| Brand: || FootJoy || Country/Region of Manufacture: || United States |
| Model: || 5563 |
ALLIGATOR!......vintage pair of excellent, very rare collectible FootJoy Classics men's size 9B black alligator golf shoes. Has the extra "Hogan Spike" which makes these very rare indeed. Please check out the many enclosed detailed high resolution photos that I have provided. No disappointments. Comes with original factory box and FootJoy bags. Shipping will be FREE anywhere in the continental USA. International shipping charges will apply. These are the real McCoy and the only pair I've ever seen with these options. Thank youThe Hogan Spike : As we all know, Ben Hogan is thought to have one of the best swings in the history of golf. What are the reasons for this? What is the secret? One thought with some basis, is he added extra spikes to his shoes so he could be more connected to the ground. He understood the importance of having a stable base and wanted as much as he could get. In Hogan's day all outsoles were flat with no additional traction. The only interaction with the turf came from the spikes. When the metal spikes were placed around the perimeter there were some large areas that did not have any traction. Thus, Hogan would have seen some benefit from adding an extra spike or two sometimes. Author Tim Scott in His book Ben Hogan:The Myths Everyone Knows, the Man No One Knew had this to say,"Ben Hogan's golf shoes were unique, and customized. Hogan's shoes had an extra spike in them, most often under the ball of his foot. These gave him stronger footing for his forceful swing."