A Ryder Cup themed golf shoe with a difference - adidas Golf honours Wisconsin with limited-edition Stan Smith Golf

For the first time in 94 years, the best golfers on the men’s European and American teams will meet in the state of Wisconsin for one of golf’s most time-honoured competitions. Wisconsin’s state slogan is “America’s Dairyland,” earning the designation for being one of the nation’s leading dairy producers. With that in mind, adidas Golf got their herd of designers together to create a limited-edition Stan Smith Golf shoe that pays tribute to the animals responsible for Wisconsin’s distinctive title: the cows.

This time around, they didn’t look to names like Johnson or Garcia for inspiration. Instead, they looked to names like Ayrshire, Guernsey, and Holstein – just some of the famous breeds that have been awarded the sought-after title of “Wisconsin’s Cow of the Year.”

Stan Smith Golf proving to be very popular

The Stan Smith is their classic silhouette that they first brought to golf earlier this year. They’re continuing the tradition with this model, which will feature an all-white upper, a playful spotted cow print on the midsole, and a pop of pink on the outsole. They have made special sockliners to continue the spotted-print theme, which includes a logo of a fictitious club – “Dairyland Golf Club” – in honour of this historic locale. As with all of their Stan Smith Golf models, the upper is made in part with recycled materials, all part of our mission as a brand to help END PLASTIC WASTE.

Stan Smith Ryder Cup

"We wanted to do something different and unexpected"

Masun Denison, global footwear director at adidas Golf said:

“Knowing how anticipated this event would be, we wanted to do something different and unexpected. We’ve done a few designs around this competition in the past and thought it would be fun to look at the location as a whole, not just something that focused on the two teams. This idea of America’s Dairyland kept coming back to us, so we decided to have some fun with it.”

The Stan Smith Golf shoe features an adiwear rubber spikeless outsole with traction inspired by the shoe’s original sole design. They have included a die-cut PU sockliner and additional PU cushioning in the midsole to provide golf-specific support in every step. This version is also waterproof (one-year warranty) to help keep feet dry “until the cows come home.”

There are some subtle features we included to make these truly unique, like a special “MOOO” endorsement from the cow’s themselves on the tongue and a shoe bag that carries the spotted-print theme with the END PLASTIC WASTE and “Dairyland Golf Club” logos.

RRP: £85

This version of the Stan Smith Golf will be available in limited quantities on adidas.com, the adidas app, and at select retail partners worldwide at 11 pm (BST) on Sunday September 19. Here is a link to the website so that you can set a reminder.