Rickie Fowler's Arnold Palmer Invitational golf shoes are an amazing tribute to The King
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Rickie Fowler’s Arnold Palmer Invitational golf shoes are an amazing tribute to The King

Rickie Fowler's golf shoe game is a thing of beauty. He does his own thing, doesn't force it down anyone's throat, and pretty much every kid you see at a PGA Tour event has some kind of Puma on because of Fowler. This week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, however, compels Fowler to take his shoe game to even another level in tribute to Mr. Palmer.

That's why Rickie Fowler's golf shoes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational are just incredible.

The Ignite high-top Pumas, produced specially for this week with Miami-based custom footwear designer Roland Padron, feature a green-and-white aesthetic, blending in yellow and pink elements as you'd find Mr. Palmer wearing or adorned on his iconic umbrella logo. The umbrella logo is patterned throughout the white leather portions of the upper, particularly on the side of each foot. Mr. Palmer's signature is written in white across the velcro straps on the higher portion of the upper. On the heels, the shoes read in yellow "Long Live AP" on the left and "The Legend Lives On" on the right. On the left footbed, the shoes show each year Arnold Palmer won on the PGA Tour and how many times that year. The right footbed has the Palmer umbrella logo.

The shoes just look amazing.

And, you can actually win a pair of the AP Ignite High-tops by making a donation to the Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation. Only two pairs exist, and the one you can win has also been signed by Rickie Fowler. Last year, the Puma-Padron designed shoes for this week raised $25,300 for the foundation, so you'd best get on that if you want a pair of these incredible shoes. You'll get 10 entries per dollar donated.

Fowler will also a special edition of the Puma P hat which has been so popular this year, emblazoned on the back half of the hat with the Palmer umbrella logo.

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