Friday, September 2, 2011

DIY golf shoes

The Adidas Samba, Nike Dunk NG, Ashworth Cardiff, True Linkswear, Ecco Street Premier, Kikkor Eppik,  Footjoy Street, and Puma Club 917 are all examples of the recent explosion of "comfortable" golf shoes.  These new offerings range from the carefully designed (Ecco, Kikkor, True), to the afterthoughts (Nike, Adidas) who are literally gluing soft spikes onto shoes they already make, just to participate in this emerging market.

Tretorn Strala Sommars
Well there's no reason you can't do the same thing.  Let economy be your guide, and convert shoes you already own into golf shoes.  Or let comfort be your guide, and convert a nice pair of Clarks or Hush Puppies into golf shoes.  Perhaps your personal style sense will take over, and you will convert a pair of Doc Martins, Converse Allstars, Timberlands, Campers, or New Balances.

Converted Orvis Duck shoes, Sorel Sentry's, or Tretorn Strala Sommars would make excellent foul weather golf shoes.

Golfcepts, LLC ( offers a kit that includes spikes, epoxy, and templates needed for such a conversion.  I'd be interested to see how well the spike installations hold up over time.


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  2. Wow,these are really gorgeous! And efficient too, i assume. You don't want a shoe that looks good but doesn't do its job.