Most golf instructors know that energy for a golf swing comes from the ground up. That energy traverses through the shoes. So, theoretically, the more efficiently the energy traverses through the shoes, the more energy you’ll have for your swing.
Well it’s not a theory, Athalonz new Mangrove golf shoes do just that. The shoes include Athalonz patented technology, which they call Optimal Athletic Positioning (OAP) Technology. The OAP technology not only shifts the flow of energy through the shoes to provide more energy into your body, but it also helps create a more stable base.
The Mangrove shoes also include Athalonz patented Grip & Glide Pro technology. As the name implies, the shoes grip when you need to grip and glide when you need to glide. The Mangrove shoes have as much traction as most spiked golf shoes, but with the comfort of a spikeless golf shoe.
The Mangrove golf shoes are not just about performance, they’re also about comfort, style, ecology, and US pride. The shoes are handmade in the US using repurposed midsole materials. The upper is waterproof Italian leather and the toe box is more open than previous versions of Athalonz shoes. All of that makes Mangrove one of the best golf shoes on the market.
But does the OAP Technology really work? Of course Athalonz says it does and we asked Tim Markison, Athalonz CEO, to prove it. Markison said, “The proof is in the physics. Our OAP technology directs energy through the shoes so more energy go into the body. It’s basics physics and the beauty of physics is that it works for everybody. No exceptions. What golfers do with more energy and a more stable base will vary based on their abilities.”
Athalonz’s contributions to advancements in shoe technology have been recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which has awarded Athalonz patents for its technology, including the OAP technology. Athalonz takes protecting its patents seriously, and filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Under Armour in the Eastern District of Texas in April 2023 alleging that a number of Under Armour’s athletic shoes infringe Athalonz patents. The lawsuit is ongoing and Markison declined to comment on the lawsuit other than to confirm its ongoing.
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