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should I buy new golf shoes?

post #1 of 29
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$150 used for 2 seasons. Still works fine but the new adidas ones I tried on was a lot better but I don't want to waste money. $100 right now on sale.

post #2 of 29

i dont think you should buy them.

post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker View Post

i dont think you should buy them.

why do you say that? The feet support and traction is very important in golf. It isn't a small improvements, my feet felt so much better.

post #4 of 29
I'm not sure you need anyone else's advice when it comes to buying a new pair of golf shoes?

If you like them, have the cash, and they feel good, buy them.
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by MyrtleBeachGolf View Post

I'm not sure you need anyone else's advice when it comes to buying a new pair of golf shoes?

If you like them, have the cash, and they feel good, buy them.

don't want to be wasteful. Why buy new shoes when the old one is working just fine. Guess I"m trying to find more reasons why I need them so I feel like it's worth the upgrade.

post #6 of 29

Are there scuffs or ugly blemishes on the old ones?  Do they clash with this season's wardrobe colors? 

 

Seriously though, something made you go try on new shoes.  You apparently like 'em because you're looking for validation.  If they're more comfortable than the old brogans and you don't have to skip this month's car payment or something, why not?  Just don't tell your wife I told you that you should buy them!!

post #7 of 29

 If you want new shoes, buy new shoes.  If you feel like your old ones are adequate, don't.  Only you know if your old ones properly support your golf game.  And only you know if you can afford to spend $100 on golf shoes.

post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by golf55 View Post

don't want to be wasteful. Why buy new shoes when the old one is working just fine. Guess I"m trying to find more reasons why I need them so I feel like it's worth the upgrade.

 

 

This makes it seem like an awful dumb question.... but if your current shoes work fine and you don't want to waste money then don't buy them. If your current shoes work fine but you like the new ones and the money isn't an issue... go for it. 

post #9 of 29

If the old ones are comfortable, keep them. For me it's the most important factor.

post #10 of 29

I'll need a copy of your financial records including Debits, Withdrawals, Deposits, Credits and Transfers before I can validate my decision for you.

 

In all seriousness, how could any of us honestly know if you need new shoes or not? If you're asking us for our opinion on whether you should buy them, it is clear that you think you need them.

 

(I don't mean to sound like an ass)

post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by arturo28mx View Post

If the old ones are comfortable, keep them. For me it's the most important factor.

This.

 

Also, you've tried on a pair of shoes that you don't need? Have you been to lots of shops and gone back to the first one you went in?

 

Honestly, I don't think I've ever tried on a pair of shoes just because - its always been because I need a replacement.

post #12 of 29
Thread Starter 

Just bought new adidas shoe this morning :)
 

post #13 of 29
Get some of those new spikeless Ecco or TrueLinks shoes. SO comfortable. Cleats are old news.
post #14 of 29

Buying stuff when you don't really need it is what makes our economy strong!

post #15 of 29

I have a hard time finding brands that are cut to fit the shape of my feet.  They are wide, but short.

But there is usually one brand that does the trick.

 

So for tennis shoes, if I find a pair that work really nice, I'll buy 4 or 5 pairs at a time.  Lasts for a long time.

 

I see no reason not to have the same philosophy for golf shoes which are likely even trickier to get a really comfy fit.  and if you find them on sale.  $100 doesn't sound that cheap - maybe keep your eye on it and do a web search frequently and then pick it up when it's REALLY cheap or next year when the next model comes out pick up these on clearance.

 

Waiting to buy until you NEED to replace is ok if you are tight on cash all the time.  If not, buying when they are cheap makes better $en$e

 

But I'd continue using the current pair until they wear out before opening the other box.  Or keep it as a backup pair or one that you use on especially muddy days.....
 

post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by rehmwa View Post

I have a hard time finding brands that are cut to fit the shape of my feet.  They are wide, but short.

But there is usually one brand that does the trick.

 

So for tennis shoes, if I find a pair that work really nice, I'll buy 4 or 5 pairs at a time.  Lasts for a long time.

 

I see no reason not to have the same philosophy for golf shoes which are likely even trickier to get a really comfy fit.  and if you find them on sale.  $100 doesn't sound that cheap - maybe keep your eye on it and do a web search frequently and then pick it up when it's REALLY cheap or next year when the next model comes out pick up these on clearance.

 

Waiting to buy until you NEED to replace is ok if you are tight on cash all the time.  If not, buying when they are cheap makes better $en$e

 

But I'd continue using the current pair until they wear out before opening the other box.  Or keep it as a backup pair or one that you use on especially muddy days.....
 

I just recently bought a pair of FootJoy Contour shoes and kept my outdated and worn Nike shoes for muddy days. The FJ's will come out on dry conditions, but I'm definitely not treading through April conditions in NE Ohio with brand new $120.00 kicks!

Review: http://thesandtrap.com/products/footjoy-mens-contour-golf-shoes-fj-54051-white-black/reviews/4689

post #17 of 29
I went with a new pair of Nike air range this season. I am not a big fan of them. Played a few rounds and my toes on my left foot hurt mid way through the round. Sizing is fine not sure what is causing the discomfort. Could the design of the shoe i.e. no spikes be the issue?
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by golf55 View Post

why do you say that? The feet support and traction is very important in golf. It isn't a small improvements, my feet felt so much better.

I don't know. You're reading the words of a bogey golfer who plays in street shoes. I never felt the need for golf specific shoes. If I were you, I'd spend the money on something else. That's just me, tho
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