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#1 cliffhanger

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:17 AM

Would anyone have any experience with these shoes? I was looking online and came across these... the NBG3001 spiked and the NBG1005 spike less shoes. As far as comfort, overall fit, traction, durability goes... any info would be appreciated.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:38 AM

My Co worker just got a pair and he swears by them. Said he won't buy another shoe ever.. whatever that is worth. I've yet to try them but they do look comfortable.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 01:50 AM

Good looking shoe. Look like traction won't be an issue.  I like shoes that have an athletic look with stability and support.  These are definitely my style of shoe (big puma shoe fan).

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 10:39 AM

I have a pair of the spikeless minimus shoes. Love them so far. I bought them specifically for walking rounds, but find myself wearing them for any non-wet rounds now. They are super light weight and very comfortable. I like fairly flat and slim soled shoes, so these are perfect for me. I have had trouble with traction with three different types of spikeless shoes in the past, but have yet to have an issue with these.

I'm actually thinking about replacing my DNA's with a pair of the spiked model. Even though the minimus provides good traction, I have yet to experiment when I know it's going to be wet. I always go back to spikes on those days.
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Posted 12 March 2016 - 05:27 PM

I just bought a pair of the Minimus model.  I have wide feet with high arches so finding shoes that work for me can be a pain.  I like  the lower drop thinner soled shoes.  I enjoyed Trues, but the past couple of years, their new models are not as wide, and just don't work for me.  The last couple of seasons I've actually been wearing Vibram FiveFingers and love those, but now those have been discontinued.  I've got an extra pair of the Vibrams and an extra pair of older Trues(for when it's wet/raining) because I like to get a couple of pairs when I find a shoe that works for me and I like.  I have only tried on the Minimus and taken some practice swings, but so far I like them.  I will give an update after I've had a chance to truly test them out, but thought I'd give my input so far.  I'm hoping to get out on the course tomorrow.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 06:56 PM

I hit balls today in the new Minimus and they are very comfortable, lightweight and stable, but I've yet to walk a round in them.  I was a long time True fan and bought these because they seemed similar.  I'm thinking of picking up a pair of the spiked ones too if these are good.  Courses are starting to open up here but my club will is not open yet.
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:37 AM

I just bought the minimus spineless 1005. I love the fit of New Balance and these were no different. I wore them for 18 a few days ago and they didn't disappoint. Very light with excellent traction. They have a two year waterproof guarantee. They are nice looking also.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:14 PM

I've been trying out multiple models of shoes in addition to the Minimus(spikeless), trying to see what options out there will comfortably fit me.  In that time, I forgot to give an update.  I still haven't used them on the course yet, but I have had multiple range sessions.

I wear the Minimus cross training shoe as well, so some of my comparisons will be relative to that.  The shoe is lightweight and comfortable.  It is slightly bulkier than the Minimus cross trainer, with a firmer shell(upper?).  I noticed after my first range session when the back of the shoe was rubbing my back heel/achilles area a little raw.  Subsequent times out with the shoe, it got better.  They are very comfortable and I haven't had any traction issues as of yet.  As I stated in my earlier post, I've got wide feet and high arches and these work quite well for me.  They are comfortable and I don't feel like the edges of my feet are trying to bulge over the sole of the shoe at the sides.

I would definitely recommend these shoes.  If you've got wide feet, definitely worth a try.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:32 PM

I rocked the minimus lx spikeless last season, they were great, super light and cool. Any round that wasn't wet they were on my feet. Only bad imo and it's minor is durability. Though it's expected due to the material.
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:38 AM

I have the NBG2002 and love them.  Even bought a second pair as a backup when my current one's get worn out.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:57 AM

Wow I'm truly impressed!!  This is the first pair of New Balance shoes that I have ever said I like the looks of.  Very nice!!!
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:55 AM

I picked up a pair of the NBG3001's and wore them around the house for a couple days. I normally wear 9.5 and the 10 was the right fit for me.

Pro:

- Look great
- Comfortable out of the box
- Low to the ground, very stable

Con:

- A little narrow; arch support really dug into my left foot

Unfortunately, I returned them. The pain they caused in my left foot was just too much. Maybe a 9.5W would do the trick, but they are tough to find in stores, so I'd have to take a chance online. It's too bad because I'm a huge NB fan and really liked the look of these. I will say, they are headed in the right direction.
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:24 PM

Do these run true to size compared to other new Balance shoes?  I generally take an 11.5 4E in NB.  My 993's ran just a tad big while my 810 V3  run just a tad small.  No retailers near me carry the NB golf shoes to try on but I want to order a pair.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 02:15 PM

I’d like to update this thread with a quick question about NB shoes: are they true to size?

I keep hearing that they tend to be a half to full size small AND narrow. Any truth to that?

Also the model I’m looking at is their 574 akin to their famous running shoes. They were true to fit in the running shoes I have but have heard otherwise going to the spikeless golf shoe.

Any responses could be helpful. Thanks.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

I have played a season in these and I am a fan.  One thing that I noticed is that the part that touches your achilles is a little stiff and if your sock does not cover that part it leads to some rubbing.  Other than that I've been very happy with them.  I especially like how they look with shorts as the are very low profile.  I got them in this colorway: http://www.newbalanc...rey_with_Orange


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:55 AM

I tried these on yesterday in 10 and they were true to size and fit & felt great: http://www.newbalanc...Green_and_Black

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:21 PM

I canít speak about the golf shoe but I sure love my NB 990v4.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:24 PM

View Postscagnetti, on 15 January 2018 - 02:15 PM, said:

I’d like to update this thread with a quick question about NB shoes: are they true to size?

I keep hearing that they tend to be a half to full size small AND narrow. Any truth to that?

Also the model I’m looking at is their 574 akin to their famous running shoes. They were true to fit in the running shoes I have but have heard otherwise going to the spikeless golf shoe.

Any responses could be helpful. Thanks.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:13 PM

I just ordered up the NB Minimus Tours. Look sharp hopefully they are comfortable
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:11 AM

The shoe model [shown below] I am referring to are adaptations from their running shoe. These are the models I am curious anyone has tried and found to not fit true to size...

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:24 AM

I've heard good things about the 574s

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:45 AM

I haven't had much luck with any new balance shoes.  A couple years ago, I ordered a pair of NB golf shoes, walked them less than 200 yards on a dew damp morning fairway, and both feet were soaked.  Dried them out, and wore them again, to same result.  Contacted the company, said to contact the retailer, which I did and got a refund.

After that, I bought a pair of athletic shoes locally.  After just light street use, the blue portion of the sole started coming apart on both shoes, seems the soles are two parts glued together.  Didn't keep the receipt after about six months, contacted the company again.  After numerous emails, back and forth, asking for info, such as model, serial numbers, usage, pictures, the company decided the shoe exhibited normal wear.  I'd have thought more of the company, had they initially just told me, "Tough luck."

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

I've been wearing NB for over 20 years, and never had any problems.  Not even a little bit.  That being said, some of their styling could be freshened up.  Now their lifestyle shoes, need work.  But on the course, those shoes are stable and very comfortable.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:07 AM

View PostWriggles, on 18 January 2018 - 06:45 AM, said:

I haven't had much luck with any new balance shoes.  A couple years ago, I ordered a pair of NB golf shoes, walked them less than 200 yards on a dew damp morning fairway, and both feet were soaked.  Dried them out, and wore them again, to same result.  Contacted the company, said to contact the retailer, which I did and got a refund.

After that, I bought a pair of athletic shoes locally.  After just light street use, the blue portion of the sole started coming apart on both shoes, seems the soles are two parts glued together.  Didn't keep the receipt after about six months, contacted the company again.  After numerous emails, back and forth, asking for info, such as model, serial numbers, usage, pictures, the company decided the shoe exhibited normal wear.  I'd have thought more of the company, had they initially just told me, "Tough luck."

No more new balance for me.

Heartbreaking.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:08 AM

Nb foam fresh! 6 pairs. Gonna wear one pair on the course when it's dry...

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:14 PM

I just ordered a pair of the New Balance 2004, 13 4E, and they fit very well and true to size.  Outside of Footjoy, it is very hard to find Extra Wide golf shoes, so I'm pretty excited about having another option.  I'll give an update once I've had the chance to walk a few rounds in them.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:42 PM

Love the Minimus Tours. Debating going down a 1/2 size tho
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:58 PM

NB has some turf shoes designed for baseball which would be great spikeless shoes for golf. Comfortable and in lots of crazy colors.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:36 PM

I looked at those! But I gotta have that mesh on top for comfort. Did find a fresh foam in white, but the N was bluish/purple, so I covered it in black permanent marker...then I saw the silverish N on another pair, and am gonna get a silverish/grayish perm marker, lol...you just cant beat the comfort, and I can handle any wetness that might reach my feet, as I currently wear superlites in mesh...just gotta watch where I step!

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