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Feet firmly grounded, Spieth puts a sensible shoe forward

Under Armour golf clothing and mock-up equipment (left) for Spieth (right). The Spieth One golf shoes, endorsed by the golfer and available soon at Under Armour retail outlets, are artwork for the sole. They are distinctive in ways that do not catch the eye: the springiness, the snug heel support and the wide placement of the spikes for better stability.

Malibu, United States

THE golf shoes on display in a backroom at Nobu Malibu, a restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean, would have looked at home in the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. They were artwork for the sole, pairs of shoes adorned with leis, plaid, a...

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