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Nike Flyknit Elite Golf Shoes

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Neat looking shoes - can't see them pulling me away from TRUE, but the cleat pattern is very cool.  I always liked the Flyknit material, but they never made a true "zero-drop" running shoe, so I never wore them much.

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47 minutes ago, Hardspoon said:

http://news.nike.com/news/golf-traction-takes-a-new-course

Neat looking shoes - can't see them pulling me away from TRUE, but the cleat pattern is very cool. 

The material looks like a pair of socks. Is that what the Flyknit material is? I wonder how waterproof they are and what kind of damage those "cleats" can do to a putting green.

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2 minutes ago, billchao said:

The material looks like a pair of socks. Is that what the Flyknit material is?

Yeah...pretty much.  It's designed so you can wear them without socks (at least the running shoes are).

 

3 minutes ago, billchao said:

I wonder how waterproof they are and what kind of damage those "cleats" can do to a putting green.

They (again, the running shoes) are water-resistant (so they don't get soggy), but the weave is open enough that they are not even close to waterproof.

As for green damage...good point.

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6 minutes ago, Hardspoon said:

They (again, the running shoes) are water-resistant (so they don't get soggy), but the weave is open enough that they are not even close to waterproof.

You don't usually run in wet grass, do you? I would think even with whatever TPU skin they apply, walking around in the morning dew for hours is going to get your toes wet.

Plus I assume the weave will loosen over time.

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24 minutes ago, billchao said:

You don't usually run in wet grass, do you? I would think even with whatever TPU skin they apply, walking around in the morning dew for hours is going to get your toes wet.

Definitely...that's what I was trying to say: the shoes aren't even close to waterproof, even if the fabric itself is water-resistant.  Not terrible for running shoes, but seems like kind of a dealbreaker for golf.

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I have a pair of the flyknit tennis shoes that I absolutely love, and these look pretty cool, but I am skeptical about the cleat pattern.  Looks like it would chew up a lot of stuff just walking around (as mentioned above, especially on some damp greens).

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