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The folks at SQAIRZ Golf and Sir Nick Faldo have made some pretty impressive claims about the SQAIRZ shoes.   From stablity, to alighment and most of all improved club speed.   Are the claims for real?  Follow these 5 members as they will be putting the shoes through the  paces--literally-to find out if they in fact do pick up 2-3 mph club speed.   

Whatever the findings are it's sure to be an interesting and unique testing!

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SQAIRZ Shoes – Official MGS Forum Review by Edward Urbany

Intro 

Hello everyone, I grew up playing golf as kid but never invested but time in practicing or learning about the game.  As I got older, I decided to focus on my game and hit a few buckets of balls to try and improve myself.  Unfortunately, due to injuries and work I had been away from the game for the past 5 years, before retuning full force this past summer.    I’m your average15 handicap golfer that struggles with consistent ball striking.  I’m right-handed with a three-quarter swing and an aggressive tempo.  I depend heavily on my hips and legs to generate the majority of my power.  During a recent full bag fitting my driver club speed averaged around 105 mph.  I have a nature draw shot, with my misses being a straight push to the right.  My current shoe is the Under Armour HOVR Matchplay.  I chose this shoe because of the price ($98) and I really enjoy the style.  In the past I’ve never given much thought to how a shoe preformed or how it could improve the performance of my game.   

First Impressions

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The first word I thought of after opening the box and holding the shoes for the first time was “Solid”.  I enjoyed the feel and weight of the shoe.  I was impressed with the craftsmanship of the shoe and some of the small details they’ve thought of.  As insignificant as shoe laces can be, their “Sta-put” laces are fantastic.  Every time I tie my shoes, I think about how awesome of an addition it was.  Items I was skeptical about are their Patent pending Torque Generation System (TGS) outsole for superior ground connection to maximize torque, swing speed, and distance”, and “Patented SQAIRZ® toe allows the toes to spread and sit naturally in the shoes which enables the feet to experience full range of motion, unparalleled comfort, and feel for the ground”. 

Looks (6 out of 10 points) 

 The overall look of the shoe is great but the squared toe, for me, is distracting.   At address my eye would be drawn to the toe of the show.  If you are a player that needs help with alignment, the squired toe could provide assistance.   The color combos and general layout is fine.  The build quality and materials are above average.  The design pattern and styling do feel stuck between a modern traditional shoe and a dated modern shoe.  These would not be a shoe I would buy if style was an important decision point.  I do feel Sqairz met the mark of their “Patented SQAIRZ® toe” claim and it does allow the toes to spread and sit naturally, but the squared off toe feels gimmicky.  

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Fit and Comfort (10 out of 10 points)

 The Fit and Comfort exceeded my expectations.  I have a semi-flat foot, and after years of active-duty military service my feet have taken a beating.  I typically wear a 9.5E (wide) shoe and these fit perfectly.  They are offered in sizes 7-13 but only one width.  If you are an individual in need a wide toe box, this is your shoe.  There is enough room inside for a thicker sock on cold days.

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 Basic Features (15 out of 20 points)

Below are the highlighted features by Sqairz, and I feel it’s important to address each of them.

  • Patented SQAIRZ® toe allows the toes to spread and sit naturally in the shoes which enables the feet to experience full range of motion, unparalleled comfort, and feel for the ground
    • They feel fantastic and live up to their claim.  My foot never felt bunched or stressed during play or walking around on un even surfaces.
  • Symmetrical wider base in the forefoot area for greater stability and balance
    • I did feel I had a more stable stance and a solid connection with the ground.  It’s hard to say if its due to the wide sole or the shoe weight.
  • Patent pending Torque Generation System (TGS) outsole for superior ground connection to maximize torque, swing speed, and distance
    • I’ve not noticed an increase in swing speed, but I have noticed an increase in distance.  I do feel more stable and feel I made more consistent swings.
  • Six replaceable Pivix Softspikes® strategically placed under pressure point areas where the greatest amount of traction is required, supported by a series of computer-generated traction lugs
    • These do feel like spikeless golf shoes when walking around on hard surfaces.  The spikes were easy to remove with a standard tool.

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  • Custom (removable) cushioned insole with added compression in the regional pressure point areas
    • Basic design but does allow for custom insoles to be worn if needed.
  • EVA foam midsole for maximum responsive cushioning
    • Feel is fit if fantastic, you never feel the shoe flex but maintains a soft feel.

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  • “Sta-put” laces comfortably forms the shoe to the top of your foot and locks it in place without having to adjust or re-tie the lace during the round\
    • One of the underrated aspects of design with this shoe.  I love the design and implementation.

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On-Course / LM Performance (25 out of 30 points)

During my performance test of this shoe, I can say that it out performed my current shoe in low traction situations.  I did not see any performance gains during indoor sessions.  My indoor numbers on SkyTrax were +/- 1 MPH.  An area I do have a concern with is the weight of the shoe.  These shoes are comfortable but heavy, and after walking 18 holes I can say my legs felt noticeability heavier.  If you only ride then the weight shouldn’t be an issue.

Miscellaneous (10 out of 10 points)

The packaging a presentation of the shoe was great.  My iteration with the company is top notch and easy to see why  

 Play it or Trade it? (15 out of 20 points)

Play it “If” you are a cart rider.

I’m someone that enjoys walking a round or two a week and they are just too heavy for me.  The price is inline with other manufactures but Sqairz is lacking some of the styling other companies are offering. 

Conclusion

Sqairz is a small company based out of New Hampshire, trying to makes their way in a crowded shoe market.  They have done a lot right with this shoe.  The feel and comfort are complete.  They live up to their stability and comfort claims.  The styling can be improved and this is a perfect shoe for golfers that prefer to ride.

Final Score: (81 out of 100 points)

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18 January 2021

Sqairz Golf Shoes – Official MGS Forum Review by GregB135

Intro

I consider myself a pretty typical golfer. I’m 51 years old, I play about once a week, and currently carry a 14 handicap. I also play in a competitive/recreational summer league. When I’m really swinging well, I usually see a high draw. When my tempo gets off though I can get a bit wild. Over time, I’ve tried several different shoes. I’ll admit, I didn’t really connect much in the way of how the shoes were designed into swing performance. I always kind of just went with, do they fit, feel comfortable, keep me from slipping out of a swing, and do I like how they look. In the closet right now, I’ve got FootJoy Freestyle, Johnston & Murphy XC4, Adidas Adiboost Boa, and the test pair of Sqairz. 6 weeks with the Sqaiz may have changed my mind a bit on how to think about shoes.

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Getting the test started was a really great experience. Bob, the Sqairz founder, contacted each of us to discuss sizing and talk about what we should expect from the shoes. He was very engaging, and it was encouraging to know that the people at the very top of a new golf product company were genuinely enthusiastic about their product, and wanted to engage with the end user to get feedback on making it better. Sqairz currently offer only two models, the Arrow and the 20/20. My choice was the Arrow in gray on gray. The package in the photo is what arrived after the orders were made. 

My first thoughts were, I liked the clean, simple look of the shoes. I’m not one who goes in for a lot of flashiness on the course. They also felt noticeably heavier than my other shoes. I’ll get a little more detailed in the scoring section, but the fit felt a little wide through the mid-foot, roomy in the toe box, and nice and snug in the heel.   

What does Sqairz offer that your current shoe may be lacking? According to their website and advertising https://sqairz.com/performance/ the added stability of the total design, plus the natural movement of the fore-foot in the wider toe box, plus the visual of the square toe line, all adds up to additional club head speed and straighter, longer shots.  

To test that claim, I did several range sessions comparing club head speeds using a basic swing speed radar. Two trials were done from the hitting mats at the range, and two were done on turf. I’ve included quick links to each in the review thread here. First Trial,  Trial 2 , Trial 3 ,  Trial 4. Results on the swing speed testing were inconclusive, but did show some validity to the idea that shoes matter.Trial2all4.jpg.67fa487edf2fd9cf1b4c5e3a5dcc6b1e.jpgradarsqz.jpg.501a71ee8e61c9a9574e9ac296d170b7.jpg

I also made several trips to the short game green and putting green where I saw some REALLY interesting results regarding their alignment aid claim. All I did there was my usual sequence of practice drills paying closer attention to line. I’ll expand on that a bit more in the scoring section as well. 

For me, whenever an OEM makes a claim like ‘use our product and get lower scores’, I greet it with some skepticism. Like anything else, it takes time and analysis to see if those claims are true. With Sqairz, they are entering the market at what for shoes is a premium price point ($199), and they are at least for now, a direct-to-consumer brand. With that kind of price tag, it will definitely take proven results on their claims for me to order another pair.

Grading

Looks: 7 / 10 points

With the general trend in golf shoes leaning more toward sleek and athletic, the bulky, square look of the Sqairz shoes may be enough to put some players off. Being new to the game, the color options are a bit limited. To me, the simple look and color scheme is appealing. So points deducted here were for the bulky or blocky appearance. Think ‘90s era Volvo vs. Corvette. Or, to quote Dudley Moore’s character from Crazy People - “They’re boxy, but they’re good.” Being new to the game, sales volume will likely dictate the emergence of more color options. Until then, I think the original lineup has an option that will appeal to most.

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Fit and Comfort:  8 / 10 points

First, they’re shoes. Best fit will be determined after trying them on. The website recommends ordering down if you tend to be between sizes. That didn’t work for me, so it took a return/exchange to get me in the correct size. As mentioned above, I noticed the heel was nice and snug, with extra room in the toe box. I really had to cinch down the laces to get the snug feel in the mid-foot that I like. (see photos) At least so far, Sqairz are only available in a single width option, so for those like me with a slightly narrower foot it might take wearing a more cushioned sock to feel perfect. In general, though, they are comfortable for wear on the course. I wore them for a 36-hole outing without complaint, and never had any issues with blisters that often accompany wearing new shoes.

 Basic Features 19 / 20 points

These shoes offer just about all you could want out of a golf shoe. They are comfortable, and (to me) they look good enough. What else is there?

 

Well, I managed to inadvertently do a thorough test of waterproofing by stepping into a muddy creek. The shoe itself had no trouble keeping my foot dry. The upper portion of the sock, yep I put my foot in that deep, not so much. So waterproof, Check!

The lacing system Sqairz uses they call “Sta-put Laces”. Well, they really do stay put. I wore these shoes for hours on end without ever having to re-tie the laces. It actually allows for some fit management, if you will. While I needed to cinch tighter in the mid-foot laces, the sta-put nubs let me do that while staying a little looser at the top of the shoe. That alleviated a bit of a rub at the front of my ankle.

Traction and stability were outstanding. I left some pretty impressive shoe-divots after my range sessions on the turf. I also noticed a reduction in the tendency for my left foot to slip/spin out slightly on full shots.

Through 6 weeks of testing, I haven’t noticed any wear on the soles or excessive wear on the spikes.

My single point deduction is for breathability. They aren’t lacking there to the point of feeling uncomfortable, but I did find my feet/socks noticeably more sweaty when removing the shoes after play or practice.

 On-Course / LM Performance: 30 / 30 points

The review template asks us to answer the question: ‘How do the shoes affect your game?’ The best answer I can provide is; certainly not negatively.

Traction wise, they are at least as good as any of my other shoe options, and certainly better than the spikeless shoe I had been wearing as my go-to for a while. I’ll admit, when you read the Sqairz claim of increased stability, it’s something you have to feel for yourself to finally believe it. It’s hard to describe, but they do feel more stable especially setting up to a shot.

The numbers didn’t prove out conclusively in my swing speed trials that the Sqairz result in higher speeds. They did bear that out in every trial over the spikeless J&M’s though. As I suggested in my thread post, as a mid-handicap player, I’m probably not generating consistent enough swing speeds anyway to truly verify that concept.

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Putting was the real eye-opener to me with these shoes. I know I’ve struggled with putting alignment in the past, even though I average about 32 putts per round or 1.7 per green. The square toe design definitely helped me improve this. I hit so many putts while wearing these that stayed true to the line and looked like they had a chance to go in (when they didn’t go in that is). Doing drill work, it has helped me extend my confident make range (50%) past 6 feet. And all I did to get there was set my putter alignment aid on my intended line, then line up my feet using the square toes. The hard part was learning to trust that meant the rest of me was square. I also saw a similar trend in maintaining the target line on chips and pitches. My practice ball groupings were much tighter side-to-side relative to the line. So at the very least, I saw improved short game performance in the Sqairz even though scoring for my 6 or 7 rounds in them was still about my average.

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Miscellaneous: 9 / 10 points

Since Sqairz is a DTC brand, customer service carries a lot of weight here. Direct interaction with the founder aside, the shoes arrived only a couple of days after the order was placed. The return/exchange process I went through was easy, and my replacement shoes arrived in a day. The sta-put laces are a really neat feature, and they aren’t a gimmick, they really work. Another cool extra with Sqairz is their Spikes for Life option. Replacement spikes are available at any time for nothing more than shipping. So, for like $5 you get your replacements in the mail rather than forking out multiple times that for other brands’ replacaments. My one point deduction here is for the weight of the shoes. Each shoe, in my size, weighed in at 1 lb 3 ½ oz. That was 3 oz. heavier than my next heaviest option. If you tend to be a cart rider, that difference won’t matter much. I walked 18 holes wearing these, and my legs were noticeably fatigued after 16 holes.

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Play it or Trade it? 20 / 20 points

My Sqairz Arrow test shoes fit the bill for me on looks and comfort. They seem to live up to the company’s claim that the square toe helps with alignment, and they provide a more stable base. While I wasn’t able to prove out their claim of increased swing speed, after several range sessions wearing them, I’m beginning to see improvement in my ball flight consistency. For me the biggest difference here was on and around the green and the alignment aid of the square toe. Being able to trust better that my body was aligned more square to my intended line gave me more confidence on those shots. My misses were less frequently off line and tended to be the result of poor contact or mis-judgement affecting distance. The difference in putting was eye-opening to me. While I may not be hitting my driver longer with these, strokes gained are still strokes gained. If that happens for me on and around the green then so be it. Over time that will bring my handicap and scores down. So yes, I’m considering ordering a second pair, even though the price tag is a bit higher than I would usually consider for shoes. If anything, I may wait a bit to see if new colors emerge. 

Conclusion

Sqairz says their shoes help you gain swing speed, provide better stability and traction, and offer a simple alignment aid with the square toe. Of those claims, the increased swing speed was the only one my experience thus far doesn’t seem to bear out. They are comfortable, even for extended wear on and around the course. The stability factor is a feel over the ball that is difficult to describe, but when you feel it you understand. They offer really good traction, even on wet or dewy conditions, I never experienced any slipping. I’ve dealt with other direct-to-consumer golf brands for other products, and the customer service care from Sqairz was second to none. They may not have the sleek, athletic look like many of the other offerings out there, but they made enough of a difference for me on the course – especially on and around the greens – that I am definitely considering these my go-to shoe of choice for the time being.

Final Score: 93 / 100 points

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Sqairz Shoes – Official MGS Forum Review by 2puttbogey
Intro

Welcome to the review. I am an incredibly average golfer that plays pretty much bogey golf. I have been interested in getting some new shoes for golfing so being selected for this was great timing for me. I have always just used my old running shoes after I got new ones, as comfort was my main priority since I walk nearly all of my rounds. I have a relatively smooth swing, but a fast in transition, and figured an upgrade in stability and traction would be a help.So here we go…

First Impressions

When I opened the box I was surprised to find that they came with socks, and there was a hat as well. They were in a quality box, and appeared have a hand written thank you on the inside.
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Seems after all it’s actually printed on the box, but still a nice touch. When I took out the shoes they felt a bit heavy, but looked good and seems to be quality made. Naturally as expected they look funny, unless you’re a clown in your spare time, but there’s claims as to why.

First is club head speed, and driving distance. I didn’t have a way to validate or debunk the club head speed claim, but I didn’t notice any gain in distance.

Balance, stability, and accuracy are claimed to be improved. Balance and stability are subjective, but I definitely felt a difference. Because of the added balance and stability I noticed an increase in my accuracy as well. Check out the videos with my regular shoes and the Sqairz if you like:

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Looks ( 8 out of 10 points)

As mentioned before the shape with the square toes is definitely eye catching, and sets them apart from any other shoes I have seen (with the exception of bowling shoes). There’s no mesh for brethabilty, and the color scheme blends nicely to give them a classy look.

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Fit and Comfort (6 out of 10 points)

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This is where a lot of my focus was . I walk nearly every round and comfort is my top priority in a shoe. That’s why I wear the running shoes. The Sqairz were a bit of a mixed bag for me. Since I usually use running shoes I tried on some other golf shoes to get an idea of how they fit,and felt on my feet to get a fair comparison to other golf shoes. What I found is that that compare well to a spikless shoes, although they do have spikes on the bottom, but they more comfortable then the options with spikes. They are a bit heavier then most of the other shoes I tried. With that said my legs , and feet did not get tired after walking a round with them.. The sizing can get a bit tricky. Due to the width of them they run a bit big. I tried two different sizes and had better luck with a smaller size. So if you’re between sizes in any way go smaller.

Unfortunately for me I had trouble getting a good fit. I made it 3 holes walking on my first time out with them before I had to change back to my other shoes due to blisters. The owns of the company was very accessible to us so I contacted him and found it to be a size issue. So I tried the smaller size my next time out. I was able to wear them for the whole round, but unfortunately still got some blisters. I all fairness the reason I have been wearing running shoes is because golf shoes in the past have given me blisters so this is not exclusive to the Sqairz. I wore them for a round using a cart , and had no issues at all. Perhaps there is a break in period with them.

Basic Features ( 17 out of 20 points)

The Sqairz offer some great features. The material used makes waterproof, but I didn’t get to test it out since I played afternoon rounds with them. There is no mesh for breathablity so they do tend to get a little hot. The “stay put laces” work great, but would be nice if they were a bit longer.

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The traction system is where the Sqairz shine. It’s a perfect blend of spiked and spikeless, and creates great stability. The spikes are replaceable, and Sqairz will send you replacements for only the price of shipping which is a great touch.

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On-Course / LM Performance ( 26 out of 30 points)

Again the Sqairz shined here. Because of the stability and balance I noticed improvements in my accuracy. The feeling of being connected to the ground helped me feel more comfortable knowing my feet wouldn’t slip.

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As you can see there was a lot of improvement from the shoes that I normally wear. Along with the improved traction there was also a gain in stability. To test a shoe’s stability hold the shoe at heel and toe then twist. Like this:
Obviously the Sqairz twist a lot less( it’s even notable with the bad camera angles).

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All this adds up to the most noticeable gain being in accuracy off the tee where my drives in fairway was increased by 14% when wearing the Sqairz compared to my usual shoes. Not much of a change in my GIR which makes me feel the Sqairz may help high swing speed players the most.

Miscellaneous ( 10 out of 10 points)

If you decide to give the Sqairz a chance, but have an issue rest easy because the customer service is great. I had started with a size I thought was too small, and was sent a new size fast and with no questions asked. When I had the blister issues I was able to speak to the owner directly and discuss what was happening (perk of being a tester).


Play it or Trade it? ( 10 out of 20 points)

This is the love /hate part. The direct answer to the question in this section is yes, under the right circumstances. Because of the blister issues I can’t use them when walking. When I play courses that require a cart I will be using them. I noticed enough in improved performance in my accuracy to keep them around and use whenever possible. My hope would be that as the company grows thay will develop some new options that are more walker friendly.


Conclusion

Sqairz are a quality made shoe with great customer support. The stability, and traction will help balance which will help accuracy, especially off the tee. High swing speed players may see the most benifit. The sizing can be a bit tricky as they are a wider than the average shoe. They’re comfortable and feel like a spikeless shoe, but do have spikes. If you’re looking for adding stability in your game Sqairz should definitely be on your short list. If you walk Sqairz might not be the best fit.

Final Score: ( 77 out of 100 points)







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So these showed up.  Look very good.  The feel of the box js perfect. 

I’ll have some more info on some of the cool features i noticed.  
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Got my shoes in, but they were a little small. So even with the area in the toe they run true to size. When the other pair arrive I will post some pictures and give some first impressions.


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Seemingly random early question for the testers, keeping in mind that I've worn the same pair of Sqairz for the last 29 rounds... 

Do you side to side mash your foot into the shoe, possibly from a standing position? Or do you use your fingers or a shoehorn of sorts to pull back the heel and slide the foot in?

 

 

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2020 TESTER Ben Hogan UiHi 18* Utility Iron

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  • Hybrids::adams-small:  Super XTD 17* Hybrid Fubuki AX:callaway-small:,  Apex 20* AD-DI 85S, Apex 23* Oban Purple
  • Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120s
  • Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 50, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
  • Putter: :EVNROLL:  ER3 @ 33"
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Received some new shoes over the weekend. 

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Callaway Mavrik Max 9° neutral weight setting - Shaft: Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60S, length 44.75"

Wood:  :cobra-small: Cobra King SZ 3 wood 13° - Shaft: (Stock) Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65 Graphite

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: Cobra King SZ 19°-21° - Shaft: (Stock) UST Recoil 480 ESX F4

Irons: :cobra-small: 5-PW Cobra King SZ - Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 105

Wedges: :vokey-small: Titleist Vokey SM8 54°, 58° - Shaft: (Stock) Wedge Flex

Putter:  :scotty-small: Scotty Cameron X12, length 34"

 :Clicgear: Rovic RV1S

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Those black ones look nice. I'm looking for new shoes so I'll keep tabs on these. For anyone that walks I'm interested in seeing how they feel on the first round and if there is much break in.

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14 hours ago, tommc23 said:

Those black ones look nice. I'm looking for new shoes so I'll keep tabs on these. For anyone that walks I'm interested in seeing how they feel on the first round and if there is much break in.

One thing I learned a while back from a shoe rep.  If any shoe needs "breaking in" it's the wrong shoe for you or possibly even just a bad shoe. 

A shoe should feel great right out of the box.   I began experiencing that with Ecco--I wore them as dress shoes long before the were a thing in golf.   And I judge all shoes by that now, if it doesn't feel great the moment I put it on, I move on.

It's also one of the reasons shoes are something I hardly every buy online.   As we all like to think we are unique, my feet really are, it seems they are 1/2 size different than each other 🙄  So finding a shoe that feels good on both is not always easy. 

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:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:ping-small: Heppler Tomcast 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

One thing I learned a while back from a shoe rep.  If any shoe needs "breaking in" it's the wrong shoe for you or possibly even just a bad shoe. 

A shoe should feel great right out of the box.   I began experiencing that with Ecco--I wore them as dress shoes long before the were a thing in golf.   And I judge all shoes by that now, if it doesn't feel great the moment I put it on, I move on.

It's also one of the reasons shoes are something I hardly every buy online.   As we all like to think we are unique, my feet really are, it seems they are 1/2 size different than each other 🙄  So finding a shoe that feels good on both is not always easy. 

So that's why the store clerk opens the box to check that the shoes I bought are both the same size!!   🤣   

I agree somewhat that the shoe should feel good when you first put them on, but I have had shoes that felt good and made my feet feel "tired" after walking the course.  Shoes that are too tight hurt right away; shoes that are slightly too wide will feel good initially, but don't provide enough stability to walk uneven lies without tiring the feet.

I have limited choices for golf shoes in my area, so purchases happen when I travel to locations with more/bigger stores or I purchase online where exchanges/refunds are free and easy.

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I will be walking with them for the test/review. 

17 hours ago, tommc23 said:

Those black ones look nice. I'm looking for new shoes so I'll keep tabs on these. For anyone that walks I'm interested in seeing how they feel on the first round and if there is much break in.

 

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4 hours ago, 2puttbogey said:

I will be walking with them for the test/review. 

 

Awesome I'll keep an eye on what your seeing then.

7 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

One thing I learned a while back from a shoe rep.  If any shoe needs "breaking in" it's the wrong shoe for you or possibly even just a bad shoe. 

A shoe should feel great right out of the box.   I began experiencing that with Ecco--I wore them as dress shoes long before the were a thing in golf.   And I judge all shoes by that now, if it doesn't feel great the moment I put it on, I move on.

It's also one of the reasons shoes are something I hardly every buy online.   As we all like to think we are unique, my feet really are, it seems they are 1/2 size different than each other 🙄  So finding a shoe that feels good on both is not always easy. 

My Ecco shoes are comfy but after walking 18 I get blisters happened 2 times. No issues ever when riding just walking.

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3 hours ago, tommc23 said:

Awesome I'll keep an eye on what your seeing then.

My Ecco shoes are comfy but after walking 18 I get blisters happened 2 times. No issues ever when riding just walking.

I havent found a pair of eccos in the past 5 years that I love.  10 years ago or so the Original Streets.  I was the biggest fan.  

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:titelist-small: TSi2 Kuro Kage 50g R Flex

:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:ping-small: Heppler Tomcast 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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I havent found a pair of eccos in the past 5 years that I love.  10 years ago or so the Original Streets.  I was the biggest fan.  

I stumbled across a pair of Ecco’s on super clearance at a golf store probably 15 years ago.

I got them for $19 because I needed a pair for that weekend and I swear they were the best one I’ve ever owned. Wore them until the seams finally busted.


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