Payntr Golf and Carbitex Unveil the X TRAINER XC 001: A Game-changing Versatile Training Shoe With Cutting-edge Technology

March 15, 2024

Portland, OR /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – 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. The product is currently available for purchase online, retailing for $180.00.

“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.


  • 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.
  • Studio footwear photography available HERE.
  • Lifestyle photography available HERE.

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


For Media Inquiries

Bo Wood – PAYNTR Golf

+1 864 421 2421


Casey Raymer – Carbitex

+1 206 276 8900



Based in Portland, Oregon, PAYNTR Golf designs, markets and distributes golf footwear, training footwear and accessories created to enhance the performance of the golfer and athlete.  Founded by three long-time sports performance footwear experts, Mike Forsey, Michael Glancy, and David Paynter, PAYNTR Golf is guided by the principle, ‘Performance Multiplied.’

Performance Multiplied – not just a marketing tagline for the brand, it’s foundational in everything they do. Inspired by creating new, solution based, crafted product, their design methodology is deeply grounded in the biomechanics of the golf swing and a profound understanding of the on-course needs of the golfer.  By blending informed style and true performance benefit, PAYNTR Golf is well positioned to become the innovative product alternative for the passionate golfer.

PAYNTR Golf’s product line includes golf accessories and performance footwear for Men & Women.  Products are available in premium golf specialty locations globally including North America, Korea, Japan, SE Asia, South Africa, United Kingdom and select countries in Europe.  Company website: www.payntrgolf.com.


Carbitex was born from the idea that pioneering advanced materials drives human ingenuity. With three distinct technology platforms – GearFlex, MonoFlex, and OmniFlex – Carbitex is a leading materials partner to top global brands in the performance footwear market. Backed by rigorous lab and field testing, Carbitex’s uniquely flexible carbon fiber composites set a new proven standard felt by athletes worldwide.