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Expensive vs. Cheaper Golf Shoes

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I'd argue the most important factor with shoes is how do they feel. I prefer Adidas myself. Some shoes, like Nike, are made too narrow for my feet and they hurt to walk in.

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I recently bought a pair of Ecco's and Oakley's. The Ecco pair is by far the most comfortable shoe I have ever had. By the way, I paid $60 for each pair on Ebay and they retail for $160.

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Since I don't buy shoes as often as other equipment and I'm picky about what's on my feet, I err on the side of better quality shoes. That doesn't always mean they have to be expensive but most of the time are.

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I'm rocking some $20 Dunlops I picked up at Academy. Working fine so far, although I may buy pair of insoles to replace the stock ones.

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I actually play better when the shoes are very light and thin like track shoes or dance shoes. I'm hoping someone comes out with a golf shoe made like that, no matter if it's low cost or expensive. I'd prefer not to use cleats unless they are absolutely needed because of wet or muddy turf.

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For me it's all about comfort. I bought my last shoes around 9 years ago. So this year I wanted something as comfortable as my running shoes. I tried on everything Golfsmith had in my size. The best feeling shoe for me were the new TW Nikes. I wouldn't try them on until I had tried everything else in the store. Bottom line, I have no idea if the technology does anything at all for a high handicapper such as myself (or anyone else for that matter), but since I walk unless I'm playing a very hilly course I had to buy them. Let's hope they last as long as my old shoes. I never intended to buy this expensive of a shoe but they are extremely comfortable.

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I'm getting a second pair of ReelFits today. They'll go nicely with my two pair of GF:II.

I believe very strongly in buying GOOD golf shoes.

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I wear shoes out quick. I have two pairs of brown shoes that i use right now. A dry pair that are Eccos that are great, and a cheapo pair of brown footjoys that I wear when the course is going to be wet. Like this summer it have been cart path only for the last two months due to rain. So i have had to put a leather cleaner that i use on my boots to keep them in good shape. I have never bought a pair that are over $100. When i start getting more money ( only have internships right now Sr. in College) I will consider the possibility.

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I have two pairs--one pair of mid grade Nikes and one pair of Footjoy contour series. I love the footjoys, they are so much more comfortable, the Nikes always hurt my foot behind the pinky two where the screw in spike is. I think anything that is comfortable when you put them on the first time and is waterproof is a shoe you should get. I don't see a shoe adding anything extra to swings.

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I have been extremely satisfied with my Footjoy Contours. They are very comfortable, breath pretty well, and easy to clean (lots of muck on the courses around here after it rains)

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