All of its styles are now available as golf shoes
Founded in Dubai back in 1965, King’s Traders has been making a range of leather footwear under the King’s name since 2017. Classic and contemporary, made to order, each shoe is constructed from the finest leather. Recently, the company opened a store at Gate Avenue Mall, DIFC, and took the opportunity to unveil its custom golf shoes.
These are perfect for the golf course – which Dubai has quite a few of. The shoes feature Softspikes Cleats Technology for maximum comfort and performance, with a 16-component design that reacts to every angle of force exerted during a game. By making the Softspikes attachments removable, damage to the green is limited.
The cleats also improve the wearer’s posture during their swing – essential if playing in wet conditions. King’s promises good grip with most types of terrain.
You can even design your shoes online, via the King’s website’s Made to Order section. Use the 3D customisation process to select waterproof materials, a leather golf sole unit with removable Softspikes attachments, and other elements. All of the brand’s existing dress shoe styles, from the classic Oxford to the Double Monk, can be turned into golf shoes.
“With a wide choice of leathers and suedes, customers can get very creative when designing,” says Nilesh Karani, King’s CEO. “We also have options of sartorial fabrics and patent leather for someone favouring a more flamboyant look!”
A customised golf shoe takes around four-six weeks to order, handmade by cobblers in Europe. Price is AED1,540 per pair.