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#1 MaitriMike

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:34 PM

Really interesting... I saw it on Instagram and then saw it selling on Eastbay. Looks like a nice Range Shoes or casual practice shoe. Not sure how it'll hold up walking 18 holes or how your feet will feel. Then again, the Skateboarding and walking might be ok?

https://www.eastbay....ASABEgImP_D_BwE

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:19 PM

Vans didn't intend this to be a golf shoe, if you read the description on their site.  Doesn't mean it can't work for someone who likes a more flexible golf shoe though.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:21 PM

interesting i like them, i went to eastbay and they arent described as golf shoes. the vans site doesnt either. ill be interested to see the reviews.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:33 PM

I've been wearing these for golf lately and the traction is actually pretty good and they are super light and comfortable.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:44 PM

The bottoms looks similar to my ecco spikeless, which have tremendous grip

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:33 AM

‘Range’ shoe, I believe intending a wide range of possibilities.

Looks so so.

Some ‘turf’ offerings from other brands do okay at the range but not enough grip for me to use on course.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:59 AM

These look pretty similar to the older Nike spikeless shoes. There are a handful of different variations in looks and material.

My personal favorite is the white on whites

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:16 AM

http://www.golfwrx.c...s#entry16117096

Some previous discussion on these shoes.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:20 AM

View Postmo_golf_joe, on 14 September 2017 - 01:33 AM, said:

'Range' shoe, I believe intending a wide range of possibilities.

Looks so so.

Some 'turf' offerings from other brands do okay at the range but not enough grip for me to use on course.

That's exactly how I took it.  Not sure if some folks are seeing "range" and are thinking driving range but I don' think that is at all what they meant. I think they just mean they have a wide range of uses.   Can you golf in these shoes..sure.  Are they meant as golf shoes..I don't think so.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:07 PM

Pretty sweet shoe that would really look good on/off the course.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:11 PM

Has anyone been using these? Still curious.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:22 PM

This is going to make one of my good friends very, very happy.
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:09 AM

a friend of mine bought them. he's pretty pleased with them. seems to be very comfortable. some colorways are also water resistant

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:28 AM

Maybe hit the half pipe after the par 3 - 8th?

Wtf?

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:19 AM

 GTgolf, on 13 October 2017 - 04:28 AM, said:

Maybe hit the half pipe after the par 3 - 8th?

Wtf?

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:16 AM

I got the white on white with gum sole accent. Love them for a quick bucket between lessons on the practice tee or putting green work.

Definitely an everyday shoe that can work for golf and not the other way around.
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:15 PM

Yeah, talked to my buddy who works at Vans and he was confused when I asked about the new golf shoes.. apparently they weren't made with golf in mind, but I do want to give them a shot!

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:03 PM

I have them and have been using them for about a month. I have the all white ones btw. They are very nice, light, and comfortable. Tough to wear in the morning because the all mesh get wet quickly with the dew I wear them with no socks sometimes cause they're that comfortable perfect for the range or walking 9 holes in the afternoon.
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 11:34 AM

might have to check these out at my local skate shop

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 11:48 AM

 Supremexx, on 28 November 2017 - 11:34 AM, said:

might have to check these out at my local skate shop

Get the North Face collab

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:08 PM

I have a pair of the light grey ones and love them, wear them on and off the course all the time.  Very comfortable and perfect for golf in completely dry conditions.  Vans might consider a waterproof version and go all in on them being golf shoes.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:22 PM

 neild76, on 28 November 2017 - 12:08 PM, said:

I have a pair of the light grey ones and love them, wear them on and off the course all the time.  Very comfortable and perfect for golf in completely dry conditions.  Vans might consider a waterproof version and go all in on them being golf shoes.

^^^ Those North Face ones are water resistant.

"Vans Featuring deluxe weather-resistant coated leather and synthetic uppers, the Old Skool MTE DX also includes warm linings, a heat retention layer between sockliner and outsole keep feet warm and dry, UltraCush sockliners for long lasting comfort, and the newly-constructed vulcanized lug outsole that takes advantage of 20 years of snow boot history for maximum traction."

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:15 PM

They also offer the ultra range in their MTE line. If you want to go a step further select retailers even have a goretex limited version of the ultra range. I have many of the sk8 hi in the mte version and they are great.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:11 PM

My son has the North Face version. Really nice. Wish they came in size 14...

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 11:49 PM

 bppry, on 28 November 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

They also offer the ultra range in their MTE line. If you want to go a step further select retailers even have a goretex limited version of the ultra range. I have many of the sk8 hi in the mte version and they are great.

Completely agree. The MTE are solid


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:22 AM

I need cleats, I slide to much with these. I got a pair of new balance running shoes with golf rubber nub sole. They are comfy for walking, but can’t hold me down from sliding.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:21 PM

I played with these one morning- where it was kinda wet, slipped a few times. Need to try on dry conditions. I have the white ones super dirty after one round.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:44 PM

Got paired with a Vans employee at Torrey over the summer who wore these. Guy was similar in age around late 30's. Here's my conversation with him:

Me: Oh, sweet, that's cool Vans is expanding their line of footwear to golf. Are those at retail yet?

Him: Oh, these aren't golf shoes, they're skate shoes.

Me: So what are the nubs for?

Him: Oh, for skating.

Me: Why are you golfing in them?

Him: They're comfortable. Vans is never going into the golf business, we are a skateboard company. We'll never market to golfers.

Me: You're in the shoe business and don't realize the huge market of 80's kids who are now adults and golf and their teenage kids who already wear your shoes and are starting to get into golf would cop a pair Vans golf shoes for nostalgia? You're missing a huge market.

This is where I mentioned Kikkor shoes from Canada and that guy on Big Break taking the idea of a skate shoe turned golf shoe. I never bought them but they had some okay styles. I believe a couple tour guys repped 'em for a bit, including Kevin Chappell. His company failed but the concept was cool and why wouldn't a huge company like Vans add a couple golf options?

Him: I've never heard of Kikkor shoes or the Big Break, what's that? Our target market is skateboarders, surfers, snowboarders, etc. We're a lifestyle company.

Me: Yeah, but just make more of those in a bunch of colorways with a little longer nubs and you'd make a killing. People like nostalgia and "cooler" golf stuff. Haven't you seen the crazy Nike, Puma, Jordan high-top shoes with wild colorways and the jogger pants getting popular? Pat Perez rocking Jordans on Tour and the all the young fans Fowler brings to the game? Kids love Vans shoes. You know Kelly Slater and Eric Koston love golf too and Koston has a Nike golf shoe?

Him: No, golfers are traditionalists. We don't want to market to golfers.

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For somebody who works at Vans corporate the guy was absolutely clueless. And by the end of his round his white on white shoes were filthy. I'd pick up some of classic "Core" style in darker colorways for the summer/dry rounds in a heartbeat. They could do hightops for kids or some of the classic designs too (checkered/ska).

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:27 PM

i picked up a pair of these and have a couple rounds with them. i would never consider playing in any kind of wet conditions. they do grip super well for me, actually better than i thought they would. they arent very rigid/supportive so if you need support these arent the shoes for you. but i do like them but for a specific purpose, dry rounds.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:14 PM

Older thread, but on a dry course I've played in my Van's checkerboard slip ons. They don't have any problem with grip and are super comfortable for 18 holes of walking. The shoes posted above can only be better than a pair of slip ons.

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