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New Buyers Guide results are now published!

 

What do you guys think? Did they get it right? Do you have experience with any of these shoes?

 

Personally, I'm still rocking the Sketchers Go Golf Elite v.3 , although I often wonder if I should switched to Spiked once my sketchers wear out given my size and torque I put on the shoes during the swing (6'4" 240lbs w/ driver speed of ~120mph).

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:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

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I have the under armor HOVR Gore-Tex. Love them best shoe I have owned for golf. Best part about them is the moisture control for me. I like morning rounds and they handle the dew extremely well. 

Only issue I have had is the spikes in them (pain in the butt to change) but from what I have heard it is the style of cleat (Slim-Lok system). Not sure how true it is but I can change a cleat and I struggled with these ones.

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I'll be rocking a former winner... the Adidas Tour 360 XT for at least another year..  I see that they weren't included this year so that's the only logical reason why they didn't win again! haha

I'll have to give the NB model a try, their shoes usually fit my foot pretty well.  But the Adidas ones are super comfortable for me.

 

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:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver 10.5 - Ventus Blue 6x | :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-wood - Ventus Blue 8s | :cobra-small: Speedzone 4-Hybrid - KBS Proto 85s

:cobra-small: KING Forged Tec 5-GW - Nippon Modus 120x | :cobra-small: KING MIM Black 52.12C, 56.10V, 60.04W - Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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Hey, in flat Florida, my spike-less shoes have been great.  Can wear anywhere and they are comfy.  For those wet days tho, or after storms, the spikes come in handy and I have some Footjoys which are adequate.  When the wear out, I want to try the Sketchers or Adidas, so thanks for the tips.  

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23 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

I'll be rocking a former winner... the Adidas Tour 360 XT for at least another year..  I see that they weren't included this year so that's the only logical reason why they didn't win again! haha

I'll have to give the NB model a try, their shoes usually fit my foot pretty well.  But the Adidas ones are super comfortable for me.

 

Haha, bit of a shame they don't include last years winners to see how they stack up to the new crop of competitors.

I keep hearing great things about adidas, and they certainly make some solid shoes, however I find they run a bit narrow and they weren't as comfortable to me. Something note for other guys.

 

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:ping-small: G410 LST 10.5* - Evenflow Black 65 6.0

:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

:wilson_staff_small:  D7 4-GW, KBS 105

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 54.12 SS & 58.10 SS

:ping-small:  Zing 2 LW - 60*

:ping-small:  Anser 2

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2 minutes ago, GolfSpy_THV said:

Haha, bit of a shame they don't include last years winners to see how they stack up to the new crop of competitors.

I keep hearing great things about adidas, and they certainly make some solid shoes, however I find they run a bit narrow and they weren't as comfortable to me. Something note for other guys.

 

Yeah I have tiny feet so sizing is always an issue for me. 
 

all the Puma shoes fit too long for me, even though I liked them and they were comfortable. 

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Unfortunately none of the shoes that I wear showed up on your recommendations.  I wear the FJ Pro/SLs as my primary.  A very comfortable spikeless shoe in any weather condition.  Am looking at the new Premiere spiked shoe that is new for this year that gives the look of the old FJ Classic shoe, but the light lightweight comfort and feel of a Pro/SL style shoe.  Am convinced it will the knock out shoe of the year.  Also comes in a spikeless.  A classic looking shoe with the absolute lightweight comfort and traction that FJ is noted for.  The pros are already wearing them on the tour.  Have always worn the FJ shoes because I can depend on the fit out of the box and the quality and that means a lot to me.    

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Makes me really intrigued because I'm in the market for a new pair this season. Now that I'm going to be back carrying and walking more I think we're starting with the Skechers Torque and the Hyperflex from FJ. I'm limited by foot width, as I have what my family friendly call 'hobbit feet' not big but wide, extra wide to be honest. Good to see FJ is most comfortable and available with BOA, likely the play.

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I wear New Balance because they are about the only brand out there that offers 4E shoes in a size larger than a 13. Why do companies think people with long feet do not have wide feet?

I will have to look at the new Striker 2.0.

Love the reviews!!

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I just ordered a pair of older Spiked Footjoys - I have a pair of spikeless Sketchers and Footjoys but want to give spiked a try as it appears that they might give me a bit more distance - we'll see.  

I always go with older models and closeouts for shoes - I don't know why, just do.  Makes me feel frugal I suppose.

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I have a couple pair of last year's UA HOVR Match Play's and am definitely going to look hard at the Drive's (but at the end of the season when they can be found on sale).

It wasn't really talked about in the Buyer's Guide, but damn if Under Armour hasn't come a long way with their shoes in a short period of time.  Just a few years ago they were typically pretty narrow and not the most comfortable, and didn't really rate that well.  Now apparently they're the new king in town...impressive.

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I have been wearing the New Balance Striker 2.0 for a couple seasons and I love them. I have a wider foot and they offer sizes for me, but more importantly they are super comfortable; I've walked 36 in a day and felt fine at the end. I cannot say I've ever experienced any loss of traction, but thanks for putting that idea in my head ! :)

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I bought both my wife and me a pair of the hovr drive. Great shoes, very comfortable and after a year of play they still look like new. So impressed with them I bought a pair of spikeless and bought my wife a pair of under armour hovr training shoes. 

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Sure, happy to talk about shoes.  Really, unless you are gifted with helicopter speed they are more of a hindrance than help.  More perplexing is the BOA system.  Just what sport is it that you must have your shoes tightly affixed to your feet? Actually more than a few,  ice hockey, soccer or basketball come to mind.  None use the BOA system.  What is it?  Golfers can’t tie their shoes.  Most golfers I know are shilled at shoe tying—no problem.  Enjoy the game. Thanks 

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5 hours ago, Berg Ryman said:

Makes me really intrigued because I'm in the market for a new pair this season. Now that I'm going to be back carrying and walking more I think we're starting with the Skechers Torque and the Hyperflex from FJ. I'm limited by foot width, as I have what my family friendly call 'hobbit feet' not big but wide, extra wide to be honest. Good to see FJ is most comfortable and available with BOA, likely the play.

I just purchased a pair of the FJ Hyperflex. By far the most comfortable golf shoe I've ever worn. Right out of the box they fit like a glove. All the reviews saying they run a 1/2 size too large are correct. I wear 11.5W, but got the 11W and they are perfect. I went with the old school laces though, not a huge fan of the BOA thing. 

 

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Irons: TaylorMade P790 (3-PW) - KBS C-Taper 120 S

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore - 52*, 60*

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I just bought the spiked Adidas that won last year, so I'm not in the market for new shoes (per say), but I do like these. I do find it odd that on New Balance's site, they don't have the Striker 2.0 option available. 

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8 minutes ago, RanMan said:

Sure, happy to talk about shoes.  Really, unless you are gifted with helicopter speed they are more of a hindrance than help.  More perplexing is the BOA system.  Just what sport is it that you must have your shoes tightly affixed to your feet? Actually more than a few,  ice hockey, soccer or basketball come to mind.  None use the BOA system.  What is it?  Golfers can’t tie their shoes.  Most golfers I know are shilled at shoe tying—no problem.  Enjoy the game. Thanks 

Speaking for myself as an old guy with 2 hip replacements, shoe tying is no longer a trivial matter.    This is true for other things that we take for granted in our youth as well.

Actually, my shoe tying is now terrible.  Never can get the knot centered.  

I am a big fan of loafers, even have steel-toed loafers for work, and BOAs.      Put in foot, a few twists and push on the button.  If they loosen a wee bit, they are easy to re-tighten quickly.

To quote @Kenny B, "getting old ain't for sissies".

 

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