Be honest, when was the last time you thought deeply about the inside of your golf shoes? Don’t wait for your foot to slip on a crucial shot to take the pull seriously – assess your shoes now. If you flip your shoe to see worn cleats or studs, it’s time to replace them. You have two options: either replace the entire shoe, or if you have a pair of spiked golf shoes, solve the traction problem. With the rise in popularity of spikeless golf shoes, many golfers have a habit of replacing their shoes, spikeless or not, and forget that you can swap spikes for spiked golf shoes. Is it practical and useful? Three of our editors decide if they swap crampons or shoes, and why.
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“I love trendy golf shoes and a change of style on the course, but it seems pretty pointless and expensive to throw away a pair of shoes every time the grip wears down, which happens pretty quickly for me. . I find that changing my cleats is not only a great way to get your money’s worth with your golf shoes, but it also gives you better grip when you’re on the course. There are also many stylish golf shoes that feature adjustable spikes, and with the wide variety of spikes, you can customize your shoes to provide the support and grip you need when playing.

When it comes to how long it takes to change your cleats, you should at least wipe down your shoes after each round to keep them clean, and changing cleats should only take a few extra minutes.

For anyone wearing three to five pairs per season, I would recommend investing in better golf shoes, like the ones pictured below. Although they can be a difference of $ 50 to $ 100 from the pairs you are used to getting, they will last you a few years instead of a few months, saving you money in the long run. term. I never used a good pair of golf shoes in one season, even when I was doing four to six 18-hole rounds a week in college. All that doesn’t mean I hate spikeless shoes. I think they are a great option. However, if you are crossing multiple pairs per season, it might be time to reconsider. —Maddi MacClurg, Associate Editor

Notice 2: Buying New Golf Shoes Is Worth It

“I’m currently rotating between a handful of different types of soft crampons and spikeless shoes. When everything under my golf shoes wears out, I just get new shoes. Would it be more profitable to replace my tips? Probably. Do I feel as good as having new shoes? No. You know what they say: look good, feel good, play good.

Plus, many shoes, including one of my personal favorites and so affordable, the Nike Vapors, only have molded spike-like rubber soles. There is no option to replace them. Likewise, the shoes I got my best lap in, the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tours, don’t have replaceable spikes. When I start to feel a little unsteady in either of these – I slipped on back-to-back tee boxes last weekend – I’m just going to grab a new pair. You’re welcome to my company, Nike.

I also play golf a lot, so I tend to wear shoes quite quickly. And because I grew up with spikeless options and those soft, non-replaceable cleats, I don’t even think I know how to replace a cleat if I wanted to. I have a pair of adidas Tour360XT that I quite like to try, but I could also just ditch them and slip into a lighter pair of adidas CodeChaos (no spikes) or ZG21 (soft spikes), which are both ideal for walking.

Aside from golf shoes, I’m in love with sneakers. I have too many of them and I am constantly waiting for new ones to fall. In the ever-expanding world of golf shoes, there are so many options that I want to try that I’m rarely attached to one for long enough that it would even make sense to go through changing spikes. More importantly, with the time I save by not changing my tips, I can order another pair right at my doorstep that will be there in time for the weekend anyway. —Jared Goldstein, producer / editor

“Should you replace your crampons or your shoes is not a matter of debate, as the answer is ‘neither one’. Let me show you the way to spikeless shoes, a way that won’t leave a way since, well, they don’t have spikes.

I see your reservations and know them well. I, too, once thought that spikeless golf shoes were a sign of the apocalypse. But I also used to have blonde highlights and listen to Lil Wayne; people see the error of their ways. Because the spikeless shoe is a godsend. Forget the pain of replacing or cleaning tips or the cost of replacing and repairing them; the spikeless shoe does a lot on its own to justify the change. It is the epitome of comfort, not only for your dogs, but also for relieving your back. Most look like an elliptical trainer, which not only makes them functional outside of the class, but also ensures a sense of fashion if you wear them. But more importantly, when I’m on the course or on the pitch, I’ve found a new sense of freedom with my swing because my feet aren’t as planted in the ground (think Bryson DeChambeau, or better yet, the Justin Rose’s front foot on his follow-up).

So for your health, your style and your game, opt for the shoe without spikes. Unlike blonde tips and highlights, I promise you they will stand the test of time. —Joel Beall, senior writerr