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Anyone ever use these bad boys?  The only time I'm in socks and shoes in the summer is while I'm golfing, and I am seriously considering these.  I don't care about being made fun of on the course, if I did I'd never touch my driver (or irons, or wedges...) but I am wondering if anyone tested them out and found them comfortable to play golf in?

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Considered it when I was trying to regain my virginity.    Just kidding. I'm sure they are nice on hot days. 

One word why these are a bad idea - BUNKERS.

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I purchased a version of these about 10 years ago.  I live in a humid climate, only wear shoes to work and golf in the summer, and tend to get pretty sweaty feet while playing 18.  Even with the added ventilation, sweat still mixed from moisture on the course and caused the footbeds to get pretty slippery.  I used them for a year or so, but never played great golf in them.

 

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Not particularly.  I remember constantly tightening the straps as my round progressed.  The side-to-side movement (i.e. "slippage") was unavoidable by the back 9.

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4 hours ago, woodbooger said:

Anyone ever use these bad boys?  The only time I'm in socks and shoes in the summer is while I'm golfing, and I am seriously considering these.  I don't care about being made fun of on the course, if I did I'd never touch my driver (or irons, or wedges...) but I am wondering if anyone tested them out and found them comfortable to play golf in?

Considered it when I was trying to regain my virginity. 

 

Just kidding. I'm sure they are nice on hot days. 

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8 minutes ago, woodbooger said:

Also, I wonder if maybe they've improved the design with the last 10 years.

 

That's a hard no. Pretty sure these are same stock from 10 years ago and FJ just can't seem to clear them out.

 

If you want to repel any playing parters, cart girls, or really anyone...buy these.  Good news though - I hear these come with complimentary head covers...

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16 minutes ago, Bizzle80 said:

 

That's a hard no. Pretty sure these are same stock from 10 years ago and FJ just can't seem to clear them out.

 

If you want to repel any playing parters, cart girls, or really anyone...buy these.  Good news though - I hear these come with complimentary head covers...

 

That's nice about the headcovers. I also heard you get a complimentary belt cell phone holster when you buy a pair. 

 

All jokes aside I've seen these lingering in stores for years, but I can honestly say I've never seen a single pair actually being worn on a golf course. That alone should speak to their functionality. 

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I bought an older version of this Footjoy sandal several years ago during an extended heat wave.  Its design and features were basically the same as today's. 

 

While my feet appreciated the excellent ventilation and being able to feel the occasional cool breeze, the sandals never functioned as well as I had hoped. 

 

On high-UV days, the prolonged exposure to direct sunlight actually hurt my feet and left sunburns with painful sandal strap-shaped burn lines. 

 

And even with the great ventilation, my feet still sweat on the extremely hot/humid days and would attract grains of sand, small pebbles, grass blades, etc.  This wouldn't have bothered me too much if that stuff had stayed on the tops or sides of my feet, but the debris would always find its way under my feet... so I'd quickly find myself walking on a bunch of sand and pebbles, which is incredibly unpleasant.  I'd have to take off the sandals to handwipe the sand/pebbles off my sweaty soles almost every hole.

 

Lastly, there was no lateral support whatsoever.  If you have good (subtle) footwork and don't roll onto your lead foot heavily on the follow-through, the lack of support might not be an issue.

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16 minutes ago, Abh159 said:

 

That's nice about the headcovers. I also heard you get a complimentary belt cell phone holster when you buy a pair. 

 

All jokes aside I've seen these lingering in stores for years, but I can honestly say I've never seen a single pair actually being worn on a golf course. That alone should speak to their functionality. 

This was a funny thread.

Until you made fun of my cell phone belt holster.

It's the plastic pocket protector of the 21st century.

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I should also mention that, because I play in hot weather a lot and because I hate having sweaty feet with sand/pebbles underfoot, I continued searching for better solutions.  It took much longer than it should have, but I eventually discovered that golf shoes made of highly breathable textile (non-leather) fabric combined with thin moisture-wicking socks may be as good of a solution as it gets for me. 

 

However, while my feet are now dry and cool without any sand/pebble issues, lateral support and "waterproofness" on textile fabric shoes are still lacking.  I've had both the adidas Tour360 Knit and the adidas CodeChaos Prime Blue Knit shoes, and neither provide much lateral support or water resistance.  Nevertheless, they both dissipate heat/moisture really well and have comfy Boost cushioning.  The tradeoff in the lateral support and waterproofing offered by leather (or leather-like) shoes for the much better heat/moisture control offered by textile shoes is well worth it to me on hot days.  On colder/wet days or early morning rounds, I revert to regular leather(-like) golf shoes. 

 

I've also built up a collection of performance socks from Balega, Darn Tough, Kentwool, etc.  Some are really thin for hot weather while others are relatively thick for colder temps, but all of them are moisture-wicking and provide at least a little bit of extra cushioning.

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8 hours ago, woodbooger said:

Anyone ever use these bad boys?  The only time I'm in socks and shoes in the summer is while I'm golfing, and I am seriously considering these.  I don't care about being made fun of on the course, if I did I'd never touch my driver (or irons, or wedges...) but I am wondering if anyone tested them out and found them comfortable to play golf in?

Best thing ever, so comfy relaxed--BUT there maybe an affect on follow thru due to it's harder to roll over the big sole of the sandals...so it may change golf swing a little--to each their own...

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I'm not a fan of sandals - especially Mandals. There are some ugly feet in the world.

 

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