Portland, OR – Payntr Golf, the leading innovator in golf footwear, today announces the launch of its latest creation and new product category, the X Trainer XC 001 in partnership with Carbitex, a leading materials partner to top global brands in the performance footwear market. Designed to provide athletes with a competitive advantage in their athletic prowess, the X Trainer XC 001 is a versatile training shoe equipped with Payntr Golf’s groundbreaking propulsion technology that revolutionized performance in golf footwear. 

“We are thrilled to introduce the X Trainer XC 001, a monumental moment for Payntr Golf,” said Payntr Golf Co-founder and President, Mike Forsey. “This innovative training shoe represents our commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance footwear. With the integration of the Carbitex GearFlex propulsion plate and our relentless pursuit of excellence, we are confident that the product will empower golfers and all athletes to elevate their training to new heights.”


At the heart of the X Trainer XC 001 lies the Carbitex GearFlex propulsion plate, a collaboration between Payntr Golf and Carbitex. This dynamic plate boasts a unique property that adjusts its stiffness in response to the wearer’s movements, increasing stiffness as input increases while retaining flexibility at lower paces. Seamlessly integrated into the shoe, the GearFlex plate adds stability and enhances efficiency of movement, providing athletes with enhanced propulsion while maintaining a natural feel.

“From day one, Payntr Golf promised to always deliver the consumer a competitive advantage,” said Payntr Golf Co-founder and Creative Director, Michael Glancy. “By partnering with Carbitex on our fully engineered, flexible Carbon Fiber Propulsion Plate, we certainly held true to that with an industry-defining product that offers a true competitive advantage.”

2022 World Long Drive Champion and Payntr Golf ambassador, Martin Borgmeier, assisted Payntr Golf’s engineering team in the development of the new X Trainer XC 001. Borgmeier also has a signature colorway the X Trainer XC 001 MB.

Key features of the X Trainer XC 001 include: 

  • Versatile training/running shoe with optimal responsive cushioning for high-impact workouts in the gym or on the road.
  • Carbon Propulsion Plate with asymmetrical flexibility maximizes energy return and efficiency of movement.
  • Engineered woven jacquard upper weaves TPU thread for lateral support with nylon thread for lightweight flexibility, combating abrasion and ensuring durability.
  • Carbitex GearFlex Propulsion Plate T engages stiffness as it bends, providing geared power as you achieve higher input to maximize energy with every step, while remaining highly flexible at slower speeds to enhance your natural movement.
  • PMXGripLite rubber outsole with lightweight durability compound and tread design for multi-directional, multi-surface traction.
  • PMXNitro+ foam midsole and footbed provide maximum energy return and ultimate underfoot comfort.
  • Additional design features include a padded heel and collar for comfort, perforated microsuede tongue for breathability, reflective branding for visibility, and two sets of reflective laces for personalization.
  • Built on a training last with running shoe toe spring and heel-to-toe offset, weighing 10.0 oz. per 1⁄2 pair in men’s size 9.

The X Trainer XC 001 is now available on the Payntr Golf website and select retailers. For more information about Payntr Golf and its products, visit www.payntrgolf.com.