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My feet are jacked up with arthritis, I wear adidas that don’t put any pressure on my big toe.



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May I suggest we are such finely tuned athletes these small changes have major implications? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Yes, absolutely!!  I have been wearing True Linkswear shoes for at least 8 years.  I love the zero drop.  The last couple of years True shoes have been well... less than durable.  Frankly, their quali

I have 6 or 7 pairs of golf shoes in rotation.  I noticed that for whatever reason I score better when I wear Nike Roshe golf shoes.  I don't know why  but I do know these shoes seem to keep my heals

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On 1/20/2020 at 9:45 PM, pgfree33 said:

If you’re a walker/rider like I am, and want traction without giving up strokes, consider Trail Running shoes and you might just be surprised at how comfortable and grippy they are without the feeling of sloping one way or the other.


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@pgfree33 - Any recommendations?  I'd love to try out a pair, but I have no idea what to buy.

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I don’t believe so as long as grip is adequate you’re fine. Having said that it seems a few companies no ones ever heard of have claimed massive distance gains with their shoe. I’m not believing the hype. I’d say if you have enough grip and aren’t slipping all over the differences are negated. Cleated shoes feel like I’m tearing acl’s or something lol. The zero drop shoes with nubs are my choice of shoes like crocs golf, sketchers, Ecco, etc


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Has anyone tried wearing turf shoes for a round? I was looking around and noticed that none of the current offerings for golf spikes really peak my interests(at least in the price range I'm looking at). I have noticed though that there are some cool looking turf shoes (UA Harper Turf to be exact) and was curious if anybody has any thoughts, comments, or experience using them for golf?

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It does affect scoring. When my old shoe split open while running I was quite depressed because I was already comfortable wearing it but when I bought a new nike I noticed that my score has been improving. I guess I was wearing the wrong shoes for 4 years. 

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Well, this thread certainly gives me a lot to think about.  I've pondered about switching from spikeless to spiked shoes to see if it makes any difference.  My feet definitely move around a lot.  

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To be honest, I think most of it is in your swing and in your head. I have shot 35 in spikes and a 37 in flip flops. I know that might shock some of you that a club would allow flip flops. I personally like flops because the force be to slow down my swing. If I swing too hard, well you can imagine. I have also played in an amateur tournament and and shot an 87. However if your SS is 110+ you might wanna get some grips. When I’m comfy I play better. It’s all mental. You do you and do what makes you hit more fairways and greens. 

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For sure, I have found that switching shoe brands comes with score changes. I had one pair of shoes that I could not consistently score in. Found out that it was due to that shoe being slightly higher than my normal shoes so it felt strange addressing the ball.  I have since consolidated my shoes to essentially 1 brand and 3 styles for the course. Long term I would like to get down to 2 styles, but we aren't quite there yet.

Over the years I have found golf is about eliminating as many variables you can control as possible and what you wear on your feet seems like a no brainer

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I agree with the comfort statement. For myself, it's not necessarily the grip that affects my swing. But when my feet hurt at the 14th hole to a point where I pause to rest, it makes me rush the rest of the round...which leads to higher scores.

To be honest, I think most of it is in your swing and in your head. I have shot 35 in spikes and a 37 in flip flops. I know that might shock some of you that a club would allow flip flops. I personally like flops because the force be to slow down my swing. If I swing too hard, well you can imagine. I have also played in an amateur tournament and and shot an 87. However if your SS is 110+ you might wanna get some grips. When I’m comfy I play better. It’s all mental. You do you and do what makes you hit more fairways and greens. 


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I usually use several pairs of shoes as I am a dew sweeper and play 4 to 5 mornings a week during the week. Lately I have been changing between my Sketcher Mojo Elite and a pair fo spineless Eccos. I noticed that my scores averaged 1.5 strokes better with the Sketchers as I know the Eccos are super comfortable but provide what I would say is poor traction. I just bought a pair of Sqairz spiked shoes. OMG, the grip. I used them the first time and tied my best score of the year , an 84, and that is with a triple bogey on 17. I think shoes absolutely make a difference. The better the grip the more comfortable you will be swinging faster while maintaining balance and posture. Also the better contact you will make based on feet not moving. Shoes are part of the whole system. While it is arguable whether you will hit it longer (not sure) I think one can be more consistent.

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for me, the shoes make all the difference in confidence......i cannot wear spikeless. I slipped in spikeless one time and almost tore my knee up.....unless i am at Augusta, i wont risk this again. For me, spiked shoes are everything in maintaining a solid base and generating power.  

 

 

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