As if it was possible for Fred Couples to get any cooler, Boom Boom is joining the ranks of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, Ken Griffey Jr., LeBron James and plenty of other famous athletes that have their own shoe. While it wasn't really up for debate, golf's "Mr. Cool," can officially say he's made it.
The Fred Couples signature model of the award-winning Ecco Biom Hybrid shoe is being offered to the public in a limited-edition of 275 pairs. Each shoe is laser-engraved with Couples’ distinctive autograph on the outer side of the leather upper, matched by a serial number on the inner side.
Couples will wear the special white and green shoes during next week's Masters to celebrate his 1992 major championship at Augusta.
“This project is a testament to our remarkable relationship with Fred and his dynamic, longstanding connection with golf fans around the world,” said Michael Waack, head of global golf at Ecco, in a press release. “Fred’s power to capture the popular imagination ignited the hybrid footwear revolution, so it’s fitting that we commemorate his latest trip to Augusta National with a very special shoe.”
The Fred Couples Signature Biom Hybrid shoes have all of the features of the orginal model, but they also include:
• Extremely low profile – Golfer’s weight is closer to the playing surface for excellent stability, ground feel and traction
• Direct injection – A process that yields superior cushioning, stability and comfort via a one-piece shoe that’s built without glue or stitching
• Weather resistance – Naturally soft, smooth, breathable and strong leather uppers treated with HydroMax for superb weather protection
• Climate control – Triple-component Ecco Comfort Fibre System insole for a cool, dry shoe interior
The Fred Couples Signature shoe retails for $275. For more information or to make a purchase, check out Ecco online.