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PostSubject: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:16 pm

Hi guys, as a beginner who's concentrating on the range and a student with limited $$ to get proper golf shoes, I've been wondering if anyone here has tried using certain models of football boots to play golf with. Question Question Question

I'm specifically thinking of using the boots made for Astroturf cos usually the studs are rubber and very small and well distributed. I've worn them before and they are quite comfy. Would appreciate any comments on this.

If you're wondering, this is sorta what they look like
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:17 pm

to add on, can find these quite cheaply at end of season sales, usually around like $40
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:19 pm

wah...!! i want
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:20 pm

haragolfer wrote:
wah...!! i want

idea right? when i saw i was thinking if they would work for golf, maybe I shld go get a pair to try..
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:31 pm

i confess i have thought about it. And i am sure they may be lighter and more comfortable. got good deal please share.. the style of golf shoes is heading in this spikeless direction some more.
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:34 pm

yah lor. Im asking my footballer friend where he goes to grab gear. Will share once i find out!
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:36 pm

zhikang wrote:
haragolfer wrote:
wah...!! i want

idea right? when i saw i was thinking if they would work for golf, maybe I shld go get a pair to try..

idea....i think it should be all right, since these are soft spikes and can arguably can considered "spikeless" golf shoes.

I didn't know there are boots made for astroturf. Are these why the laymen call "street soccer shoes"?
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:37 pm

if that colour and sale $40 , can buy for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:38 pm

nope bro street soccer shoes soles are flat and non-marking. these are specifically made for astroturf
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:39 pm

haragolfer wrote:
if that colour and sale $40 , can buy for sure.

wah bro the $40 i saw not so nice la... all black nia... but this one damn swee right hahahha
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:40 pm

Idea macham to the max bro..... we need more creative golfers and forumers like u la. Cross polination of ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:01 pm

Shocked Wouldn't the shoes damage the green?
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:05 pm

TDO wrote:
Shocked Wouldn't the shoes damage the green?

I doubt so cos the studs are soft. If u look at spikeless golf shoes, also abt the same.

Here's one model from FJ for comparison


I'm guessing that golf shoes might always be priced at a premium due to the profile of people who play the game. So in comparison football boots might be priced lower.
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:11 pm

I don't think the ones meant for AstroTurf will damage the greens. In fact, the stud layout are similar to the Ecco golf shoes.

I am actually going to use my old Nike AstroTurf soccer shoes to play soon. Will let u guys know how it turns out.

Functionally I am sure they will work, the issue is whether or not the golf course makes a fuss.

However for driving range, there will be no issues.

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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:24 pm

Really can't tell the differences between the one posted vs the street golf shoes I have. At $40, I will just grab it and on course with it as long as it doesn't damage the greens.
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:27 pm

Derek wrote:
I am actually going to use my old Nike AstroTurf soccer shoes to play soon. Will let u guys know how it turns out.

Yeah let us know how it feels bro. I had an old pair that i think i threw away not too long ago =(
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:32 pm

zhikang wrote:
TDO wrote:
Shocked Wouldn't the shoes damage the green?

I doubt so cos the studs are soft. If u look at spikeless golf shoes, also abt the same.

Here's one model from FJ for comparison


I'm guessing that golf shoes might always be priced at a premium due to the profile of people who play the game. So in comparison football boots might be priced lower.

Like what nutty said, the base of these golf shoes above are identical to my Nike AstroTurf shoes. Really can't see why they can't perform well as golf shoes.

It will be good if my Nike's work ... Used them for 5 games before injury forced me to give out football and pick up golf ... Would have been a real waste to throw them away

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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:47 am

I think the soccer boots thing is a great idea. But im thinking now in the area of stability. We'll wait for Derek to feedback and then we will know from there!
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:31 am

Actually. I have played quite a few permutations of shoes for golf. Adidas trekking boots, and years ago, when bally first came out with golf shoes with no spikes. Geox hiking shoes was especially good. All good. Worst golf shoes were acyually mizuno golf shoes. The plastic heels 2 years ago were very harsher and uncomfortable.
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:37 am

Good idea zhikang... well done...

Can use as 2nd pair for range as well...
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:04 pm

I'm gonna head down to Queensway in awhile to see if I can find a cheap pair to try at the range later. Will update!
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:05 pm

kudos zhikang. thanks for the great idea.!
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:41 pm

It really depends on where you play your golf. Some clubs are extremely particular about dresscode, I am sure you can get a decent pair of golf shoes for around 60-70 dollars. And the thing about spikeless shoes is that I don't think it provides a good grip on uneven lies during a round of golf and wet Singapore weather makes it worse

Hope it helps
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:10 pm

Golf shoes are much more comfortable. I have A pair each of street soccer shoes, turf soccer and a soccer boots. All are for different field. While the street soccer are for hard ground, turf for artificial and boots for field. For 4hrs of uneven field, I opt for a comfortable golf shoes over turf shoes anytime. My 2 cents Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Football boots instead of Golf shoes?   Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:26 pm

i think GD sells cheap golf shoes... so price should not be a factor... unless u want to use them for both sports.

If only for range... then dun think is necessary.. I wear sandals and running shoes for range practise...
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