Friday, September 30, 2016

Canoos on Sports Center

On May 18th I posted an interview with Matt Freedman and Josh Hannum the founders of Canoos and designers of the boat golf shoe. I entitled the entry "Traditional goes Casual" and made the point that this was an important trend that is being talked about in regards to all aspects of the game. The product has gotten a lot of traction over the summer months and is developing a following that is worthy of note.

What follows is an unsolicited testimonial by Field Yates - NFL reporter for ESPN and co-host of the Fantasy Focus Football podcast.

  Canoos - SportsCenter Causing a Debate! from Canoos on Vimeo.

Additional comments received:

"Shoes are very comfortable and surprisingly supportive for golf."

                            Chris Kenney – The Patterson Club

"Wore mine the other day… wow! They are amazing and sooooo comfy!"

                         Grace Schoory  - Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

"The shoes arrived and I finally had a chance to slip them on. They are fantastic! I was worried about the stability, but out of the box they see fairly stable."

Greg Glover - 3 Creek Ranch Golf Club

"What a great idea ...  a boat shoe for golf! These shoes are beyond comfortable and I wear them around the golf shop and teaching. You can bet these will be on my feet for some 'vacation' golf wearing shorts ...  with no socks!"

Michael Kernicki, PGA - Canterbury Golf Club

"Anytime you come across a product that is truly unique, has good quality and fits the demographic of your customer base it is exciting. At the private club level we are always looking for an item to generage new sales in our shop."

Brian Morrison - Olympia Fields Country Club

"Wore the Canoos shoes to play in. Very nice and surprisingly quite comfortable and supportive. Interesting product and certainly worth consideration for resale in my shop. I will b reaching out to them to set-up an account.

Shaun J. Bezilla - Harbor Point Golf Club

"Got the shoes and they are very cool. Definitely interested for next year. No sox and comfortable is a good start!"

Richard M. Stewart - Kalamazoo Country Club

"Thank you so much for asking the Canoos company to send those shoes over. They feel AMAZING!"

Erin Hinderliter, PGA - The Country Club at Castle Pines

"I wore my Canoos shoes in the golf shop after I got off the phone with you and one of our male members asked if I could get a pair of the shoes for him."

Ardie Cashman - Bearpath Golf and Country Club

These shoes are the perfect gift or tournament favor for the avid golfer in that they can be worn on a casual Friday at the office, go right to the range, hit balls, play nine and then look good at the nineteenth hole. is a cool site that features partnered clubs and is attracting a following of ambassadors. I have gone from ambassador to joining the team and would love to talk more about placing what should be considered as worthy of being the next new item in your shop. Feel free to contact me at or 443-309-3005.