Back in August of 2011 GolfTest USA visited the PGA Expo Golf Show in Las Vegas. We stopped at a booth that had some new, innovative golf shoes on display. We were told by the DAWGS Shoe Company that they had developed two models of golf shoes that they believed filled a void in features that golfers were looking for in golf shoes. They explained that the DAWGS Golf Spirit was the world’s lightest golf shoe. (DAWGS Golf Spirits are also available in women’s sizes and colors). They mentioned several other features of the Spirit model such as it can be worn without socks and that it had an adjustable Velcro strap that accommodates all foot widths. The other golf shoe they introduced is the DAWGS Crossover model. The Crossover is designed to be worn on and off the golf course. (The women’s model is a tie style). We asked DAWGS if they would be able to send us samples of the two models. They were kind enough to send us both styles for myself and our Lead Test Administrator. The DAWGS Spirit and Crossover styles I received were size 8 and they turned out to be just a little too small so they sent me a size 9 in both styles which proved to fit me just right. They don’t have half sizes so it would be wise to err on the next full size if you typically wear a half size. After wearing each model for a couple of rounds of golf we found a lot of positives in these golf shoes. Each of them provided excellent comfort with no break-in period. They also provided good stability and traction on all types of footing conditions. A real benefit of either model is that they are great for travel as they are lightweight and easy to pack. The DAWGS Crossover, in particular, can be worn as your casual shoe away from the course while on vacation. There are many other features of the DAWGS that are listed on their website so I would recommend that golfers visit www.dawgsgolf.com to find out more about the benefits and features of DAWGS Golf Shoes.Bob Barrette, our Lead Test Administrator at GolfTest USA filed the following review based on his impressions of the two DAWGS Golf Shoe models.DAWGS Crossover Golf Shoes
My reaction when I first put on the shoes was that something this light and ultra comfortable, would not be stable enough to enable you to maintain balance, when hitting a golf shot from a level lie, and certainly not from an uphill downhill or any kind of unusual lie. I was totally amazed when I put the shoes to the test, they performed extremely well! I would rate them 5 stars for comfort, and 4 stars for stability. I would like to see them available in half sizes and more colors, such as white, beige, brown, and blue. I did not care for the Houndstooth look, but that’s just my opinion.
Every once in a while we run across a new golf product that stands out and is slightly ahead of its time. That is certainly the case with DAWGS Golf Shoes. Another very important thing to consider is the price. They are priced at a very value oriented price of $50 and less depending on the model. It is to DAWGS credit that they are offering a quality product at such a reasonable cost. For more information on these very “cool” golf shoes go to www.dawgsgolf.com to view the styles and colors available.
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