Review: Kikkor New Heights Shoes
All new for 2012 is the VEKTRboard outsole. It is an asymmetrical spikeless sole. I found it to be very comfortable to walk in these shoes while not golfing. On the course, their traction is phenomenal. Another big plus is that this traction system avoids getting clogged up with dirt and grass. The wedge like numbs on the bottom of the shoe are designed in a curved pattern for maximum grip during the entire swing and work equally well for right or left handed golfers. They keep your foot from sliding out as good as any cleat I have ever used.
While they are not waterproof, they do resist water well. I’ve played on some pretty damp/wet days this spring and the water beaded up nicely and slid right off the shoes, I didn’t have wet feet ever when wearing these shoes. I’m not saying they are ready to go mud’n, but they’ll be OK if there is still dew on the ground or a light rain; besides the two color options aren’t really going to be best for dirty conditions.
I also appreciate that Kikkor adds a second insole in case you want a little wider fit. By using one insole or the other, you can get just the right fit. This feature can really come in handy if your feet aren’t exactly the same, you could use one insole size in one shoe and the other insole size for the other shoe.
The actually sizing itself is a little smaller compared to some other brands. For example in other shoe brands I often wear a 9.5, but in the Kikkors I wear a 10, so about a ½ size more than my normal shoes. Since they are still working their way into golf stores, (not available yet in MN stores) they will help you out with the fit so you can get the size you need. They also offer free shipping both ways just in case the fit isn’t right.
These are clearly aimed at the younger crowd. I found the younger the player I golfed with, the more they liked the shoes. My sons said these were their favorite golf shoes that I own. (I have 14 pairs of golf shoes) While I might not get as much use of these shoes wearing them to the office, they are so comfortable and stylish I can’t wait to take my dress shoes off and put these on. If you want a fun, comfortable, and functional spikeless golf shoe, check out Kikkors, they are taking golf shoes to “New Heights”.
For more information: www.kikkor.com
+Cool High-top style
+VEKTRboard spikeless is excellent
+Lightweight, comfortable and ankle support