Spiked vs. Spikeless Golf Shoes

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golfercolegolfercole  75WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 75
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Sup Guys,



So it's time for me to get new golf shoes so should I go spiked or spikeless? Either way, what brand? Would love to see your votes. Thanks.
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SLDR 3w//GDDI 7x
M1 3Hybrid//Kuro Kage 8x
Mizuno MP-4(7-PW), MP-15(4-6)//C-TaperX
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  • AndrewGaspAndrewGasp  29WRX Points: 0Handicap: 15Members Posts: 29
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    I just grabbed a pair of Puma FAAS Lite Mesh Spikelss and they are fantastic. Wouldn't think of wearing them on wet days but for hot dry days they are a life saver, so light and comfortable it's like playing in bare feet.
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  • CrowboyCrowboy  547WRX Points: 83Members Posts: 547 Golden Tee
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    based on the spikes or spikeless - is there a height difference when you have them on? In other words if you go from spikeless to shoes with spikes, will your clubs feel a 1/4 inch shorter?
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  • AndrewGaspAndrewGasp  29WRX Points: 0Handicap: 15Members Posts: 29
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    Crowboy wrote:


    based on the spikes or spikeless - is there a height difference when you have them on? In other words if you go from spikeless to shoes with spikes, will your clubs feel a 1/4 inch shorter?




    I don't notice a difference. I play some spiked Nike's for wet days, and spikeless low profile Pumas on hot dry days... I guess one could argue that on the wet days my spikes dig in that extra height but I can't prove anything other than when I play regardless of which shoes I am wearing I don't feel/notice a difference in the club length, just the feel of my foot/traction etc.
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  • cweeecweee weeee  245WRX Points: 2Members Posts: 245 Bunkers
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    once you go spikeless, you'll never (at least for a year) go back...



    spikeless - Nike FI Impact

    spiked - Adidas pure360



    you're welcome.
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  • martinbnsmartinbns  1979WRX Points: 32Handicap: 8.2Members Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    I'm a big fan of the various Adidas 360 series.
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  • DD4442DD4442  380WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 380 Greens
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    Agree with the Puma Faas mesh (though I voted Ecco as my go to golf shoe). Don't even untie them. Slippers for the golf course.
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  • Edaw68Edaw68  1593WRX Points: 222Handicap: 5Members Posts: 1,593 Platinum Tees
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    I'm newly converted to spikeless after being cynical about it. I picked up a pair of Footjoy Mprojects at golflocker.com on clearance. No issues with grip or balance, much more comfortable. Spikeless from here on out.
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  • beluga99beluga99 If Matrix was here, he'd laugh too...  998WRX Points: 164Handicap: 4.7Members Posts: 998 Golden Tee
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    Another vote for the non mesh FAAS Lite. A great all rounder in both dry and wet. Super comfy as well. I have the Nike Lunar Control II also which are fantastic but the Puma edges them for comfort.
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  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl  6103WRX Points: 1,101Members Posts: 6,103 Titanium Tees
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    Crowboy wrote:


    based on the spikes or spikeless - is there a height difference when you have them on? In other words if you go from spikeless to shoes with spikes, will your clubs feel a 1/4 inch shorter?




    This can be a real issue with any shoes. Different thickness in the sole plus the spikes can throw some people off.
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  • jmoore22jmoore22  503WRX Points: 0Unregistered Posts: 503
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    Footjoy icon spikeless I have these and they have great traction and also very comfortable to wear anywhere
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  • jrpwajrpwa  97WRX Points: 0Handicap: 10Members Posts: 97
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    I am trying to decide this exact thing right now. Just got back from trying on about 5 pairs of each and still have no clue on which I like better.
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  • boffinboffin boffin  118WRX Points: 0Handicap: 18Members Posts: 118
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    I love the styles of spikeless shoes, but in wet conditions I have lost my footing during my swing on a number of occasions, so now for choice I head for spikes.
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  • BigHunkBigHunk  335WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 335
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    Early morning rounds I always wear spikes,afternoons in the summer are spikeless.



    Icons spikes & ashworth cardiff spikeless.
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  • razz11razz11  340WRX Points: 69Handicap: 7.0Members Posts: 340 Bunkers
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    New Balance Minimus spikeless here. I went with the Sport model, so in rain I wear my Adidas 360s... I love 0-4mm drop shoes, but some people do not. I haven't found a pair of spikes that can beat the 360s and I have tried a lot!
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    Honestly, find a brand/model that fits your foot and go with it. I'm a Nike junkie, but 90% of their shoes are too narrow for me. I also just heard last week (from a reputable running/sport shoe fitter) that Nike really hasn't made a good shoe until the last 6-8 months...
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  • JCoxJCox  13WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 13
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    I just switched to the Ecco Biom hybrids and love them. They are the most comfortable shoe I have ever had on my feet. I purchased a set of the green and white and a set of the blue and white and couldn't be happier. I wore my green ones to work the other day just to break them in and had no problems at all. I went to the range that afternoon and they performed as good as they felt. Excellent shoe.
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  • ZacR88ZacR88  253WRX Points: 0Handicap: 4.7Members Posts: 253
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    I always wore spikes, until I got a pair of Ashworth Cardiffs. Traction is the same for the most part, they are just way more comfortable than any spikes shoe I've had. I also feel the greens more beneath my feet when putting, might just be in my head but I actually putt better with spikeless shoes.
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  • homergolfhomergolf Bay Village, OH 1702WRX Points: 125Handicap: 14Members Posts: 1,702 Platinum Tees
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    boffin wrote:


    I love the styles of spikeless shoes, but in wet conditions I have lost my footing during my swing on a number of occasions, so now for choice I head for spikes.




    Agree 100%. I really like my spikeless Ecco Bioms, but in wet conditions, I find spikes (Footjoy Sport)to be necessary. If you are only going to have one pair of golf shoes, you should have spiked. If more than one pair, then for comfort, Ecco spikeless are hard to beat.
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  • gambitgambit  4407WRX Points: 234Members Posts: 4,407 Titanium Tees
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    I just played in my Ecco Street Premieres from when they first came out. Still super comfortable and no worries about slippage in dry weather.



    Anyone try the Adidas 360 Gripmore?
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  • CHRIS509CHRIS509  781WRX Points: 0ClubWRX Posts: 781
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    Personally I will never buy "spiked" shoes again. I have 3 pairs of Ecco Street and have worn these in ALL weathers (UK) and had no problems with grip or comfort.

    I will admit that I've had wets toes a few times but nothing to get up set about. I do play at a heathland course (Ferndown) with tight fairways and the rough is not that long so that helps.



    In short grip and comfort.
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  • Geaux GatorsGeaux Gators GEAUX GATORS  3772WRX Points: 111Handicap: 8Members Posts: 3,772 Titanium Tees
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    I cant wear spikeless shoes for some reason.. probably all mental...but i have very... uh,,, loud feet...



    I slip in all the spikeless shoes i have (i have several pair) so I play in the Ecco Bioms... LOVE THEM
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  • iyi4iyianiyi4iyian  921WRX Points: 82Members Posts: 921 Golden Tee
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    i went spikeless not expecting to like them but i could never go back to spiked cleats now
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  • Geaux GatorsGeaux Gators GEAUX GATORS  3772WRX Points: 111Handicap: 8Members Posts: 3,772 Titanium Tees
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    I hit a couple of balls today while waiting on a phone call from work.... I found that if narrow my stance, I had less slippage in my spikeless (i wear a spikeless pair of Eccos to work as my brown and grey shoes)



    I still prefer the feel of my bioms as the shoe is more comfortable to me. The Biom Hydromax (now called the Biom Lace) is absolutely the most comfortable golf shoe I have ever worn
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  • Marc21GolfMarc21Golf  236WRX Points: 62Handicap: 12Members Posts: 236 Fairways
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    Foot joy my joys spineless. I love them, wet or not, VERY comfortable
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