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2020 Official Member Review: SQAIRZ Golf Shoes


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11 hours ago, 2puttbogey said:

My review is live I hopefully there's some useful information for all my internet friends

Nicely done. I'm interested in if you wear them more when riding if that helps thg them break in and make them more comfortable. 

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13 hours ago, 2puttbogey said:

My review is live I hopefully there's some useful information for all my internet friends

Nice job!

 

I've seen (read) enough so to speak, to draw 3 conclusions. 

 

1.  The claim of additional swing speed would only apply if you were someone wearing ill fitted or spikeless shoes. 

2.  I need to try shoes with spikes - I think that there was a MGS test a few years back that showed they could net some additional yardage.  

3.  My strategy of buying close out shoes online will continue - I know that I'm a 10.5 D in products made by other companies - with one exception - so there's no reason not to go that route and buy myself some new wedges - I'm off to press that button as they are in the cart.

 

Thanks for a great test guys and good luck to Sqairz - I'm sure its a quality product made by good people.  I wish you all the success in the world.

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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3 hours ago, tommc23 said:

Nicely done. I'm interested in if you wear them more when riding if that helps thg them break in and make them more comfortable. 

Thank you. I am hoping that it's just a break in period as well. I sleep updating as to how it's going.

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Just posted my review of the Sqairz shoes. I'm looking forward to getting in a few more rounds with them to see if the features have an affect on lowering my scoring average. Hope you all enjoy!

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Driver:  PXG 211 Project X Evenflow CB, 50g 5.5

Fariway:  PXG 211, 3-Wood Project X Evenflow CB, 60g 5.5

Hybrid:   PXG 211, 3H Project X Evenflow H, 80g, 5.5

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2 Murdered Out

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Wore them for my round yesterday (with cart). Didn't get blisters, but did rub raw the top layer of skin on my right foot. So getting better, but still no  way I could use them for walking the course. 

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Finally posted my review of the shoes.  Apologize for the delay.  I'm sorry about the extra set of pictures at the end of the review, I can't figure out how to make them go away.    Short version is that they are the most stable golf shoes that I've worn and the comfort is great.  Really like the extra space in the toe area.  Anyways, I'm open for questions.  

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Ping G410 5 wood

Ping G410 7 & 9 woods 

Titleist T100S 6-gap

Vokey SM8  54

Sub70 JB low bounce 58 or SM8 58*

PXG Operator H 

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I haven’t used the Sqairz recently since I have been walking, and they don’t agree with me when I walk. I just ordered some New Balance fresh foams though so I will be able to do a better comparison. I expect the Sqairz to be more stable, but we will see.


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9 hours ago, 2puttbogey said:

I haven’t used the Sqairz recently since I have been walking, and they don’t agree with me when I walk. I just ordered some New Balance fresh foams though so I will be able to do a better comparison. I expect the Sqairz to be more stable, but we will see.


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Hmm. Are you going to be comparing similarly built shoes? Are the NB a full leather, or leather-like construction designed for support, or are they a shoe built with nylon, etc for more comfort? 
One thing to note here is that FJ marketed for awhile finding the right shoe for each golfer and their swing. They had the comfy Freestyle that had very little support, all the way up to the Icon that were classically made to give ultimate support around the foot. Curious to see if the NB are built for support, and all leather. The sole alone may be the difference that makes it a tough comparison as Fresh Foam is strictly for cushioning and not built sturdily for support.

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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4 hours ago, PMookie said:

Hmm. Are you going to be comparing similarly built shoes? Are the NB a full leather, or leather-like construction designed for support, or are they a shoe built with nylon, etc for more comfort? 
One thing to note here is that FJ marketed for awhile finding the right shoe for each golfer and their swing. They had the comfy Freestyle that had very little support, all the way up to the Icon that were classically made to give ultimate support around the foot. Curious to see if the NB are built for support, and all leather. The sole alone may be the difference that makes it a tough comparison as Fresh Foam is strictly for cushioning and not built sturdily for support.

The New Balance are not leather and are more of a running shoe with a golf bottom. I'm not expecting the to get the stability that the Sqairz gave me, because that was where they performed the best, but hopefully more than the running shoes I currently use when I walk. Comfort is my main priority. This will also give me more of an idea of how the Sqairz perform compared to golf shoes that I wasn't able to do in the review. 

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I have worn the New Balance for a round and a range session. Definitely more comfortable for walking than the Sqairz and have more stability than the running shoes I have been using for years. The Sqairz continue to be the most stable shoe I have used for golf.


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League season will be cranking up again at the end of the month. I've been out on the course for a couple of scrambles and a lot of range time wearing the Sqairz. They will be my go-to gamer heading into this summer season.

Things I've noticed since posting my review. 

1. They still feel heavy to me, even though that comes with the feeling of stability over and through the ball.

2. The Sta-put laces that we all love are perishable. Even early on, when lacing the shoes tightly I noticed a few of the nubs got rubbed off when cinching the laces down through the eyelets. They finally had the gray laces back in stock, so I was able to order two replacement sets.

3. The spikes are fairly durable. I'm one who wears my golf shoes to walk in from the parking lot. I'm also not shy about walking on pavement when wearing my golf shoes. Even with lots of trips from/to the car and regular on course use, the spikes are just starting to show some wear. That's one/two uses per week over 4 full months with the shoes. I'd expect to get a full season of regular use out of a set of spikes. The spikes-for-life program Sqairz offers is fantastic. Just pay shipping and they're no cost. Yup, ordered two sets.

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Driver:  PXG 211 Project X Evenflow CB, 50g 5.5

Fariway:  PXG 211, 3-Wood Project X Evenflow CB, 60g 5.5

Hybrid:   PXG 211, 3H Project X Evenflow H, 80g, 5.5

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2 Murdered Out

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I've played well over 20 rounds in mine and haven't noticed the problem with the laces at all.  In fact, I wore a different brand of shoes the other day and realized how much I was retying them during the round.  Sqairz has spoiled me completely.  On the spikes, I'm really hard on them and have changed mine recently.  I only wore out a couple in the heal area on one foot, not sure what's going on but it happens with other brands also.  The price for replacement Sqairz spikes is awesome so I've got no worries on just replacing the whole set of spikes when those few wear down.  I'm really sold on these shoes.  I'm planning on going strictly Sqairz shoes for the foreseeable future, they are that good.   

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SIM2 autoflex 505

Ping G410 5 wood

Ping G410 7 & 9 woods 

Titleist T100S 6-gap

Vokey SM8  54

Sub70 JB low bounce 58 or SM8 58*

PXG Operator H 

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The major claim by Sqairz is that wearing the shoes will lead to gains in distance, even Faldo’s commercial has him saying he gained over 5 yards. In reading the reviews, I didn’t see anyone agree with these claims, so, I’m assuming that what Sqairz is saying may not be measurable by the “average joe”, or just isn’t true... 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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The major claim by Sqairz is that wearing the shoes will lead to gains in distance, even Faldo’s commercial has him saying he gained over 5 yards. In reading the reviews, I didn’t see anyone agree with these claims, so, I’m assuming that what Sqairz is saying may not be measurable by the “average joe”, or just isn’t true... 


This is the conclusion I came to in testing. The commercial has an average handicap golfer that (according to the commercial anyway) gained distance, and lowered handicap. There was no distance gain or handicap drop for me. I concluded, as you have, that like the claims drivers are making for adding speed and distance, that high speed players are the ones that would see the benefits.


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Believe Footjoy has some similar type of claims about how the correct fitting golf shoe, etc will improve distance.  As I've mentioned above, my game has improved and I feel like I'm hitting the ball more squarely thus better.  Not sure how to definitely say it's the shoes but I'm wearing Sqairz exclusively.  Just so very comfortable and stable.  

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SIM2 autoflex 505

Ping G410 5 wood

Ping G410 7 & 9 woods 

Titleist T100S 6-gap

Vokey SM8  54

Sub70 JB low bounce 58 or SM8 58*

PXG Operator H 

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Just for grins I wore my Adiboost BOAs to the range yesterday. First thought as I cinched them up was ‘these aren’t as comfortable as I remember’. I’ve been wearing nothing but the Sqairz since the test.
I can’t say I’m a big fan of the $200 price point so I went and tried on the new FJ Traditions. Feel was very stable but the narrowing toe now feels a bit like it’s pinching.


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Driver:  PXG 211 Project X Evenflow CB, 50g 5.5

Fariway:  PXG 211, 3-Wood Project X Evenflow CB, 60g 5.5

Hybrid:   PXG 211, 3H Project X Evenflow H, 80g, 5.5

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2 Murdered Out

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Recently I’ve been able to wear the Sqairz again. They are what they are. I see the same results as I did while doing the official testing. Me stability and balance. There is definitely a break in period with these shoes. I no longer have blisters on my left heel, but I will get them on the right still (although I think that’s just how I’m made rather than the shoes).


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I didn't notice any break-in period at all for me.  I'm still wearing them almost exclusively and have had no issues at all.  I did notice when I wore a different shoe that I could tell the difference and was wishing I'd had the Sqairz on during the round.  Especially when I had to retie the laces during the round.  Guess I'm spoiled now.  Thank you Sqairz.  Great products and service.  

SIM2 autoflex 505

Ping G410 5 wood

Ping G410 7 & 9 woods 

Titleist T100S 6-gap

Vokey SM8  54

Sub70 JB low bounce 58 or SM8 58*

PXG Operator H 

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Just another update.  These shoes are the real deal.  I'm using them exclusively now and have purchased additional pairs.  The fit and comfort are outstanding and add the additional stability, these shoes are outstanding!  I don't spend a lot on shoes but these are worth the price and considering the free spikes for life, it's a winning deal.  

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SIM2 autoflex 505

Ping G410 5 wood

Ping G410 7 & 9 woods 

Titleist T100S 6-gap

Vokey SM8  54

Sub70 JB low bounce 58 or SM8 58*

PXG Operator H 

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Update. I've replaced the laces with a new pair from Sqairs, and I have two sets of replacement spikes at the ready. I haven't purchased a second pair (yet) but I'm excited to see new shoe models and colorways coming out. I like the look of their new Speed shoe, and kinda wishing the Open Championship special edition (blue on white saddle) was available in that model as well as the Arrow. I'm also wearing these pretty much exclusively so seriously considering a second pair.

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Driver:  PXG 211 Project X Evenflow CB, 50g 5.5

Fariway:  PXG 211, 3-Wood Project X Evenflow CB, 60g 5.5

Hybrid:   PXG 211, 3H Project X Evenflow H, 80g, 5.5

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2 Murdered Out

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