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Last couple years I have been using nothing but Altra Zero Drop athletic shoes found nothing better and with wide toe box they look funky but my 2 new knees love me for it walk 18 on Saturday and Sunday tired but not sore

 

 

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I realize that this question/topic may completely go against golf purist protocol and I could very well have an angry mob looking to hang me at sunset.. but conformity was never one of my stronger qua

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I personally have tried sneakers and spikeless. I just do not feel comfortable on the course not in spikes. But I'm one of the few that wants metal spikes back. Some of the marks left by soft spikes a

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Never tried it since I was fourteen, although I've seen plenty of others play in tennis shoes with no apparent problem. I've even seen them play in white tennis shorts.

 

I'm sure that it's fine for many.

Rev isn't crazy about spikes.

 

I wore steel until they literally told me that I wouldn't be allowed onto the course with them.

I had to actually go back inside and buy a pair of soft spike shoes in the pro shop before i could start my game.

 

Some people have better balance than I, but losing nails actually took a toll on my game.

 

 

 

 

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I'm a runner so I'll offer this. Running shoes and even trail running shoes to a large degree are designed to ensure you have a heal toe rotation. This design could be a problem when you are trying to maintain a relatively even distribution of weight. Additionally running shoes are normally made of a material that allows the foot to breath but does not protect it from the elements. If you wear running shoes on the golf course you'll most likely get wet feet and very little lateral support.

 

With that being said I wear running shoes on the golf course quite often when I'm walking, the course is dry and or I'm trying to slow down my lower body twist. I always wear running shoes on the range.

 

When buying running shoes to crossover with golf I look for shoes that will match a variety of outfits. Running shoes often come in very vibrant colors which are hard to match with golf gear. I try to find shoes in darker solid colors. Black works best and easiest to match. White is a disaster because the fabric gets soiled beyond the ability of bleach to clean.

 

 

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I'm a runner so I'll offer this. Running shoes and even trail running shoes to a large degree are designed to ensure you have a heal toe rotation. This design could be a problem when you are trying to maintain a relatively even distribution of weight. Additionally running shoes are normally made of a material that allows the foot to breath but does not protect it from the elements. If you wear running shoes on the golf course you'll most likely get wet feet and very little lateral support.

 

With that being said I wear running shoes on the golf course quite often when I'm walking, the course is dry and or I'm trying to slow down my lower body twist. I always wear running shoes on the range.

 

When buying running shoes to crossover with golf I look for shoes that will match a variety of outfits. Running shoes often come in very vibrant colors which are hard to match with golf gear. I try to find shoes in darker solid colors. Black works best and easiest to match. White is a disaster because the fabric gets soiled beyond the ability of bleach to clean.

 

 

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You do bring up some excellent points when looking for a non-golf golf shoe. I did forget to mention the importance of lateral support and fairly neutral heel/toe drop and minimal toe raise. Trail shoes do tend to meet more of these criteria as they are not built for just straight forward running. These are important factors when looking for this type of shoe. They are definitely out there though. 

 

The shoes that I mentioned really do fit all of the the criteria. I don't really know if I'd even wear them for running as the foot bed is slightly stiffer than I like. My runners are Merrell Vapor Gloves.. absolute minimalists

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Trail shoes are awesome for golf, wear them all the time myself. I've never seen a need to buy “spikeless” golf shoes. They are the same as any trail shoe in my opinion and with trail shoes you have more options.

 

 

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Hey. 
In winter I always use my adidas golf shoes. Just don’t want my feet to get wet. 
But come summer I swear by Vans Ultrarange. 
 

https://www.vans.com/shop/ultrarange/ultrarange-exo-true-white-true-white#hero=2

Super light. Really comfy. And have great grip on the turf. 

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