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  1. 1. Would you be willing to spend $400 on a single pair of very high-quality golf shoes?

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Hello, with the closing of the Foot-Joy Brockton factory and discontinuing of the Classics lines, I wonder if there are any golf shoes still made that feature Goodyear welt construction (in other words, can be resoled and last for 10+ years).

So, would you be willing to pay $400 for a pair of golf shoes that are super high-quality (i.e., same as makers like Allen Edmonds or Alden or the old Footjoy Classics)?
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Thanks for the responses. I'd like to bump this a couple times if the mods don't mind. For those voted "Maybe," I'd love to hear your thoughts on what might influence your buying decision.
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Thanks for the responses. I'd like to bump this a couple times if the mods don't mind. For those voted "Maybe," I'd love to hear your thoughts on what might influence your buying decision.

for me to say maybe it would need to come with a set of irons lol

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For sure I would. But I have 6 pairs of Allen Edmonds, 3 Aldens, 4 Crocket and Jones and pair of Vass, so I do buy "investment shoes". Also I know what goodyear welted is (:
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No way. I like to spend in the 75 - 100 range on Golf Shoes. You can find a quality pair that last about a good year or a little over it, depending on how much you play...I mean, if you're playing 10 rounds per year, they'll last far more than that. But if you are me who is playing around 70 rounds per year, then I prefer something fairly cheap, but quality (ex. I'm wearing the FootJoy DryJoy's right now; 80 dollars at Dick's, and they are very nice!)
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No way. I like to spend in the 75 - 100 range on Golf Shoes. You can find a quality pair that last about a good year or a little over it, depending on how much you play...I mean, if you're playing 10 rounds per year, they'll last far more than that. But if you are me who is playing around 70 rounds per year, then I prefer something fairly cheap, but quality (ex. I'm wearing the FootJoy DryJoy's right now; 80 dollars at Dick's, and they are very nice!)

What's interesting is that the golf shoe market, which was once like the dress shoe market, is becoming more like the athletic shoe market. In other words, buy them, use them, throw them away.

FWIW, I had my first pair of FootJoy Classics for over 10 years. I'd still have them, but I developed a nerve inflammation problem in my left foot that requires me to wear an E width instead of a D width. At $80 per year or so, I'd have spent at least $600 on golf shoes.
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Nope....not unless I medically had to wear them to play the game.


I am currently enjoying a pair of Greenjoys that were under $40. They seem to be doing very well.....as good as some that cost me way more.
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I didn't realize the Brockton plant shut down. But I'm not surprised. Ultra high end golf shoes seem to be a thing of the past.

I would never pay that kind of money for a golf shoe. I do believe in you get what you pay for, but there's a limit. I consider golf shoes a highly disposable product. I tend to buy a new pair every 18 months or so. They're meant to be played hard with, so I don't think tossing that much cash into something that won't last is sound. Plus, with new technology, shoes are comfy right out of the box and perform better than any of the lux level shoes. Lastly, no one wants to spend the time breaking in the fancy leather of those shoes anyway

I'm happy to stay with in the $100-150 range.

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