I was introduced to Zerotie Golf Footwear this past January at the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando FL. A couple of friends who had stopped by the booth and spoken with Forest Brown, VP of Sales came to me and said there was a new “footwear technology” that I needed to check out. That technology was Zerotie.
For those of you not familiar with the brand, Zerotie is handsfree footwear. That’s right, you don’t use your hands to tie or untie these shoes. It’s all done with the use of a tightening “wheel” on the heel. The wheel is positioned such that you simply step into the shoe (again without using your hands), rock back on the heel of the shoe so that the wheel turns, and you will feel it start to tighten. Now, do the same thing with the other foot. When you feel the shoes are tight enough, you’re done! Taking the Zerotie shoes off is even easier, simply step down on the release lever on the heel and walk out of the shoes. It’s that simple.
Apart from the unique tightening system, Zerotie shoes are made from high quality materials and feature a man-made upper, breathable lining, removable insole, and supportive non-slip bottom. It’s the no-slip soles that make them golf-worthy and comparable to many spikeless golf shoes. In fact, of the eleven different models offered by Zerotie, about half of them have soles I would feel confident with on the golf course. The Rocky Run is at the top of that list. Are they perfect for golf? Keep reading…
The Rocky Run, although not specifically designed for golf, is a great golf shoe that rivals competitive brands in the $300 range. They feature a fabric and man-made upper, breathable lining, removable insoles, and supportive non-slip bottoms and can easily be worn on or off the course. In fact, wear them to the course and you won’t have to worry about changing shoes! Rocky Run is available for both men and women. Men’s are available in sizes 8 – 13 with a choice of Black or White. Women’s are available in sizes 6 -11 and in Black, Grey Blue, or a sharp looking Lavender color. Retail price is $119.90 for either men or women
If you’re one of many people who struggle with back pain and bending down to tie your shoes often seems more trouble than it’s worth, then it is well worth your while to look into Zerotie shoes. Zerotie was invented by Greg Johnson, who constantly watched his mother struggle with this very thing due to severe arthritis.
To the best of my knowledge, Zerotie shoes are not yet available in any major retailers, however as the brand’s popularity increases, I’m sure that will change. For the time being, they can be purchased on their website, www.zerotie.com. Be sure to look at other models that are suitable for running, walking and working out.