Golf boots

JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 798 ✭✭
Ok, a couple of recent threads have started me thinking.



I have some FJ zippered boots that were absolutely brilliant last winter and well into spring given my course can get a bit boggy in places. I didn’t rotate them as they were far better than any shoes could’ve been, not once did any moisture get in therefore no smell. I wore them 2 or 3 times per week for 4 or 5 months and not a single incident of anything unpleasant. No paper, no need to wash and dry, no need to refresher spray, simply superb for purpose in all weathers from dew, to pouring rain to snow.



I’m now after another pair and the sensible side of me suggests I should simply get another pair of the same model, but the other side of me simply won’t allow that, I’d be annoyed.



Has anyone got winter boots that they’d highly recommend? Obviously I’m tempted to wait for a couple of months to see what comes out, but there are some options like the Adidas Climaproof around too.
Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
Odyssey Exo 7s
Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
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  • BdribbsBdribbs Members Posts: 278 ✭✭
    Nike Vaporstorms.



    Awesome shoes for lousy weather.
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    Nike Vapor Fly- 9.5
    Nike Vapor Fly FW- 15
    Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3i, Nike Vapor Pro 4-9
    Nike Engage Wedges 46, 50, 54, 58
    Nike Origin B1-01 Putter
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 798 ✭✭
    Interesting you should say that, I saw those and was looking for a pair, simply can’t find one in my size anywhere. Must’ve been discontinued. I’d definitely try a pair if I could find some.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
    Odyssey Exo 7s
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
  • BdribbsBdribbs Members Posts: 278 ✭✭
    They just put a new colorway on Nike.com.



    Looks like they have most sizes.
    WITB

    Nike Vapor Fly- 9.5
    Nike Vapor Fly FW- 15
    Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3i, Nike Vapor Pro 4-9
    Nike Engage Wedges 46, 50, 54, 58
    Nike Origin B1-01 Putter
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 798 ✭✭
    edited Aug 22, 2018 #5
    Bdribbs wrote:


    They just put a new colorway on Nike.com.



    Looks like they have most sizes.




    Can you give me a link please? I’m in the UK and all I’m getting with any new releases is ‘Page not found’.



    Vaporstorm doesn’t even show anything.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
    Odyssey Exo 7s
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 798 ✭✭
    edited Aug 22, 2018 #6
    Bizarrely a new pair has just come up on fleabay which I’ve bought for £75.



    How funny.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
    Odyssey Exo 7s
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 798 ✭✭
    They’ve just arrived, they fit really well, seem comfortable too. Just what the doctor ordered!
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
    Odyssey Exo 7s
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
  • BYKBYK Members Posts: 1,646 ✭✭
    NIce

    I've always liked the Nike "boots" as it rains like **** here

    Those look real comfortable

    I've still got my Bandons going strong, but will have to get those when they wear out
    Yadi for President
  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience Members Posts: 6,011 ✭✭
    I love mine. Switched from Bandon2 to the Vaporstorms and they are super comfy, and most importantly, they keep me dry.
    Srixon z785 9.5* EvenFlow Handcrafted Blue 65 / / Taylormade M4 9.5* EvenFlow Handcrafted Blue 65
    Taylormade M3 HL MFS5 White Tie 60S -0.75" (42.5")
    Taylormade M4 19* UST Proforce V2h R -0.5" (40.25")
    Taylormade M4 22* UST Proforce V2h R -0.5" (39.75")
    Srixon 545 - 5-PW - 2* flat - Modus3 120s - Best Grips Classic
    Cleveland CBX 48* +1* loft - -0.75" - 2* flat
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 54* mid, 58* xlow -0.75" - 2* flat // TM Hi Toe 58* 2* flat
    Slighter Proto 1 - #9/Del Mar design - High Toe - Long neck - Deep Milled face - 33", 370gr, lie 71*, loft 4*
    Odyssey OWorks 2ball - 32"
    GolfWRX (Nike Collegiate) bag (White) / Nike HyperAdapt

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  • Holein8Holein8 Members Posts: 452 ✭✭
    Got the Nike Vaporstorms last year and they were great, feet kept nice and dry and no problems with grip. Only issue I had was having to go up a size due to my high instep and getting my feet into them
  • AugsterAugster Members Posts: 4,184 ✭✭
    Thanks very much for this thread. I found the Vaporstorms used on eBay and gave them a shot.



    We got 5 inches of rain the past two days. No carts allowed today. I always walk anyway, but the course has to be DRENCHED for them to pass up that revenue. And it was. A great time to give the Vaporstorms a try.



    First, go up a size if you can. It takes me like 5 minutes to get my feet into them. Once they are on they are fine, but the inner boot is so soft it rolls under a lot.



    Second, these things are so ugly I’m surprised they made them. As an uglier bonus, they have camouflage. Yikes. They look okay with pants as the pants cover the top of the boot, and the camo, and the rest of the shoe looks normal. But once it got warmer and I took my wind pants off down to shorts, OH MY. Shorts with the Vaporstorms is the worst look I’ve ever had on a golf course. Just brutal, style-wise.



    But you don’t buy Vaporstorms because they are pretty. Do they work? Absolutely 100% yes they do. I’ve played in them twice now, soaking wet course, and my socks and inner shoe were perfectly dry. Like wearing a high-top TW13. I walked right through most puddles, deep puddles, and didn’t notice. Never slipped despite the slop out there.



    Thanks for the advice. Without this thread I wouldn’t have known these were out there. Now if I could just find them in a 14 so it doesn’t take me 5 minutes to get them on. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • Edaw68Edaw68 Members Posts: 1,477 ✭✭
    Regarding the size on the Vaporstorms, can anyone comment on how they compare to Footjoy sizes?
  • buntabunta Members Posts: 565 ✭✭
    edited Sep 22, 2018 #13
    im undecided between this years Footjoy rain/winter boot and the Vaporstorm. Im having a hard time deciding.



    anyone who has both want to tell me more about either pair.??
    TS3 9.5
    s55 4-PW
    SM6 50/54/58
    TP  Ardmore
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 798 ✭✭
    edited Sep 22, 2018 #14
    Augster wrote:


    Thanks very much for this thread. I found the Vaporstorms used on eBay and gave them a shot.



    We got 5 inches of rain the past two days. No carts allowed today. I always walk anyway, but the course has to be DRENCHED for them to pass up that revenue. And it was. A great time to give the Vaporstorms a try.



    First, go up a size if you can. It takes me like 5 minutes to get my feet into them. Once they are on they are fine, but the inner boot is so soft it rolls under a lot.



    Second, these things are so ugly I’m surprised they made them. As an uglier bonus, they have camouflage. Yikes. They look okay with pants as the pants cover the top of the boot, and the camo, and the rest of the shoe looks normal. But once it got warmer and I took my wind pants off down to shorts, OH MY. Shorts with the Vaporstorms is the worst look I’ve ever had on a golf course. Just brutal, style-wise.



    But you don’t buy Vaporstorms because they are pretty. Do they work? Absolutely 100% yes they do. I’ve played in them twice now, soaking wet course, and my socks and inner shoe were perfectly dry. Like wearing a high-top TW13. I walked right through most puddles, deep puddles, and didn’t notice. Never slipped despite the slop out there.



    Thanks for the advice. Without this thread I wouldn’t have known these were out there. Now if I could just find them in a 14 so it doesn’t take me 5 minutes to get them on. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    You have to bend the outer over completely before trying to get your foot in, then it’s much easier.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
    Odyssey Exo 7s
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 798 ✭✭
    bunta wrote:


    im undecided between this years Footjoy rain/winter boot and the Vaporstorm. Im having a hard time deciding.



    anyone who has both want to tell me more about either pair.??




    I’ve got both but haven’t used the Nike yet as it’s nowhere near wet enough. The same sole is on a pair of Lunar Vapor Control 2 and I have no issues with those.



    I would imagine both will work perfectly well so just go for the one you prefer. I really have no complaints with the Footjoys, they were excellent for me last year.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
    Odyssey Exo 7s
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
  • Dr.FrankenputzDr.Frankenputz Members Posts: 707 ✭✭
    Any issues with these losing their waterproof-ness after awhile or are the outer parts rubber-like where they basically last forever?
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 798 ✭✭


    Any issues with these losing their waterproof-ness after awhile or are the outer parts rubber-like where they basically last forever?




    Man-made so no need for waterproof spray, polish etc. Simply wipe them clean with a sponge.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
    Odyssey Exo 7s
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
  • lspky_muskielspky_muskie Members Posts: 903 ✭✭
    I really like the Adidas Climastorm boot. Doesn’t have the membrane, but my feet never got wet with them.
  • PulledabillPulledabill Members Posts: 331 ✭✭
    I recently tried on Nikes. FJ, and Adidas golf boots and they all fitted horribly. I'll stick with waterproof FJ's.
  • g-offg-off Members Posts: 335 ✭✭
    I'll second adidas climastorm, went places I shouldn't and still kept the feet warm and dry.
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  • bluefishercatbluefishercat Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
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    Taylormade Jetspeed 3HL
    Callaway Heavenwood
    Callaway X-16 4-PW
    Callaway 50, 56, 60
    Never Compromise Sub 30 S2
  • tom.lockharttom.lockhart Members Posts: 56 ✭✭
    UA just released the Spieth 2 Mid, which is basically their offering for this bracket.



    Torn between those and the Vaporstorms.
    Titleist 917 D2 10.5* (9.75*) Diamana D+
    Titleist 917 F2 15* Diamana S+
    Titleist 917 F2 18* Diamana S+
    Titleist 816 H1 19* Atmos Blue
    Titleist 816 H1 23* Diamana S+
    Titleist 718 AP1 5-PW i95 Steelfiber
    Titleist SM7 48.10F
     Titleist SM6 54.10S
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  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX Posts: 10,327 ClubWRX
    The Vaporstorms are fantastic, wore em this past weekend.
    TM Mini 11.5 Smoke 70
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 70
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-P - PX LZ 6.0
    Mizuno T7 - 48-53-58 - PX LZ 6.5
    Custom V-Line Fang
    TM TP5X
  • AugsterAugster Members Posts: 4,184 ✭✭
    The ONLY thing I don’t like about my Vaporstorms, besides being hard to put on, is the bottom tread. It just eats up greens.



    If I’m wearing Vaporstorms, the course is soft and wet and the greens are soft. You can see each and every step I take on the soft greens with the tread on these. I try to putt last if I can. I putt my longer putt, tip toe up and mark, then stand around in the fringe until everyone else has putted.



    I just hope the green cures itself before the next group comes through.



    Other than that, they are fantastic. It has rained at least once per day for the last month. 30+ days. My course is a bog. I wore my FJ hyperflexes on Monday, and despite being waterproof, my socks were soaked just from the water/dew splashing up on every step and soaking the sock from the top down into the shoe.



    Vaporstorms I just walk and don’t worry about it. Plus they are really warm so they’ll be a good choice when it gets really cold here soon enough.
  • bellkenbellken Members Posts: 780 ✭✭
    I have the Footjoy boots. Waterproof, warm, but, might be a bit too roomy. I need to wear my thick wool sox with them to take up some of the volume.
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,777 ✭✭
    How are the boots around the ankles?



    I wear boots for literally nothing so the thing that puts me off them is having too much support around the ankle and not being able to swing properly...that said playing golf with four layers on makes it pretty difficult to swing as well.
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    Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
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    Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08, 54.10 & 60.04
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
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  • jamiejamie Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,146 ✭✭
    blink3665 wrote:


    I love mine. Switched from Bandon2 to the Vaporstorms and they are super comfy, and most importantly, they keep me dry.


    I switched too!! Love the vaporstorms!! Feel the same as my lunar command boa’s!!
    PING G400 9* Tour 65 X - PING G400 Stretch 13* HZRDUS Yellow - PING G400 17* Hybrid Tour 85 X
    PING I200 4-U Project X 6.5 - PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 55 & 60* Project X 6.0
    PING Cadence Ketsch TR CB 35"
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 798 ✭✭
    MattyO1984 wrote:


    How are the boots around the ankles?



    I wear boots for literally nothing so the thing that puts me off them is having too much support around the ankle and not being able to swing properly...that said playing golf with four layers on makes it pretty difficult to swing as well.




    You needn’t worry, you forget you’re wearing them within 5 minutes.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Titleist 818 H1 18 and 23 Hybrids Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 2017
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #2 2019
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
    Odyssey Exo 7s
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
  • AugsterAugster Members Posts: 4,184 ✭✭
    MattyO1984 wrote:


    How are the boots around the ankles?



    I wear boots for literally nothing so the thing that puts me off them is having too much support around the ankle and not being able to swing properly...that said playing golf with four layers on makes it pretty difficult to swing as well.




    The Vaporstorms the upper is just rubber. So it folds and moves and is very light anyway. You won’t notice it. Except for how horrible they look with shorts. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • buntabunta Members Posts: 565 ✭✭
    I just got this years FJ's boots. They feel pretty stiff, ok comfort wise. plenty of grip though and im sure itll keep my feet dry and warm.



    Havent worn them yet, but wondering if i could manage to walk 18 with these..
    TS3 9.5
    s55 4-PW
    SM6 50/54/58
    TP  Ardmore
  • AugsterAugster Members Posts: 4,184 ✭✭
    Played an absolutely soaked course today. My feet were dry the entire way. It never got over 42 degrees and the sun never came out. My feet stayed dry and toasty warm. Lots of compliments on them due to the conditions.



    Another winning day for the vaporstorms.
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