Most UN-comfortable shoes?

mankumanku Members Posts: 737 ✭✭
Other thread on most comfortable shoes was a fun read...it seems that virtually all the shoe companies make great shoes these days...like everything, there will be a lot of individual preferences based on foot structure, size and gait.



However, I'd like to hear about our worst shoes.



I'm going with two:



1. A pair of leather Footjoy Classic wingtips, leather, all white, circa 1990. With no padding, no waterprotection, and leather soles, they were dreadful.



2. A pair of Ecco Street Men's Street Retro, Circa 2016. I had a pair of the original Freddie Ecco's from years back...loved them. These fit well, but gave me the worst blisters on my upper heel. They sent me some pads, but they were still awful. Actually walked barefoot a few times after 6-7 holes. Thought they would break in...they never did.
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  • CSmithAMGCSmithAMG ClubWRX Posts: 146 ClubWRX
    I am VERY sorry to report that my new FJ Icon v-saddle boas are the most uncomfortable shoes I’ve had in a while. They wore a dime sized blister on top of my left foot. This was a major disappointment after dropping $300+ on them an waiting almost a month to get them.
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  • postfoldpostfold oh how I LOVE putting Members Posts: 380 ✭✭
    edited May 21, 2018 #3
    This goes back a ways, but when New Balance first made a golf shoe I picked up a pair. Big fan of their tennis shoes, especially since they offered 4E width.



    Oof. Most uncomfortable footwear I've ever experienced. It was a good day when I gave up and threw them away.
  • buntabunta Members Posts: 612 ✭✭
    any leather'ish (or whatever material they use in 99% of golf shoe) material golf shoe is uncomfortable for me. most comfortable for me is still the Footjoy Hyperflex BOA and TW15. i prefer sneaker material for its flexibility.
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  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,338 ✭✭
    Pretty much any leather shoe made before 1996’ish. Hard leather with zero padding. Nothing but blisters and raw spots. If you didn’t use a shoe tree, the toes would curl up into elf shoes and the next time out, you had to jam your feet into them and wait for them to stretch.
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  • smb4uasmb4ua Members Posts: 154 ✭✭
    I had a pair of FJ Gel Fusion about 10 years ago that were dreadfully uncomfortable.
  • canthitathreewoodcanthitathreewood Members Posts: 214 ✭✭
    I hate to say it but, FootJoy Classics. I wore them back in the early 2000's and don't remember them being too bad. However, I bought a pair recently and cannot walk more than 9 holes in them. I wish they were more comfortable because they are some of the best looking shoes that have ever been made.
    Play Hard!
  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members Posts: 653 ✭✭
    Dexter. Gave em to one of my brothers, he put extra long cleats in them and aerated his yard when he mowed. i k y n
  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT Members Posts: 1,916 ✭✭
    The original Nike TW shoes from 2000s were awful
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    Callaway XR16 Pro 14* Graphite Design PM902X
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  • jqsmoothjqsmooth Members Posts: 102 ✭✭
    Footjoy leather shoes were the worst. They look great but feel horrible. Never again.
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  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,328 ClubWRX
    Current shoe... FJ DNA. They are terrible for me.
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    Cobra F8 5-6 Fwy at 18.5° Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Ping Forged 52°, ES 56º and ES 60º
    Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.5"
    MCC Align Midsize
    Moving to the bench:
    Jazz Bear Cat 3 wd Aerotech Stiff
    Vokey SM2 52º cc
    Scotty X7M Dual 38"
  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,305 ✭✭
    vietnameeh wrote:


    The original Nike TW shoes from 2000s were awful


    This. I bought one of the first pairs that were brown leather with a leather sole. Looked great but downright painful to wear with absolutely zero padding around the heel collar. Thankfully they didn't last long as the leather soles split after wearing them about 7 or 8 times. Complete waste of money.
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  • lsu_justinlsu_justin Geaux Tigers! Members Posts: 666 ✭✭
    FJ Icons. They were so narrow compared to other D size shoes and I thought they would eventually stretch out. They never stretched out enough.
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,685 ClubWRX
    FJ M Project.
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • bazinkybazinky Members Posts: 1,663 ✭✭
    manku wrote:


    Other thread on most comfortable shoes was a fun read...it seems that virtually all the shoe companies make great shoes these days...like everything, there will be a lot of individual preferences based on foot structure, size and gait.



    However, I'd like to hear about our worst shoes.



    I'm going with two:



    1. A pair of leather Footjoy Classic wingtips, leather, all white, circa 1990. With no padding, no waterprotection, and leather soles, they were dreadful.



    2. A pair of Ecco Street Men's Street Retro, Circa 2016. I had a pair of the original Freddie Ecco's from years back...loved them. These fit well, but gave me the worst blisters on my upper heel. They sent me some pads, but they were still awful. Actually walked barefoot a few times after 6-7 holes. Thought they would break in...they never did.




    Hilarious!



    I actually bought a pair of Ecco Streets on clearance about that time, and they were easily the worst golf shoes I had ever owned. Turned me off Ecco golf shoes for a long time. Thankfully, I've since tried the Ecco Cage Pro and the new Hybrid Biom G3, so I know now that that particular model was an aberration. With all the love that most Ecco models get, I'm still not sure what could have gone so wrong with those ...
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    Callaway X2Hot Pro @20 - Aldila Tour Green 75 S
    Callaway X2Hot Pro @23 - Aldila Tour Green 75 S or Ping i20 4i - KBS Tour S - Yellow Dot
    Ping i20 5i-UW - KBS Tour S - Yellow Dot
    Ping Glide 54 SS - CFS Wedge S - Blue Dot
    Ping Glide 58 ES - CFS Wedge S - Black Dot
    Taylormade Spider Tour Red Half-Sightline - 35"
  • FlyingLaw1FlyingLaw1 MOMembers Posts: 871 ✭✭


    FJ M Project.




    Agreed, I had a pair. Terrible.



    Also anything with "classic" construction. I.e. leather, leather sole, etc. I've never had so many blisters as the first time I tried to walk in classic style golf shoes.
    GO DAWGS
  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members Posts: 18,066 ✭✭
    i had a pair of asics (similar to hideki's) that just turned evil. i dunno what happened, but the mid-heel lining came up and started jabbing into me. i was walking that day, and ended up limping up the 9th fairway with a bloody foot. no idea how it happened. couldn't see what it was either... when i took off the shoe and felt around there was nothing. mysterious. thankfully had a spikeless pair in the trunk and changed shoes at the turn.



    threw those shoes right in the dumpster before exiting the course. awful.
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    Cally Steelhead XR 17°
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  • jldavis73jldavis73 Members Posts: 1,062 ✭✭
    2017 FJ Hyperflex. Torture to wear. Loved the stability, but lacked any cushioning aside from the insole.
    Srixon Z785 
    Cleveland Classic XL 14*, Black Tie X
    Srixon Z945 3-PW, Project X 6.5
    Cleveland RTX 3 52*, 56* 60*, Dynamic Gold 
    Odyssey Sabretooth Backstryke w/Flat Cat 
  • arbitragearbitrage Norwalk, CTMembers Posts: 857 ✭✭
    Don't remember the model now, but my 2006 Myrtle trip was destroyed (worst heel and toe blisters of my life) by a pair of Nike's. Nike is dead to me.
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    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Hybrid: Callaway Epic - 20 & 23 deg - Recoil 780 F5
    Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 - 6i-SW - Recoil 110 F4
    Wedge:Fourteen RM-21 - 58/12 - Recoil 110 F4
    Putter: Taylormade Spider Tour Black #7 - 33"
    Ball: Taylormade TP-x
    Bag: Sun Mountain C-130 or Four5[/font]
  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 10,009 ✭✭
    My wife bought these clown shoes, it's like walking bare foot on rebar

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    Srixon 785's w/G P MCC plus 4
    Mizuno T 7 52 MP T7 56 &60
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  • getair23getair23 Members Posts: 1,993 ✭✭
    2putttom wrote:


    My wife bought these clown shoes, it's like walking bare foot on rebar


    I think those were meant for bowling?
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    Cobra F6 Baffler 17.5 Elements Chrome 7F5T
    Srixon Z 745 (4-9) Z 945 (pw) KBS tour-x
    Fourteen RM 21 50* KBS Tour FLT 130-x
    Bettinardi "The Hive" Black 54* and 60* KBS Tour FLT 130-x
    Edel 64* KBS C-Taper s+
    Titleist Studio Design 2
    Pro V1
  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members Posts: 653 ✭✭
    Those would be clown shoes, had to give you the "like" on that one. lol

    Years ago my wife brought home some golf clown shoes with the tassles, yes, i said tassles !! Thankfully they didn't fit, she said she couldn't return them !! So iʻm guessing some homeless guy is still wearing them minus the spikes. I told her they got stolen from the clubhouse locker. I left them on a curb.

  • hlcahlca Members Posts: 487 ✭✭
    manku wrote:


    Other thread on most comfortable shoes was a fun read...it seems that virtually all the shoe companies make great shoes these days...like everything, there will be a lot of individual preferences based on foot structure, size and gait.



    However, I'd like to hear about our worst shoes.



    I'm going with two:



    1. A pair of leather Footjoy Classic wingtips, leather, all white, circa 1990. With no padding, no waterprotection, and leather soles, they were dreadful.



    2. A pair of Ecco Street Men's Street Retro, Circa 2016. I had a pair of the original Freddie Ecco's from years back...loved them. These fit well, but gave me the worst blisters on my upper heel. They sent me some pads, but they were still awful. Actually walked barefoot a few times after 6-7 holes. Thought they would break in...they never did.




    ECCO generally does not fit my foot shape. Also Adidas tend to be uncomfortable as well. I like UA and to a lesser extent Nike.
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    TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 3W 15* w/ stock shaft
    TaylorMade Jetspeed 3H 19* w/ stock shaft
    Callaway X2 Hot 5-AW w/ Nippon NS Pro 950 stiff shaft
    Callaway MD4 S-Grind 54* 58* w/ stock shaft
    Nike Method MOD 60 putter
  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,789 ✭✭
    Puma Titan Tours. Great looking shoe... But the blisters I got at the heel were uncanny. There's just no padding back there at all. Not good.
  • Togatown22Togatown22 Saratoga Springs, NYMembers Posts: 2,780 ✭✭
    I had a pair of Puma Club 917 a few years ago that looked slick, but were basically made out of plastic. They hurt my feet so bad, didn't breathe at all; just terrible all-round.
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  • sharkiesjsharkiesj Members Posts: 3,012 ✭✭
    Togatown22 wrote:


    I had a pair of Puma Club 917 a few years ago that looked slick, but were basically made out of plastic. They hurt my feet so bad, didn't breathe at all; just terrible all-round.




    Omg. I thought I was only one. Shoe looked great but hurt like **** on my feet. Only pair of golf shoes I've ever thrown away.
  • mbarnockimbarnocki Members Posts: 163 ✭✭
    FJ Energize. I bought a pair online and wish now I would have returned them. Padding is fine but when I tie the laces tight I feel a ton of pressure on top of my foot. I have to loosen them up to be comfortable, but then hate walking on hills and stuff since they feel like they slip.
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  • clemsoncowboysclemsoncowboys Members Posts: 117 ✭✭
    2putttom wrote:


    My wife bought these clown shoes, it's like walking bare foot on rebar

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    That's Funny!
  • haakzillahaakzilla Haakzilla Members Posts: 383 ✭✭
    ...sadly, in the Great Rainy Northwest, these were a thing and walking on the cart path (or any hard surface) was brutally painful!

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    WOOD: Titleist 910Fd 15° Diamana D+ LTD 80x
    UTILITY: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3i 19° Steelfiber i110
    IRONS: Srixon z945 4-PW Steelfiber i110
    WEDGES: Edel DVR 50°/54°/58° Steelfiber i125
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  • dubbelbogeydubbelbogey Members Posts: 440 ✭✭
    A pair of high-dollar Eccos. I can't remember the model, but they were of a fairly traditional saddle-shoe (black/white) pattern. Heel blisters, never broke in to be comfortable. Gave them about a dozen rounds and off they went to the donation pile.



    Best comfort has been with Nikes in various styles that look more like athletic shoes. My main complaint about these is that they don't hold their waterproofing qualities for as long as I'd like.
  • BearinthewoodsBearinthewoods ClubWRX Posts: 182 ClubWRX
    Footjoy Icon Black's - but let me be clear its only because of the lack of padding at the heel. It is a solid shoe to ride cart with- and once worn a few times. If your heel moves at all when walking look out!
    Driver; Ping G400 8.5* LST, Oban Devotion 65 06
    Fairway: Titleist 910 FD 15* Aldila Rip 80x
    Irons: Miura CB 57 Project X6.5 5-PW, Titleist TMB 4 & 3 w/ UST Recoil 125X Protos
    Wedges: Miura K grind 52*, 56*, 60* & Ping 2.0 Glide stealth wedges
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