Rickie Fowler and Puma will auction off a unique pair of hi-top shoes featuring pictures of Arnold Palmer, with the proceeds going to Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.
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Designed and created by Dominic Chambrone, only two pairs of the Puma Hi-Tops are in existence - one of which will be worn by Fowler, who has autographed the shoes, on Wednesday at this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational.
The Californian will pay his respects to the King, who passed away last year, by also wearing the iconic umbrella logo on his hat and polo.
“I feel privileged to have known Arnie and be able to call him a friend. I wanted to do something to celebrate what he did on the course and more importantly how he used his platform to benefit others through his Foundation,” said Fowler. “He is the King after all!”
- The Velcro strap is laser engraved with Palmer’s signature.
- Behind the tongue of the left shoe is the iconic umbrella logo that has become synonymous withArnold’s brands.
- Behind the tongue of the right shoe includes a quote from Fowler in remembrance of The King. It reads:“Legends never die. You will live on forever Arnie. I will never forget the bear hug in front of the clubhouse at Augusta, watching you hit your final tee shot there, and to spending time with you in the locker room at Bay Hill. Thank you for being you and giving me the opportunity to do what I get to do everyday! I love you as did everyone! RIP The King.”