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  1. 1. Spikes or Spikeless?

    • Spikes only!
      66
    • Mostly spikes, sometimes spikeless
      61
    • About 50:50
      36
    • Mostly spikeless, sometimes spikes
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    • Spikeless only
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Just for fun, it seems spikeless continue to gain converts - me for one after decades spikes only. I only wear spikes (FJ DryJoys) if it’s sloppy wet AND I’m in a riding cart. Walking or not sloppy wet, I’m fully converted to spikeless (2 pairs Adidas CodeChaos) It’s amazing how good they’ve become!

I get those who’ve never tried spikeless, I wouldn’t consider it until I started walking 18 regularly again. I was wrong about todays spikeless golf shoes, more comfortable and surprising traction IME. I walk in my CodeChaos once or twice a week, there’s no way I could walk 18 in my DryJoys…

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Always had spiked shoes and have never tried spikeless.  Just keep buying what I know and am familiar with.   Spikeless could be fine but it will probably be another 5 years before I need another pair of golf shoes.  

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Most of my golf shoes are spike-less...two pair of Ecco Biom hybrid, a pair of True knit.  One pair of FJ Freestyle with spikes.  I recently ordered a pair of Squairz with spikes but returned them because of fit.  Considering adding a pair of FJ Hyperflex with spikes, instead of the Squairz.  

In general, I'm okay with spike-less golf shoes (as long as they're actually for golf) but recently thinking that I want to go back with spikes again -- without a real definite reason to do so.

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I’ve never used spikeless but I am in need of shoes for this year so I am looking at trying them out. It seems that more and more people keep talking about how great they are and I am definitely intrigued. 

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13 hours ago, Middler said:

Just for fun, it seems spikeless continue to gain converts - me for one after decades spikes only. I only wear spikes if it’s sloppy wet AND I’m in a riding cart. Walking or not sloppy wet, I’m fully converted to spikeless. It’s amazing how good they’ve become!

It doesn't have to be wet or sloppy to slip. I slipped, fell, and broke my arm walking down a steep slope in very dry conditions as the Bermuda grass was dormant. It was much like stepping on ice and I was even wearing spikes at the time.

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I converted to spikeless close to 5 years ago and won't go back to spikes.

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I’m still spikes. But curious for the spikeless converters, what made you switch and stay switched? I don’t play if actively raining, but do walk almost all my rounds in the dewy morning 

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I'm mostly spikes, I walk a number of courses that have some, shall we say, spotty drainage at points. I find the spikes to give me a much more reliable footing.

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I’ve tried spineless in the past but my foot had a tendency to slip every now and then. I don’t have have slipping issues with spikes. Also the hyperflex boas are as comfortable as any spineless I’ve ever worn. My course is pretty wet at my 2nd tee time off in the morning so I choose spikes 100% and rotate different pairs if I play consecutive days. 

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I've gradually purchased more spikeless shoes, but I still have 2 pairs of spikes. Basically I buy a color/style I'm looking for that affordable, regardless of spike type. I play a lot of morning and it's wet, I've never had traction issues, and I am a bit of an aggressive swinger. If anything I've had an occasional issue in August/September when a course can get burnt out or hardpan. But doesn't happen enough for me to worry about it. 

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Have never tried spikeless.  I'm just curious about the wear on the spikeless, "spikes".  I tend to keep my shoes for 5-7 years as long as they continue to be in average to good shape.   I find it necessary to change spikes almost every (1-1.5) years because of wear.   Would spikeless, "spikes" not wear down during that length of time.  I'm just not a buy a new pair of golf shoes every other year sort of guy, so I am concerned that spikeless would not last 5-7 or more years I wear my shoes.  

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4 minutes ago, stuka44 said:

Have never tried spikeless.  I'm just curious about the wear on the spikeless, "spikes".  I tend to keep my shoes for 5-7 years as long as they continue to be in average to good shape.   I find it necessary to change spikes almost every (1-1.5) years because of wear.   Would spikeless, "spikes" not wear down during that length of time.  I'm just not a buy a new pair of golf shoes every other year sort of guy, so I am concerned that spikeless would not last 5-7 or more years I wear my shoes.  

It depends.  They'll last far longer than several sets of spikes under the same walking conditions.  As with spikes, cement surfaces will increase the wear and tear on them, but at a far lesser rate of wear.

As far as traction, a good pair of golf spike-less shoes will provide good traction....non golf specific shoes, not so much.

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1 hour ago, stuka44 said:

Have never tried spikeless.  I'm just curious about the wear on the spikeless, "spikes".  I tend to keep my shoes for 5-7 years as long as they continue to be in average to good shape.   I find it necessary to change spikes almost every (1-1.5) years because of wear.   Would spikeless, "spikes" not wear down during that length of time.  I'm just not a buy a new pair of golf shoes every other year sort of guy, so I am concerned that spikeless would not last 5-7 or more years I wear my shoes.  

I had the same wording problems when I reviewed the Inesis Decathlon waterproof shoes last year with link in my signature.  I am still wearing them primarily in extended testing for that wear question and so far they are remarkably long wearing spikeless "spikes"

 

1 hour ago, CarlH said:

It depends.  They'll last far longer than several sets of spikes under the same walking conditions.  As with spikes, cement surfaces will increase the wear and tear on them, but at a far lesser rate of wear.

As far as traction, a good pair of golf spike-less shoes will provide good traction....non golf specific shoes, not so much.

I wear my regular shoes with almost no scuffing of the sole so uppers wear about as fast as the lowers.  

Really impressed by the spikeless shoes mentioned above and linked in my signature.  Still giving good traction through the grass and comfortable wearing indoors currently using the sims until outdoor golf resumes.

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I've moved on from spikes 7 years ago when I changed courses.  Spikeless are generally a little lighter in weight and much easier on my feet when I walk.  I still have a couple of spiked shoes that I would only wear when riding in a cart, but honestly I haven't worked them in years.  I very rarely have an issue with slipping, and more importantly... it's easier to get goose poop off the soles of spikeless shoes.

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16 hours ago, CarlH said:

my golf shoes are spike-less...two pair of Ecco Biom hybrid

 

... Once I saw Freddie Couples playing Ecco Street spike-less shoes (he makes his living playing golf of course so traction is paramount) I switched and never went back. I have 5 pair of Ecco Boom's, 4 I rotate depending on my clothes in black, gray, brown, white and another new white pair in reserve. I never play in the mornings so dew isn't an issue and I wish it would rain here in the desert because it only happens a few times a year so wet ground isn't a problem either. 

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I play all of my rounds in my Adidas spiked shoes, but I do still use my old Foot Joy SLs at the range.  I think I prefer those spikeless ones off of mats, and they are still quite comfortable.  

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I also switched when ECCO started making there entry into spikeless and never went back. I found no loss in stability and way more comfortable. They have lasted a while too. I had my ECCOs for too many years (though I did play much). Then got some NB ones three years ago, and only changed because I was looking for something new and the upper was a bit rough, and I tend to play in the morning. So going with some new FJ this year and looking forward to it.

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5 minutes ago, ejgaudette said:

They have lasted a while too. I had my ECCOs for too many years (though I did play much).

 

... I posted a picture before but my original white Ecco Bioms would not wear out! They were looking a little ratty but still just as comfortable and with conditioner they were holding up. I had 2 new white pair I picked up on sale but just couldn't get rid of perfectly good shoes, even though they looked past their prime. My save my cart accident back in January had me bleeding on those shoes and I could not get the blood off of them so I finally retired 'em but it took an unnatural act to do so. 🤕

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I wish the Nike zoom infinity tour had a spikeless option...they're so comfy but the spikes are super aggressive.  I love playing in a running shoe and I haven't found anything that fits or feels like these.

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