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Have always played in Nikes, mostly because I like the comfort and they feel like the Nike sneakers I generally wear. Has anyone felt that a specific brand shoe gives you a better chance to score your best? 

 

 

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Have always played in Nikes, mostly because I like the comfort and they feel like the Nike sneakers I generally wear. Has anyone felt that a specific brand shoe gives you a better chance to score your best? 

 

 

       Thanks ! 

No but I think the wrong shoe would probably make you play worse. It's comfort above all! 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
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:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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Have always played in Nikes, mostly because I like the comfort and they feel like the Nike sneakers I generally wear. Has anyone felt that a specific brand shoe gives you a better chance to score your best? 

 

 

       Thanks ! 

 

UA seems to think so.  Their shoes look interesting, but i'm not leaving my adidas right now...

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UA seems to think so.  Their shoes look interesting, but i'm not leaving my adidas right now...

 

I saw that, yeah I think it would be interesting to see if there is any advantage in performance for the average golfer, or if its just for the pros.  

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I like to wear Eccos because of the firm midsole support and wider toe box. I doubt that I play any better but my feet don't hurt as much as when wearing some other brands. I've got some plantar fasciitis in my left foot and need as much arch support as I can get. The 0 drop shoes kill me

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:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 10.5 *NEW* Fujikura Pro Green 65 X

:callaway-small: Rogue 15 degree Evnflow Blue 6.5

Back in the Bag :srixon-small: Z765 4-G Nippon Modus 120 Stiff

:vokey-small: 54 and 60

 

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Yes. Comfort, support and traction caused by a shoe can help you play better or worse.

The feets are to important to saddle with cheap stuff. Go with quality that'll last 3-5 yrs

 

 

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Chicks dig the LONG ball

In my :callaway-small: staff bag

:cobra-small: King F7+ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 60 - Graphite Tour X-Stiff

:755178188_TourEdge:  CBX 13.5 3 Wood

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Atomic Irons 4-AW (reviewing)

:cleveland-small: CG16 Satin 52*

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 56* and 60*

Sentio Sierra 101-M Putter

 

Proud tester of the Tommy Armour ATOMIC Irons 

 

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Have always been partial to Nike. Like the styles and they feel great

 

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Driver: Taylormade M2 - Fujikura Pro 60

3 Wood: Taylormade M1 - Graphite Design BB-6X

Irons: Srixon Z745  5-PW - UST Recoils 110

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 3  54,60* - UST Recoils 125

Putter: Cleveland Elevado CB

Ball: Vice Pro

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I wear them for traction & comfort.

Puma's & FJ are my shoes of choice.

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:cobra-small: Driver F9                     

:cobra-small: 5 wood 18 TS2 

:mizuno-small:  Irons 4i / 9i MP-20 HMB   
:mizuno-small: wedge T20 46* 50*                                                           

:callaway-small: Wedges MD5 Jaws  58/x

:mizuno-small: Putter M-Craft II black

:taylormade-small: Tour Response 

 

 

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Nike is way too narrow for my feet. I'm a big fan of Foot Joy Contour Casual and Versaluxe. I doubt they're the best for traction or support, but being able to walk 18 holes without blisters beats all of that.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
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100% about comfort for me, gotta keep the feet from hurting while walking a beautiful course!

PLUS-Nike prices aren't too crazy!

 

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

Currently deciding between :Arccos:  and the :ShotScope:  V3

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Play better? Not sure.

Help your feet/legs feel good through 18 or a few hours at the range? Totally.

I think a good set of golf shoes are totally worth it. I got a nice pair of Nikes a few years ago and they still feel great. They feel really comfortable and my feet never feel tired (even with having flat feet). Have held up really well. Totally worth the price I paid.

They weren't the most expensive pair on the market at the time but weren't the cheapest either.

I have been considering getting a pair of spike-less shoes maybe just for the driving range or nicer weather.

 

 

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M2 D-Type, 9.5 degrees, (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)


3/4W -  :cobra-small: King F6 Black 3-4 Wood (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)


4H -  :callaway-small: Rogue Stiff flex) (Stock grip)


4-AW -  :callaway-small: Steelhead XR Irons (Stiff flex) (Stock grips, 7i with Winn Dri-Tac X Grip) 


SW -  :callaway-small: 56* X-Wedge


Putter - Odyssey White Hot RX #7


Bag -  :callaway-small: ORG 14 cart bag

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I have been considering getting a pair of spike-less shoes maybe just for the driving range or nicer weather.

I always have one pair of super light, well ventilated shoes for hot, dry afternoons.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino
 

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I always have one pair of super light, well ventilated shoes for hot, dry afternoons.

Any suggestions???


Driver -  :taylormade-small: M2 D-Type, 9.5 degrees, (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)


3/4W -  :cobra-small: King F6 Black 3-4 Wood (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)


4H -  :callaway-small: Rogue Stiff flex) (Stock grip)


4-AW -  :callaway-small: Steelhead XR Irons (Stiff flex) (Stock grips, 7i with Winn Dri-Tac X Grip) 


SW -  :callaway-small: 56* X-Wedge


Putter - Odyssey White Hot RX #7


Bag -  :callaway-small: ORG 14 cart bag

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Any suggestions???

Right now I have the Adidas Climacools in an obnoxious robin's egg blue. They run a little narrow, but they are ridiculously light. Not a ton of support, obviously. But man, they feel good when it's hot out.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino
 

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I can let you know when my TrueLinks come in. i expect to shave 5 strokes off my game... or at least be super comfy as i walk the course

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  TBD... 

Fairway  :cleveland-small:  Launcher HB 15° Aldila Tour Blue 75X 

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :cleveland-small:  CBX 4i - 9i, TT DG S300 HS 1x

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX 45.8, 50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S300

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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Right now I have the Adidas Climacools in an obnoxious robin's egg blue. They run a little narrow, but they are ridiculously light. Not a ton of support, obviously. But man, they feel good when it's hot out.

I actually almost got these in the grey last summer but when I went to finally make the purchase they were out of my size. Still regretting not getting these back then. Hard to find them in the right size these days.

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M2 D-Type, 9.5 degrees, (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)


3/4W -  :cobra-small: King F6 Black 3-4 Wood (Stiff flex) (Golf Pride MCC +4 grip)


4H -  :callaway-small: Rogue Stiff flex) (Stock grip)


4-AW -  :callaway-small: Steelhead XR Irons (Stiff flex) (Stock grips, 7i with Winn Dri-Tac X Grip) 


SW -  :callaway-small: 56* X-Wedge


Putter - Odyssey White Hot RX #7


Bag -  :callaway-small: ORG 14 cart bag

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I actually almost got these in the grey last summer but when I went to finally make the purchase they were out of my size. Still regretting not getting these back then. Hard to find them in the right size these days.

They are very limited in purpose (hot, dry days), but they are well suited to that purpose. My old pair were the Bite ACs. I wore them until they fell apart.

 

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino
 

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Longer post than I would have liked and slightly off topic but felt the information could help someone avoid my issues.

 

I used to think golf shoes were something of a "money grab" and completely unnecessary.  I walk 90% of my rounds on my home course, which is undulating, with as much as 90 feet elevation changes from tee to green, with several side hill lies and preferred the comfort of traditional running shoes.  The wear and tear on my lead (left) knee due to repeated slippage during the follow through led to what will eventually be, a major knee surgery. I have a decent golf swing, on balance with a consistent finishing position.  But without the stability and traction of golf shoes, my lead foot would spin out violently.  Over time, the stress on my lead knee led to torn soft tissue that will require surgery.  It is painful only during certain movements, very unstable laterally and somewhat weak.  Those "certain movements" don't seem to affect the golf swing or walking the golf course.  Which is now exclusively in stable, golf specific shoes!  Problems arise in my knee during instances of balance or lateral movement but, as I said before, for whatever reason don't include the golf swing.  At least not to this point.

 

I began noticing the issue about 2 years ago but never associated it with playing golf in running shoes.  Which I had done for about 5 years both in terms of on-course play and practice.  I play often with my doctor, who is also my neighbor.  He was the first person to diagnose the root of my soreness.  Since I have returned to playing in stable golf shoes, the soreness has reduced significantly but won't completely go away until I have surgery.  My doctor wants to wait as long as possible before resorting to surgery.  It will be necessary at some point in the near future but, for now, I can manage with therapy and knowing my limitations on that knee. 

 

I now insist my 10 year old daughter wear golf shoes when she plays and practices as a result of my ignorance.  

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I wear them for traction and comfort, like most others. I don't believe any shoe will improve your game, but they may help you score better versus wearing a pair of tennis shoes or what have you.

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:ping-small: G400 Max

:ping-small: G410 3W

:ping-small: G410 3 & 4 Crossover

:ping-small: i200 5-PW

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 | 52-56-60

:taylormade-small: Taylormade Spider X

 

 

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