Spikeless Shoes in Winter

Robster59

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Our course is pretty hilly so in the summer I'll mainly wear soft spikes, or dimpled soles in really dry conditions. In the winter I've a pair of dryjoys which are fitted with hybrid plastic/metal spikes. It's not so much the traction on the shots, it's the traction on the slopes I consider.
 

MarkT

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How waterproof are they, and how easy to keep clean?
Very easy to keep clean as there’s very little to them. And waterproof yes, sure there are pricier shoes that are better but they’re so comfy. I might have odd feet as always struggle with blisters or whatever but played about 50 rounds in these and they’re spot on
 

patricks148

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i used to think spikeless were not for winter, but after finding them much better in frosty conditions (they don't ice up like spikes) i havn't worn any of my shoes with spikes in since.
 

Jigger

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I’ve worn footjoy pro SLs through all seasons the last 2 years. I got them having got plantar faciatis through penetrating spikes on soft soles. I’m wearing stubbed boots as I’ve sprained my ankle twice in 5 weeks so need the extra support. Have to say I love them but definitely was happy with my FJs
 

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Has anyone ever slipped while wearing spikeless and then had a pretty strong belief they wouldn't have made that same slip in soft spikes?
 

sunshine

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A couple of years ago one of our members threatened to sue the pro and the club because he stopped selling metal spikes. At the time we had two pretty severe downhill fairways.
Ridiculous. I can't see how metal spikes provide more grip than plastic "stinger" type spikes.
 

sunshine

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I took the plunge last year and wore spikeless all through the winter. No issues. I think it depends on the type of spikeless shoes. Adidas Tour 360 or FJ pro SL have quite prominent moulded tread patterns which give good grip. The Puma treads are essentially like trainers so good for the summer but not sure I would trust them in winter.

To be honest, where it's wet and muddy and people slip on a downslope, I tend to think that is going to happen whatever the footwear.
 

CliveW

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Has anyone ever slipped while wearing spikeless and then had a pretty strong belief they wouldn't have made that same slip in soft spikes?
Several times. Particularly on slopes walking off tees. That's why I wear spikes when the ground is wet and not just in winter.
 
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