipping both ways who cares?


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