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Spike and spikeless golf shoes.

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I was wondering if it would be better if getting two pairs of shoes to get one spike and one spikeless or two of the same kind? Thanks.
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I personally like spikeless. I personally like Truelinks golf shoes :-D . Haven't gone back to spiked since. I really don't have any problem with traction at all.

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Not many courses around here allow spikes anymore, so I vote spikeless... :-D

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Are they disallowing the softspike types of shoes? I still think of the old metal spikes when I hear "spikes" instead of soft spikes.
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Are they disallowing the softspike types of shoes? I still think of the old metal spikes when I hear "spikes" instead of soft spikes.

If this is directed my way, yes, they do allow soft spikes. Sorry, I should have been more specific.

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I personally like spikeless. I personally like Truelinks golf shoes . Haven't gone back to spiked since. I really don't have any problem with traction at all.

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..

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I found out Saturday one thing I didn't like. 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.
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I do like the feel of spikeless shoes but my swing requires the extra grip from spikes. I have a tendency to slide my right foot back on my downswing for some reason, possibly as a way of transferring my weight to the left side(?).
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I personally like spikeless. I personally like Truelinks golf shoes . Haven't gone back to spiked since. I really don't have any problem with traction at all.

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.

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I was wondering if it would be better if getting two pairs of shoes to get one spike and one spikeless or two of the same kind? Thanks.

This is what I have done! I've always had soft spikes, but have just bought my first pair of spikeless, still a bit to soft on my course to use yet, but I think they're the future for me! Unfortunately I live in the uk so a pair if spikes will always be used through winter!

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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. ;)

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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.

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I've been spikeless for a couple years now, mostly TRUEs, haven't noticed a difference with traction. Definitely like them better though for reading greens and being able to wear them as a "street" shoe.

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I have both. Spikeless might be sufficient for most conditions, but new soft spikes have better traction than any spikeless shoe does.
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Mine have softspikes. If I were to buy two pairs of shoes like the OP asked, I would probably buy one of each.
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If you play in a lot of wet and muddy conditions I'd go with soft spikes, if it's 50/50 then one of each.  For whatever reason, spikeless shoes don't work for me in wet, muddy conditions, maybe it's my swing or size or both.

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I really like spikeless, but I do slip every now and then when its wet.

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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.

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