Re: The often overlooked golf shoe, and why its worth investing in quality.
I'm a big fan of golf shoes. I don't understand though why there are so few shoes on the market which give comfort to resemble a running shoe. Most golf shoes are pretty hard rubber, sometimes pieces of plastic. My favourite pair so far is the Nike Air Summer Max, which is far more comfortable than anything I've ever worn. I've never had issues with balance on these shoes. If anything, I feel more connected to the ground with them. My feet get to breathe and they are comfortable to wear. For most shoes, it's a matter of fit. Some are terrible and hard, others fit better. With a softer fabric, the chances of a shoe being comfortable are much higher.
You don't wear GoreTex shoes on a bright and sunny day when talking a walk, so why do they sell so many water-proof golf shoes, when I would guess 95% of the times we play golf are under a blue sky?
I don't wear my summer shoes when it's raining, I got a pair of water proof ones too, but I only wish there was a bigger selection of the soft ones. It's prefectly normal to have multiple pair of everyday shoes, so why not when it comes to golf too?
I really want to order the Adidas 360 4.0, but I'll try to keep myself from ordering them. My current two pairs are new this season and I really like both of them. I must avoid buying too much golf stuff that I don't really need. When a pair is worn out though, I'll buy new ones (probably before too). I might pick up the 360s next year on sale, if they don't release 5.0, which some review convince me to buy.
My current pairs:
I got one pair of Olyo shoes, which was cheap and didn't last very long, and a pair of Footjoy MyJoys, which are getting worn out, and never really fit me very good either.
A problem for me is the limited selection offered from stores around here. I either have to drive a very long way, or order on the internet and hope they will fit.