Who has gone spikeless and not looked backed

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mallratmallrat  3196WRX Points: 379Members Posts: 3,196 Titanium Tees
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As the title says, always been a soft spikes guy and am amazed at how comfortable some of the spikeless shoes are. Have any of you that made the switch regretted it or gone back? If the worst part is wearing the spikes out I can deal with that. Any downfalls?


  • SocratesSocrates Warning Points 1+ Winnipeg 9915WRX Points: 901Handicap: 4ishClubWRX Posts: 9,915 ClubWRX
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    I have not found one pair of spikeless that have a firm enough sole.  I wear and use spikless shoes, but not to play in.  I deal with a bit of plantar fasciitis in my right foot and spikless and golf leads to problems.
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    Cobra F8 5-6 Fwy at 18.5° Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
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  • soregongolfersoregongolfer Roseburg, OR 1512WRX Points: 295Handicap: 3Members Posts: 1,512 Platinum Tees
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    I got a pair of Nike ones that have better grip than any Footjoy shoes I've ever owned, but the "spikes" on the spikeless aren't very durable.  I get years out of spiked shoes but my spikeless shoes showed a lot of wear after just one year.  
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, Canada 8131WRX Points: 340Handicap: ScotchMembers Posts: 8,131 Titanium Tees
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    Now that in recent years Ecco has got Gortex, going back to them. Most comfortable shoes I have ever worn!
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  • ItsjustagameItsjustagame  1341WRX Points: 164Handicap: 8Members Posts: 1,341 Platinum Tees
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    Have played spikeless shoes for 4 or 5 years with no problems.
    GBB Epic 10.5 Project X HZRDUS T800 55
    GBB Epic 5 wood
    XR 3/4/5 Hybrid
    Steelhead XR Pro 6-GW - Mamiya Recoil 95/110
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  • Bad9Bad9  4689WRX Points: 552Handicap: 9.2Members Posts: 4,689 Titanium Tees
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    I have been exclusively spikeless for about 10yrs, all Ecco biom. I would never consider going back. I used to suffer PF in both feet and haven't had a recurrence since moving away from stiff soled, high heel drop shoes. I am a believer that low drop flexible shoes strengthen the foot muscles and reduce or eliminate PF.
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  • bulls9999bulls9999 GHIN Index = 12.8 936WRX Points: 194Members Posts: 936 Golden Tee
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    I don't know, I bought my first spikeless over Christmas (Nike) and my foot has slipped 2-3 times each round already on my driver swings, like I'm standing on ice.  I'm hoping it's just that it's not gripping on the dormant Bermuda grass and has better gripping action when the grass starts coming in thick, otherwise I'll go with plastic spikes.
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  • Judge440Judge440 Titleist will always have my heart. Cleveland, OH USA 2145WRX Points: 160Handicap: 5ClubWRX Posts: 2,145 ClubWRX
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    I've gone spikeless (aside from my all white FJ Icon Black's).  I have Ecco, FJ, True, Adidas...etc.  No issues ever with slippage and I like that after the round I don't have worry about running to the locker room to change my shoes if hanging on the patio or anything.  I'd say Ecco are my favorites right now.  
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    Titleist 818H1 19* - GD Tour AD-DI 8X
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  • diablocrusherdiablocrusher  191WRX Points: 94Handicap: 6.5Members Posts: 191 Fairways
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    I went spikeless with a pair of Nike's a few years ago but switched back to spikes.  I just found spikeless didn't have enough grip for me and couldn't grab the ground as well as I'd like.  I switched over to a pair of Adidas with spikes, and just got a new pair of Adidas shoes this past Xmas and have zero complaints.  Adidas has been some of the most comfortable golf shoes I've worn.
    Driver - Cobra King F6
    3 wood - Cobra F8
    Hybrid - Callaway XR Pro
    Irons 3-PW - Mizuno MP54
    Wedges - Vokey SM6 50, 54, 58
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  • BMCBMC  3819WRX Points: 781Handicap: YESMembers Posts: 3,819 Titanium Tees
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    When it's wet I have to have spikes.  I've slipped walking down hills with spikeless shoes.
    Titleist 917D2
    Cleveland Launcher 13*
    Adams Pro Mini Hybrid 20*
    PING i25 irons 4-UW
    Callaway 56 SW
    Odyssey 1WS putter
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    I got a pair of FJ spikeless as a tee gift in a scramble tourney... decided to wear them for that round and fell on my **** the first hole on the tee box. Changed them out right then and there and haven't gone back. 
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    r7 5 wood : r5 7 wood
    Mizuno MP-H5 P-4Iron
    Ping Glide ES 56*
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    I love my Adidas Crossknit Boost, so much that I bought a spare pair for casual use.  First golf shoes I've worn in years as I usually wear trail runners or my Teva sandals.
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  • TheGoochTheGooch  96WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 96 Fairways
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    Love spikeless but miss the grip. I would play with spikes if the plastic ones held up longer and did not have to clean all the time. Not sure how people do it. I'll stick with my Ecco Biom Hybrids for now.
    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
    Ping Glide 56SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • rjp217rjp217 Boston, MA 399WRX Points: 116Handicap: 3.7Members Posts: 399 Greens
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    I want the LCV2s because they seem like a good middle ground between spikeless/spiked but i feel like ill need to make a real effort to always avoid the cart paths, parking, clubhouse and that seems like a real PITA haha
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  • KParksKParks  143WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 143 Fairways
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    I love the Nike Lunar Control Vapor 2. A spikeless shoe with better traction than any spiked show I have ever used.
    I suspect the long term durability might not be as good as others, and I'm a little bummed they seem to not be making that sole in any shoe right now... still an amazing shoe. 
  • LUMALUMA I Am My Greatest Downfall St. Johns / Jacksonville Florida 2374WRX Points: 135Members Posts: 2,374 Platinum Tees
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    Spikeless are ok... When it's wet, spikeless can be a little slippery. In Florida, that's pretty much all the time. I like my spikes.
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    Titleist 915 F 15 deg / Diamana 70
    Callaway XR 19 deg Hybrid / Project X LZ S
    Titleist 718 MB PW-4i / Project X 6.0 
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    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5
  • Matt JMatt J  8735WRX Points: 337Members Posts: 8,735 Titanium Tees
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    I wear them, but as stated by previous posts, only when it's firm and fast.  Too much traction lost when it's soft and wet.
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  • RuffingItRuffingIt  171WRX Points: 86Members Posts: 171 Fairways
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    ive been spikeless for 3 years now...all Nike.  I don't swing out of of my shoes to warrant the price tag of full spikes...UNTIL, i walked down some wet stairs leading to the tee box .  The Air Zoom 90s almost put me on my ****.  Lesson learned...avoid wet paved areas.  I'm gonna start looking to decent spiked shoes now, just for the early morning rounds
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    Ping G410 3 Crossover (Tensei CK Pro Blue 80)
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    Nike Engage 50˚ss, 55˚ss, 60˚ds
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU  9556WRX Points: 3,041Handicap: 8Members Posts: 9,556 Titanium Tees
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    I have never found a pair that i felt provided enough traction. 
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    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Mizuno MP-18 MB Aldila RIP SLT Tour 115X Flex
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  • jholzjholz  1696WRX Points: 502Handicap: 7.4Members Posts: 1,696 Platinum Tees
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    I went with some Adidas for my first pair of spikeless shoes. Can't remember the exact model, but they do have molded "soft-spike" style cleats - they just can't be replaced. I have never had any traction issues with these shoes.
    Honestly, my reservations concerning spikeless shoes was more about durability and longevity. With spiked shoes, you could theoretically hold on to one pair forever and maintain performance. I worried that the spikeless would have a much shorter life.
    So far, and after two seasons of use, the Adidas spikeless have worn well and maintained their performance.
    Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
    5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
    Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
    Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
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  • postfoldpostfold oh how I LOVE putting  401WRX Points: 101Handicap: 6.8Members Posts: 401 Greens
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    I never liked soft spikes so I've been spikeless since the arrival of True Linkswear on the scene. 
  • UberzzUberzz  125WRX Points: 76Handicap: 10.6Members Posts: 125 Fairways
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    Spikeless here with no problems. I play here in Seattle, where we deal with wet conditions nearly all year, and have yet to encounter any major issues. Has my heel slipped? Perhaps a few times, but not enough to make me switch. But, I suppose it may depend on your swing type, as to whether you need more traction than spikeless can provide.

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    Ping G400 14.5* Tour 75
    Ping G410 17.5* Alta CB 65
    Titleist 816 H1 23* Tensei CK Blue
    Ping i500 KBS $-Taper 120
    Vokey 51/12, 56/11
    Callaway PM Grind 60/10
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  • USAF Retired E7USAF Retired E7 Finnish American  305WRX Points: 45Handicap: 10Members Posts: 305 Greens
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    My last 3 pairs have been Eccos and I cant see wearing anything else for awhile.

    M2 Driver, 16 Degree and 19 degree
    PXG 0311 4-Pw
    Vokey 50 and 56
    Odyssey O Works #7, red
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    Moved from Ecco Biom to La Sportiva Trail Running Shoes (waterproof) and love them way more than golf shoes especially when walking.

    Cobra F8 9*
    Callaway Rogue 3-Wood 15*
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20*
    Callaway Apex CF16 5 - GW
    Ping Glide 56SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • ChrisLC40ChrisLC40 Rochester, NY 94WRX Points: 58Handicap: 6 month wintersMembers Posts: 94 Fairways
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    I've been spikeless for the past 4 years or so. I have very narrow feet and found spikeless to be slightly more accommodating in that respect. For '17 and '18 I wore the Footjoy Golf Athletics until they stretched out too much, and in December I bought a pair of Addidas adipower 4orged. Love them.

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    Ping G410 3W
    Ping G410 4H
    Ping i210 4-W
    Ping Glide Forged 50 & 58
    Cleveland RTX4 54
    Cleveland HB Soft #1
  • smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down.  1900WRX Points: 696Members Posts: 1,900 Platinum Tees
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    They both have their place.
    I have some cobras that have a sole like the old "turf cleats" that baseball and football ('merican football) players wore when playing on Astro-turf. They work and are comfortable but it better be dry.

    I have some of the Skechers go golf's that have a harder spikeless sole. Somewhere between turf cleat nubs and molded baseball cleats. They have better traction but still will slip if it is really wet.

    I keep a few pair of spiked cleats around too that I like the look of and for when I need more traction.

  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  9014WRX Points: 1,294Members Posts: 9,014 Titanium Tees
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    I have not found a pair of traditional spikeless shoes yet that feel "Stable" enough in wet conditions (or sand) that really make me want to switch. Issue is I have a odd foot and I'm SITLL searching for that unicorn pair. So far the closest has been Lunar Control Vapor (2). While not having spikes, but not really a traditional spikeless shoe, I find these combine the best of both worlds. Very stable and firm outsole with cushioned support so that they don't murder your feet. I find regular spiked shoes like Adidas 360's etc with the little pods will eventually create pressure points on my feet.

    The one major downside of the outsole of LCV is they absolutely murder soft greens. I'm not a heavy guy really and I'll leave pretty substantial impressions on softer surfaces. I'll always tap my marks down around the hole but I do feel like I am not doing the green keeps any service wearing these in the spring.

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    4h - 818H1 | Tensei Pro White 90
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    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan  10306WRX Points: 559Handicap: 12Members Posts: 10,306 Titanium Tees
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    works great

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    Bobby Grace SNYPER  46"
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  • radimanradiman  4743WRX Points: 364Handicap: 3.8Members Posts: 4,743 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @2putttom said:

    works great

    I have been hunting for a pair of golf shoes that feel like comfortable sneakers. These look like they could very well fit the bill. Even the spikeless shoes I have tried have been very rigid feeling in the sole. How would you rate these in terms of comfort?

    Looks like a Japan model?

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* Evenflow Black 75 6.5
    Callaway X-Forged UT 21* w/Motore Speeder TS 8.8 X
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW KBS 130X
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  • dlygrissedlygrisse Kansas 13825WRX Points: 1,364Handicap: 8-ishMembers Posts: 13,825 Titanium Tees
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    When soft spikes first his the market I was working at a golf club, this was circa 1997..the proshop sold spikeless shoes similar to the ones you see today, and I got a pair immediately...I think they were Dexters????. No looking back at all, I hate changing "spikes" I hated the way my feet felt after wearing metal. I will never buy a pair of "spikes" again.

    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Callaway Epic Flash 3w 
    Ping G410 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS or Vokey M Grind 58
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Jones Utility
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
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  • NateshotNateshot  38WRX Points: 33Handicap: 7.9Members Posts: 38 Bunkers
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    I almost exclusively wear spikeless shoes now, although I own a couple of pairs of spikes that work into the rotation every once in a while.

    My newer Ecco Biom Hybrid 3 being my favorite. I also own a pair of Adidas Adipower Boost that I really like although their waterproofing is wearing out. I recently picked up a pair of Nike FI Impacts that I wore just Sunday and have zero complaints about those.

    I've never had traction issues and I swing pretty dang hard especially when I have a driver in my hand.

    Ping G400 Max Tensei Pro Orange 70TX 9*
    TM V-Steel Tensei Pro Blue 70TX 15*
    TM P790 3,4 KBS TourFLT 130X
    Kyoei Raw MB 5-9 KBS C-Taper 130X
    Vokey SM5 46*F KBS C-Taper 130X, SM6 50*F KBS C-Taper 130X, SM6 54*M KBS 610 S, SM6 58*M KBS 610 S
    Odyssey White Hot Pro 7 34" Iomic I-Classic

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