Masters 2019: The special edition shoes pros are wearing at Augusta National

olf shoe companies are getting into the Masters spirit by giving their players custom styles inspired by the tournament to wear at Augusta National. From Rory McIlroy to Mark Leishman, tour pros are showing some personality and Masters spirit on their feet. A few of the custom styles the tour pros are wearing are even available for purchase.

Brandt SnedekerG/Fore Gallivanter

G/Fore’s limited edition Gallivanter has all the technology benefits of the Gallivanter line—like the waterproof upper, the lightweight sole, and the cleat configuration. What makes the shoe limited edition is in the aesthetics. The pink and green colors make it a fit for the Masters, and spring in general.


Brooks KoepkaNike Tour Premiere

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Andrew Redington

Koepka isn’t the only Nike athlete wearing Masters-specific shoes. This version of the Tour Premiere features a light green snake skin pattern and the praying hands, a reference to Amen Corner, on the heel.


Marc LeishmanCallaway LaGrange

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This custom version of the LaGrange has the names of his children on it and a kangaroo for the Australian, as well as thematic coloring.


Rory McIlroyNike Air Zoom Victory Tour

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Mike Ehrmann

The snake pattern is the same as the Tour Premiere’s Koepka’s wearing. McIlroy helped in the designing of the original Air Zoom Victory Tour, which he’s been wearing different versions of since January.


Webb Simpson:FootJoy MyJoys

The beauty of MyJoys is that if you can’t find a color or style that you’re looking for, you have the option to just make them. Simpson’s version of the MyJoy features a new print that gives the shoe an old school vibe.


Austin Johnson, Dustin’s caddie: Adidas

The team at Adidas took inspiration from Georgia peaches for this limited-edition version of the Crossknit 3.0 — Georgia peach ice cream sandwiches to be specific. The sandwich itself can be found at concessions stands at the Masters. The insole features images of scoops of ice cream.


Bubba WatsonG/Fore Disruptor

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G/Fore collaborated with custom shoe company Nomad Customs to make these shoes for Watson to wear at the Masters. Each shoe is hand painted.

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Fad Or Fixture: How Relevant Are CGI Models To The Fashion And Beauty Industries?

Balmain campaign

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Lil Miquela has 1.5 million followers on Instagram. She’s 19-years-old, based in Los Angeles, a model and a musician.

The thing is, she’s also not real.

This computer-generated supermodel is the digital brainchild of an LA-based agency called Brud, which has recently received around $6 million in its latest funding round, led by Silicon Valley investors including Sequoia Capital.

That comes off the back of the fact that Lil Miquela, otherwise known as their resident “influencer”, make-believe though she is, is receiving real work.

Out front hiring her and various others that have been created, is the fashion industry, with brands from Balmain, Dior, Prada and Louis Vuitton having all jumped on the virtual avatar train.

Most recently, Lil Miquela featured in UGG’s 40th anniversary campaign, blending in seamlessly alongside two real-life influencers as though she were a natural part of the cast. For the unsuspecting onlooker, it’s not immediately clear she’s not.

The question is, do CGI models hold true value for such businesses, or is this just a fad? On the latest episode of the Innovators podcast by TheCurrent, I debate the topic with tech expert, Liz Bacelar

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What are the best accessories to go with your Philips Hue Bloom?

The Philips Hue Bloom is an ambient lighting lamp from Philips that works with the Hue ecosystem. It’s capable of providing ambient light up to 120 lumens, can be fine-tuned from a color palette of over 16 million hues, and is easy to move around (though not as portable as the Hue Go). However, to get the most out of the Hue Bloom, you may want to pick up a few accessories to go along with it. Here are some of the best options to consider!.

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