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    Golf shoes leaking from the top

    Someone described this problem in passing in another thread.

    My Footjoys are fine tramping along wet fairways, through wet rough and minor puddles.

    But when it is raining, the rain runs off my trusty Galvin Green trousers, down the front of the leg and into my shoes where they lace up!
    Now I finally know what those stupid kilties were for on traditional golf shoes!

    I have been looking at hiking gaiters but they don't all cover the lace up part where the water gets in.

    I assume a lot of other golfers have this problem, so what to you do?

    Yours, soggily, Mimms
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    Re: Golf shoes leaking from the top

    I just endure wet feet

    I always take a spare pair of socks for afterwards. Sometimes you just cant avoid some water ingress
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    Re: Golf shoes leaking from the top

    Just cover your laces with a strip of gaffer tape before the round water will simply just run off
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    Re: Golf shoes leaking from the top

    That's a new one!

    I already have a strip of gaffer tape down the inseam of my trousers where they began to fray!
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    Re: Golf shoes leaking from the top

    Wear some SealSkinz socks, nice and waterproof, so doesn't even matter if your shoes are letting in water or soaked through.
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    Re: Golf shoes leaking from the top

    Quote Originally Posted by stevelev View Post
    Wear some SealSkinz socks, nice and waterproof, so doesn't even matter if your shoes are letting in water or soaked through.

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    Re: Golf shoes leaking from the top

    I remember those tongues on the top of shoes. Never looked great even in the 70's. I tend to just pack some spare socks in my shoe bag but 9 times out of 10 its never too bad
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    Re: Golf shoes leaking from the top

    A lot of shoes have a welted tongue(Puma for one). To stop the water getting in.
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    Re: Golf shoes leaking from the top

    Never remove the gaffer tape during a medal round, we don't want another Lyle/Faldo moment!

    Sealskinz socks are expensive but work really well for golf and hill walking.
    I hate having wet feet anywhere except in the shower.

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    Re: Golf shoes leaking from the top

    Quote Originally Posted by North Mimms View Post
    Someone described this problem in passing in another thread.

    My Footjoys are fine tramping along wet fairways, through wet rough and minor puddles.

    But when it is raining, the rain runs off my trusty Galvin Green trousers, down the front of the leg and into my shoes where they lace up!
    Now I finally know what those stupid kilties were for on traditional golf shoes!

    I have been looking at hiking gaiters but they don't all cover the lace up part where the water gets in.

    I assume a lot of other golfers have this problem, so what to you do?

    Yours, soggily, Mimms
    ah - you need some flared galvins mimms, that should solve the problem
    Is waiting for the rain to stop...

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