Shoes for heavier golfers

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Any advice on a good pair of golf shoes for a heavier (250+ lb) guy?<br />
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I've run into the problem when playing on soft greens I leave huge spike marks in the green surface which is frustrating for other players and myself. I imagine the easy answer is go to a spikeless shoe but I worry about traction as I tend to slip a little even when wearing spikes. Past couple pairs worn FJ hyperflex and Tour360 boost for reference. <br />
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What golf shoes work well for other heavy set golfers out there?
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  • jwortsmanjwortsman Members  245WRX Points: 92Posts: 245 Fairways
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    I'm also a big guy and agree with your statement that spikeless are probably the way to go. I've had the ECCO Biom Hybrid for a couple of years and as much as I want to like something else, keep going back to those.
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  • jldavis73jldavis73 Members  1068WRX Points: 115Posts: 1,068 Platinum Tees
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    toursaucy wrote:
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    Any advice on a good pair of golf shoes for a heavier (250+ lb) guy?<br />
    <br />
    I've run into the problem when playing on soft greens I leave huge spike marks in the green surface which is frustrating for other players and myself. I imagine the easy answer is go to a spikeless shoe but I worry about traction as I tend to slip a little even when wearing spikes. Past couple pairs worn FJ hyperflex and Tour360 boost for reference.<br />
    <br />
    What golf shoes work well for other heavy set golfers out there?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I'm with you, my brother. I've found spikeless seem to make less of an indention. I think most of the issue is playing on soft greens. Definitely NOT the large fries I just ate.
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    Footjoy Pro SL have been great for me: Comfortable but with more stability than sneaker-type shoes.
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  • aue21aue21 Members  624WRX Points: 91Posts: 624 Golden Tee
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    Sketchers.... the best spikeless ones I've found, not super stylish, but soooo comfortable
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  • sofcsofc Members  156WRX Points: 0Posts: 156
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    Nike flyknit elite is pretty stable. I think the new Lunar Control also has the same spikeless pattern.
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  • toursaucytoursaucy Members  95WRX Points: 20Posts: 95 Fairways
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    aue21 wrote:
    Sketchers.... the best spikeless ones I've found, not super stylish, but soooo comfortable
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    I'm interested in maybe trying a pair of go golf elite 2 since the price isn't too high plus I do put comfort at a premium. How is the traction/stability with the outsole?
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  • CHuntsmanCHuntsman Members  919WRX Points: 234Handicap: 8.6Posts: 919 Golden Tee
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    At 6'3" and 3 bills plus, i feel your pain. I've played 2-3 years with the Puma FAAS lite golf shoes. Extremely comfortable and stable. I just recently purchased the LCV. Hands down the best golf shoe I've owned and i have quite the selection. I played Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon, greens were a little damp, but i left no marks behind me as i walked on the greens. Highly recommend them for any golfer.
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    I just picked up the Powerband Boost Boa. Through 3 rounds, they seem to be my pick for comfort. I'm a huge fan of the BOA closure system, too.
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  • ceejay81ceejay81 Love that chicken from Popeyes! Washington, DCMembers  2151WRX Points: 1,563Posts: 2,151 Platinum Tees
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    I've got some Ecco Biom Hybrid 2's and they are fantastic. I'm 255 and don't have any issues with traction. I play early mornings and we get a lot of dew and I haven't had an issue.<br />
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    Meanwhile, I have a skinny buddy who is probably 165 and he has some Ecco's (with spikes) and he's basically aerating the greens every time we play. It's pretty bad and we're always giving him crap about it. I don't think it's as much about the weight of the person as it is the shoe itself. Yep, we'll go with that one lol.
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    A lot of the heavier set guys at my course mainly wear 3 different pairs. The Sketcher's, Adidas Powerband BOA Boost, and the Ecco's.
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    I'm a big guy, have found the puma pwradpt brilliant. They have spikes but feel like wearing slippers. Tried Skechers was not a fan at all.
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    I'm 6'4 and um have a big frame, yeah that sounds nice. I have a couple pairs of Callaway, one is the cornado, but both feel great on me. I think they work with new balance on shoe design as well.
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    sofc wrote:
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    Nike flyknit elite is pretty stable. I think the new Lunar Control also has the same spikeless pattern.<br />
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    The new traction system on the new Nike's (including the new Lunar Control Vapors) are terrible if you're hoping to leave less tracks on greens. LCVs are absolutely terrible on the greens. Every time I wear them I only wear them in afternoon rounds because if I jump on greens in wet conditions or early in the day, I feel so embarrassed with what I do to the greens.<br />
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    I find spiked Nike Lunar Control 4s to be best for avoiding marks, and spikeless I find go golf elite 2s (or 3s) by Sketchers to be very good and very comfortable.<br />
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  • brycefazebrycefaze Members  115WRX Points: 59Handicap: 16Posts: 115 Fairways
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    So I can give you some insight on the spike vs spikeless for you to consider in making your decision in regards to slipping- because the two model shoes I have are discontinued. I am 6'9" and 300 lbs. I have two pairs of Footjoys, one pair of casuals (one of the first editions -spikeless) & DNAs (spiked). I have never had an issue slipping with my spikeless shoes and notice they do a lot less damage to the greens. with my spiked shoes I have noticed slipping - especially when hitting out of pine needles (not ideal to be playing out of the woods, but it happens!). So I prefer my spikeless because I have never slipped in them and will continue to purchase spikeless. Hope that helps with your search!
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    I'm a fairly good size, FJ pro sl, nike zoom air 90 it and nike roshe (all spike less) do pretty good for me without huge marks on the greens or issues with slipping
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    I use both Pro SL and DNA's - and the DNAs can really mark a place up but SO MUCH GRIP.<br />
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    Anyway - I went Pro SL for this exact reason and ended up finding my #1 shoe. I have 3 pair now. Not once have I slipped playing in the rain & wet. Super comfortable even walking 36 for 3 days in a row as a 5'10 260lb guy.
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    I like the Walter Hagen Course Casual Golf Shoes from Dick's at $60 a pair full price, plus I always have a coupon for there. They make for a very comfortable walk for me.
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    Does anyone have thoughts on the New Balance Minimus Tour? I’m 5’10” and 270lbs. I want to make sure I get a shoe with grip, but also plenty of cushion for walking.

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    I like the callaway shoes. Have Adidas I like too, but the callaways get more use

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  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  867WRX Points: 1,044Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 867 Golden Tee
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    FootJoy FJ Flex. By far the most comfortable, non-slip, spikeless golf shoes around.

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    Wide feet? True Linkswear OG or Sketchers GG Elite V3.

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    I have had the adidas 360 traction spikeless shoes for about 2 years now. Feel great and never leave marks or slip. They are pretty much waterproof as well which is great because we get a good bit of rain. I’m 6’3, and husky lol (265-275).

    I had two pairs of Nike’s that were comfortable but let water in as soon as submerged and they both fell apart while on the golf course, the sole came off mid round. They were still in decent shape and should have had more life in them so switched to the Adidas and have been very happy.

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  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members  582WRX Points: 182Handicap: 14Posts: 582 Golden Tee
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    Spikeless shoes slip less than spiked shoes, period. They have more contact points with the ground and create more friction. It's not an argument, its a fact.

    The "slippage" myth was created by the first iterations of spikeless shoes that had sparse rounded/pointed nubs that sought to recreated metal spikes. Without corners/edges, they couldn't create any torsional friction and slipped like **** on wet days. Now that everyone puts in a butt-load of hard cornered nubs, they are superior to spikes in all conditions.

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    I’m 220, and the ProSL’s work great. They are a very stable shoe, and comfortable as well.

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