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I've been playing a lot of golf lately and was a big fan of the FJ Pro SL's but noticed my 2nd toe (which is longer than my big toe) on my back foot was hurting during the follow thru on my downswing.  It appears the lack of a solid sole allows the shoe to flex on my downswing as I push off on the toe of my rear foot and a lot of pressure gets placed on that one toe.  I don't notice the problem as much with more solid soled shoes that have replaceable cleats.  Anyone else have this problem?  

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I don't have the greatest feet and honestly hate the ProSL for playing actual golf because there is so little support. They're great for the range or simulator and maybe even just playing with a cart,

I ordered multiple pairs of cleats at the same time and only paid the $6.99 once.  Ask customer service for help. They are soft spikes brand so if you’d rather pay store prices like other brands of sh

Definitely less expensive! Plus the soles themselves provide a lot of traction such that when a couple of the spikes on one of my shoes started showing wear I didn't even notice it.

Soft soled shoes are terrible for many.  Not enough support and caused plantar fasciitis for me. 

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I'm wearing Sqairz now and the extra space in the toe area is awesome.  The shoes are really comfortable and have great support and are very stable on the course.  

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I've had the Arc SL, Sport SL and Pro SL over the past couple of years.

Tend to rotate shoes often.

Most feel improved with their stock insoles replaced.

The standard inserts feel like compressed foam with little cushion.

 

 

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I don't have the greatest feet and honestly hate the ProSL for playing actual golf because there is so little support. They're great for the range or simulator and maybe even just playing with a cart, but any form of walking my the arches of my feet are going to be sore for 2-3 days after and that's with custom inserts in there. I'm in the TourX now and man those are night and day for me with the ProSL. 

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On 4/28/2021 at 4:01 PM, larryd3 said:

I'm wearing Sqairz now and the extra space in the toe area is awesome.  The shoes are really comfortable and have great support and are very stable on the course.  

I have two pair of Squairz shoes and they will be my last! (I bought one pair and the other was a gift.) The shoes are really comfortable as noted, but the cleats suck! They advertise “free cleats for life,” but charge you $6.99 for every set of replacement cleats, even if ordering them at the same time. Sqairz recommends replacing them 2-3 times per year based on how much you play and I play A LOT, so 2-3 times per year will not be sufficient to maintain adequate traction with as quickly as these cleats wear. It looks like I’ll be forking over $40-$60 for cleats every year. My opinion is, at $200 a pair, the Sqairz cleats should be better!

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On 5/29/2021 at 2:15 PM, MisterT said:

I have two pair of Squairz shoes and they will be my last! (I bought one pair and the other was a gift.) The shoes are really comfortable as noted, but the cleats suck! They advertise “free cleats for life,” but charge you $6.99 for every set of replacement cleats, even if ordering them at the same time. Sqairz recommends replacing them 2-3 times per year based on how much you play and I play A LOT, so 2-3 times per year will not be sufficient to maintain adequate traction with as quickly as these cleats wear. It looks like I’ll be forking over $40-$60 for cleats every year. My opinion is, at $200 a pair, the Sqairz cleats should be better!

I ordered multiple pairs of cleats at the same time and only paid the $6.99 once.  Ask customer service for help. They are soft spikes brand so if you’d rather pay store prices like other brands of shoes you can obviously do that.  To me even if paying $6.99 it’s a bunch cheaper than buying a pack at the golf shop.  

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3 hours ago, larryd3 said:

I ordered multiple pairs of cleats at the same time and only paid the $6.99 once.  Ask customer service for help. They are soft spikes brand so if you’d rather pay store prices like other brands of shoes you can obviously do that.  To me even if paying $6.99 it’s a bunch cheaper than buying a pack at the golf shop.  

Definitely less expensive! Plus the soles themselves provide a lot of traction such that when a couple of the spikes on one of my shoes started showing wear I didn't even notice it.

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