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#1 barkydog1

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

My feet are killing me!  I think I've actually bruised my heel bones or something.  I walk the course about 3 times a week, and I need some shoes that provide some cushion.  I'm currently wearing some Callaway soft spikes.  I'm going to buy some cushioned inserts today, see if that helps, but when I buy some newies, I want some comfort.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

Make sure when you get your inserts that they are the right ones, nice insoles make a world of difference and cheap ones aren't any better than what come with the shoes.  Also, make sure your shoes still fit with the added sole because they are half an inch thicker and will have your foot up towards the top of the shoe more.

I buy sof sole airr insoles for my running, disc golf and casual shoes and those are pretty nice for under 25 bucks.  I'd go to a shoe store where they can recommend a good one for your feet and then take them with you when you buy your new golf shoes to make sure they fit and feel good in the new shoe.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

When I have a new pair, I always leave an old comfy pair in my bag. As soon as my feet start to hurt, I switch. Sure it's a pain, but it beats blisters...then no being able to play for a week.

View Postbarkydog1, on 05 March 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:

My feet are killing me!  I think I've actually bruised my heel bones or something.  I walk the course about 3 times a week, and I need some shoes that provide some cushion.  I'm currently wearing some Callaway soft spikes.  I'm going to buy some cushioned inserts today, see if that helps, but when I buy some newies, I want some comfort.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

The best I've found are the Nike athletic style golf shoes.  I've had callaway and footjoy shoes that absolutely killed my feet because the spike sockets start coming thru the bottom of my shoes.  I walk a ton and wear out 2 pairs a year.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

Ecco Biom.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:30 PM

True LinksWear hands down! The most comfortable shoes on the market!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:06 PM

View PostPhillyMac, on 05 March 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:

True LinksWear hands down! The most comfortable shoes on the market!
hahaha.....this contest isn't even close.  True Linkswear is hands down the winner here.  I am posting from Bandon Dunes where I'm wearing Trues all week and on some of the hardest linksland in the country, no pain at all.  Like slippers.  I've had pain in previous years wearing Adidas 360 LTD shoes.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

Any major branded training / running shoe. I don't wear golf shoes unless its wet.

EDIT: Spelling.

Edited by dustyshelf, 05 March 2012 - 09:43 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

I normally gamed Nike Heritage shoes but due to their lack of waterproofing decided to try the Adidas Tour 360 (2011) edition.
This was my 5th round playing with them and I decided to walk for once.  The entire round my feet hurt and later that night it was Advil and a heating pad from my calf down to my toes.  Awful pain.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

View PostPhillyMac, on 05 March 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:

True LinksWear hands down! The most comfortable shoes on the market!

How is the traction compared to softspike shoes? I've been contemplating buying a pair of them but I just didn't trust the sole.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:26 PM

+1 for the Ecco Biom

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:28 PM

+1 for Ecco Biom.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:46 PM

My golf shoes are Ecco.  But, I often wear a training shoe on a dry course, especially in the summer months when I walk.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:21 AM

View PostEdawg, on 05 March 2012 - 10:05 PM, said:

View PostPhillyMac, on 05 March 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:

True LinksWear hands down! The most comfortable shoes on the market!

How is the traction compared to softspike shoes? I've been contemplating buying a pair of them but I just didn't trust the sole.


For me, I can't tell the difference between the True LinksWear and regular soft spikes. I've played in some sloppy conditions here lately and work great!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

Trues for me.  Much more comfy for walking than my adipures.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:50 AM

I just bought a pair of Trues because I plan to walk a lot more... that being said, I figure golf shoes have to be like running shoes... they wear out after a certain amount of milage.  If you walk a ton, I wouldnt be shocked if you go through a pair or 2 a year.  Running shoes typically go somewhere between the 250 mi - 500 mi mark (depending on brand, quality, a million other things).  I would expect golf shoes go bad as well.  If your Callaways are a couple of year old that may be your issue.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:05 AM

I could not agree more with the post above mine.  Its appx 5.6 miles to walk my course so if you walk 2 x per week then expect to put on about 550 miles per year on a pair of shoes. Another similar post recommends going to a good shoe store and buying the inserts.  I tried this but the inserts I bought caused my foot to sit to high in the shoes and they did not grip my sock well causing the foot to move around.   I have found what works best for me are Footjoy Contours.  Comfortable for me right out of the box with great traction as well.  I recently bought some Ecco Bioms and I have worn them once and they are very comfortable and a little lighter than the contours. The trial is still out on the Ecco Bioms but the Contours are still #1 for me for now.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

I have only had two pair of shoes thus far.

Addidas Tour 360
Nike Lunar Launch control

While trying them on in the store the addias felt more comfortable but after a few rounds they started showing serious signs of wear.  I decided to get the Nikes so my Addidas wouldn't wear out as fast and haven't looked worn the Addidas since.

You might want to give the Ecco's a try.  They will be my next shoe purchase as they felt awesome in the store.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

You need to get better shoes to get better comfort. doesn't matter what brand you should get the top of the line.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

View Postbarkydog1, on 05 March 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:

My feet are killing me!  I think I've actually bruised my heel bones or something.  I walk the course about 3 times a week, and I need some shoes that provide some cushion.  I'm currently wearing some Callaway soft spikes.  I'm going to buy some cushioned inserts today, see if that helps, but when I buy some newies, I want some comfort.


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Make sure when you get your inserts that they are the right ones, nice insoles make a world of difference and cheap ones aren't any better than what come with the shoes.  Also, make sure your shoes still fit with the added sole because they are half an inch thicker and will have your foot up towards the top of the shoe more.

I buy sof sole airr insoles for my running, disc golf and casual shoes and those are pretty nice for under 25 bucks.  I'd go to a shoe store where they can recommend a good one for your feet and then take them with you when you buy your new golf shoes to make sure they fit and feel good in the new shoe.

You must order and try the Powerstep insoles...trust me, they will change your life!! I have over 10 pairs for all my shoes, as I have major flat feet which caused a ton of back, thigh, knee, and ankle pain, and the Powersteps are a God-send. It takes 2 or 3 wearings for you to get used to them, so don't go out and play a round while walking the very first day you use them. But I guarantee you that they will greatly improve your foot pain.

You can get them cheap on Amazon...for golf, I like the Powerstep Pro-Tech model, especially for OP since they have a cushioned heel insert (only $23.50), which you can buy here: Powerstep Protech

No matter which shoes you end up buying, you MUST get these and use them. Just take out the sole of your golf shoe, and insert these instead. They are a GREAT fit, no need for any trimming whatsoever, though you do have that option, and they stay in place. They sell these exact ones at podiatrists offices for double the Amazon price or more.

The Original model insoles are good for dress shoes, the Pinnacle and Pro-Tech model is good for sneakers or golf shoes, and the 3/4 model is a great fit for very thin or irremovable insoles for dress shoes.

Read all the glowing reviews on Amazon for virtually all Powerstep brand models...highly, highly recommended!

Edited by asong77, 06 March 2012 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

I recently bought a pair of the newer Ecco Streets after owning 2 other pairs of older streets and 2 Ecco saddle style shoes.

The new streets are another level of comfort. I also wear Ecco dress and casual dress shoes, and if you are familiar with their Seawalker shoe, the new streets feel exactly like that.

Definitely worth a try.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:03 PM

i have really enjoyed my trues took a minute to get used to the shape, but this is my first year where i just want to go out and walk the course with these on.

Edited by sivad53, 06 March 2012 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

I have 2 pairs of 360 LTDs...and one set of AdipureZ....no issues here!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

View Postsheppy335, on 06 March 2012 - 11:18 AM, said:

You need to get better shoes to get better comfort. doesn't matter what brand you should get the top of the line.

disagree, icons are awful to walk in.  I have a few pair, and even though they look good, I won't walk 18 in them.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

I have tried several shoes, and Adidas Powerband 3.0 are the only ones that my feet dont kill me after walking 18.

http://www.academy.c...lic&N=558540677

FJ Contours feel more comfortable when wearing them, but my feet still hurt after 18.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:28 PM

Ecco Bioms for sure!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:51 AM

View Postbigred90gt, on 06 March 2012 - 10:11 PM, said:

I have tried several shoes, and Adidas Powerband 3.0 are the only ones that my feet dont kill me after walking 18.

http://www.academy.c...lic&N=558540677

FJ Contours feel more comfortable when wearing them, but my feet still hurt after 18.

i have 4 pairs of golf shoes and the powerband 3.0 ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT KILL MY FEET AFTER WALKING 18, they KILL my heels, i have this shoes for more than 8 months, for 9 holes they're OK, but after the 13 or 14th hole, they seems to start getting harder on the heel and i felt the impact of the shoe's after the round.

I also have Footjoy Icon's, ReelFits and Adidas Tour Metal II and i have this problem only with the powerband's

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

How do the True's fit? I wear a size 12 in most shoes...but have to move up to a 13 with Puma...

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:29 AM

I absolutely love my trues as well. They are by a long shot the most comfortable athletic shoe I have ever worn. The only slipping I have ever experienced is whenever climbing a steep wet slope. They will react similarly to sneakers when you are in this situation. I never have any issue swinging with them.
The problem I see is that the OP is asking for some shoes with cushion because his heels may be bruised. The Trues have limited cushion, but it is in all the right places. They are thin soled, however.
I do suggest the Trues to anyone, but the OP needs his heels to rest first!
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:39 AM

Are you certain that your problem is cushioning?

It certainly could be, but I'd look first at fit, followed by support.  Everyone's foot is different, so it's hard to make a recommendation based on what works for me, but i believe that at least many if not the majority of foot pain is caused by shoes that just do not fit properly.

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