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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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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:  :odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Rossie

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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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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, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

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Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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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.

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:  :odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Rossie

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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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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, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy: 

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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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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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:  :odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Rossie

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