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Who is still wearing spikes (soft spikes), who has ditched them, and why?  In the last year, I've been playing in a pair of spikeless golf shoes (not real comfortable) and my UA Dash 2 sneakers.  Both seem to work well enough, though occasionally I feel a little slip on damp grass. The majority of my playing conditions are dry, though early morning rounds can be a bit damp from watering. 

 

My sneakers are really comfortable,but provide no protection from moisture.  I'd like to find a comfortable pair golf shoes that are breathable and water resistant.  I see in another thread that several recommend the Adidas Adipower Boost.  I'm thinking spikeless, but curious what others are experiencing w/o spikes.

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I still wear soft spikes. I have some uhhh... interesting footwork with a lot of torque. I need the grip to stop from slipping around. I like the idea of waterproof sneakers but I don't think the would work for me. I have heard great things about them and the work for most people.

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Well, I've got multiple pairs of both spikeless and spiked golf shoes.  Keep in mind that I am guy who grew up wearing metal spikes on the golf course, because that was expected and there weren't any other options at the time, so all of these new fangled type of shoes are tough to grow on me.

 

My spikeless shoes are a pair of Ecco that I got on sale for about $85 almost 4 years ago, mostly born out of necessity, as my golf shoes that day decided to completely fall apart, so I needed to replace them.  I still wear this pair from time to time, and they are very comfortable, but slippage sometimes happens, as I generally swing "out of my shoes".

 

My other pair of spikeless is a pair of Asics that honestly look like a pair of regular sneakers.  They have some special footprint that they designed that I guess classifies these as golf shoes, and I paid only $40 for them, and they slip rather easily on the golf course, so I don't wear them very often.  They are just as comfortable as sneakers though, so if I don't feel like changing shoes from the house to the golf course, I'll throw these on, mostly because yes, I'm just that lazy.  I can wear them anywhere, and they work fine that way.

 

I have a pair of black Footjoy with spikes that I bought on clearance for about $35 a couple of years ago.  Amazingly, these are the best waterproof shoes I have, and also the most comfortable pair of golf shoes I own.  But because they are black, and I live in Florida, they sit in my house during the summer, as black attracts heat and are too hot to wear when it's hot outside and the sun is already beating you into submission on a daily basis.

 

I bought a pair of Skechers Blaze for $40 online I think, and I really like these shoes, except for the fact that they are a half size too small, so I don't wear them every round.  They are blue too, so again, the darker color attracts the heat, although not as badly as the black pair do.  When I am ready to purchase golf shoes again I am leaning heavily towards Skechers again,  I have about 4 pair of skechers shoes overall, and they are incredibly comfortable. I just don't like to spend a ton of money on shoes, which leads me to my final pair.

 

Last year I bought a pair of Footjoy Freestyle on sale for $120.  These are white with blue styling, and they have the gel contour spikes on the bottom, etc and all of that.  These shoes are ok, but I think I'm done buying Footjoy shoes, period.  This pair for whatever reason, has this gripping heel insert that just rips up my socks.  It's borderline ridiculous honestly, as when I am done playing I go to take my shoes off, and half of my sock is stuck to the back of this shoe.  I mean, really?  I even called Footjoy about it, but I guess I just waited way too long to call them, as after 6 months there is nothing they will do to exchange or reimburse your money.  These shoes are fairly comfortable, but at this point I spent so much money on these shoes that I wear them just about every round now, with the sole intention of seeing how long it takes me to destroy them.  

 

As much as I play I can wear through some golf shoes pretty fast.  But for my money I'll go with a new pair of Skechers next time I need golf shoes, in about a year or two I would guess.

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Spiked. I play most of my rounds early morning and need all of the traction I can get in the morning dew

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I have both. Until this year I had no issues but I have noticed I started to slip more with spikeless and haven't golfed on them for months. I really like my FJ DNA shoes

 

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I have both. Until this year I had no issues but I have noticed I started to slip more with spikeless and haven't golfed on them for months. I really like my FJ DNA shoes

 

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How long have you had the DNA's and how are they holding up/working for you?

 

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I'm still angry about the steel spikes being eliminated.

 

I know it's been a long time, now, but nobody holds grudges like old Sicilians.

(Look how I rant on about "jacked lofts.")

 

I was playing both soft spikes and traction soles when I last played regularly.

 

They were both ok, marginally, but if you've been around long enough to have played nails,

 

you know that neither is as good as what they replaced.

 

What was the problem with steel again?

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How long have you had the DNA's and how are they holding up/working for you?

 

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Been wearing them since 2015. They are holding up nice and are still waterproof. I do need new spikes though broke a few this year, but 3 years I'll take it.

 

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I'm still angry about the steel spikes being eliminated.

 

I know it's been a long time, now, but nobody holds grudges like old Sicilians.

(Look how I rant on about "jacked lofts.")

 

I was playing both soft spikes and traction soles when I last played regularly.

 

They were both ok, marginally, but if you've been around long enough to have played nails,

 

you know that neither is as good as what they replaced.

 

What was the problem with steel again?

I was trying to explain this to my wife tonight, and the best reason I can come up with, if I recall correctly, is that too many dudes were ruining greens with their metal spikes, so some dude invented the soft spike. Next thing you know, all golf courses colluded together with the shoe manufacturers to never sell metal spikes ever again, and put a sign at every course that says "no metal spikes allowed."

 

and yeah, I'm with you. I miss my spikes.

 

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I love the Footjoy Club Professionals. Doesn't look like much of a tread but I don't slip in them. They look a lot like icons, but nowhere near as expensive!

 

 

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Got a pair of Nike Lunar spiked shoes I got 3 years ago and love them. Waterproof and crazy comfortable. Feet never get tired and provide great traction. They give me no reason to get anything else spiked for now.

For Fathers Day my kids got me a pair of Nike Roshe spikeless shoes. I have been waiting to try out something spikeless and figured the price point wasn't bad to start with. Comfortable, light, and good traction. Usually wear these driving range sessions and haven't tried them out yet on a full round.

 

 

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I've never, ever liked spikes for golf - I always preferred to play in sneakers over old school spikes and hated what they did to Greens when others wore them. Plus the rule that didn't allow for the fixing of spike marks was an absolute joke. I really needed to distinguish what out the mark in the green to fix it? I have to fix imperfections in a hazard (trap) to protect the field but my round could swing because some guy dragged his feet taking the ball out of the cup. And that's making it a level playing playing field?

 

No one was happier with the advent of spike less golf shoes than I. I could wear “sneakers” on the course, feel comfortable, for whatever reason it helps my swing and those who prefer spikes got to keep them in their soft spikes while greens aren't damaged nearly as much.

 

 

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I'll never forget that clickety-clack sound of my first pair of golf shoes, when walking around the pavement at the club. Yes, I was only about 10 years old, but I felt like a golfer. That said, I am totally in with spikes as I play in the mornings and the spikeless would slip on the wet grass.

 

 

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I've never, ever liked spikes for golf . No one was happier with the advent of spike less golf shoes than I..

 

Steel spikes let you really rip when you needed to.

They also provided better footing on side hill or other awkward  lies.

 

Plus you played baseball, Rev, so I'm a little surprised that you didn't feel benefit from the value of spikes.

 

But I do envy you, Rev, because you don't have to miss them.

For me, they're just another thing to be a grumpy old man about,

And as all of MGS knows, I'm too predisposed toward leaning that way as it is.

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Steel spikes let you really rip when you needed to.

They also provided better footing on side hill or other awkward lies.

 

Plus you played baseball, Rev, so I'm a little surprised that you didn't feel benefit from the value of spikes.

 

But I do envy you, Rev, because you don't have to miss them.

For me, they're just another thing to be a grumpy old man about,

And as all of MGS knows, I'm too predisposed toward leaning that way as it is.

What you write makes sense - but I was never comfortable in metal golf spikes - for whatever reason my on course balance has always been good unless it was really wet on a side hill.

 

 

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I'm still a spike man I suppose. Soft-spikes. My new shoes have 25% less spikes as compared to my previous shoes. These NB shoes have only 6 soft-spikes. Most of the sole area is nubs. I usually complain each round where some slub dragged or rotated his fat foot on the green. Would spikeless shoes eliminate this? To some extent I believe. Honestly, I don't think I really would play differently without spikes. I can see myself next time moving to a different type of shoe. Perhaps even a running shoe of some kind with a good grip style sole.

 

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I'm a bit of a shoe freak. I have 9 pairs of Golf Shoes; two pair of Ecco Cool GTX, Puma Tour, Addidas Bounce II, Nike TW14, FJ Street, Nike Lunar Clayton's, FJ ST, and Jordan Trainer ST Gs.

 

The Nike TW14 and Jordan's have a similar spikeless design which works well on dry turf. If it's wet I need more grip so I go with one of my spiked shoes. The Nike Clayton are a very classic looking spikeless Oxford style which looks great with pants. My absolute favorite for comfort is the FJ Streets. The Chuck Taylor style isn't for everyone but the leather is incredibly soft and they are oh so comfortable. They have spikes but only 5 per shoe.

 

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I prefer the grip of spikes and the comfort of spikeless thus the many pairs. I also like to match style of shoe with my outfit. I know I know I'm .

 

 

 

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