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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Some New Casual Golf Shoes

Back in March I did a post about new golf shoes for 2017. Now Ashley Mayo has a new article over at the Golf Digest site called 7 Golf Shoes You Can Easily Wear Off the Course.

The main problem I have with this article is the price of the shoes. (Of course, that's becoming a common problem with golf shoes. But I digress...) There's only one shoe in her list that's under $100, and that's the FootJoy GreenJoys for $70, shown below.

FootJoy GreenJoys

My original post included FootJoy Contour Casuals for $100, and both FootJoy models appear to have similar soles. In either case, FootJoy seems to be the company to check for less expensive sneaker styles. (My original post included a $90 pair from Biion but those looked more like traditional golf shoes, albeit very light.)

My personal fave from the new list is the Adidas Golf Adicross Primeknit. They retail for $115 and remind me of boat slippers.

Adidas Golf Adicross Primeknit

These appear to have some kind of cloth or synthetic knit upper rather than leather; the description says they're breathable. In any case, they have a simple stylishness that appeals to me.

The list has a fairly wide variety of styles, considering it only contains seven models. Still, it's a quick intro to the types of choices you have if you're looking for golf shoes you can wear when you're in a hurry to leave the course for the 19th hole.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I'm currently using some merrell men's trail glove 3. About 1/3 the weight of my standard shoes, breathable, spikeless @ $70. When it gets drier, I switch to my Vibram Fivefingers for the ultimate in safe, barefoot, spikeless comfort, also @ $70. I went barefoot following your post on Snead's barefoot practice.

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    1. So, Jean Luc, has going barefoot helped your balance and weight shift the way Snead said it helped his?

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    2. Yes, barefoot has magnified the awareness of what my feet are doing in response to the forces generated by my swing. But only when I am practicing or playing by myself, even when I'm learning new moves. But when I am with others, all the old habits come back with a vengeance. I'm looking into hypnosis to do something like in "The Legend of Bagger Vance", where all the people disappeared on the final putt.

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    3. Jean Luc, why bother with hypnotism? I'm pretty sure you could get the same result by just eating a large clove of garlic before you tee off. ;-)

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