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FootJoy M:Project Spikeless

Golf Apparel Review: FootJoy M:Project Spikeless Golf Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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This is a suplemental review to my original FootJoy M:Project review which I posted a few months ago.  The previous review was the spiked version while this one is the spikeless version.  Let’s take a look at the FootJoy M:Project Spikless!

FootJoy M:Project Spikeless

FootJoy M:Project Spikeless

M:Project Spikeless Overview

M:Project is a departure for FootJoy.  FJ’s shoes have been for the most part conservative and classic in design.  M:Project breaks that mold in style, materials and creativity.  They don’t break the mold in the already fantastic performance level one expects from FootJoy.   The M:Projects I’m sporting in this review are the spikeless charcoal/black mesh.

The upper portion of this model M:Project is a high performance mesh which is lightweight and waterproof, but provides breathability. There three mesh models of this golf shoe and two models which have a leather upper made out of “M:SPEC” leather. The M:SPEC version is also waterproof.

Speaking of waterproof… All M:Project shoes come with a 2-year waterproof warranty.

Protected Toe – click to zoom

The toe of the shoe is protected by FJ’s “ProTekt Toe Guard.” The toe guard helps prevent scratching and damage to the highest wear portion of the upper, the toe. The best way I can describe it, is like one of those clear bra finishes you see on nice cars.

The fit of this shoe is improved by the “MP:627 Last” (where do they come up with this stuff?). In english, the toe area is designed to allow the toes to spread while walking. That’s what happens naturally when we humans walk. Test it out. Walk around in bare feet and see!

The sole of the shoe is a very thin but durable rubber called “L.T.D.” L.T.D. is flexible, adding to the comfort of the shoe in action, but also provides stability and traction in the swing. Without stability, the golf swing is toast.

Spikeless Sole – click to zoom

Colors

White
White/Navy (Navy trim)
Charcoal/Black Mesh (pictured in this review)
White/Silver Mesh
Blue/Grey Mesh

On The Course

I’m preparing for a big, weeklong trip to the Home of Golf, St. Andrews. That’s coming up in less than two weeks. I’ll be playing up to 36 holes per day for seven days there. Last time I was there, wearing classic golf shoes, the hard ground took its toll on my feet and knees. I ended up switching to sneakers about half way through the trip. That’s why you see me wearing tennies in my photos as I walk over the famous Swilken Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course. I’ve been walking all my rounds here lately in preparation and testing out the M:Project Spikeless.

Looks like I have a go-to pair of golf shoes for the Home of Golf.

M:Project In Action!

From the first walking round with them, the M:Project Spikeless have been extremely comfortable. They might even be more comfortable than my spiked M:Projects, which is hard to believe. I’ve walked some very hilly and hard/dry ground here and the impact on my lower body and back is minimal. That’s a big deal for a guy with arthritis in the lower back.

The stability and traction of the M:Project Spikeless has been brilliant. I’ve only slipped twice due to very early morning wet grass combined with a spazztic, out-of-balance golf swing.

Critiques

I reserve a section for critiquing a product in all of my reviews. I’ve been racking my brain trying to find something which isn’t up to par with the M:Projects and I can’t. No complaints. Carry on!

Conclusion

The new $145 retail M:Project Spikeless golf shoes from FootJoy combine comfort, style and performance into a super-light shoe which can be worn on or off the course.

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