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tsbrewerstsbrewers Members  36WRX Points: 20Posts: 36 Bunkers
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Just looking for some opinions on an old pair of FJ Classics. The uppers are perfect, the soles are disintegrating. Wondering if I should drop the $200 to get them fixed, or just move on? I don't have a huge connection to the shoes, I bought them used off Ebay a couple years ago for about $70 IIRC. Of course a new $200 pair of shoes would probably be smarter and more comfortable, but realistically, these shoes would outlast almost any $200 shoe I would buy if I had them fixed. Need some opinions to talk me On/Off the ledge.


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  • golfunderpar18golfunderpar18 Members  492WRX Points: 220Posts: 492 Greens
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    toss them. The classic tours were poor quality. Tour model Soles crack and fall apart All the time. LaRossa can resole with leather non Footjoy branded soles for $225 but not worth it IMO. Regular classics 2009 or earlier I’d MAYBE think differently if I really liked the uppers. $225 is a lot to sink into a used shoe repair though.

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  • tsbrewerstsbrewers Members  36WRX Points: 20Posts: 36 Bunkers
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    Thanks, that is kinda what I figured.

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  • ChamwowChamwow Members  77WRX Points: 38Handicap: 10Posts: 77 Fairways
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    There are a ton of great shows you can get for $200. I would move on as well.

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  • cristphotocristphoto Members  4061WRX Points: 414Handicap: 7Posts: 4,061 Titanium Tees
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    Those are Classics? All of mine have full leather soles and 11 spikes (12 on some of my older models).

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  • Old Tom MorrisOld Tom Morris Members  399WRX Points: 380Handicap: 14Posts: 399 Greens
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    Those models with the optiflex sole were a disgrace. Three years old and the soles started to decomposing and falling apart. They charged $300 for those shoes. Plastic junk.

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    Driver: Titleist 915D2 9.5* Graphite Design YS-6+ 65g Stiff

    Fairway Woods: Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV 75g Stiff or Titleist Pro Trajectory 980F 17* Aldila NV 75g Stiff

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    Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-AW TTDG AMT S300

    Wedges: 54/10 and 58/10 TTDG S200

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  • Old Tom MorrisOld Tom Morris Members  399WRX Points: 380Handicap: 14Posts: 399 Greens
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    Driver: Titleist 915D2 9.5* Graphite Design YS-6+ 65g Stiff

    Fairway Woods: Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV 75g Stiff or Titleist Pro Trajectory 980F 17* Aldila NV 75g Stiff

    Hybrid: Titleist 909H 19* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Titleist 909H 21* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron TTDG AMT S300

    Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-AW TTDG AMT S300

    Wedges: 54/10 and 58/10 TTDG S200

    Putter: Odyssey White Hot Tour #1 with Super Stroke

    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist Pro V1

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  • Old Tom MorrisOld Tom Morris Members  399WRX Points: 380Handicap: 14Posts: 399 Greens
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    There you go, I guess I am not as comfortable with balls as you are.

    Those low end Footjoy shoes have always been cheap crap. They look lousy after wearing them a few times and aren't very supportive for your feet. Too many cheap synthetic materials used. You get what you pay for.

    The old Footjoy classics with the leather soles were the most comfortable shoes ever made. And they lasted a long time with a little care. I still have four pairs that are twenty years old. They made a line with the plastic optiflex and the soles just fell apart after 2.5 years. Now the top of the line is the icon but not as comfortable.

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    Driver: Titleist 915D2 9.5* Graphite Design YS-6+ 65g Stiff

    Fairway Woods: Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV 75g Stiff or Titleist Pro Trajectory 980F 17* Aldila NV 75g Stiff

    Hybrid: Titleist 909H 19* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Titleist 909H 21* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron TTDG AMT S300

    Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-AW TTDG AMT S300

    Wedges: 54/10 and 58/10 TTDG S200

    Putter: Odyssey White Hot Tour #1 with Super Stroke

    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist Pro V1

  • golfunderpar18golfunderpar18 Members  492WRX Points: 220Posts: 492 Greens
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    Called “classics Tour”. Made in China after closing USA factory in 2009. Absolute garbage . Night and day to the classics, classics Dry, or classics dry premiere.

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  • golfunderpar18golfunderpar18 Members  492WRX Points: 220Posts: 492 Greens
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    @Old Tom Morris the icons are no longer the Footjoy top of the line. Footjoy has returned to all leather with the 1857 line starting at $750 retail! Many pga pros still wear icons including Justin Thomas.

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  • wkndhckrwkndhckr Members  61WRX Points: 26Posts: 61 Bunkers
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    I applaud your frugality but this is a no-brainer IMHO. Those are well below a price point where a repair should be considered.

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  • farmerfarmer Members  8903WRX Points: 1,340Posts: 8,903 Titanium Tees
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    My memories of hard leather soled shoes is different than Old Tom's. They had to be broken in, walk around the yard, graduate to mowing the yard, then wear them only in carts, and finally, they were ready to be in rotation. The spikes always rusted in, you could ruin the backing plate while trying to change out spikes. The shoes rewarded you by being hot and heavy.

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  • caniac6caniac6 Members  3651WRX Points: 1,313Handicap: 4Posts: 3,651 Titanium Tees
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    I had some Classic Dry Premiers, and those had a combo rubber/ leather sole. They were heavy, but so supportive, that my feet never hurt, or were tired after walking 18. I have worn FootJoy for 50 years, but their overall quality has declined since leaving Brockton, Mass.

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  • Old Tom MorrisOld Tom Morris Members  399WRX Points: 380Handicap: 14Posts: 399 Greens
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    Yes, even the dryjoy line is not as well made as 20 years ago. Disappointing that it is acceptable to make crappy products. It seems to be that way with all consumer goods.

    Someone mentioned that Footjoy is making an all leather pair now. $750 is a little steep for a pair of shoes. I remember paying $275 but they were very well made and comfortable shoes. Looked sharp also.

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    Driver: Titleist 915D2 9.5* Graphite Design YS-6+ 65g Stiff

    Fairway Woods: Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV 75g Stiff or Titleist Pro Trajectory 980F 17* Aldila NV 75g Stiff

    Hybrid: Titleist 909H 19* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Titleist 909H 21* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron TTDG AMT S300

    Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-AW TTDG AMT S300

    Wedges: 54/10 and 58/10 TTDG S200

    Putter: Odyssey White Hot Tour #1 with Super Stroke

    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist Pro V1

  • Old Tom MorrisOld Tom Morris Members  399WRX Points: 380Handicap: 14Posts: 399 Greens
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    I got a few pairs of Footjoy Classics from a golf pro almost 35 years agowhen I was a caddie. I was hooked then. Whenever I purchased them, I found them to be comfortable right out of the box. Never had to try them on, just ordered 9.5 D and they were always perfect.

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    Driver: Titleist 915D2 9.5* Graphite Design YS-6+ 65g Stiff

    Fairway Woods: Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV 75g Stiff or Titleist Pro Trajectory 980F 17* Aldila NV 75g Stiff

    Hybrid: Titleist 909H 19* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Titleist 909H 21* Aldila Voodoo hybrid Stiff or Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron TTDG AMT S300

    Irons: Titleist 716 AP2 4-AW TTDG AMT S300

    Wedges: 54/10 and 58/10 TTDG S200

    Putter: Odyssey White Hot Tour #1 with Super Stroke

    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist Pro V1

  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  6340WRX Points: 1,763Handicap: 3Posts: 6,340 Titanium Tees
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    I was the same Old Tom. I only got though 4 pairs in my time before they were discontinued but after my feet got used to the first pair, I never had any issues with them. I must say though that sometimes after 36 holes with them on, I could not wait to get out of them.

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  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat.... Members  1655WRX Points: 280Handicap: 5Posts: 1,655 Platinum Tees
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    This is a hot take, but 80% of the FJ stuff is garbage. And the other 20% is really at the top end of most budgets. Classics and Icons, yes are top notch but they're far from the best for the other stuff.

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  • tsbrewerstsbrewers Members  36WRX Points: 20Posts: 36 Bunkers
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    Thanks for all the opinions, the shoes are officially in the garbage and will be gone forever tomorrow.

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  • cristphotocristphoto Members  4061WRX Points: 414Handicap: 7Posts: 4,061 Titanium Tees
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    The Icon Black followed the Classics line. I wear them and they are great. Lots of the same features as the Classics but none of the drawbacks. I paid $129 for my last pair (normal list $300). I keep hearing Footjoy is going to discontinue to Icon Black. If that's the case then there will be lots of similar deals showing up.



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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members  6527WRX Points: 203Handicap: 19Posts: 6,527 Titanium Tees
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    Sorry but Chuck them in the garbage and get a new pair.

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    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.

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