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Originally Posted by Fender

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Who says traditional looking golf shoes are uncomfortable?  I think they're quite comfortable and better in wet conditions.  These guys are not running on the golf course and they are not jumping (except for Sergio maybe...).  Why does it make any sense to wear athletic type shoes playing golf when a player has to wear slacks and a polo?  traditional oxford looking shoes look way better.


Not everyone's feet fit well into traditional oxford looking shoes. Me being a good example. I have a very narrow heel and only the athletic looking shoes fit me right.

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It's a good thing you added those circles.

George Orwell. Orson Welles was War of the Worlds. But he wore comfy shoes.

Tiger and Freddy have to wear the shoes they do becuase of their injuries. That said, Tiger's shoes do look like something that would be worn at the Special Olympics.

I wouldn't choose to wear jeans on a golf course because it's typically too warm to wear them, but I can appreciate your point.  I remember back 20 years ago when I went shopping for my first golf trip to Myrtle Beach thinking how out of touch golf clothing and shoes were.  The golf shoes back then reminded me of shoes I had to wear to Catholic grammar school.  At least today, thanks to Puma and others there are some more fashionable choices for clothing and shoes for the younger generations.

Golf has some tough decisions to make because all this talk about increasing family participation by creating 12 hole courses, increasing hole size to 8" - 15", etc will also require reviewing the dress codes. Kids today don't typically walk around in golf shorts and collared polo shirts on in the summer.

Originally Posted by GJBenn85

Kind of agree.  I am amused that faded shorts or pants and collared shirts will be allowed on a course but my top end denim which costs more than most golf pants/shorts, fits well, and looks nice, is banned.  If shorts are allowed, why not jeans?  I'd rather see jeans than the average person's legs.



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Originally Posted by Fender

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I have no problem with Ian Poulter and the way he dresses.  Most of the time he is wearing oxford style shoes that are coordinated with his outfit.  He makes it work.  He actually takes time to make his outfit look good.  Now....  Tiger and Freddy's shoes don't look like they fit.  Tiger and Freddy always dress up nice but these shoes don't match the outfit.  Would you wear tennis shoes with a suit?  I don't think so.  If you're wearing nice slacks and a polo, the skateboarding shoes don't go along.  If you're going to wear those shoes why don't you wear some cargo khakis and a baggy tee shirt...  Just saying...



Last time I checked, golf is a sport, right?  Why would you wear oxford/dress style shoes to play a sport rather than athletic style shoes or shoes built for the golf swing (like Ryan Moore's).  Don't get me wrong, if that's what you like and you want to wear them then go ahead but to say that Tiger, Moore, and Freddy shouldn't be allowed to wear the shoes they do because you think they don't look good is kind of dumb.

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Originally Posted by tristanhilton85

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Originally Posted by Fender

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I have no problem with Ian Poulter and the way he dresses.  Most of the time he is wearing oxford style shoes that are coordinated with his outfit.  He makes it work.  He actually takes time to make his outfit look good.  Now....  Tiger and Freddy's shoes don't look like they fit.  Tiger and Freddy always dress up nice but these shoes don't match the outfit.  Would you wear tennis shoes with a suit?  I don't think so.  If you're wearing nice slacks and a polo, the skateboarding shoes don't go along.  If you're going to wear those shoes why don't you wear some cargo khakis and a baggy tee shirt...  Just saying...

Last time I checked, golf is a sport, right?  Why would you wear oxford/dress style shoes to play a sport rather than athletic style shoes or shoes built for the golf swing (like Ryan Moore's).  Don't get me wrong, if that's what you like and you want to wear them then go ahead but to say that Tiger, Moore, and Freddy shouldn't be allowed to wear the shoes they do because you think they don't look good is kind of dumb.



Based on this thread, I suspect many people have never worn a well fitting quality pair of traditional golf shoes or even dress shoes for that matter. Maybe someone unfortunate enough to never find the right shoes would think they're ill suited for playing golf and walking, but to state it like a fact is strange. They've been making golf shoes for a long time and have the process down to a science. If people need a super wide toe box or have specific foot problems that prevent them from wearing normal golf shoes, it's understandable they'd have another opinion. But it's a biased opinion. Golf shoes actually made for walking (my Callaways lacking an achilles cutout notwithstanding) and the motions and forces taking place during a golf swing.

Yes, golf is a sport, and experience tells me the best shoe for hitting golf shots out on the course and walking carrying a golf bag over varied terrain is a traditional golf shoe. For me, not every one, but for me. Not just any golf shoe though either - there are certainly poor ones for my feet out there - but why everyone jumping on the "crosstrainers look great so regular golf shoes don't work any more" bandwagon is beyond me.

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

Based on this thread, I suspect many people have never worn a well fitting quality pair of traditional golf shoes or even dress shoes for that matter. Maybe someone unfortunate enough to never find the right shoes would think they're ill suited for playing golf and walking, but to state it like a fact is strange. They've been making golf shoes for a long time and have the process down to a science. If people need a super wide toe box or have specific foot problems that prevent them from wearing normal golf shoes, it's understandable they'd have another opinion. But it's a biased opinion. Golf shoes actually made for walking (my Callaways lacking an achilles cutout notwithstanding) and the motions and forces taking place during a golf swing.

Yes, golf is a sport, and experience tells me the best shoe for hitting golf shots out on the course and walking carrying a golf bag over varied terrain is a traditional golf shoe. For me, not every one, but for me. Not just any golf shoe though either - there are certainly poor ones for my feet out there - but why everyone jumping on the "crosstrainers look great so regular golf shoes don't work any more" bandwagon is beyond me.


I don't think anyone here is saying that traditional golf shoes are not suited for golf.  We are simply saying that they are not the only acceptable option.  Some folks--myself included--simply cannot walk six miles in a rigid soled shoe anymore without suffering from crippling pain.

I still have my FJ Classics Tours (cordovan pebble grain bluchers), but I only wear them when I know I'll be riding in a cart.  I've had them for nine years, and they're beautiful, functional shoes.

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Originally Posted by k-troop

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

Based on this thread, I suspect many people have never worn a well fitting quality pair of traditional golf shoes or even dress shoes for that matter. Maybe someone unfortunate enough to never find the right shoes would think they're ill suited for playing golf and walking, but to state it like a fact is strange. They've been making golf shoes for a long time and have the process down to a science. If people need a super wide toe box or have specific foot problems that prevent them from wearing normal golf shoes, it's understandable they'd have another opinion. But it's a biased opinion. Golf shoes actually made for walking (my Callaways lacking an achilles cutout notwithstanding) and the motions and forces taking place during a golf swing.

Yes, golf is a sport, and experience tells me the best shoe for hitting golf shots out on the course and walking carrying a golf bag over varied terrain is a traditional golf shoe. For me, not every one, but for me. Not just any golf shoe though either - there are certainly poor ones for my feet out there - but why everyone jumping on the "crosstrainers look great so regular golf shoes don't work any more" bandwagon is beyond me.

I don't think anyone here is saying that traditional golf shoes are not suited for golf.  We are simply saying that they are not the only acceptable option.  Some folks--myself included--simply cannot walk six miles in a rigid soled shoe anymore without suffering from crippling pain.

I still have my FJ Classics Tours (cordovan pebble grain bluchers), but I only wear them when I know I'll be riding in a cart.  I've had them for nine years, and they're beautiful, functional shoes.



Apparently you did not read the post to which I was responding?

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I really dig the Kikkos.I was just chattin with the online rep and he said if u turn ur buddies on to their shoe.U can become some kind of ambassador.Ur buddies use ur discount code and u earn Kikko comission bucks towards other items.Pretty cool

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i think saddle style oxford golf shoes like the classic footjoys are for people who want to look like douchenozzles.  those shoes, paired with some nice mid calf tube socks, and some mid thigh nut hugging pleated khaki shorts, make for a great look.

i for one will be wearing tigers shoes, in black, or white without the toe cap, as soon as they come out.

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oh, and about the plantar fasciitis, i had to get some professional othodic (sp?) insoles made to support my high arches.

what happens is that the bottom of the foot slams down when you step, and the tendons get overly stretched out.  the insoles prevent the arch from collapsing and the tendons from over stretching.

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Originally Posted by tristanhilton85

Last time I checked, golf is a sport, right?  Why would you wear oxford/dress style shoes to play a sport rather than athletic style shoes or shoes built for the golf swing (like Ryan Moore's).  Don't get me wrong, if that's what you like and you want to wear them then go ahead but to say that Tiger, Moore, and Freddy shouldn't be allowed to wear the shoes they do because you think they don't look good is kind of dumb.



+1.  We want to think of ourselves as athletes yet we wear wingtips to the playing field.  Never understood that and I am just as guilty as most.  Too bad our market is so small that we can't get as much technical research as runners do.

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Originally Posted by colin007

i think saddle style oxford golf shoes like the classic footjoys are for people who want to look like douchenozzles.  those shoes, paired with some nice mid calf tube socks, and some mid thigh nut hugging pleated khaki shorts, make for a great look.

i for one will be wearing tigers shoes, in black, or white without the toe cap, as soon as they come out.



Tube socks? Really?

Hey, I ain't no Fashionista, but even I know ankle socks are a must. Anything higher than that looks dorky as hell.

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Originally Posted by zipazoid

Tube socks? Really?

Hey, I ain't no Fashionista, but even I know ankle socks are a must. Anything higher than that looks dorky as hell.



lols...i was being very sarcastic.  im picturing the fat middle aged guy in shorts that are too short, with socks pulled up, and his 20 year old saddle style footjoys.

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Originally Posted by tristanhilton85

Last time I checked, golf is a sport, right?  Why would you wear oxford/dress style shoes to play a sport rather than athletic style shoes or shoes built for the golf swing (like Ryan Moore's).  Don't get me wrong, if that's what you like and you want to wear them then go ahead but to say that Tiger, Moore, and Freddy shouldn't be allowed to wear the shoes they do because you think they don't look good is kind of dumb.

To be clear, I don't think Tigers shoes look ridiculous because his shoes are athletic.  I think they look ridiculous because he wears what amounts to white tennis shoes with black dress pants.

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

Based on this thread, I suspect many people have never worn a well fitting quality pair of traditional golf shoes or even dress shoes for that matter. Maybe someone unfortunate enough to never find the right shoes would think they're ill suited for playing golf and walking, but to state it like a fact is strange. They've been making golf shoes for a long time and have the process down to a science. If people need a super wide toe box or have specific foot problems that prevent them from wearing normal golf shoes, it's understandable they'd have another opinion. But it's a biased opinion. Golf shoes actually made for walking (my Callaways lacking an achilles cutout notwithstanding) and the motions and forces taking place during a golf swing.

Yes, golf is a sport, and experience tells me the best shoe for hitting golf shots out on the course and walking carrying a golf bag over varied terrain is a traditional golf shoe. For me, not every one, but for me. Not just any golf shoe though either - there are certainly poor ones for my feet out there - but why everyone jumping on the "crosstrainers look great so regular golf shoes don't work any more" bandwagon is beyond me.


Fair enough.  I'm not saying that a "traditional" style golf shoe (or dress shoe) can't be comfortable.  I have a some dress shoes that I think are really comfortable... but I wouldn't play golf in them, even if they did have spikes for traction.



Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero

To be clear, I don't think Tigers shoes look ridiculous because his shoes are athletic.  I think they look ridiculous because he wears what amounts to white tennis shoes with black dress pants.

That's fine... I don't think they looked bad, but that's just me.  I just don't like this idea that some have that golf shoes must have this "traditional" look to them.  We should choose our shoes based primarily on their comfort and their ability to meet the needs of our feet for the activity.  Looks should be secondary.  For golf, I think that this means having a shoe that is both comfortable and allows your foot to function naturally; traditional golf shoes don't do that for me, my TRUEs do.

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