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#1 manku

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:50 PM

Other thread on most comfortable shoes was a fun read...it seems that virtually all the shoe companies make great shoes these days...like everything, there will be a lot of individual preferences based on foot structure, size and gait.

However, I'd like to hear about our worst shoes.

I'm going with two:

1.  A pair of leather Footjoy Classic wingtips, leather, all white, circa 1990.  With no padding, no waterprotection, and leather soles, they were dreadful.

2.  A pair of Ecco Street Men's Street Retro, Circa 2016.  I had a pair of the original Freddie Ecco's from years back...loved them.  These fit well, but gave me the worst blisters on my upper heel.  They sent me some pads, but they were still awful.  Actually walked barefoot a few times after 6-7 holes.  Thought they would break in...they never did.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:04 PM

I am VERY sorry to report that my new FJ Icon v-saddle boas are the most uncomfortable shoes I’ve had in a while.  They wore a dime sized blister on top of my left foot.  This was a major disappointment after dropping $300+ on them an waiting almost a month to get them.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 06:21 PM

This goes back a ways, but when New Balance first made a golf shoe I picked up a pair.  Big fan of their tennis shoes, especially since they offered 4E width.

Oof.  Most uncomfortable footwear I've ever experienced.  It was a good day when I gave up and threw them away.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

any leather'ish (or whatever material they use in 99% of golf shoe) material golf shoe is uncomfortable for me. most comfortable for me is still the Footjoy Hyperflex BOA and TW15. i prefer sneaker material for its flexibility.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

Pretty much any leather shoe made before 1996’ish.  Hard leather with zero padding.  Nothing but blisters and raw spots.  If you didn’t use a shoe tree, the toes would curl up into elf shoes and the next time out, you had to jam your feet into them and wait for them to stretch.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:28 PM

I had a pair of FJ Gel Fusion about 10 years ago that were dreadfully uncomfortable.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:43 PM

I hate to say it but, FootJoy Classics.  I wore them back in the early 2000's and don't remember them being too bad.  However, I bought a pair recently and cannot walk more than 9 holes in them.  I wish they were more comfortable because they are some of the best looking shoes that have ever been made.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:22 PM

Dexter. Gave em to one of my brothers, he put extra long cleats in them and aerated his yard when he mowed. i k y n

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:43 AM

The original Nike TW shoes from 2000s were awful
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:15 AM

Footjoy leather shoes were the worst.  They look great but feel horrible.  Never again.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:21 AM

Current shoe... FJ DNA.  They are terrible for me.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:33 AM

View Postvietnameeh, on 22 May 2018 - 12:43 AM, said:

The original Nike TW shoes from 2000s were awful
This.  I bought one of the first pairs that were brown leather with a leather sole.  Looked great but downright painful to wear with absolutely zero padding around the heel collar.  Thankfully they didn't last long as the leather soles split after wearing them about 7 or 8 times.  Complete waste of money.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:12 AM

FJ Icons. They were so narrow compared to other D size shoes and I thought they would eventually stretch out. They never stretched out enough.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:20 AM

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:52 AM

View Postmanku, on 21 May 2018 - 02:50 PM, said:

Other thread on most comfortable shoes was a fun read...it seems that virtually all the shoe companies make great shoes these days...like everything, there will be a lot of individual preferences based on foot structure, size and gait.

However, I'd like to hear about our worst shoes.

I'm going with two:

1.  A pair of leather Footjoy Classic wingtips, leather, all white, circa 1990.  With no padding, no waterprotection, and leather soles, they were dreadful.

2.  A pair of Ecco Street Men's Street Retro, Circa 2016.  I had a pair of the original Freddie Ecco's from years back...loved them.  These fit well, but gave me the worst blisters on my upper heel.  They sent me some pads, but they were still awful.  Actually walked barefoot a few times after 6-7 holes.  Thought they would break in...they never did.

Hilarious!

I actually bought a pair of Ecco Streets on clearance about that time, and they were easily the worst golf shoes I had ever owned. Turned me off Ecco golf shoes for a long time. Thankfully, I've since tried the Ecco Cage Pro and the new Hybrid Biom G3, so I know now that that particular model was an aberration. With all the love that most Ecco models get, I'm still not sure what could have gone so wrong with those ...

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:25 AM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 22 May 2018 - 08:20 AM, said:

FJ M Project.

Agreed, I had a pair. Terrible.

Also anything with "classic" construction. I.e. leather, leather sole, etc. I've never had so many blisters as the first time I tried to walk in classic style golf shoes.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:34 AM

i had a pair of asics (similar to hideki's) that just turned evil.  i dunno what happened, but the mid-heel lining came up and started jabbing into me.  i was walking that day, and ended up limping up the 9th fairway with a bloody foot.  no idea how it happened.  couldn't see what it was either... when i took off the shoe and felt around there was nothing.  mysterious.  thankfully had a spikeless pair in the trunk and changed shoes at the turn.

threw those shoes right in the dumpster before exiting the course.  awful.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:32 PM

2017 FJ Hyperflex. Torture to wear. Loved the stability, but lacked any cushioning aside from the insole.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:43 PM

Don't remember the model now, but my 2006 Myrtle trip was destroyed (worst heel and toe blisters of my life) by a pair of Nike's.  Nike is dead to me.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:51 PM

My wife bought these clown shoes, it's like walking bare foot on rebar
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

View Post2putttom, on 22 May 2018 - 12:51 PM, said:

My wife bought these clown shoes, it's like walking bare foot on rebar

I think those were meant for bowling?

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:50 PM

Those would be clown shoes, had to give you the "like" on that one. lol
Years ago my wife brought home some golf clown shoes with the tassles, yes, i said tassles !! Thankfully they didn't fit, she said she couldn't return them !! So iʻm guessing some homeless guy is still wearing them minus the spikes. I told her they got stolen from the clubhouse locker. I left them on a curb.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

View Postmanku, on 21 May 2018 - 02:50 PM, said:

Other thread on most comfortable shoes was a fun read...it seems that virtually all the shoe companies make great shoes these days...like everything, there will be a lot of individual preferences based on foot structure, size and gait.

However, I'd like to hear about our worst shoes.

I'm going with two:

1.  A pair of leather Footjoy Classic wingtips, leather, all white, circa 1990.  With no padding, no waterprotection, and leather soles, they were dreadful.

2.  A pair of Ecco Street Men's Street Retro, Circa 2016.  I had a pair of the original Freddie Ecco's from years back...loved them.  These fit well, but gave me the worst blisters on my upper heel.  They sent me some pads, but they were still awful.  Actually walked barefoot a few times after 6-7 holes.  Thought they would break in...they never did.

ECCO generally does not fit my foot shape.  Also Adidas tend to be uncomfortable as well.  I like UA and to a lesser extent Nike.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:59 AM

Puma Titan Tours. Great looking shoe... But the blisters I got at the heel were uncanny. There's just no padding back there at all. Not good.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:15 AM

I had a pair of Puma Club 917 a few years ago that looked slick, but were basically made out of plastic.  They hurt my feet so bad, didn't breathe at all; just terrible all-round.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:45 PM

View PostTogatown22, on 23 May 2018 - 09:15 AM, said:

I had a pair of Puma Club 917 a few years ago that looked slick, but were basically made out of plastic.  They hurt my feet so bad, didn't breathe at all; just terrible all-round.

Omg.  I thought I was only one.  Shoe looked great but hurt like hell on my feet.  Only pair of golf shoes I've ever thrown away.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 01:41 PM

FJ Energize. I bought a pair online and wish now I would have returned them. Padding is fine but when I tie the laces tight I feel a ton of pressure on top of my foot. I have to loosen them up to be comfortable, but then hate walking on hills and stuff since they feel like they slip.

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

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My wife bought these clown shoes, it's like walking bare foot on rebar
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 02:08 AM

...sadly, in the Great Rainy Northwest, these were a thing and walking on the cart path (or any hard surface) was brutally painful!
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 11:33 AM

A pair of high-dollar Eccos. I can't remember the model, but they were of a fairly traditional saddle-shoe (black/white) pattern. Heel blisters, never broke in to be comfortable. Gave them about a dozen rounds and off they went to the donation pile.

Best comfort has been with Nikes in various styles that look more like athletic shoes. My main complaint about these is that they don't hold their waterproofing qualities for as long as I'd like.


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