TRUE Linkswear TRUE Knits Review

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On the course the TRUE knits are amazing.

Not that I needed to say so, I think you all have gotten the point by now. But, I was impressed. I thought for sure I was going to lose some stability with the knit outer shell. That wasn’t the case though. I bought a pair of the VANS UltraRange Rapidweld because they have a “golf” look to the sole and because I’ve been wearing VANS for the last 35 years. While they are crazy comfortable shoes, I can’t justify wearing them on the course anymore because they not designed for golf. They lack a critical element, and that’s stability.

TRUE, with their golf background, was able to incorporate this element into the knits.

It only took a few rounds for me to figure out how well the shoes performed out on the course, but, it wasn’t the golf course where I’ve been spending most of my time in the TRUE knits…

When is a golf shoe not a golf shoe?

Yes, the TRUE knits are, in my opinion, the perfect summer golf shoe. Most of the time I don’t even wear socks with them when I play. They’re that good. But I wore them to work one day, and I couldn’t believe how awesome my feet felt afterward. At my real job, I’m on my feet most of the day and log anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 steps a day. On concrete floors and concrete steps. It can take a toll on your feet. My go to work shoe has been some version of a Nike running shoe mainly because they have the best fit and offer outstanding comfort.

They TRUE knits matched my $150 Nike running shoes tit for tat though, and it blew me away.

Since that day I wear my TRUE’s to work 9/10 days over my Nike’s. It quickly became my “go-to” everyday shoe for pretty much everything, Work, social events, chilling around the house and my ultimate vacation shoe.

How my TRUE knits handled the jungle of Kauai, Hawaii

How do you put a “golf” shoe to the ultimate test? 36 holes in one day? 72 holes over the weekend? Nah, that’s boring and expected. I decided to take my TRUE knits on a test not many of us would consider. On my families recent vacation to Kauai, I threw on the knits for a jungle excursion.

Kayaking up the Huleia River, a hike to a natural pool where we participated in a rope swing. Another walk up a muddy trail through the jungle. 2,000 feet of ziplining followed up by another pool for more swimming. Then a long hike back down to the river for our trip back to the docks. It was a blast!

And to my utter amazement, the TRUE knits were incredible. And, this was after playing 18 holes at the Makai Golf Club the day before.

 

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After a quick text exchange with the guys at TRUE, they let me know to toss them in the washer, and they’ll be as good as new. To my credit, I beat the crap out of them during that jungle adventure and deep down I was worried the knits weren’t going to make a speedy recovery. I couldn’t have been more wrong. They cleaned up better than I could have ever imagined and went right back into my everyday routine.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention. I did the entire day with no socks. No blisters, no issues with wear and the shoes look as good now as the day they arrived.

It’s an outstanding shoe on the course, but just as good off.

That’s not easy to say in regards to most golf shoe on the shelves. There are a few out there but I think the TRUE Knits have them beat in every aspect possible. If I had any gripe it would be the color options. You can see from their website the Navy and Grey are the most popular. Most sizes in those colorways are not in stock. I want a black version BAD!

TRUE has done a great job replenishing stock though. I think even they were a little surprised at how well the knits have done. You can get notified when the size and color you want is back in stock by providing them your email address on the knits page.

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4 Responses

  1. Christopher James
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    Thanks for the article, Matthew! I will definitely try these out soon. I am a little suspicious in how the TRUE Knits are waterproof but I will try them. I love lightweight shoes that make the trek over 18 easier!

    • Mathew Wangrycht
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      Thanks for the comment Chris,

      The material is waterproof, not necessarily the shoe if that makes sense. It is a knit shoe so there’s no way to keep water out but, it does, however, allow the shoes to clean up much better than any other shoe I’ve owned.

      I was shocked at how well they looked after I hosed them down after my trek through the jungle.

      Let me know what you think once you grab a pair!

  2. Chris Gordon
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    I’m curious if you’ve tried the Tomo golf shoe? I love True shoes. Been wearing them for years. I love these new knits too. Just curious the comparison. Thanks for your review!

    • Mathew Wangrycht
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      Thanks for the comment, Chris but no, I have not tried the Tomo’s yet. I’m eager to check them out. I have a few friends who have been playing in them and they’re pretty pleased.

      Thanks for checking out the site, hopefully, I’ll get some Tomo’s in the near future and be able to provide a little comparison.

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