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The TRUE Linkswear LUX Pro golf shoes are another winner from TRUE. High end, go anywhere looks. Extreme comfort. Good traction. Waterproof.
The new LUX line from TRUE Linkswear was one of our most anticipated releases coming out of the 2020 PGA Show. It took longer than we expected to get our hands on them, but it didn’t take long to realize that these shoes were worth the wait.
The TRUE LUX Pro is ultra clean. In black, the upper is entirely monochromatic; in white, there’s a small band of brown leather at the back. The branding, which only appears on the side of the heel and tongue, is embossed and barely noticeable.
TRUE Linkswear continues to put out shoes that can be worn in any setting. With their full grain leather upper, the LUX Pro looks great on the course, dressed down with jeans, or dressed up for a night out. The only problem is that almost any pair of TRUEs can be your do-anything shoes, so it’s harder to justify owning multiple pairs (I do anyway).
I’ve worn enough TRUE Linkswear shoes to know to expect extreme comfort, but they’ve added a new wrinkle. Their original shoes looked super wide in the toe, a little clownish, if we’re being unkind. TRUE’s more recent offerings, however, look sleek but somehow still have enormous width in the toe. I’m pretty sure it defies the laws of physics, but when a shoe looks this good and has this much out of the box comfort, who’s going to complain?
One of the new features of the LUX series is the WANDERLUX “super foam” insert. What makes it super is that it’s very light and thin. The WANDERLUX takes all the impact out of each step. At the end of the day, I felt like there was no wear on my feet or knees at all.
The LUX Pro has a “transitional drop” of 6mm. This refers to the heel drop – how high the heel is above the ball of the foot. Many TRUEs have zero drop which allows for a fully natural motion, but it can be a big difference for people coming from traditional shoes. The LUX Pro is a middle ground that lets you move more naturally without being too jarring for the first timer.
One of the best features about the TRUE LUX Pro is its waterproofing. I love my Knits and OG Feels, but the LUX Pro has become my go to when there’s a threat of rain. From light dew to torture tests under a hose, the LUX Pro never let in a drop.
Another notable feature of the LUX Pro is the lateral support. Thanks to the premium leather upper and the tailored heel cup, there’s more structure holding your foot in place during the swing. Please do not think that the LUX Pro is one of these overbuilt moon boots – it’s not – but it provides more support relative to other TRUEs and natural motion shoes.
TRUE quotes the weight of the LUX Pro at 11.5 ounces (in size 14, mine are 15.7 ounces). This isn’t as airy as the OG Feel at 8.7 ounces [review HERE] or the Eco Knit at 7.4 [review HERE], but in all likelihood it’s lighter than the golf shoe you’re wearing now. For the walking golfer, a lighter shoe makes a big difference over the course of a round.
The tread pattern on the LUX Pro is similar to that of the TRUE Knit [review HERE]. It’s not their most aggressive sole design, but I’ve found it to have plenty of grip in normal golf conditions. It’s also worth noting that it’s the best off-course sole, in my opinion, and, based on my experience with the Knit, it’s a sole that will last a long time.
Whether you’re a fan of natural motion shoes looking for a little more support or someone looking to dip your toe into the pond of minimalist shoes, the TRUE Linkswear LUX Pro is a great choice. It’s also a shoe I wouldn’t mind owning just to walk around town, it looks that good. No matter why you buy them, it’s a pair that’s definitely not going to gather dust in your closet.