Golf News for Monday, July 8, 2013 | Products

Royal Albartross launches new retro shoe collection for women

LONDON -- The transatlantic darling of the golf shoe world launches new retro collections for the lady golfer this summer.

Royal Albartross (, the brand behind the world's most luxurious golf shoes, has launched a new shoe collection for women.

The Royal Albartross brand was born when fashion student Alex Bartholomew kept hearing the same comment about her shoe designs: "They look like golf shoes!". Intrigued, she decided to delve further into the sporting world, beginning an obsession with sourcing the best high performance - and high fashion - materials she could find across the globe.

The award-winning designer said, "I believe it's our finer details that make the difference. Our polished lace tips, stainless eyelets, extra padded collars and the beautiful leather smell you are greeted with when you open each box. We like to make sure each customer is 100% satisfied, wherever you are in the world, to give you the perfect excuse to escape for a round!"

Summer teed off last month with star-studded golfing event The Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor, where Royal Albartross graced the elegant stance of Jodie Kidd as she played her round. Sporting the glossy, cherry-red Betsy Rubino style, Jodie put her "supremely comfortable and stable" golf shoes to good use. Jodie continued, "Everyone has asked about my shoes, I love them."

The Celebrity Cup was closely followed by the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am, where Royal Albartross flew the flag for classy golf wear and helped Jodie win 'Best Dressed Lady Golfer' - in those Betsy Rubinos of course!

Bartholomew has found her niche. After catching the attention of golfing greats with a luxurious and original men's collection, the Royal Albartross ladies' collection has taken a much more retro turn for a Gatsby summer. The new shoe range harks back to an era of louche glamour, with eye-catching wingtip designs and traditional round toes that casually conceal the precision engineering beneath.

Featuring removable studs, these shoes are just as comfortable in the city as on the links; and Britain's love affair with brogues means Royal Albartross is all set for both high fashion and high performance wear.

Remember, these are not just good looking shoes - these are technically advanced golf shoes that are lucky enough to be good looking too.

The new summer collection is available for pre-order on the Royal Albartross website and will launch on the 22nd July.

About Royal Albartross
Royal Albartross is a British-born golf shoe brand specialising in true luxury for the links. Founded in 2008 by Alex Bartholomew, Royal Albartross is a celebration of luxury materials and precision engineering for the links. Each shoe takes 70 hours of precise engineering to create a masterpiece of tempting leather and sporting prowess.

With fans like Jodie Kidd and Alex Mollin singing their praises, these golf shoes are THE golf shoes to be seen in.

Water-resistant leather uppers, soft and supple: no break-in required
All trims are designed for high traffic wear, with the addition of a moisture barrier and anti-microbial treatment protection

Soft and breathable leather linings, extra collar padding and no stitching to cause discomfort

Water repellent leather sole with seven thread cleats and moulded receptacle system

Stacked leather and moulded rubber heel unit with three thread cleats
Champ thread Stinger Spikes with "C" visible wear indicator that turns solid when spikes need to be replaced

Phone: +44(0) 208 1448 753