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Payntr Golf introduces the Payntr X 004 RS, becomes first golf shoe to market featuring new Softspikes Tour Flex Pro spike

Two dynamic and innovative brands join forces to launch marquee products

Portland, Ore. – December 5, 2022 - PAYNTR GOLF, the fastest growing brand in golf, today announced the launch of the Payntr X 004 RS, the company’s first spiked golf shoe. The performance driven spiked model will be the first golf shoe to market to feature the ground-breaking Softspikes® Tour Flex Pro spike. The Payntr X 004 RS is available today at and specialty golf accounts nationwide, retailing for $200. 

“This is a monumental moment for PAYNTR GOLF to introduce our first spiked product, leveraging the innovation Softspikes has provided golfers for decades,” says Co-founder and President of PAYNTR GOLF, Mike Forsey. “Our brand is all about delivering a footwear performance advantage to the golfer, specifically in the areas of traction and comfort. We accomplish this by focusing on the biomechanics of the golf swing and the on-course needs of the golfer.”


The Payntr X 004 RS is the brand’s first Tour-level spiked golf shoe, the first golf shoe to integrate Softspikes Tour Flex Pro spikes, the first spiked golf shoe with a carbon fiber propulsion plate, the first ventilated spiked golf shoe, and the first golf shoe with a blister free PMX-Fit heel and blister free warranty.

In development of all PAYNTR GOLF models, the engineering team is laser focused on how the golfer achieves more speed through better traction. By more effectively harnessing ground reaction forces throughout the golf swing, the three-dimensional traction and propulsion technology in the shoes delivers golfers more clubhead speed and more power to the ball.

Softspikes’ Tour Flex Pro provides golfers with incredible control and unmatched stability through the use of three degrees of traction and 10 points of contact. The new spike also features Softspikes’ exclusive center stinger post which anchors golfers to the ground and provides the perfect combination of traction, performance and comfort.

“We closely watched the development of PAYNTR GOLF since their entrance into the golf shoe market nearly two years ago and have been impressed with their performance-driven focus,” said Senior Vice President of SoftSpikes, Kent Richard. “Softspikes continues to deliver golfers a superior product with Tour-level Traction and we are thrilled that our Tour Flex Pro spike is a key component in the Payntr X 004 RS.”

Details of the Payntr X 004 RS include:

  • New Softspike’s Tour Flex Pro spike with three degrees of traction & 10 points of contact for course proven grip.
  • Clarino Trivela™️ microfiber upper delivers lightweight support & flexibility.
  • Three-dimensional molded PMX – Fit heel counter hugs the back of the foot for a seamless, supportive blister free fit.
  • TPU outsole, with FastTwist insertion system, delivers traction in three dimensions for the life of the shoe.
  • Ventilated dual density PMX Foam™️ midsole provides maximum energy return & ultimate under foot comfort.
  • Graphite propulsion plate allows golfers to harness ground reaction forces more effectively and bring more speed to the ball.
  • Neverwet™️ superhydrophobic solution offers non-wicking & water-resistant protection.
  • Clarino tongue with stretch support offers supreme foot lockdown to provide lightweight, breathable support.
  • Molded footbed, open cell foam compresses less than 5% - so cushioning, fit, & comfort never change.
  • Photos of the Payntr X 004 RS can be found HERE

Since introducing the first PAYNTR GOLF shoe, the PAYNTR X 001 F, the company has expanded to full line of products including shoes, gloves, headwear, socks and golf bags, available through a combination of direct to consumer, green grass golf stores, golf clubs, and large retailers including PGA TOUR Super Store. Following the premier of the PANYTR X 002 LE and PAYNTR X 003 F early in 2022, the company received praise from top media outlets such as MyGolfSpy, Golf Digest, Forbes, Golfweek, GOLF Magazine and Business Insider.

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Based in Portland, Oregon, PAYNTR GOLF designs, markets and distributes golf footwear and accessories created to enhance the performance of the golfer. Founded by three long-time sports performance footwear experts, David Paynter, Mike Forsey, and Michael Glancy, PAYNTR GOLF is guided by the principle, "Performance Multiplied," whereby it innovates by taking contrasting elements and multiplying them to get a solution. PAYNTR GOLF products are available in the U.S. and the UK at and, respectively.

PAYNTR GOLF launched its first products in March of 2021 with the PAYNTR X 001 F as the company’s debut offering in the golf market. The shoe fuses together a series of contrasting elements to allow golfers to optimize and harness power from the ground up. PAYNTR GOLF labels this as the Performance Multiplied innovation ethos: Force x Velocity = Power. PAYNTR GOLF delivers 3D traction which allows golfers to control linear motion, resist rotational movement, and more effectively use vertical ground forces.

PAYNTR GOLF’s product line includes performance shoes, gloves, headwear, socks, as well as a golf bag in partnership with Vessel. Their groundbreaking products are currently available for purchase on the company’s website and select retailers.

Softspikes is the #1 spike on Tour and leader in golf traction technology. Founded in 1993 following a winter metal spike “ban” endorsed by several U.S. State Golf Associations, Softspikes became the industry's first and only patented non-metal spike. Offering enhanced traction, added comfort and improved performance, Softspikes replacement spikes can be purchased on or through major retailers, sporting goods and golf specialty stores and pro shops nationwide.