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post #109 of 219
I own a pair of True Tours and True Stealths. They are great shoes. Most comfortable golf shoe I've worn, and surprisingly very stable on the course. Haven't had any slipping issues. The Trues, at least, take some getting used to, as you sit closer to the ground and more on your heels, but after a couple holes they felt much better.
post #110 of 219

I bought the exact pair you have in the post.  They are very comfortable.  My feet aren't tired after walking 9 and they really help with putting if you read greens the AimPoint way.  With my Adidas, my feet would be tired or toes a bit cramped after 9.  The upper part is a bit stiff at first, but loosens up quickly.  I have also played in the rain with them and there was no loss of traction.  the bottom was easy to clean.

post #111 of 219

Love my Ecco's and even removed the soft spikes from a pair of Footjoys. The sole was covered in a lot of other traction bits and I saw no reason for the soft spikes... no issues, play great.

 

I like being able to leave the house in the shoes I'm going to play in... just less fuss, like to keep it simple. YMMV

post #112 of 219

Love my True Tours. Give them a shot.

post #113 of 219

I've never tried any of the TRUE models but have a pair of Ecco Street Premiere's, and love 'em.  I've got wide, flat feet but find them nearly as comfortable as running shoes.  Grip/traction is fine.  The only time I'd be wary of going spikeless is if it's going to be wet -- i.e. early morning with dew on the ground or if there is rain in the forecast.  Compared to tradition soft spikes, the spikeless shoes more easily accumulate a bit of mud build up which can effect traction.  Food for thought...

post #114 of 219

I have a pair each of the Ecco Street Premiere and Biom Golf Hybrids.  I use them mostly for the range or when it's been pretty dry out so mud isn't a big issue.  The Ecco's are very comfortable and work well in dry conditions.   In rain, the Biom Hybrids got a little slippery so going forward I'll wear spikes when it's recently rained or threatening to rain. 

post #115 of 219
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No. The soles don't have holes in them and they're not made of sponges. :)

Funny.
My favorite street shoes have a ton of holes in the sole :D
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Check out the technology of the breathable sole. I have a pair that is about two years old that I wear almost everyday I'm not wearing shorts. They are by far the most comfortable pair of shoes I own (a close second is a vintage pair of super thin soled saucony's).
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I wish they made golf shoes. I think I will be heading over to Golfsmith to check out some True golf shoes this afternoon. Thank you for the informative thread. It made it unnecessary for me to start a different thread titled, "How Much Has My Game Suffered Since I Have Never Owned Golf Shoes? -- Are They Worth It?"
post #116 of 219
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I've never tried any of the TRUE models but have a pair of Ecco Street Premiere's, and love 'em.  I've got wide, flat feet but find them nearly as comfortable as running shoes.  Grip/traction is fine.  The only time I'd be wary of going spikeless is if it's going to be wet -- i.e. early morning with dew on the ground or if there is rain in the forecast.  Compared to tradition soft spikes, the spikeless shoes more easily accumulate a bit of mud build up which can effect traction.  Food for thought...

 

+1 on the eccos. i got the street premiere and i wear a size 13 to 15 depending on how narrow the show is, but a 13/13.5 (47 or whatever it is in EU) fits great and is very comfortable.

post #117 of 219
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+1 on the eccos. i got the street premiere and i wear a size 13 to 15 depending on how narrow the show is, but a 13/13.5 (47 or whatever it is in EU) fits great and is very comfortable.

Yup, same here.  I wear 13's US, and the 47's are very comfortable.  (All of my work shoes are Eccos as well)

 

They give me blisters on my heels right now if I don't but on a band aid, but I don't worry about that too much because ALL sports shoes do that to me the first several times I wear them.

post #118 of 219

Own a pair of the 2012 True Tours and have worn them for a month - they run 1/2 size smaller and are more comfortable out of the box than the 2011 model. Big thumbs up.

post #119 of 219

Never heard of these until reading this today,  and although I certainly don't need another pair of shoes  (at least not right now!)   I'm going to recommend these to people.

 

Can anyone attest to the quality of the pair that is  "For charity"  that they sell?   They look pretty good.

post #120 of 219
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Never heard of these until reading this today,  and although I certainly don't need another pair of shoes  (at least not right now!)   I'm going to recommend these to people.

 

Can anyone attest to the quality of the pair that is  "For charity"  that they sell?   They look pretty good.

It seems there are either TRUE pix or TRUE Stealth versions of the current charity shoes. The pix shoes are discussed in this thread are are the lower price, value, lower attention to detail and lower quality materials entry for TRUE. The Stealths are discussed here as well. I can say that they are as fine as any shoes I've owned. The leather is softer than any of my street shoes and much nicer softer than any golf shoes. I have an older model of Ecco's that retailed for $450 and these TRUES are every bit as well made and way better golf shoes.

 

I own two pair of Tours and one pair of Stealths. The Tour are wonderful shoes. The Stealths are amazing.

 

Phx are water Resistant -- like the Ecco Streets. The Tours and the Stealths are waterproof -- which is nice for many and a must for me. I play early with dew and play in the rain if there is no lightning. 

post #121 of 219

i'm an avid runner and fully converted 'minimalist' in many areas of fitness and nutrition (except golf equipment ha), have a pair of true stealths and phx and love them........i will say that the phx takes a bit longer to soften up......green/turf feel is excellent but they could be a bit lighter IMHO

 

i was always labeled an 'over-pronator' and suffered from shin splints and other foot ailments until i made the commitment to more minimal footwear, not simply for running but my daily shoes as well (or going completely barefoot as often as possible)...........i couldnt be happier with the change, and i am completely injury free 2+ years later with 2 half marathons under my belt......i struggle to wear heeled shoes of any kind anymore, and find standing in them for an extended period very uncomfortable

 

 

watching the minimalist community grow over the past few years has been awesome to watch, and it's very encouraging to see the golf industry get onboard as well

 

for you naysayersa1_smile.gif:  it's not just about gait mechanics, or whether you can 'run' or 'walk' with a natural gait with heeled/supportive footwear......its about increasing foot and supportive lower leg strength, building balance/stability, added ground feel (proprioception), and strengthening your core which i think we can all agree will help improve your golf game

 

 

i would encourage anyone interested in minimal footwear to check out inov-8, and vivobarefoot as well..........the inov-8 155 may be my favorite shoe of all time for running and everyday wear, and vivobarefoot has recently come out with a golf shoe......inov-8 also carries some transitional shoes with more traditional mid-foot support and a mild heel drop

 

also, for any runners out there, do yourself a favor and check out naturalrunningcenter.com......

post #122 of 219
Thread Starter 

Bumping an older thread for this reason:

 

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The TRUE sensei might just be the most versatile golf shoe ever created, supported by the fact that Ryan Moore won a PGA TOUR event and TRUE's President ran a Marathon wearing the sensei on the same day.

The TRUE sensei was designed to function at a TOUR level on the course, while also providing a super comfortable platform and breathable upper that would allow golfers to wear it off the course on trails, the road, while traveling or at the gym. The ultimate cross over shoe for golf and life with the comfort that you can only expect from TRUE linkswear.


You can run a marathon in the TRUE sensei,  but please be careful if you transition to the sensei from a "motion control" running shoe. 

Like any zero drop minimalist running shoe, the TRUE sensei can take some time to adapt to because the muscles in your legs may be used to running in shoes that have a raised heel, a high arch, padding and gel or air bags. In order to transition properly to running in the TRUE sensei, we would suggest starting with very short jogs of half a mile to a mile. Your body will awaken to proprioception and your stride will shift from a heel strike to a natural mid-foot strike fairly quickly because it "feels right". If you build mileage too quickly and your body has not adapted to your new running motion, unnecessary injury can occur. So, just start slow, add distance carefully, listen to your body and enjoy the run!

 

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post #123 of 219
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post #124 of 219

Mine are already on the way... I ordered 'em last night when I got home from work (2 am). I can't wait for them to get here.

post #125 of 219

Finally came today... very nice shoes. However, they do feel a bit different than my tours and stealths (both of which are the original versions). They also run about a 1/2 smaller than the original (2011) TRUEs.

 

I'll post here in a few days after I've had the chance to hit some balls in them and play a round.

post #126 of 219
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Originally Posted by tristanhilton85 View Post

Finally came today... very nice shoes. However, they do feel a bit different than my tours and stealths (both of which are the original versions). They also run about a 1/2 smaller than the original (2011) TRUEs.

 

I'll post here in a few days after I've had the chance to hit some balls in them and play a round.

Tristan is this in reference to the True Sensi shoe?  I'm guessing they could feel like they run smaller given the toe box isn't as wide as the typical TRUE shoe?  They look more like a standard running shoe from Asics or New Balance?  They do look interesting, so if possible, please share with us what you think in a review.

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