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    I like to run often on the course. Whether it's just from a cartpath out to my ball or up a hillside, I like to get some exercise in. Does anyone recommend a good shoe that has the best of both worlds - running and golf?

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    I think that it would be tough to find a pair of shoes that would work for both sports. The support needed in the golf swing is quite a bit different than that needed while running.

    Chris / Mike any ideas?

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    Huntington --

    Good question.  The first thoughts that came to mind ...

    1.  Contour Series.  Built using Slip Last construction.  This unique construction allows a shoe to be made without an insole board, producing a more contoured underfoot platform and vastly increased flexibility.  We have traditional, hybrid and BOA Lacing System (new for '09-'10) in Contour Series this year.

    http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/productview.asp?c=16

    2.  FJ SuperLites.  The name really says it all.  
    http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/productview.asp?c=224

    There are quite a few styles in this category, but if you are looking to 'look like a runner', then the athletic style is probably for you.  This style also uses Slip Last construction (the only shoe in FJ SuperLites that does).

    http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/productview.asp?c=224&s=56732

    Don't take my word for it, make sure to read the reviews on each of the products written by golfers like yourself.  Both Contour and FJ SuperLites are very highly rated.

    Regards,

    ML

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    Wow that's hardcore.  There's a guy at work who does that also.  He hoists a Sunday bag across his shoulder and runs.  I would take a look at either the Contour or Superlights. 

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    Mike Lowe

    Huntington --

    Good question.  The first thoughts that came to mind ...

    1.  Contour Series.  Built using Slip Last construction.  This unique construction allows a shoe to be made without an insole board, producing a more contoured underfoot platform and vastly increased flexibility.  We have traditional, hybrid and BOA Lacing System (new for '09-'10) in Contour Series this year.

    http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/productview.asp?c=16

    2.  FJ SuperLites.  The name really says it all.  
    http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/productview.asp?c=224

    There are quite a few styles in this category, but if you are looking to 'look like a runner', then the athletic style is probably for you.  This style also uses Slip Last construction (the only shoe in FJ SuperLites that does).

    http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/productview.asp?c=224&s=56732

    Don't take my word for it, make sure to read the reviews on each of the products written by golfers like yourself.  Both Contour and FJ SuperLites are very highly rated.

    Regards,

    ML

    The SuperLites are ridiculously light.  I was tossing a pair around in the shop a couple of months ago and was suprised at how light they were.  I was shocked that you could construct a pair of shoes that light and have them last as long as they do.

    Tim

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    Huntington

    I like to run often on the course. Whether it's just from a cartpath out to my ball or up a hillside, I like to get some exercise in. Does anyone recommend a good shoe that has the best of both worlds - running and golf?

    That's a tough one... but Mike has probably given you the best options available at this time.  I would first look into the Contour, it's one of the better all purpose shoes out there. 

    Best of luck on the endless pursuit of fitness!

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    Mike Lowe

    Huntington --

    Good question.  The first thoughts that came to mind ...

    1.  Contour Series.  Built using Slip Last construction.  This unique construction allows a shoe to be made without an insole board, producing a more contoured underfoot platform and vastly increased flexibility.  We have traditional, hybrid and BOA Lacing System (new for '09-'10) in Contour Series this year.

    http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/productview.asp?c=16

    2.  FJ SuperLites.  The name really says it all.  
    http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/productview.asp?c=224

    There are quite a few styles in this category, but if you are looking to 'look like a runner', then the athletic style is probably for you.  This style also uses Slip Last construction (the only shoe in FJ SuperLites that does).

    http://www.footjoy.com/catalog/productview.asp?c=224&s=56732

    Don't take my word for it, make sure to read the reviews on each of the products written by golfers like yourself.  Both Contour and FJ SuperLites are very highly rated.

    Regards,

    ML

     

    Thanks Mike and everyone else who commented. I am going to go with the Super Lites because of what everyone else has said about how light and comfortable they are, but moreover due to the breathable mesh on the sides. I most often golf out in the Palm Desert / La Quinta area, so breathability is really important in such extreme temperatures. 

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    Good luck with golf and running.  Let us know how the SuperLites perform.

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    Definately give us a review.. sounds like you will really be able to put these shoes to the ultimate test...