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according to ECCO and despite what Furu says   :lol: , the major shoe launches in 2016 were in the spiked end of the spectrum. 

 

Adidas Gripmore.

Adidas Adipower Boost 2/Sport Boost 2.

Adidas Asym Energy Boost.

Adidas Adicross V.

 

Nike Air Zoom 90IT.

Nike Blazer.

Nike Chukka.

Nike Lunar Force G1.

Nike FI Impact 2.

 

Nike Flyknit Elite - the absolutely most important shoe released in 2016. No question.

 

Footjoy Contour Casual.

Footjoy Pro/SL.

 

GFore Crusader.

GFore Galivanter.

 

New Balance Minimus.

 

Puma Ignite Spikeless.

 

Biion.

 

You can make as many smiley faces you want. The statement that major shoe launches in 2016 were in the spiked end is just wrong. Flyknit Elite is by far the most important. Just see what they're doing with the new top Vapor shoe.

 

I've been to these trips. I know it's hard to discuss with guys who behave like their brand is religion and their word is the truth. If you're still with ECCO, give them the list of shoes from Adidas and Nike and ask them if none of those matter.

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Adidas Gripmore.

Adidas Adipower Boost 2/Sport Boost 2.

Adidas Asym Energy Boost.

Adidas Adicross V.

 

Nike Air Zoom 90IT.

Nike Blazer.

Nike Chukka.

Nike Lunar Force G1.

Nike FI Impact 2.

 

Nike Flyknit Elite - the absolutely most important shoe released in 2016. No question.

 

Footjoy Contour Casual.

Footjoy Pro/SL.

 

GFore Crusader.

GFore Galivanter.

 

New Balance Minimus.

 

Puma Ignite Spikeless.

 

Biion.

 

You can make as many smiley faces you want. The statement that major shoe launches in 2016 were in the spiked end is just wrong. Flyknit Elite is by far the most important. Just see what they're doing with the new top Vapor shoe.

 

I've been to these trips. I know it's hard to discuss with guys who behave like their brand is religion and their word is the truth. If you're still with ECCO, give them the list of shoes from Adidas and Nike and ask them if none of those matter.

 

Son, I'm just telling you what ECCO reported. They did not say no spikeless shoes were introduced in 2016, just that the ones that got the most buzz in 2016 were spiked. And no one said they didn't matter. Jeesh.

 

They were explaining their take on why the market shifted slightly from 50-50 to 51-49. Lighten up.

 

 

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Gotta say, I love the look of the cage shoe!

 

I really can't make a statement with my game, so you better believe I am make a statement with my clothes.

 

I wear eccos and they are every but as comfortable as people say. I like to that you can find different widths. FJ just run narrow for me. If you shop around at the end of season online or in proshops, you can usually find a deal on them

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I also have to say that I have found the ecco spikeless soles have plenty of grip for me in wet or dry. The sole on my casual hybrids is a little more aggressive than some of FJs restaurant-to-course treads (a sales pitch that I never really found that compelling for me).

 

http://www.zappos.com/p/ecco-golf-casual-hybrid-wingtip/product/8557046

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I also have to say that I have found the ecco spikeless soles have plenty of grip for me in wet or dry. The sole on my casual hybrids is a little more aggressive than some of FJs restaurant-to-course treads (a sales pitch that I never really found that compelling for me).

 

http://www.zappos.com/p/ecco-golf-casual-hybrid-wingtip/product/8557046

I have both spiked and spikeless golf shoes; mostly Trues, but also Adidas and I have worn ECCOs.  Golf shoes are fairly expensive and after wearing my first spikeless pair to/from the course, walking across parking lots, those spikeless treads wear out very fast.  It doesn't take much wear before the tread doesn't work well playing golf.  So, I put shoes on when I get to the course and try to minimize walking on anything but grass.

 

BTW, I like Zappos.

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I have both spiked and spikeless golf shoes; mostly Trues, but also Adidas and I have worn ECCOs.  Golf shoes are fairly expensive and after wearing my first spikeless pair to/from the course, walking across parking lots, those spikeless treads wear out very fast.  It doesn't take much wear before the tread doesn't work well playing golf.  So, I put shoes on when I get to the course and try to minimize walking on anything but grass.

 

BTW, I like Zappos.

I thought the same about wear of the tread on the Spikeless when I got my first par, Ecco Street about 7 or 8 years ago..(yes I was an ecco wearer before Freddie..ha) they lasted ok, but I didn't wear them off course much.

 

Then about 3 years ago I got my first pair of Puma Spikeless (monolites) still the most comfortable shoe, I've ever worn, and I wore them to golf and all weekend every weekend of the year off course.   They wore exceptionally well, it was probably two years before the nubs wore down enough.   I still play golf in the occassionaly, but they are more still my weekend casual shoe, as I have a newer pair of Ignite Spikeless for golf.

 

I tried the 2016 Ecco Spikeless and it was the worst feeling ecco shoe I've ever worn.   I'll probably end up donating them to the local shelter, and they are practically brand new, like worn twice.

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Three rounds with the new ECCO's - two in the morning dew - and here's what I can share...

 

They are, at the very least, morning dew waterproof.

 

The looks grow on you - they seriously do look better in person than they do in pictures.  So do I...

 

The COOL part remains kind of vague - they didn't feel any "cooler" than the Nike's I wore for yesterday afternoon's round - but then again, my feet don't sweat all that much.  

 

As far as comfort goes, so far, so good.  I know it's subjective but these are pretty comfy - no break in period needed and the feet felt fine after the round. 

 

Based on 3 rounds - I'm not sure I'd say these things are revolutionary. I'm still anxious to see how they perform in some serious wetness, and want to walk a fell 18 with them, but we still did plenty of walking over the 3 days down here and the comfort was more than adequate.

 

Score?  I'm firm in the B to B+ range for the COOLs.  Really want to try the new Cage Pro with BOA.

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I tried the 2016 Ecco Spikeless and it was the worst feeling ecco shoe I've ever worn.   I'll probably end up donating them to the local shelter, and they are practically brand new, like worn twice.

 

 

Size 8 1/2 or 42?

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Size 8 1/2 or 42?

Sorry 13/47    I'm a big foot..lol

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The Cage Pro is what I'm waiting for. The cools look decent, but the Cage's look beautiful and I think fit my needs the best. Hopefully I can track down a pair to try on myself.

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Sorry 13/47    I'm a big foot..lol

 

Yep 13W for me too cuz.   :D   You know what they say about folks with big feet huh? :rolleyes: 

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Ecco Europe has had a couple pics of the "cool" and they show one pair that doesn't have the high ankle padding like the one in these pics does. The area that is red in the above pic isn't on the other pair, but I've not seen that shoe anywhere else.

I have three pair of Ecco golf shoes. While I like them, I do like a tad bit more cushion, a little softer feel.

I don't like the Cage pictured here.... Cool? Yes.

 

 

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Three rounds with the new ECCO's - two in the morning dew - and here's what I can share...

 

They are, at the very lead, morning dew waterproof.

 

The looks grow on you - they seriously do look better in person than they do in pictures.  So do I...

 

The COOL part remains kind of vague - they didn't feel any "cooler" than the Nike's I wore for yesterday afternoon's round - but then again, my feet don't sweat all that much.  

 

As far as comfort goes, so far, so good.  I know it's subjective but these are pretty comfy - no break in period needed and the feet felt fine after the round. 

 

Based on 3 rounds - I'm not sure I'd say these things are revolutionary. I'm still anxious to see how they perform in some serious wetness, and want to walk a fell 18 with them, but we still did plenty of walking over the 3 days down here and the comfort was more than adequate.

 

Score?  I'm firm in the B to B+ range for the COOLs.  Really want to try the new Cage Pro with BOA.

 

My feet run very hot, so the cage would be my preference. I imagine that the material behind the cage is very thin and light (water resistant?). Will they come in different colors of cage or just light grey? *edit* besides the black I just noticed in your posted pics!

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Yep 13W for me too cuz.   :D   You know what they say about folks with big feet huh? :rolleyes:

 

Interested in them? If so just send me your address.

 

 

 

 

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I thought the same about wear of the tread on the Spikeless when I got my first par, Ecco Street about 7 or 8 years ago..(yes I was an ecco wearer before Freddie..ha) they lasted ok, but I didn't wear them off course much.

 

Then about 3 years ago I got my first pair of Puma Spikeless (monolites) still the most comfortable shoe, I've ever worn, and I wore them to golf and all weekend every weekend of the year off course.   They wore exceptionally well, it was probably two years before the nubs wore down enough.   I still play golf in the occassionaly, but they are more still my weekend casual shoe, as I have a newer pair of Ignite Spikeless for golf.

 

I tried the 2016 Ecco Spikeless and it was the worst feeling ecco shoe I've ever worn.   I'll probably end up donating them to the local shelter, and they are practically brand new, like worn twice.

 

First spikeless shoes I ever tried were the True Linkswear Tours -- then tried subsequent models, had maybe 4 pair altogether. Comfy, but I found the nubs wore off VERY fast for me. Still great shoes - no good for golf anymore but I use one pair for slippers, one pair for lawn mowing and the wingtips still make great winter shoes, and I love walking around town in the middle of December wearing white wing tips.  People stare, but I think it's because they're impressed.

 

Currently have a pair of PUMA Ignite Spikeless Sports - unbelievable comfort and the nubs have shown very little, if any, wear. Also have a pair of 2014 ECCO BIOM hybrids - comfy and again, very little wear. Only wear these while golfing, as well as to and from the course and/or the driving range. so they don't see the concrete a lot. In both cases, however, I found the wear on these shoes to be far superior to what I experienced with the Trues.  

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First spikeless shoes I ever tried were the True Linkswear Tours -- then tried subsequent models, had maybe 4 pair altogether. Comfy, but I found the nubs wore off VERY fast for me. Still great shoes - no good for golf anymore but I use one pair for slippers, one pair for lawn mowing and the wingtips still make great winter shoes, and I love walking around town in the middle of December wearing white wing tips.  People stare, but I think it's because they're impressed.

 

Currently have a pair of PUMA Ignite Spikeless Sports - unbelievable comfort and the nubs have shown very little, if any, wear. Also have a pair of 2014 ECCO BIOM hybrids - comfy and again, very little wear. Only wear these while golfing, as well as to and from the course and/or the driving range. so they don't see the concrete a lot. In both cases, however, I found the wear on these shoes to be far superior to what I experienced with the Trues.  

The True spikeless shoe soles do wear out quickly, but the are so comfy.  I also have a black pair of Tours that I think were the best shoes they made, if only the sole lasted longer.  I still wear them, just not for golf.

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First spikeless shoes I ever tried were the True Linkswear Tours -- then tried subsequent models, had maybe 4 pair altogether. Comfy, but I found the nubs wore off VERY fast for me. Still great shoes - no good for golf anymore but I use one pair for slippers, one pair for lawn mowing and the wingtips still make great winter shoes, and I love walking around town in the middle of December wearing white wing tips.  People stare, but I think it's because they're impressed.

 

Currently have a pair of PUMA Ignite Spikeless Sports - unbelievable comfort and the nubs have shown very little, if any, wear. Also have a pair of 2014 ECCO BIOM hybrids - comfy and again, very little wear. Only wear these while golfing, as well as to and from the course and/or the driving range. so they don't see the concrete a lot. In both cases, however, I found the wear on these shoes to be far superior to what I experienced with the Trues.  

I had a nice long reply typed out to this then got sidetracked and closed out without posting it..

 

Anway, in short it said pretty much the same, I had some Trues and they were ok, but wore out quickly as well.

 

Also had Ecco Bioms and they were great, as are my Puma Monolites (now a weekend shoe, due to finally wearing down after three years)  but I have a new pair of Ignite Spikeless from this past summer and just got to place a staff order with Puma  :D  and ordered a pair of the Ignite Sport Spikeless...anxious to try them out. 

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Also had Ecco Bioms and they were great, as are my Puma Monolites (now a weekend shoe, due to finally wearing down after three years)  but I have a new pair of Ignite Spikeless from this past summer and just got to place a staff order with Puma  :D  and ordered a pair of the Ignite Sport Spikeless...anxious to try them out. 

 

You probably already know, but the Spikeless Sports DO RUN BIG!!!  I wear a 12 and the ones I got were a good full size big on me - an 11 would have been fine.  Not the most stable shoe on the planet on a side to side basis - the uppers are pure mesh so the foot will slide around inside the shoe, but the grip is outstanding and the comfort is beyond description. 

 

They don't like wet, however -- mine are stained from a morning of dew sweeping - haven't tried washing them yet, but they are a little stained from the water. Feet stayed surprisingly dry despite the dew, which I found interesting...

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You probably already know, but the Spikeless Sports DO RUN BIG!!!  I wear a 12 and the ones I got were a good full size big on me - an 11 would have been fine.  Not the most stable shoe on the planet on a side to side basis - the uppers are pure mesh so the foot will slide around inside the shoe, but the grip is outstanding and the comfort is beyond description. 

 

They don't like wet, however -- mine are stained from a morning of dew sweeping - haven't tried washing them yet, but they are a little stained from the water. Feet stayed surprisingly dry despite the dew, which I found interesting...

Hey!!  I know you get a lot of things to try out, but if you get shoes that you don't like...  I'm a size 12    :D

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