Those that love the soft, butter feel from Miura irons have noticed subtle changes since 2017 when distribution rights for the Japanese golf equipment company were acquired by billionaire Howard Milstein. A descendant of Japanese samurai sword makers, Katsuhiro Miura started hard crafting golf equipment in 1957. Once an underground golf brand — Miura is more of an out-and-about brand these days. Their latest maneuver in the golf world is a collab with the golf fashion brand LinkSoul — together they have launched a four club set.
A limited edition set combines the look and feel of Miura with LinkSoul’s minimalist approach. The Miura x LinkSoul Color Theory Irons set is a rare collection with color-coded labels and the trimmed Miura stamp along the sole. The labels and logos have been moved to the sole which leaves the muscle back naked.
“LinkSoul was an ideal partner in this collaboration since they appreciate the same aspects of the game that we do at Miura — quality, design, and appeal,” Miura Golf CEO Hoyt McGarity said. “Our Color Theory Irons are unique in their appearance and playability, and an exciting new approach to the classic blade set that golfers will take interest in and come to appreciate.”
With the Color Theory Irons, Miura has added another line while offering a different approach to traditional irons, with guidance from designer and LinkSoul co-founder Geoff Cunningham.
“We have long felt that our companies are so much in line,” Cunningham said. “Family based, with a belief that craftsmanship, care and attention to detail are what put the soul in everything we produce. Miura was the perfect partner to make this daydream a reality.”
Along with the set’s minimalist appearance is a simple, feel-based progression in loft and design. This collaboration reinvents the concept of an iron set. Rather than the modern 7-club iron set, the Color Theory Irons set is a 4-club set all with KBS $ Taper Black shafts.
- a 25° long iron (4-iron)
- 32° mid iron (7-iron)
- 40° short iron (9-iron)
- 49° wedge (gap wedge)
Asking price for the four club set: $1,300