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#1 Greyboy

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:25 PM

I've always worn spikes but recently won a pair of Footjoy Contour Casual spikes, yet I never pull the trigger and game them.  I play in the Northeast and fairly early in the morning, so I find for the first 6-9 holes, everything is wet (from morning dew or sprinklers?).

Anyways, has anyone had trouble playing non-spike golf shoes in the morning dew?  Did you find you have more/less traction than expected wearing them?


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:42 PM

I started wearing Ecco Biom hybrids. I play early mornings in wet grass. Traction is very good, no slipping so far. I don't generate a bunch of tourqe ....driver ss is 94-97.. if you use your legs a lot to generate club head speed I can see wet grass causing some problems.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:23 PM

The only problem I've had with them in morning rounds is they can tend to fill up with the fresh grass clippings. Of course, so do conventional cleats.

The spikeless clear out much easier than traditional spikes.

But if you put both styles side by side with the treads full of clippings, I would say the cleated shoes might have the edge. If you're someone who tends to clear out clipping from you shoes, you may find you like the spikeless better.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

I used to play in spikes but some knee problems make it more comfortable to play in spikeless ones (Travis Mathew Londons to be more specific) and I like playing in the early morning so I was worried at first. I use my legs a lot in my swing and get a decent amount of speed going into the ball but I have been beyond impressed with them.  Never had a slippage problem except on one weird side/downhill lie but I don't blame the shoes for that.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

All depends on your size and swing style.  I really go after the ball, play early in wet conditions, wear soft spikes and now and then still cope with my feet sliding.  Consequently, wearing shoes with no actual spikes is never going to happen for me.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:12 PM

I wear the spikeless in the morning when the grass is wet for less clogging but as said the spike shoes have an edge for traction!!

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:29 AM

Thanks for the responses.  I do tend to go after the ball which doesn't help, but I guess the only way for me to really know is to play a round with them and see how it goes.  Maybe it will help me swing more within myself, haha.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

I am a higher swing speed player, but don't have a real violent action I guess.  I have played in rain and morning dew and have yet to slip once.  I play in True Proto's.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

I love the spikeless shoes and have never had a problem with slipping or traction in wet conditions. I often walk in the first group out when dew is heavy.

Just make sure you get a waterproof spikeless shoe.
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:55 AM

I've been playing withe Adicross for the last two years and have not had many issues with slipping. Sure, it happens every once in a while, though not any more than I would expect. I second the comments on the grass build-up on the bottom of the shoe. Though as others have mentioned, it does clean up a lot easier than with traditional spikes. You can simply tap the bottom with your club and the clumps should fall right out. I wouldn't say you'll suffer all that much with the spikeless in the morning rounds as far as traction. I will say however that the spikeless shoes I've played with are not all that waterproof. If I were playing regularly in the early morning with wet grass I would lean towards traditional spikes that are waterproof.

I mean, I like golf balls
but not that much.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:20 AM

I played in the rain saturday in Adicross's, didn't slip once - the only time I remember slipping recently was on a knob in the rough, but I think that was because I was out of balance more than anything.  I actually feel like I slipped more in soft spikes than I have in spikeless.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

No problems for me in adiCross, Puremotion or Crossflex here in wet and windy Scotland

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

Trues and vivobarefoots for me.  Play in all conditions with them (saturated, damp, dry, rock hard, etc.) and have not had a issue.  Maybe if I'm hoofing down a steep hill and its muddy I find myself being more cautious than but haven't slipped.  SS between 105 and 110
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:57 PM

I'm gaming a pair of Adidas Adicross, spikeless... Never slipped, not even once. I play early in the morning, late afternoon, links style course, hills style course, whenever possible, wherever possible, I have played in a mild rain, in a downpour (totally soaked in less than 1 minute without umbrella, but I already on the 18th tee, so...)

So don't worry about spikeless shoes...

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

I personally slip in spikeless shoes once they wear a bit (2-3 months). I already have comfortable spiked shoes (kikkor) so Im sticking with them.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:36 PM

I wear adicross and haven't had any slipping issues other than a few steep cart paths that were wet.
Spikes vs turf shoes - there is a difference, it's a matter of feel.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

The only time I ever really slipped in my Ecco Golf Streets was when trying to walk down a hill in the mud looking for a lost golf ball.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:09 AM

I have footjoy Icon's that are spikeless and a pair of PUMA gtx i just picked up on here that are spikeless. My driver SS is 115-120 and my PW is 88ish. In wet conditions these are the first shoes a reach for as the soles stay SUPER clean as there is no cleats to clog up. I have never had a footing issue with spikeless what so ever.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

Ecco spikeless have great traction, those are the ones I would recommend.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:24 AM

I have worn multiple models from Puma, True Linkswear and Nike. The only model I have had a problem with slipping is the Nike Lunar Ascends, they were also the most uncomfortable.


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