Freddie’s fantastic footwear

Fred Couples rocked a fashionable pair of Ecco shoes during his Champions Tour debut in Hawaii.
Fred Couples rocked a fashionable pair of Ecco shoes during his Champions Tour debut in Hawaii. ( Getty Images )

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Champions Tour is getting a little spicier, all thanks to Fred Couples’ footwear. Despite coming up a shot behind Tom Watson at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship last weekend in Hawaii, Freddie took the “important” title in our hearts with his very interesting fashion statement.

He sported the Ecco Golf Street Premier – the greatest pair of golf shoes I have seen to date. Think skater-meets-classic Ecco. (In fact, we featured the shoes on Golfweek.com two weeks ago.)

Can you think of a more comfortable shoe? Interesting fact: The shoes don’t have traditional spikes. That shouldn’t be a problem for the smooth-swinging Couples.

Fred wore the shoes in the licorice/coffee/fanta color scheme. They retail for $140 and will be available to the public this spring.

I hope that Couples, who was making his Champions Tour debut last week, is going to be starting some fashion trends on the senior circuit.