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WATER PROOFING GOLF SHOES

SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX Posts: 1,055 ClubWRX

I have always ( and still do ) wear the Footjoy Icon Classics or Dry Joy Premiers. Of course they are waterproof or water resistant as they might say in the beginning when they are new. I take really good care of them and apply mink oil probably about once a month. They still look new but after a while my feet do get wet in the early morning rounds from all the dew on the course.

So my question is this. Is there a "water proof" spray out there that any of you have used successfully or recommend??



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  • QuasimotoQuasimoto Members Posts: 912 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use Woods silicone water proof spray. It was designed for camping equipment, however works well on shoes.
    Follow the instructions, but then give them 3 treatments with 12 hrs between applications. Renew 1x/mo.

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  • WrigglesWriggles Members Posts: 3,264 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @SEP1006 said:
    I have always ( and still do ) wear the Footjoy Icon Classics or Dry Joy Premiers. Of course they are waterproof or water resistant as they might say in the beginning when they are new. I take really good care of them and apply mink oil probably about once a month. They still look new but after a while my feet do get wet in the early morning rounds from all the dew on the course.

    So my question is this. Is there a "water proof" spray out there that any of you have used successfully or recommend??

    I'll try the Woods silicone spray, but my question is, "How old are your shoes before they start to leak? Do you walk or ride? How many rounds have you played before they leak?"
    The reason I'm asking, is it seems in the last couple years, the "waterproof" shoes I've been buying are anything but waterproof. I've returned the last two pairs of Callaway "waterproof" shoes I've bought within two months. I walk exclusively, and those pairs leaked as new. A pair of Callaways I bought in April leak, even after many attempts of self waterproofing. I can name others, in the last year or two, New Balance, and Etonics that leak horribly. Returned them. The New Balance were the worst. 200 yards from new, my feet were soaked in morning dew.
    In years past, I'd buy one pair of golf shoes per year, either Footjoy or Callaway. Rotate them with older pairs, and almost never run into any leak problems. The shoes would be out of shape, when I threw them out, but mostly, no leakage. I'd walk over 100 rounds a year.
    My theory is, golf is now an almost exclusively riding sport. Shoes just aren't made for the walker. They're made for the casual golfer, who rides and plays groomed, perfect courses, like the pros. Walkers, playing in early morning or wet conditions aren't a consideration.
    A friend told me, that someone he knows works at a Golf Galaxy. Shoe returns are epidemic.
    I'm seriously considering just buying a pair of hunting boots to walk the golf course.
    Play well!

  • 86020818602081 Members Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll try that as well..
    I have couple of Adidas golf shoes that are about 10 years old, they are still in great shape, and very comfortable.. But the leather starts to absorb the dew and gets wet... I don't walk in puddles, so I just need water resistant shoes..

  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX Posts: 1,055 ClubWRX

    @Wriggles said:

    @SEP1006 said:
    I have always ( and still do ) wear the Footjoy Icon Classics or Dry Joy Premiers. Of course they are waterproof or water resistant as they might say in the beginning when they are new. I take really good care of them and apply mink oil probably about once a month. They still look new but after a while my feet do get wet in the early morning rounds from all the dew on the course.

    So my question is this. Is there a "water proof" spray out there that any of you have used successfully or recommend??

    I'll try the Woods silicone spray, but my question is, "How old are your shoes before they start to leak? Do you walk or ride? How many rounds have you played before they leak?"
    The reason I'm asking, is it seems in the last couple years, the "waterproof" shoes I've been buying are anything but waterproof. I've returned the last two pairs of Callaway "waterproof" shoes I've bought within two months. I walk exclusively, and those pairs leaked as new. A pair of Callaways I bought in April leak, even after many attempts of self waterproofing. I can name others, in the last year or two, New Balance, and Etonics that leak horribly. Returned them. The New Balance were the worst. 200 yards from new, my feet were soaked in morning dew.
    In years past, I'd buy one pair of golf shoes per year, either Footjoy or Callaway. Rotate them with older pairs, and almost never run into any leak problems. The shoes would be out of shape, when I threw them out, but mostly, no leakage. I'd walk over 100 rounds a year.
    My theory is, golf is now an almost exclusively riding sport. Shoes just aren't made for the walker. They're made for the casual golfer, who rides and plays groomed, perfect courses, like the pros. Walkers, playing in early morning or wet conditions aren't a consideration.
    A friend told me, that someone he knows works at a Golf Galaxy. Shoe returns are epidemic.
    I'm seriously considering just buying a pair of hunting boots to walk the golf course.
    Play well!

    I would guess the shoes start to leak through after about a month. I play 36 - 45 holes every Saturday and Sunday and then another 27 on Thursday after work. Do not walk and definitely ride. So if you walk you for sure are getting less from your shoes than me.



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  • SecondandGoalSecondandGoal South Shore MAMembers Posts: 325 ✭✭✭✭

    @Wriggles said:

    @SEP1006 said:
    I have always ( and still do ) wear the Footjoy Icon Classics or Dry Joy Premiers. Of course they are waterproof or water resistant as they might say in the beginning when they are new. I take really good care of them and apply mink oil probably about once a month. They still look new but after a while my feet do get wet in the early morning rounds from all the dew on the course.

    So my question is this. Is there a "water proof" spray out there that any of you have used successfully or recommend??

    I'll try the Woods silicone spray, but my question is, "How old are your shoes before they start to leak? Do you walk or ride? How many rounds have you played before they leak?"
    The reason I'm asking, is it seems in the last couple years, the "waterproof" shoes I've been buying are anything but waterproof. I've returned the last two pairs of Callaway "waterproof" shoes I've bought within two months. I walk exclusively, and those pairs leaked as new. A pair of Callaways I bought in April leak, even after many attempts of self waterproofing. I can name others, in the last year or two, New Balance, and Etonics that leak horribly. Returned them. The New Balance were the worst. 200 yards from new, my feet were soaked in morning dew.
    In years past, I'd buy one pair of golf shoes per year, either Footjoy or Callaway. Rotate them with older pairs, and almost never run into any leak problems. The shoes would be out of shape, when I threw them out, but mostly, no leakage. I'd walk over 100 rounds a year.
    My theory is, golf is now an almost exclusively riding sport. Shoes just aren't made for the walker. They're made for the casual golfer, who rides and plays groomed, perfect courses, like the pros. Walkers, playing in early morning or wet conditions aren't a consideration.
    A friend told me, that someone he knows works at a Golf Galaxy. Shoe returns are epidemic.
    I'm seriously considering just buying a pair of hunting boots to walk the golf course.
    Play well!

    New Balance are absolutely the worst. I wear their sneakers all the time because I've got Fred Flintstone feet (9.5 XW), and they make one of the few decent wide-width shoes out there. Their golf shoes were very comfortable, but absolutely ZERO water resistance, even brand new.

    I've been wearing Foot Joy Contour Fit shoes for the last three years, and have had zero problems with water. I've got a couple pairs that are beat up cosmetically but still functional at about 3 years old, and I save them for the worst rainy days when I don't want to be bothered having to get all the mud off. Still no problems with leakage. I play a LOT of golf, and split pretty evenly between walking and riding.

  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 4,321 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 11, 2019 1:34pm #7

    @SEP1006 said:
    I have always ( and still do ) wear the Footjoy Icon Classics or Dry Joy Premiers. Of course they are waterproof or water resistant as they might say in the beginning when they are new. I take really good care of them and apply mink oil probably about once a month. They still look new but after a while my feet do get wet in the early morning rounds from all the dew on the course.

    So my question is this. Is there a "water proof" spray out there that any of you have used successfully or recommend??

    The moistue seeped through the seems between the top and the sole. The bending and walking really is the cause for the moisture to seep through between the outer layer and the water resistent membrain.
    Every pair of water proof golf shores I had owned will leak moisture after several years of use,
    If you're going to try to improve the water resistent feature of your golf shores, try to concentrate at the koint seems bwtenn the top and the sole. From outside and the inside .
    Outside I would use the 3M camping gear water proofinf spray ( made under several name brands ), coat the seem along the line between the top and the sole ( also the opening for the shoe lace ) and let dry and then repeat the process several times. COVER the light colored leather top to avoid color changing from the chamical. Not sure if you could do anything from the inside of the shoes.
    If you want to keep these golf shoes, you can take them to a local shoe repair and ask if they would do the water proffing for you. Ask about the warranty, I'd assume at least one year.

  • jmgledhilljmgledhill Members Posts: 45 ✭✭

    You need more gore-tex. Gore has super strict quality control parameters that make anything last forever

  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX Posts: 1,055 ClubWRX

    @wkuo3 said:

    @SEP1006 said:
    I have always ( and still do ) wear the Footjoy Icon Classics or Dry Joy Premiers. Of course they are waterproof or water resistant as they might say in the beginning when they are new. I take really good care of them and apply mink oil probably about once a month. They still look new but after a while my feet do get wet in the early morning rounds from all the dew on the course.

    So my question is this. Is there a "water proof" spray out there that any of you have used successfully or recommend??

    The moistue seeped through the seems between the top and the sole. The bending and walking really is the cause for the moisture to seep through between the outer layer and the water resistent membrain.
    Every pair of water proof golf shores I had owned will leak moisture after several years of use,
    If you're going to try to improve the water resistent feature of your golf shores, try to concentrate at the koint seems bwtenn the top and the sole. From outside and the inside .
    Outside I would use the 3M camping gear water proofinf spray ( made under several name brands ), coat the seem along the line between the top and the sole ( also the opening for the shoe lace ) and let dry and then repeat the process several times. COVER the light colored leather top to avoid color changing from the chamical. Not sure if you could do anything from the inside of the shoes.
    If you want to keep these golf shoes, you can take them to a local shoe repair and ask if they would do the water proffing for you. Ask about the warranty, I'd assume at least one year.

    Yeh I figured that's where the moisture had to be getting in. A couple times a month I'll put a layer of Mink Oil in the seams the night before I play. I think it helps a little but not keeping all the moisture out for sure.



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    Taylor Made M4 | Graphite Design IZ-7s
    PXG Gen 2 -  2 / 3 / 4 Hybrids | Accra Tour 90i Stiff
    PXG Gen 2 0311P 5 - GW | Accra Tour 100i Stiff
    Ping Stealth Glide 2.0 54-12 / 58-06 Wedges | Wedge Flex
    JumboMax Medium grips on ALL 
    PXG Gunboat H Putter
    PXG Staff Bag
    Snell MTB Black
  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 4,321 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @SEP1006 said:

    @wkuo3 said:

    @SEP1006 said:
    I have always ( and still do ) wear the Footjoy Icon Classics or Dry Joy Premiers. Of course they are waterproof or water resistant as they might say in the beginning when they are new. I take really good care of them and apply mink oil probably about once a month. They still look new but after a while my feet do get wet in the early morning rounds from all the dew on the course.

    So my question is this. Is there a "water proof" spray out there that any of you have used successfully or recommend??

    The moistue seeped through the seems between the top and the sole. The bending and walking really is the cause for the moisture to seep through between the outer layer and the water resistent membrain.
    Every pair of water proof golf shores I had owned will leak moisture after several years of use,
    If you're going to try to improve the water resistent feature of your golf shores, try to concentrate at the koint seems bwtenn the top and the sole. From outside and the inside .
    Outside I would use the 3M camping gear water proofinf spray ( made under several name brands ), coat the seem along the line between the top and the sole ( also the opening for the shoe lace ) and let dry and then repeat the process several times. COVER the light colored leather top to avoid color changing from the chamical. Not sure if you could do anything from the inside of the shoes.
    If you want to keep these golf shoes, you can take them to a local shoe repair and ask if they would do the water proffing for you. Ask about the warranty, I'd assume at least one year.

    Yeh I figured that's where the moisture had to be getting in. A couple times a month I'll put a layer of Mink Oil in the seams the night before I play. I think it helps a little but not keeping all the moisture out for sure.

    You'll need to clean up all the mink oil and dirt from that seem line and apply the 3M water proof.
    Unfortunately, water proof shoes are not designed to withstand the punishment to footwork of a golf swing could deliver. why do you think the OEM only warranty the water resistence feature for 12 months ?
    In the old days where leather soles are commonly used for golf shoes, the leather will swell up and expand when getting wet, and that will minimized the moisture from penitrating to the interior of the shoes. Still gets damp, but not wet.
    I think there is a shoe store in Englon still makes customized golf shoes with leather ( stell spike or interchangeable with soft spikes ) . Pricy, I rememered looking it up online and it's like close to a thousands U.S. a pair. Well, it'll be 4 times the cost of a pair of commercial golf shoes, but if it could last a lifetime with proper care, and you don;t change you shoe size in the future.

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