Comment from: The Yeti [Visitor]
The Yeti

I picked up a pair of these earlier in the spring. They are great golf shoes. I find they are more substantial and have less ground feel than my treks, but are better by a mile from other golf shoes. The upper is fairly thick, so I find my feet get pretty hot when it is warm outside. On those really hot days, I will still golf in my treks. Early mornings and cool, rainy days are perfect for these shoes. It's so nice to have some ground feel and not have cold, wet feet.

I agree completely. As a 'barefoot shoe' they are a little thick/heavy. As a golf shoe, these offer about as good of a balance as you'll get. The grip is awesome, and I like the look of them. If you are a minimalist shoe wearer and are looking for golf shoes, these will fit the bill perfectly!

06/07/12 @ 19:15
Comment from: Kris King [Visitor]
Kris King

What are more barefoot golf shoes that you have tried? I currently play mostly in my NB MT10 but they have seen better days.

06/07/12 @ 20:19
Comment from: philip [Member]  

The Yeti: I agree, minimalist shoe wearers will love them. Even better though, is that non-minimalist golfers are loving them. I like that True linkswear is taking barefoot shoes to people that might never have considered the idea of minimal/barefoot footwear.

06/08/12 @ 02:16
Comment from: philip [Member]  

Kris King: There aren't too many barefoot shoes designed specifically for golf. The closest to barefoot (and most comfortable) I've felt while golfing has been in FiveFinger Treks, due to the way they fit my foot with the thin sole and great flexibility. I only wear minimal shoes, so I used to just golf in my everyday barefoot shoes: various FiveFingers (Trek, Trek Sport, KSO) and Vivobarefoots (EvoII, Neo).

I haven't golfed in NB MT10/00 or Merrell barefoots (both are too narrow for me). I have heard some people like the Merrells for golf. While these other shoes do feel more barefoot, I would emphasize that the TRUE's have features better suited for golfing (roll/post toe cap, water resistance, etc.). Now I primarily wear the TRUE's but will definitely mix in my Treks on dry days. Recently I've also been testing out the new hybrid golf shoe from Vivobarefoot (review coming soon).

06/08/12 @ 02:26
Comment from: Mark Cucuzzella [Visitor]
Mark Cucuzzella

Thanks Justin,

These shoes are amazing for the avarage golfer i see in my medical clinic who usually has at least one knee or hip replacement and needs to walk to stay well. These older and more conservative golfers will not wear VFF into the club or walking around town. My 75 yo father (hip and knee replacement) is likely the most skeptical and conservative person you will meet with anything "new". He tried them on and has been playing in them all spring. Loves them and has several friends wanting a pair. Fred Couples is the proof that golfers need to be flat and grounded, like Sam Snead practicing barefoot.

Mark Cucuzzella MD

06/08/12 @ 08:41
Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

I am not a golfer by any means, but play an occasional round when a brother from out of state visits. I do not have any of the VFF Treks, as I am not a fan of the Trek sole. I do have a pair of Vivo Barefoot Hydrophobic trails. They have a fairly aggressive lug on them. Have you ever golfed in these? I think they would suffice, but have not had a chance to try them out yet.

06/08/12 @ 09:21
Comment from: Vitor [Visitor]
Vitor

Are those zero drop?

06/08/12 @ 09:27
Comment from: Scott Cullen [Visitor]
Scott Cullen

I got a pair of the black Phx TRUE shoes recently. I had not worn them before playing 54 holes in two days in the Palm Springs heat, and they held up very well. I didn't have a problem with the shoes being too hot, and that was in near 100 degree temps.

Very good ground feel for a true golf shoe (as opposed to a trail shoe or VFFs), although it is not quite like wearing VFFs or VivoBarefoots with no liner. However, the wide toe box, minimal sole and no drop was much closer to a true barefoot shoe than any other golf shoe I've seen. These are much closer to barefoot shoes than the Ecco street shoes or the new Adidas line. I give the Phx a thumbs up.

06/08/12 @ 09:57
Comment from: Fred [Visitor]
Fred

As a competitive collegiate golfer I can say these are great shoes. I put a lot of time in my golf shoes and have worn everything from adidas to footjoy to nike to ecco and other brands in between. I was a little worried that the spikeless sole on True's would not be as stable and that I might lose traction on some of my harder swings but this is not the case at all. They feel like slippers when you put them on and the ground feel is great. In fact I think this is one of the best benefits of the shoe that you can easily judge the firmness of whatever you are standing on whether it be in the rough, fairway, and especially in bunkers and to feel the break in the greens. Whats also great is that I can wear these to class all morning and not get weird looks about my golf shoes. I haven't had these for very long but my best round in them so far is a 70.

A general about me is that I just finished up my sophomore year in college. I have won one collegiate golf tournament and hope to add many more to that in the next couple years. I am very into fitness, and I started running about a year ago. The first race I ever ran was a half marathon earlier this spring and finished in 1:48:40 and have since transitioned to barefoot running, ditching my nikes for VFF Bikilas. I have been following birthday shoes for a few months now and love all the reviews and posts. Thanks! and keep it up!

-Fred

06/08/12 @ 11:13
Comment from: philip [Member]  

Mr Leigh: I have not golfed in the Neo Trails specifically, but Vivobarefoot also released a golf shoe called the "Hybrid" with that same sole. I'm currently testing them out and will have a review here soon, but based on the similar soles, you could definitely try out the Neo Trails on the course.

Vitor: Yes, these are zero-drop.

Scott and Fred: Thanks for sharing your experiences with the Phx! I agree that although not quite as barefoot as some shoes, they are extremely barefoot for a golf shoe. And, the new 2012 versions work really well as everyday shoes off the course.

06/08/12 @ 14:34
Comment from: David [Visitor]
David

A month ago I purchased a pair of True Stealth. These look like any other shoes I might wear to the office. I do not golf but I do live in a snowy mountain town with a long winter. With the waterproofing and cleats these are looking like the best winter street shoe I have seen. Walking a couple of miles into town on pavement the cleats are hardly noticeable and completely comfortable.

06/12/12 @ 09:33