Among shoe geeks the debate to label the latest trend in the market place as "spikeless," "hybrids," "lifestyle" or "alternative traction" likely will go unsettled.
But whatever it's called, one thing nearly is certain: Footwear, without replaceable cleats, will multiply rapidly.
Virtually every major manufacturer is racing to offer more footwear options that don't have conventional cleats and receptacles. Of course, demands of serious golfers and those who fret about slipping will ensure plastic spikes keep a place in the game, but shoes that feature traditional traction systems seem destined to shrink in number.
Indeed, rising interest in ...
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