The True Original 1.2 Golf Shoes

Introduction

 

There are probably people reading this who weren’t golfing then and don’t realize how TRUE Links Wear turned golf footwear on its head by offering a minimalist shoe with a super wide toe box.  But you don’t need to know the history to enjoy TRUE’s latest, The true original 1.2 golf shoes  This version of their first shoe retains the signature features while incorporating a new material, “Bulletproof” Alternative Leather.

The Original delivers a distinctive minimalist fit, wide toe box, and zero drop experience. Generating more surface contact than any golf shoe in history, and built for the walking golfer, the Original will keep you connected to the earth with ideal balance and traction.

Looks

 

Like any good update, the Original 1.2 is both immediately recognizable and clearly unique.  The basic shape and design of the shoe are just like the Original wide toe box, sock-like liner, minimalist design, and very limited branding.

What’s new about the OG1.2 is the “bulletproof” alternative leather.  Visually, there’s no way you would know that it’s not leather, though TRUE is using perforated leather in the saddle which gives the shoe a fresh look.  What you will notice is that this new material won’t scratch or wrinkle, so it’s going to look new as long as you keep it clean.

The true original 1.2 golf shoes are available in three colorways: White/Black Saddle Pure White, and Chambers Grey.

Comfort

 

While there are tons of comfortable shoes in golf right now, for me, nothing is on the same level as TRUE Links wear.  Once you pop your foot into the waterproof bootie, everything feels right.  There’s the perfect amount of room for each part of your foot – no pinching but also no excess play.  The cushioning also hits that “just right” spot where the impact of each step is softened but you don’t feel disconnected from the ground.

The true original 1.2 golf shoes are also lightweight, as you would expect from TRUE.  This isn’t their lightest offering – which title belongs to the Eco Knit but it’s likely several ounces lighter than what you’re currently wearing.  If you’re a walker, those saved ounces add up to more energy and happier joints on the back nine.

Performance

 

The true original 1.2 golf shoes have expanded their offerings to include some models without Zero Drop heels, all of their Original and OG models maintain that feature.  For those not familiar with the term, Zero Drop refers to shoes that do not elevate your heel above your toe.  Most shoes are effectively high heels, but it goes unnoticed because it’s the norm.

As I’ve written in many TRUE reviews, I’m a complete convert to zero-drop shoes, so the Original 1.2 was perfect for me.  If you’ve never worn a Zero Drop shoe, it will feel unusual at first, but I’d strongly suggest that you give them a chance.  I’ve found that being closer to barefoot has improved the balance and footwork in my golf swing.

The sole on the OG1.2 matches that of the Original and the OG Feel What I’ve found with this sole is that it provides much better traction than you would expect based on the look.  There are no sharp, aggressive treads, but because the sole is so flexible, more of it stays in contact with the ground, and thus it provides strong stability.

Finally, the Original 1.2 can be your all-weather, everyday golf shoe.  It comes with a two-year waterproof warranty, but still breathes well enough for warm-weather wear.

Features

 

True Links Wear’s most iconic model, The true Original 1.2 golf shoes Original delivers a distinctive minimalist fit, wide toe box, and zero-drop experience. TRUE is as good as it gets – a tremendous product built on the premise that it can be used for the purest form of the game that exists; links golf”

Walk and feel the course like you’ve never felt before with a flexible, ergonomically designed sole that eliminates all inhibitions between you and the turf. Rebuilt and reinvigorated with new materials for unrivaled durability across the links – the OG is equipped with a “bulletproof” alternative leather in the toe box and saddle that protects against scratches, wrinkles, and water. Exchanging polyester for a neoprene tongue ensures your feet stay drier than ever. Traverse the links with comfort and confidence with the revitalized OG.

Features

 

  • Waterproof Bootie Construction
  • Reflective Rope Laces & Reflective Accents
  • Wide Toe Box
  • Renewable and Temperature Regulating Wool Liner
  • Neoprene Waterproof Tongue
  • New Antimicrobial Insert for Superior Comfort and Breathability
  • Flexible, Ergonomic Rubber Outsole
  • Alternative Leather Upper

What do customers say?

 

  • Pros 

    • – Very comfortable
      • Extra room in the Toe area is great
      • High quality
      • Good for walking
      • Lightweight and flexible
      • Provides a good feel during the swing
  • Cons

    – None so far!

Comfort, Stability, Versatility

 

TRUE’s most iconic model, The True Original 1.2 Golf Shoes delivers a distinctive minimalist fit, wide toe box, and zero drop experience. Naturally enhancing comfort and engineered for walking, the Original will become your go-to shoe for 36 whole days.

Generating more surface contact than any golf shoe in history, the Original will keep you connected to the earth with ideal balance and traction. Walk and feel the course like you’ve never felt before with a flexible, ergonomically designed sole that eliminates all inhibitions between you and the turf.

Rebuilt and reinvigorated with new materials for unrivaled durability across the links – the OG is equipped with a “bulletproof” alternative leather in the toe box and saddle that protects against scratches, wrinkles, and water. Exchanging polyester for a neoprene tongue ensures your feet stay drier than ever. Traverse the links with comfort and confidence with the revitalized OG. Built from TRUE’s new super durable, 100% waterproof upper, the OG 1.2 is the ultimate year-round golf shoe for people with real feet (that’s all of us). A golf shoe designed to work with your foot’s natural shape and movement, not against it, to provide superior comfort and performance step after step, round after round.

Conclusion

 

TRUE Links wear named the Original 1.2 perfectly.  This isn’t a reinvention of the Original (it doesn’t need one) nor is it a sequel.  The OG1.2 offers a couple of subtle upgrades while retaining the comfort and function of the shoe that changed golf footwear.  When you see me on the course this year, expect these to be on my feet.