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The first spiked golf shoe from Cuater by TravisMathew, the Legend exudes an upscale, classic style while incorporating modern materials for excellent comfort and outstanding performance.
I realize the PGA Show isn’t a flashy Las Vegas resort, but I felt like a VIP being escorted inside the velvet ropes of the TravisMathew booth this past January. With a bevy of gatekeepers and a massive tour truck limiting access, the TravisMathew space invoked a nightclub vibe befitting their cool Southern California style. Once inside the ropes, our destination was a special section for TravisMathew’s new footwear brand, Cuater, and the products displayed were worthy of the mystique – none more so than the Legend.
The Cuater Legend golf shoe has a timeless, classic look with all-white leather uppers and a true heel. Well positioned stitching creates a cap toe and adds simple visual interest to the shoe as do the small perforations midfoot. Branding is minimal with subtle embossing on the tongue and a metallic Cuater “C” on the side.
Feeling the luxuriously soft leather of the Legend, my expectation about comfort grew. Slipping them on I realized I set the bar too low. The soft, yet firm insole and indulgent fabric liner cradled my foot in pure comfort.
Tightening the laces, I was impressed with the eyelet design that holds the laces in place to provide a secure fit. Standing up, I found much more cushion in the midsole than I expected – something Cuater calls Sweet Spot Technology. The TravisMathew website states that the Legend runs a ½ size big, but for me the shoes were just a bit longer at most.
In addition to the replaceable Softspikes, the Legend incorporates molded spikes into the overall sole design, and the traction was excellent. Breaks in the solid material of the outsole offered flex at the ball of the foot and toe, allowing for a more athletic movement in the shoe than old school leather bottom shoes. Similarly, the Legend is much lighter than those classic shoes of years gone by.
Whether I was walking or swinging, the Cuater Legend golf shoes felt secure and comfortable. Although temperatures were mild during my testing, I fully expect the breathability offered by the perforations to be an asset. The Legend is also 100% waterproof.
Although many golfers have gravitated to a more sporty look in golf shoes, there’s something universally appealing about the upscale, iconic style of the Legend. These are the golf shoes I’d want to wear if invited inside the gates of a prestigious country club. But don’t let the looks of the Legend deceive you, the DNA of the Cuater by TravisMathew brand is definitely about fun – just look at the bottom of the shoe box in the photo above. The biggest surprise for me was how lightweight and flexible the shoes are. Stable without being stiff, wonderfully comfortable and excellent traction.