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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby RoomTenONine » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:01 am

I just picked up a new pair of trail runners: Adidas Supernova Riot

They consistently get rave reviews (even outside magazine loves them and they don't BS about performance), especially for those that pronate and/or have low arches. I have to agree that the support and cushion they offer is amazing, but they are still super light considering how much material is used to achieve the support.

I snagged them for $60. Considering they are $100 typical retail I'm happy.

http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/ge ... n=showgear

http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/ADI1564/

I really bought these for straight trail running, but I know they'd do real well for DG rounds. The weight, tread and support is all there. I may get a second pair for the tee.
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby RoomTenONine » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:05 am



I wish those were out when I picked up my winter DG shoes. I love my Patagonias to death, but those NBs look awesome.
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby Jaysus » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:49 am

RoomTenONine wrote:I just picked up a new pair of trail runners: Adidas Supernova Riot

I snagged them for $60. Considering they are $100 typical retail I'm happy.


Locally or online?
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby RoomTenONine » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:54 pm

Jaysus wrote:
RoomTenONine wrote:I just picked up a new pair of trail runners: Adidas Supernova Riot

I snagged them for $60. Considering they are $100 typical retail I'm happy.


Locally or online?


Online.
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby Jeronimo » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:44 am




I have the low top versions. My only words of caution are: It doesn't have alot of cusion, I mean it feels comfortable but in the same way an orthotic would. They also feel very flat to me. I absolutely love keens but this particular shoe didn't strike my fancy. If you wear any other keens, these feel NOTHING like them.
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby Jeronimo » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:54 am

J-Man wrote:Working as a starter at The Beaver State Fling I got to see some great golf, and a huge variation in shoes. I went out the next week and bought the same style I saw more than all the others. What's really amazing is that I used to wear them back in the 70's, but was pulled away from one of the greatest all around shoes on the market by fashion. Oh, they are under a hundred bucks too, and not too hot for leather. Ladies and gentelmen...the Adidas Samba Millenium
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omg I can vouch for this even up here in the North east on summer days. This is a really popular dgolf shoe!


Better late than never but I also wanted to comment on the Salomon talk from the beginning of the thread. Salomon makes a fantastic shoe that they stand behind. HOWEVER, they absolutely, positively do NOT cater to people with a wide foot. If you're someone that finds a normal keen shoe comfortable or if you usually look for even a slightly more roomy toe box, Salomon is not the shoe for you. I've tried the XT Wings, the XA Pro's, and the Fusions and not one of them would accomodate my toes. Just to keep it in perspective: I do not have sasquatch feet, North face shoes for example are not too tight for me, though they could be a little roomier as well.

I highly recommend these shoes. I've had them 6 months running now, still waterproof, haven't ripped and I still have alot of tread left. Again, they could be roomier but I can survive two rounds without too much trouble.

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I pray for the day Salomon makes the XA Pro GTX and XT Wings GTX in an E width...
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby paju » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:57 pm

Dont really know how popular Asics is in the States, but you guys with wider feet (XA pro not fitting) should really give Asics Gel-Moriko 3 GTX a try.
A bit too wide for me but being somekind of a runningshoe-expert I can really recommend that. Build quality should be great, outsole feels promising for the sport and it has nice gel-cushioning..

http://www.runnersworld.ltd.uk/acatalog ... _3_WP.html
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby Jaysus » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:11 am

I picked up a pair of Garmont Vento on clearance at at local outfitter this week. About to take them out for a test drive, and a long rough course - I've heard good things about the brand - they look like great summer DG shoes.

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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby Cali » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:33 am

Jeronimo wrote:
J-Man wrote:Working as a starter at The Beaver State Fling I got to see some great golf, and a huge variation in shoes. I went out the next week and bought the same style I saw more than all the others. What's really amazing is that I used to wear them back in the 70's, but was pulled away from one of the greatest all around shoes on the market by fashion. Oh, they are under a hundred bucks too, and not too hot for leather. Ladies and gentelmen...the Adidas Samba Millenium
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I usually play in Nike FC's. Basically Adidas Sambas only more comfy IMO.

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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby krusen » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:11 pm

Got a deal on some shoes in the Cabela's bargain bin. Found some New Balance 1520's: Gore-Tex XCR, and Vibram soles. They were worn once and returned, so I got them for $69

http://www.cabelas.com/p-0066716824478a.shtml

Played 18 at Elm Creek right after the purchase, and another 27 holes the next day. They feel great, and are not as hot as I thought they might be.
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby dgdave » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:28 pm

Keep an update on the 1520s. I've been eyeing them for a while now.
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby krusen » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:06 am

dgdave wrote:Keep an update on the 1520s. I've been eyeing them for a while now.


One thing I can say is that they run narrower than your average New Balance shoes for some reason. I think my feet must be average width, and they fit fine, but if you have wide feet, stay away. That's probably why they were worn once and returned.
Still feeling good after another 30 holes the other day. I should take them out in this horrible weather to test the grip and waterproofness.
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby discspeed » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:02 am

I just bought a pair of Salomon XAs from the Sports Authority. Got them for $60, which is a pretty decent deal. The clerk asked me if I wanted to buy a 1yr $10 replacement plan. I was initially suspicious because no DG shoe has ever held up more than 6 mos for me without having at the very least the tread worn to flat on the balls of my feet. I showed him the Merrells on my feet that I bought there in Jan (and declined the replacement plan). They are leather and have no damage other than flat soles. He told me they would replace those if I had bought the plan. So...I bought the plan. So far the shoes are comfy and none of the sole has torn of yet. My Merrell Outlands (I had 3 pair) would have pieces of Vibram rubber ripping off the outside edges on the pad the first round. However I can say for certain the Salomons WILL NOT last me anywhere close to a year, so we will see how good this plan is. To me it sounds like I'm getting 2 pair of shoes for $10 more. I'll keep you posted because if this deal is honored there will be no beating the Sports Authority for DG shoes and I will be a loyal customer.
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby Jaysus » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:10 am

discspeed wrote: I'll keep you posted


Please do!
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Re: Questions on footwear

Postby stoneman » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:34 am

Wish we had a Sports Authority around here. I absolutely love my Salomon's, but they don't last me a year...maybe 8 months? I do wear them almost everyday to either play DG, or trail run, so they get punished. I don't think anything is going to last any longer, and I have almost zero knee/hip pain in the Salomon's. Pain was a problem in everything else I tried. :(
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