Spike and spikeless golf shoes.
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I like the spikeless myself (although mine are ECCO's) for everything but a soft, muddy course. When I am dealing with mud, I like the spikes better..
Tennis shoes during a downpour.
I changed the holes before our game and was in a hurry to get started before the rain and didn't go to the truck and get my golf shoes. Things went along alright until the 8th hole where I slipped in the mud as I was getting into the cart but didn't go down.
That should have been a warning but sure enough on the next hole as I was walking across the slope leading up to the green I went all the way down on my back in a flash.
There I was in a pouring rainstorm wallowing around in front of the green with another guy waiting to hit his approach shot.
#Cold, wet, and embarrassed.
BTW. My favorite golf shoes are spikeless but they definitely have more traction than tennis shoes.
I have become a believer in spikeless shoes. I have several pairs but my favorite is Ashworth.
I will never go back to traditional golf shoes.
Never a a problem with traction using spikeless. MUCH more comfortable and you can drive with them.
I could certainly see where having a pair of shoes with softspikes would be helpful if you play in the rain, or just on a course that tends to be moist.
But I only have spikeless now (True), and I'll trade a slip here and there (yes, it happens every once in a while) for the comfort of the spikeless, as well as the extra ability to read the greens. ;)
I'm all spikeless also, I've got several different brands. Footjoy, ECCO, Adidas, Puma, the only ones I've had any issue with slippage are the Puma, they have a rounded nub for traction. On early mornings when there is a little dew I will slip from time to time if I wear the Puma, but I've not had any issues with the other shoes and I've worn the Footjoy and ECCO in the rain. I swear by the spikeless shoes.
This thread is making me want to buy about 3 different pairs of shoes. I had thought about getting the Footjoy DNA later this season to seriously upgrade my shoe situation, but I always liked the idea of lower profile shoes and feeling the ground a little better. I admit I like having spikes for stability, and I can really blow through sets of spikes; I will end up with worn edges and tears without abusing them. Just replaced 5 or 6 today actually, and it might be worth never having to break off the spike, stab the plastic nub with a utility knife and screwdriver it out of the hole again when the spike wrench just tears the rubber and you can't get it out. I also tend to wear the spikes very unevenly, to the point that about half of them look brand new and the other half have been replaced 2-3 times in about 8 months.
I will say, the sport I have the most background in has to be martial arts, and we always trained barefoot. I don't want to turn into one of those barefoot running people, but if something like the True Linkswear can give me enough grip, I may grab a pair of them to bust out on dry days. Or I could go for a waterproof pair, but I don't think I'd fully replace my spiked shoes unless the replacement had spikes.