Can you convert Metal spikes on a vintage golf shoe to soft cleats?

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  1. Bob01

    Bob01 Senior member

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    Hey All,

    While looking around on ebay for some golf shoes, I bumped into a pair of vintage footjoys:

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    They look to be good year welted? Anyone out there with an estimation on when these were made? Think they were they made by another company for FootJoy?

    Anyway, to the question in the title...Would the spikes be removable and have the interchangeable soft cleats installed? Though, I suppose, if the tassels were removable, I could just wear them as shoes (with the spikes removed), but seems kinda odd to convert golf shoes into regular shoes ;-)
     




  2. InsBrokerTX

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    Yes, it is a really difficultprocess though. You'll need advanced skills to accomplish this task.



    First, you unscrew the old spikes.
    Second, you screw in the new ones.
    Then, you put the shoes on your feet and play golf.

    Best of luck and if you are unable to accomplish this difficult task, you should call on an experienced cobbler and commission a bespoke pair.
     


  3. archetypal_yuppie

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    Not quite. Almost all soft spikes sold these days use quick-lock screws. Those old ones use tiny threaded screws. If you can find soft spikes of the old style, you're fine, but I won't guarantee that you can.
     


  4. Bob01

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    Not quite. Almost all soft spikes sold these days use quick-lock screws. Those old ones use tiny threaded screws. If you can find soft spikes of the old style, you're fine, but I won't guarantee that you can.

    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind! I assumed that they could take any Classics line cleat, but considering it seems that this line was EOL not too long ago, but guess not. Might not bother bidding on these after all...
     


  5. InsBrokerTX

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    Google "threaded soft golf spikes". They are plentiful.
     


  6. Bob01

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    Google "threaded soft golf spikes". They are plentiful.

    yeah, but after looking at a few of them on ebay, it seems there is the possibility that the threading could be different - some are selling them as narrower than average thread and wider threads...well we'll see in a few days what the high bidding price is...
     


  7. archetypal_yuppie

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    Yeah, I remember FJ and Ashworth and others used different grooves. It was pretty stupid. I worked in a golf store in HS, when I wasn't on the course...

    I miss spikes. They were awesome.
     


  8. Cary Grant

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    Yes, it is a really difficultprocess though. You'll need advanced skills to accomplish this task.



    First, you unscrew the old spikes.
    Second, you screw in the new ones.
    Then, you put the shoes on your feet and play golf.

    Best of luck and if you are unable to accomplish this difficult task, you should call on an experienced cobbler and commission a bespoke pair.


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  9. shoefan

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    These will fit: http://www.softspikes.com/Default.aspx?tabid=343
    Shouldn't be hard to find.


    Those shoes were made by Footjoy. They just shut down (within the last year or so) their Boston-area plant that had been making their 'Classic' golf and street shoes.
     


  10. InsBrokerTX

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    You can say I suck if you want. I just can't believe some of the questions that are posted. People that start a new thread for such a simple question are irritating.
     


  11. Cary Grant

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    You can say I suck if you want. I just can't believe some of the questions that are posted. People that start a new thread for such a simple question are irritating.

    So ignore it, then.
     


  12. InsBrokerTX

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    I usually do. Unless, I decide to have some fun with it.
     


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    The black widow small soft cleats will not fit the thread on the so called vintage Foot Joy's . The old Foot Joys have a bigger thread.
     


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    This might be the Necropost of the year ^^
     


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