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#1 gentles

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:58 PM

Over the last 2 years I have tried several different brands of shoes, and every single time - without fail, they have start leaking within 3-4 rounds of wearing them. While the warranties have meant I can get them replaced  when this happens, all I really want is dry feet at the end of a round! So far I have been through 3 pairs of FJ Sports, and I tried a pair of Callaway RAZR today and my feet were saturated at the end (light dew on the ground, perfectly clear day).

Has/does anyone else have this problem? I feel like I am missing something, and would love to know if there is anything I can do to keep my feet dry.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:15 AM

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:05 AM

Adidas makes good waterproof shoes.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:06 AM

Just buy something that´s really waterproof - shoes with Gore-Tex. Like ECCO BIOM GTX.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:23 AM

dry joys . never had them get wet inside .


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:13 PM

Get good quality Footjoys. I've always bought their better model shoes and they're always dry after a round. Since you say you've had problems with multiple shoes after only 3 or 4 rounds I suspect user error (?).  Are you buying decent quality shoes or bottom of the line? Do they fit properly and do you lace them up snug to avoid rain coming in from the top? Wear good quality socks?  I personally wear the Footjoy XPS model shoes with Footjoy ProDry socks and never have a leaking problem when playing early in the morning or in light rain.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

If you don't play in the rain dew shouldn't leak through shoes espically after 3 or 4 rounds. Maybe your feet sweat due to the socks you wear? Try a Swiftwick sock, super thin and has the dri fit type material to absorb sweat. I sell shoes at a PGA tour store and have never heard of this happening after so few rounds.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

I too believe that it probably has more to do with your feet sweating them allowing water in to the shoe. Try a high quality athletic sock like some of the wicking options available from FootJoy or Under Armour

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:33 PM

The Callaway Razor has these "air" holes just below the laces.  I found that moisture, especially dew, went right into these holes and soaked my socks.  Two pairs like that and went to something else (FJ Icon's and Adipure) and never had that problem again.  I wouldn't be surprised that the FJ Sport did they same thing for the OP.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

View PostSocrates, on 22 September 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

The Callaway Razor has these "air" holes just below the laces.  I found that moisture, especially dew, went right into these holes and soaked my socks.  Two pairs like that and went to something else (FJ Icon's and Adipure) and never had that problem again.  I wouldn't be surprised that the FJ Sport did they same thing for the OP.

I have some sports and that has never happened to me.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:17 PM

I suspect your feet are sweating.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:54 PM

I have this exact same problem, and no, my feet barely sweat. I also have had just about every pair of golf shoes known to man and still wet after just a few holes. I've had shoes that initially are dry, only to have them go wet on me after a year or so.

I hate it and basically have accepted the fact that it's part of the game. I actually keep a separate set of shoes for when I make the turn each time I go out.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

View PostSwisstrader98, on 22 September 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

I have this exact same problem, and no, my feet barely sweat. I also have had just about every pair of golf shoes known to man and still wet after just a few holes. I've had shoes that initially are dry, only to have them go wet on me after a year or so.

I hate it and basically have accepted the fact that it's part of the game. I actually keep a separate set of shoes for when I make the turn each time I go out.

I just somehow find it hard to believe that every pair of shoes does this. It's rare that one shoe would leak but all? If your feet dont sweat it must be user error espically if it happens to every shoe you wear.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

View PostCCUgolfer23, on 22 September 2012 - 12:54 PM, said:

If you don't play in the rain dew shouldn't leak through shoes espically after 3 or 4 rounds. Maybe your feet sweat due to the socks you wear? Try a Swiftwick sock, super thin and has the dri fit type material to absorb sweat. I sell shoes at a PGA tour store and have never heard of this happening after so few rounds.

View PostCaptain_Hook, on 22 September 2012 - 03:16 PM, said:

I too believe that it probably has more to do with your feet sweating them allowing water in to the shoe. Try a high quality athletic sock like some of the wicking options available from FootJoy or Under Armour

View PostThrillhouse, on 22 September 2012 - 04:17 PM, said:

I suspect your feet are sweating.

I was thinking sweat, too.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:26 PM

View Postironmikes, on 22 September 2012 - 11:23 AM, said:

dry joys . never had them get wet inside .

+1 My old adidas shoes use to leak and I always came home with soaked socks, haven't had that problem yet with the dryjoys. You could alos try some spray.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:05 PM

User error on a pair of shoes?? Sorry, but mine did not come with a user manual!

View PostCCUgolfer23, on 22 September 2012 - 04:59 PM, said:

View PostSwisstrader98, on 22 September 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

I have this exact same problem, and no, my feet barely sweat. I also have had just about every pair of golf shoes known to man and still wet after just a few holes. I've had shoes that initially are dry, only to have them go wet on me after a year or so.

I hate it and basically have accepted the fact that it's part of the game. I actually keep a separate set of shoes for when I make the turn each time I go out.

I just somehow find it hard to believe that every pair of shoes does this. It's rare that one shoe would leak but all? If your feet dont sweat it must be user error espically if it happens to every shoe you wear.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:12 PM

View PostSwisstrader98, on 22 September 2012 - 09:05 PM, said:

User error on a pair of shoes?? Sorry, but mine did not come with a user manual!

View PostCCUgolfer23, on 22 September 2012 - 04:59 PM, said:

View PostSwisstrader98, on 22 September 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

I have this exact same problem, and no, my feet barely sweat. I also have had just about every pair of golf shoes known to man and still wet after just a few holes. I've had shoes that initially are dry, only to have them go wet on me after a year or so.

I hate it and basically have accepted the fact that it's part of the game. I actually keep a separate set of shoes for when I make the turn each time I go out.

I just somehow find it hard to believe that every pair of shoes does this. It's rare that one shoe would leak but all? If your feet dont sweat it must be user error espically if it happens to every shoe you wear.

As in you dont take care of them properly. But I'm willing to bet your feet sweat. Mine do, and alot of other peoples do, I just can't comprehend that every single pair of shoes leak. Like I said earlier I sell golf shoes at a PGA tour store and have never heard of shoes leaking after 3 rounds let alone as you say "every pair of golf shoes known to man"
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:21 PM

i have 2 year old Adidas Tour 360 4.0 that don't leak and i played in wet conditions yesterday. I am thinking it is foot sweat.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:54 PM

If you're really having problems with wet shoes every time you play even in very lightly dewy grass, it's probably your feet sweating. You might try a wicking sock so at least your skin will feel dry.

Avoid the temptation of adding waterproofing agents to the leather as well, they tend to seal up the pores of the leather making it less-breathable and more likely to retain water vapor/sweat.

Are you spending a lot of time in rough that's taller than your shoes? It could be water is coming in over the top - especially if you have on an absorbent sock (i.e. cotton).

Also keep in mind that when retrieving your ball from a water hazard your feet should remain onshore.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

Put on a new pair of socks when you start playing and then again at the turn(if indeed it is sweat). Should help. If it is really from the ground, look for WATERPROOF in the label. Water resistant means, uh, well, nothing.
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