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Good insoles make a world of difference. 

Driver: :tour-edge: c721 9.5 / HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 6.0
Irons: :taylormade-small:P7MB 3-PW, Project X IO 5.5, 1.5 flat
Wedges: Hogan Equalizer II, 52 standard V sole, 58 Texas Grind
Hybrid: :callaway-small: FT 20 degrees
Fairway: :tour-edge: c721 5-wood / HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 6.0
Putter: EVNROLL ER2 Black

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It's going to vary based on your actual foot size/shape, but my go to shoes for walking are New Balance (minimus is my top choice but I have another that is also very comfortable). G/Fore MG4+ come in close second for me, and I bet their new cross trainers are great too, but they are pricey. 

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Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth Plus 8* (adjusted to 8.75*), Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 X Flex

Fairway: :taylormade-small: Stealth2 Plus, 15* (adjusted to 14.25*) w/ Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 7X

Irons:  :titleist-small: U505 1 Iron (16*), T200 "Utility Build" 3 and 4 irons, all with Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 95 X Flex, :titleist-small: T100S 5-PW with Nippon Pro Modus 120 X Flex (2021 MGS Test). These things are monsters. 

Wedges: :mizuno-small:T-20 Blue Ion 50.07, :Miura: K-Grind 2.0 Black 54* w/Accra SPI Tour and :vokey-small: SM7 Custom USA Flag paintjob 58.14 w/Paderson Kinetixx

Putter: Total headcase and Putter Ho. Down to two main options in the rotation (one mallet, one blade), but have 4-5 by the basement putting green that might make it in the bag at some point this year... Mallet: L.A.B. Golf Mezz XL 36" Orange; Blade: L.A.B. Golf Link.1 w/Accra White shaft

Yes...that's one too many (not including the multiple putters). Lately I've been swapping in/out the 3-wood and 50* wedge depending on how I feel that day. Also swap out the 58* for one of multiple 60* options...like I said, headcase. 

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I’m currently using the Adidas tour 360. It should really be a spineless shoe and after that build in what’s comfortable. If you have bad feet have try some over the counter or custom orthotics for arch support

:ping-small: G425 LST 10.5 Aldilla Rogue White 70s

:titelist-small: TS3 15.5 3W Fuji Speeder Tour Spec

:titelist-small: 818 H1 19deg Hybrid Fuji Atmos White

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 4-PW Nippon Modus 120s

:vokey-small: SM8 50,54, and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

:taylormade-small:Spider Tour Putter

Vice Pro Plus White or Titleist ProV1x

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

:CaddyTek: V8 3 Wheel Push Cart

:callaway-small: 300 PRO Rangefinder

Official Nippon Regio B+ Driver Shaft Review



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I would have suggested DSG's (Golf Galaxy) Walter Hagen... until I just received and immediately returned their latest version of what has been a great shoe at a fantastic price point 😐Prior to this year, they had leather uppers but, despite what their website description states, that is not the case ... even the label on the tongue states otherwise.  I contacted GG and advised them of this. 

They still have the "Ortholite" soles which I have found to be quite comfortable and kept any recurrence of my PF at bay. But, their color scheme, new lace eyelet design, combined with the who knows what material upper has me looking elsewhere.  

There was another thread earlier this year about golf shoe inventory shortages and I kind of think there is.  Anyone else been shopping recently and noted this (at least for popular sizes like 12M)?



:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)




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On 2/16/2019 at 12:24 PM, TR1PTIK said:

I'll try to keep this short and simple. Looking for recommendations on a new golf shoe. I currently own a pair of FJ Freestyles and a pair of cheap Pumas. Neither are comfortable for me to walk in. The Pumas don't have enough cushion to be comfortable for 18 holes and they aren't waterproof (water-resistant for you special people). The FJ's no longer keep water out and something about them causes pain in my big toe on my right foot. Anyway, I'm looking for something that will be comfortable for 18 or even 36 holes and does a good job keeping water out. Spiked or spikeless doesn't really matter. Just looking for a good comfortable shoe. The best shoe I had previously was the FJ GreenJoys from a couple years ago. Anything like that would be great!

I have seriously been eyeing the TRUE Original, but I'm worried about the wide toe box - their description says up to EEE for that section of the shoe. I'm worried that would allow too much movement for my foot. For reference, I'm perfectly suited to a US Men's 10.5 D...


New Balance golf shoes are good for walking

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Skechers, but not the golf shoe. Something like this: Skechers® Selmen Enago Men's Waterproof Hiking Shoes. Super comfortable and way cheaper than golf shoes. Look at Kohl's for the best deal right now.

Walked the course in various Skechers for the past 10 years. 

Driver: Callaway Epic 9 degree, stiff

FW: Callaway Epic 3,5,7 regular shaft (driver shaft in 3 wood, 3 wood shaft in 5 wood, 5 wood shaft in 7 wood)

Hybrids: Callaway BB19 4,6,7 

Irons: Callaway Steelhead 7,9,PW (gapping distances require both a 7 hybrid and 7 iron, choke on the 7 for 8 iron distance or hook the 9 iron)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 50,54,58

Ball: Titleist Pro V1, 1X, Vice Pro Plus or anything I find that day and try out for the fun of it (I haven't bought balls with my own money in at least 10 years)

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Realize that the golf swing puts a big demand on a shoe.  I bot a Squairz, Nick Faldo promotes them and he does almot no endorsements.  I have been injured so have not used them much but the concept of better firm wrap of the foot in the swing appeals.

Driver  Callaway Epic on Recoil F2 (senior) flex

Three wood is TM Burner Superfast 3.0 on M (mature) flex

3H Old Adams A3OS red boxster on stock Graffaloy Platinum reg shaft

3 MP 18 MMC and 4 GFF hybrid Mizuno irons

5 Mizu hybrid Fli-hi

6 - W Ping I 500 irons on Recoil F3 reg flex shafts

Wedges:  Mizuno blue 52 09, 60 06, and old original Hogan Sure-out 56 14 sand

Chipper (yep I carry a chipper) old Don Martin Up n In bronze 

Putter Musty wood mallet, sometimes switch with my Scotty Cameron Futura X counter weight face balanced

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On 2/17/2019 at 6:08 PM, Bosox04 said:

I would look at what the guys on Tour are wearing. Those guys make their living on their feet.

On 2/17/2019 at 7:26 PM, kingcscott said:

They also get free shoes and paid for wearing them. 1 pair a week or a day if they wish. I don’t think it is a good comparison

If you're ever looking at equipment look at the guys (and girls) who don't get paid to wear this stuff or play with the clubs they have. Guys like Brooks or Horschel who don't have club deals. Better to look at the LPGA and the senior tours as well as mini tours and qualifiers to see what people are wearing out there. Especially with anything for durability, nobody is a better shopper than a mini tour player


Driver: Titleist TS3

3 Wood: Taylormade M3

5 Wood: Titleist 917 F2

3 Iron: Callaway X Forged Utility Iron

4i-Pw: Honma TW747v

49/54/60 Wedges: Titleist SM7

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line

 Ball: Bridgestone B X

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Have a bad knee, multiple surgeries, so comfort and cushion is of utmost importance.  What do you all recommend?


I'm 35 and have no cartilage left and had cadaver cartilage inserted, but still deal with arthritis.



Just your typical average golfer...if there's a tree, I'll hit it!

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Ecco Biom...fantastic shoes.

Certified Club Fitter.

Ping G425 Max Driver 10.5° w/Diamona S+ LTD Blue-Board 70 R Shaft

Ping G425 Max 5-7-9 Fairway Woods w/Ping Alta CB R Shaft

Ping G425 Irons 5-U w/Ping Alta CB R Shaft (Power-Spec Lofts)

Ping 3.0 Eye2 Glide Wedges 54°-58° w/Recoil SmacWrap F3 Flex

Titleist Scotty Cameron '21 Phantom X 11.5 Putter

PING Pioneer Cart Bag

Lamkin Sonar+ Mid-Size Grips

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Walk and even started carrying clubs at times.  Recently found ASICS golf shoes, marketed in US through Srizon.  Similar to the running shoes pull out base inner and put in an orthotic.  Keeps heel slightly higher that is much better for walking and running.  Like a running shoe for golf.  This year's model is more waterproof then last years, although still not as dry as my old FJ's, will be only so so in downpour.  Have also heard great things about Sketchers.         

All Fitted-- Driver - 2017 Callaway Epic Subzero 10.5d (same as Kevin Na), 3 Wood -2017 Epic Subzero 15d, 3 Hybrid Mavrik, X-forged 4-PW, Wedges Callaway 4 52-56-60, Odyssey Toulon Chicago     


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I am a golf shoe snob, I have 10 pairs all brands.

Nike least favorite Mudders 

Adidas 3 pairs all 3 are fantastic

FJ they are okay, a little heavy at times but I would rate as my 2nd favorite

Ecco love these shoes just dont wear them enough I would rate them2b


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Play in SW WA and in the PDX area

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I am very particular about shoes in general and especially golf shoes. I golf everyday, practicing for 2-3 hours or 9-18 holes, 3 times a week, walking always. I have tried Nike, FJ and Adidas. The Adidas CodeChaos is best by far although FJ was a respectable option!

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10 hours ago, HDTVMAN said:

Ecco Biom...fantastic shoes.

I did not like walking in mine at all always gave me problems no matter what I did.

I walk and carry when I play and I have worn FJ and Ecco. The FJ hyperflex is a nice light shoe to walk in.

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I can't recommend True Linkswear enough. I've had 5-6 pair, I only walk, and I will only ever buy these shoes for golf. Your foot pain is most likely due to the shoes being too narrow. Look at how the toebox is shaped like a triangle. Most FJ, Nike, Puma, etc. shoes are built like that for fashion. It's ridiculous. 

I've had my current True OG shoes for two years. They are still waterproof and the tread is holding up nicely. Slightly more wear in the left foot (RH golfer), probably due to wearing them on a practice matt twice a week. I have another pair that I bought on sale in April from Global Golf waiting for my OG's to be retired. I'm certain they will last the rest of the year. I also have a knit pair that I wear to work. 

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As with many previous comments, I've narrowed my shoes to New Balance (fresh Foam PaceSL - water resistant) and Sketchers Go Golf (waterproof). Both very comfortable as well.

Will never buy Nike's! You can almost predict the shoe lasting 6 months or less, and heel/sole starts separating.  Even the waterproof Nike's are not durable.   Love Ecco's but don't hold up under wet conditions such as playing in mornings with morning dew. Just got done walking 18 holes wearing Sketchers Go Golf pair and feet dry after round. Tomorrow I'll wear New Balance. 


Callaway Maverick Pro - Std Length, 5-PW & A Wedge - Elevate 105 stiff Steel Shafts-

 PXG 0211 Driver 9.0 - set at 10.0 Draw bias - Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 60g

Fairway Woods:  Callaway Maverick 3W & RazrX Black 5W - Stiff Flex

Rescue:  Apex 4 (21 degree )- Recoil 75H stiff flex 

Wedges: Titleist SM8 - 54 (D Grind) wedge flex; SM8 58(M grind) wedge flex

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Ball: Titleist ProV1x

Handicap: 1.0

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