Sunday, January 20, 2008

types of golf shoes

When you're learning about something new, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of relevant information available. This informative article should help you focus on the central points of types of golf shoes.

Traditional Spike Golf Shoes

The traditional spikes were introduced in the year 1994, but have been prohibited by most of the US golf course. Generally traditional spikes with hard ceramic tips, ultimately reduces the comfort level resulting to imperfect swing.

  • Frequent usage of these spike shoes further leads to lose its life soon while compared to other spike shoes.

Alternative Spike Golf Shoes

  • Alternative spike shoes were not much popular when they were introduced in the market. However, they attained a high level of popularity in 2001.
  • In the year 2006, it occupies a 70% of the market share. There is a vast improvement in the manufacturing of these shoes as they provide superior traction.
  • Alternative spike shoes are designed to reduce the moisture and sweat produced inside the shoe.
  • A coated nylex mesh and cushioned mid sole increases your comfort and stability.
  • Water proofing capacity with a heel air unit is designed in these shoes to enhance extra soft and spongy feel.

Spikeless Golf Shoes

  • These shoes provide excellent traction, stability and comfort.
  • Owing to the new improved technology and qualitative component materials, these shoes attained a great popularity.
  • These shoes came into the market with a durable traction.
  • Multi-zone traction system and rubber outsole featured in these shoes ensure great comfort.
  • The molded foot bed insert fulfils the empty space between the heel and the forefoot part of the shoe.

Golf shoes also come with studs which help the golf players to have an additional comfort and uncompromising stability on the ground. The variety of studs used in golf shoes are discussed below:

Metal Studs

Metal studs are the first types that are prevalent among many players in the Professional Golfers Association (PGA). Metal studs closely resemble metal spikes which provide the player extra clench while they are taking their shot. This extra grip will further result to smoother and cleaner shot. But there is one concern with these shoes: they incline to damage the greens when players are putting.

Rubber Studs

Rubber studded shoe is the second type of golf shoe that is starting to become more prominent than the former one among the players of PGA. Most of the users of this shoe find no difference between the level of balance attained from the rubber studs and the metal studs. Rubber studs make very little damage or not any damage to the greens. So, that there will be a diminution in the number of balls missing the hole due to divots in the green. Therefore it is wise to prefer a pair of rubber-studded shoes.

Hopefully the sections above have contributed to your understanding of golf shoes. Share your new understanding about golf shoes with others.

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