Who has gone spikeless and not looked backed

mallratmallrat Members Posts: 2,869 ✭✭
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 How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,166 ClubWRX
    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.
    Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"
    Jazz Bear Cat 3 wd Aerotech Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Vokey SM2 52º cc
    Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
    Scotty X7M Dual 38"
    MCC Align Midsize
  • soregongolfersoregongolfer Members Posts: 1,274 ✭✭
    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, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,705 ✭✭
    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 Members Posts: 1,262 ✭✭
    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 [font=effra, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]UST Mamiya Recoil 95/110[/font]
    Mack Daddy 2 50,54,58
    Taylor Made 2 Ball Fang Slant
  • Bad9Bad9 Members Posts: 4,178 ✭✭
    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.
    Ping G400 10.5°/Xcaliber SL r flex
    Callaway Heavenwood Xcaliber SL r flex
    Maltby KE4 Tour 25°/Xcaliber HY r flex

    Maltby KE4 Tour 28°/Xcaliber HY r flex
    Ping I200 5-G/CFS70 r flex
    Maltby Tricept 54°/Xcaliber r flex
    Maltby Tricept 58°/Xcaliber r flex
    Mizuno Bettinardi C06
  • bulls9999bulls9999 Posts: 662 ✭✭
    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. ClubWRX Posts: 2,070 ClubWRX
    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 917F2  15* - Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 7X
    Titleist 818H1 19* - Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 8X
    Titleist 718 AP2 - PX LZ 6.5
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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 - Diablo Octane Tour
    Hybrid - Callaway XR Pro
    Irons 3-PW - Mizuno MP54
    Wedges - Vokey SM6 50, 54, 58
    Putter - Yes! Callie
  • BMCBMC Members Posts: 3,515 ✭✭
    When it's wet I have to have spikes.  I've slipped walking down hills with spikeless shoes.
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    Cobra Baffler Pro 18* hybrid
    Cleveland CG2 irons 3-p
    Bridgestone Wedges 52/56
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  • rainmakerrainmaker Members Posts: 29 ✭✭
    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. 
    Ping Anser - Whiteboard
    r7 5 wood : r5 7 wood
    Mizuno MP-H5 P-4Iron
    Ping Glide ES 56*
    Ping eye 2 + becu SW
    Byron GSS dh89
  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,228 ✭✭
    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.
  • TheGoochTheGooch Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    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 5-7-9-GW
    Ping Glide 58SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • rjp217rjp217 Posts: 225 ✭✭
    edited Mar 21, 2019 6:56pm #14
    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
    In Bag:

    TaylorMade M3 9.5* (Tensei Pro White 70TX)
    P790UDI 2 (Aldila RIP Alpha 105X)
    Mizuno MP18: MMC FH 3-4 / MMC 5-6 / SC 7-8 / MB 9-PW (KBS Tour 130X)
    Cleveland RTX4 Black 50* (DG TI Onyx X100)
    Cleveland RTX3 Raw 54* / 60* (DG TI Onyx X100)
    PXG Bat Attack P 375 (Black Steel)

    On Rotation:

    TaylorMade M3 15* (Aldila Rogue Silver 70X)
    Mizuno MP18 MMC FH 2 (KBS Tour 130X)
    '18 TM O-Works 7CH (Black Steel)
  • KParksKParks Members Posts: 67 ✭✭
    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 Jax Beaches, FL.Posts: 2,367 ✭✭
    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.
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9 deg / Aldila Rouge
    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 
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50/54/58
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5
  • Matt JMatt J Members Posts: 8,652 ✭✭
    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.
  • RuffingItRuffingIt Posts: 153 ✭✭
    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 wood (Ping Tour stiff)
    Nike vr pro ltd 5 wood (UST Mamiya VTS 85S silver)
    Nike vr pro combo 3-PW (S300)
    Nike Engage 55˚ss, 60˚ds
    Ping Karsten TR Anser 5 33"

    in rotation
    Nike Method Origin B2-01 33" / Nike Method Matter B2-01 33"
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,177 ✭✭
    I have never found a pair that i felt provided enough traction. 
    driver: SRIXON Z745
    fairway: NIKE VAPOR 13*
    5-9 IRONS: MP5 DG AMT X100
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX 4: 48, 53, 58, 64
    PUTTER; RIFE Cayman
    BALL; various, ask me that day.
  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,296 ✭✭
    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
    Vokey Design 200 Series 52* Stock Wedge (?)
    Cleveland CG15 Oilcan 56* Stock Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • postfoldpostfold oh how I LOVE putting Posts: 357 ✭✭
    I never liked soft spikes so I've been spikeless since the arrival of True Linkswear on the scene. 
  • UberzzUberzz Posts: 124 ✭✭

    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.

    Ping G400 LST 10* Tour 65
    Ping G400 14.5*(15.5*) Tour 75
    Titleist 913 F 21* Diamana 
    Titleist 816 H1 23*(24*) Aldila Tour
    Mizuno 919 Forged 5-PW
    Vokey 51/12, 56/11
    Callaway PM Grind 60/10
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5W 33" Superstroke Mid Slim 3.0
  • USAF Retired E7USAF Retired E7 Finnish American Posts: 305 ✭✭

    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
  • TheGoochTheGooch Members Posts: 86 ✭✭

    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 5-7-9-GW
    Ping Glide 58SS
    Tommy Armour Impact #3
  • ChrisLC40ChrisLC40 Rochester, NYMembers Posts: 53 ✭✭

    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.

    Cleveland HB Launcher 10.5
    Cobra F8 3W 14.5
    Srixon U85 18
    Ping G400 4H
    Cobra F7 OL 5-PW
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 60
    Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT #1
  • smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down. Posts: 930 ✭✭

    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 Members Posts: 7,168 ✭✭

    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.

    LTD Kai'li 70X
    818H2 Tour Blue 85X
    P790 4i Modus 120X
    P770 5-PW KBS Tour FLT
    Glide Stealth 2.0 50/10SS AMT Wedge
    Glide Stealth 2.0 54/12SS AMT Wedge
    Glide Stealth 2.0 58/12SS Modus 125 Wedge (Hi Toe 58 KBS Wedge in test)
    TP Black Copper Juno w/ PX 7.0 Wedge
    Sun Mountain 4.5 Bag

  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 9,765 ✭✭

    works great

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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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  • radimanradiman Members Posts: 4,630 ✭✭
    edited Mar 25, 2019 4:45pm #29

    @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?

    Callaway Epic Flash 9* Tensei Pro Orange 70 TX
    Titleist 917 F3 15* Tensei Pro Blue 70 TX
    Callaway X-Forged UT 21* w/Motore Speeder TS 8.8 X
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW KBS 130X
    Taylormade Spider X Navy/White 35"
    Callaway MD3 54, 60, 64
    All sitting comfortably in my Sun Mountain Sync Cart Bag
  • dlygrissedlygrisse Members Posts: 13,010 ✭✭

    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.

    Ping G400
    Callaway Rogue 3w, HW
    Ping G 4 hybrid
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54* SS
    Vokey 58 M grind
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Jones Utility
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • NateshotNateshot Members Posts: 27 ✭✭

    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*
    Titleist 915F Rogue 80 15*
    TM P790 3i KBS TourFLT 130X
    Titleist 913H Diamana Whiteboard 90 24*
    Callaway Apex Pro 16 5-PW Project X 6.0
    Vokey SM6 50* F KBS C-Taper 130X, 53*M KBS 610 S, 58*M KBS 610 S
    TM Spider Tour Red w/ sightline 34" pingman grip
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