Shoe maker Ashworth is naming its new line of golf shoes after us.
The Encinitas ($140; available in tan and black) is a loafer that strikes the perfect balance between style and versatility. Premium materials and fine craftsmanship create a rare combination of beauty and go-anywhere freedom that works with chinos or jeans, on casual Friday or on the town. Great for travel given its lightweight comfort and slip-on ease, the Encinitas is a shoe for all occasions.
The Cardiff ($120; available in navy, white and black) is a golf shoe with the crossover appeal of a town shoe. Playability, wearability and a sure-footed spikeless sole unite with tumbled leathers and rich suede accents to take the Cardiff from the course to the clubhouse and beyond. The molded rubber sole is discreet and pliable for a comfortable, low-profile feeling without the sensation of traditional golf spikes.
The Leucadia ($90; available in grey, tan and black) is a saddle shoe that receives a long-overdue rework through the pairing of soft suede and leather uppers with a classic vulcanized outsole. The resulting updated style and unstructured comfort makes the Leucadia an instant wardrobe favorite on and off the course.
You've got to love how they price the Leucadia cheaper so the folks in the density-bonus slums on Vulcan can buy them.
But actual golf in Encinitas? Not doing so hot. The city council is allowing Carltas, the Ecke family's development company, to weasel out of its financial obligations resulting from the money-losing golf course.