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There might be a thread on this already. Trying to broaden my options a little. Thinking about using non golf specific shoes as golf shoes. Have seen people say vans ultra range, but I am thinking maybe Nike waffle or something like that. A sneaker or running shoe that has some tread. Anyone have any experience with either I’ve mentioned or have any recommendations along this route? TIA

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I'd say just go with a shoe that you feel would be most stable and comfortable. The Vans direction seems a lot better than the Waffles. Waffles might have appropriate looking tread but the sole tapers out and is pretty thin so it might not be good for stability and it's probably more prone to rolling over. 

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1 hour ago, FestivusMiracle said:

There might be a thread on this already. Trying to broaden my options a little. Thinking about using non golf specific shoes as golf shoes. Have seen people say vans ultra range, but I am thinking maybe Nike waffle or something like that. A sneaker or running shoe that has some tread. Anyone have any experience with either I’ve mentioned or have any recommendations along this route? TIA


@FestivusMiracle: You might like to Check out "GolfKicks" & related threads on the golfwrx forum?

https://www.amazon.com/Golfkicks-Golf-Traction-Sneakers-Spikes/dp/B07ZJP5P84
 


 

 

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8 hours ago, JungleJimbo said:


@FestivusMiracle: You might like to Check out "GolfKicks" & related threads on the golfwrx forum?

https://www.amazon.com/Golfkicks-Golf-Traction-Sneakers-Spikes/dp/B07ZJP5P84
 


 

 

really not looking to add spikes to other shoes and potentially ruin them. i mean sneakers that work for golf and provide a little grip.

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I have alot if nike sneakers.. i have also alot of nike golf shoes... i can honestly say.. for whatever reason. The golf shoes are more comfortable and easier on the feet after all day then the regular sneakers. Im also finding that the padding in the golf shoes a thicker and softer for the soles in the golf shoes. Wierd.

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11 hours ago, FestivusMiracle said:

There might be a thread on this already. Trying to broaden my options a little. Thinking about using non golf specific shoes as golf shoes. Have seen people say vans ultra range, but I am thinking maybe Nike waffle or something like that. A sneaker or running shoe that has some tread. Anyone have any experience with either I’ve mentioned or have any recommendations along this route? TIA

 

I dont have a suggestion but honestly some of the 'spikeless' golf shoes they sell look just like regular running shoes.  Thats why I dont really buy spikeless, I am still skeptical how the bottoms of some of these shoes will grip the ground swinging a club 100mph

 

I got a pair of those stan smith ryder cup 'cow' golf shoes and you can wear them as regular sneakers but surprisingly the one time I wore them on the golf course, they gripped pretty well.

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FM,

 

I am in the Vans Ultrarange EXO model.  The EXO model has an extra heel counter that helps with better lateral stability.  I had tried the original Ultrarange without the heel counter and while fine for the range, they don't translate to the course especially walking on side hills.   Otherwise, the sole design provides me with enough grip and never really slipped while wearing.  Great comfort and breathability, great dry condition summer golf shoe.

 

I would suggest finding a store near you to try them on and see if they fit your needs.  If not, these are a great everyday sneaker and when my Vans wear down, they turn into my lawn mowing shoes.

 

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I've actually played in slowpitch softball turfs. Comfortable, grippy, just gotta be careful on the greens as the treads can be aggressive. I've since switched to dedicated golf shoes but these were a good step up from regular sneakers.

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