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The Jack Grace Innovator 1.0 golf shoe allows you to script your shoes to match every outfit just like the pros.
Every week on Tour, we see professional golfers in perfect apparel scripting, which includes shoes that compliment their shirts and pants. This kind of head-to-toe coordination has always been beyond the reach of regular golfers – who can afford a pair of shoes to match every shirt?
Now there’s a way for regular amateurs to have PGA Tour-level outfits: Jack Grace’s Innovator 1.0 golf shoes. Thanks to interchangeable saddles and laces, one pair of shoes can now match everything in your closet.
The Jack Grace Innovator 1.0 looks like a basic saddles shoe, but it has a secret: it’s 1,875 shoes in one. With three different shoe colors – white, grey, and black – and interchangeable saddles and laces, you could wear a different combination every day for over 5 years.
Swapping the saddles takes only a minute. The video tutorial can be seen HERE. What makes the process easier is that you don’t need to unlace them – the laces go along with the saddle.
The fit of the Jack Grace Innovator 1.0 is a little long and a touch narrow. I wear either a 13 or 14, depending on the brand, and I opted for a 13 at the company’s suggestion. In trying them on, I found that there was plenty of room from my toe to the end of the shoe, but the width was just barely wide enough. Jack Grace is very forthright about this, suggesting the players who need a wide shoe will need to wait for future releases.
When you slip it on the first time, you’ll notice that the sole is very firm. To me, this is an old school feel as opposed to the gym shoe feel of many modern shoes. Whether that’s a good or bad thing will be up to the wearer.
One of the things I was skeptical about in testing the Innovator 1.0 was the laces. The idea that the laces were only connected to the saddle which was then connected to the shoe via magnets seemed sketchy. However, when I pulled on the laces, the shoe tightened just like it should. Kudos to Jack Grace for quality engineering.
Another surprisingly strong performance comes from the sole. In an age of wild-looking, high traction sole designs, this basic stud pattern gives you an excellent hold on the ground. I wouldn’t recommend it for maximum grip in wet, sloppy conditions, but that’s true of almost any spikeless shoe.
Other important performance features are the waterproof upper and the light weight. The Innovator 1.0 isn’t the lightest shoe I’ve ever worn, but among traditional saddle shoes it’s certainly among the best.
For golfers that need to look good to play well, the Jack Grace Innovator 1.0 is going to be a must-have. The unique interchangeable saddles allow you to have nearly unlimited looks without breaking your bank. Best of all, the shoe has solid performance so you can back up your style with strong play.
Win a Pair of Jack Grace Golf Shoes!
PluggedInGolf and Jack Grace are going to make one lucky reader very stylish. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Head over to Jack Grace’s website and pick your favorite shoe/saddle combination.
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- A winner will be randomly selected on July 5th to receive the shoe/saddle combo of their choice. Winner will be notified via email.
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