How They Work
A Phillips head screwdriver (included with kit) IS ALL YOU NEED. You can also use a Phillips head bit on a drill but take it slow!
The easiest way to install your Golfkicks is with your #2 Phillips head screwdriver that came with your kit. Mark your cleat positions on flat parts of the sole with included marker and screw in Golfkicks to the point where the disc snugs up against the sole of your shoe. DO NOT OVER TURN as this will strip out your sole material making it hard for the Golfkicks cleats to stay in place. When snug, give an extra 1/8 to 1/4 turn to allow the underside ridges to grab your sole. Apply enough pressure to drive the point into shoe lug and turn until completely inserted.
Insertion patterns may vary depending on tread and shoe size here's one example:
TIPS TO AVOID FALLOUT
- Do not over rotate your Golfkicks once snug. Over-turning will cause your sole material to be less firm around your cleat and may lead to fall out.
- Golfkicks are meant to be permanent. Avoid repeatedly removing and installing your Golfkicks™ into the same hole as this will cause that sole material to weaken and be less supportive. If you cannot dedicate a shoe for Golfkicks™ you may be able to use the same hole once or twice more before it loses its strength.
- Avoid installing Golfkicks™ in high-flex areas of your sole as the material in these areas stretches and may pull away from your cleat.
- Be aware that softer, spongier sole materials may have a harder time holding Golfkicks. USE shoes with HIGH CARBON RUBBER SOLE NOT FOAM ON THE OUTSIDE.
Install Golfkicks™ into sole lugs or other high points where they will make the best contact with the ground. Avoid overhanging outside of sole to prevent tear-out. Avoid puncturing any air or gel bladders within the sole. Start with 4 cleats in the heel and 4-5 in the fore-foot of each shoe. You can use less on kid-size and smaller sneakers.
Variation in shoe construction makes optimal placement of Golfkicks a matter of personal preference. Some golfers may feel pressure from cleats placed directly under the ball of the foot or the big toe. If you feel pressure or discomfort from a cleat, move it to a better spot.
PRODUCT USE AND DISCLAIMER
USING YOUR GOLFKICKS™ SAFELY
- Avoid wearing Golfkicks indoors – they can scrape flooring and be slippery.
- While you can wear them on man-made surfaces such as bare concrete and asphalt, you'll extend the life of Golfkicks by keeping it in the fairway. Some surfaces can be extremely slippery for Golfkicks.
- Be careful out there. Golfkicks are designed to give you extra traction on the golf course but they do not eliminate the inherent dangers of playing golf. Golfkicks is not liable for any injury, loss or consequential damage resulting from the installation, wearing, or other use of our product.
- Q: What are Golfkicks made of?
- A: Nylon/plastic and rubber.
- Q: Will they ruin my shoes?
- A: Golfkicks are meant to be permanent but if removed usually leave only a small hole in the rubber. Different soles heal in different ways, some barely visible.
- Q: Do Golfkicks require me to pre-drill pilot holes?
- A: No, but you can if you want.
- Q: Does glue help?
- A: Glue is not necessary but some customers have found that a little dab of Super Glue, etc. will increase hold.
- Q: Will Golfkicks fall out?
- A: It is possible for any type of screw-in cleats to fall out. There are some sole materials that hold better than others. The best materials for holding screw in cleats are harder/high carbon rubber soles. Softer foam rubber soles and outsoles with deep siping cuts tend to be less reliable for holding screws. Some customers have found that a little dab of Super Glue, etc. will greatly increase hold.
- Q: Is there a single recommended pattern for installing Golfkicks?
- A: It depends on the shoe and tread pattern, find flat spots on the sole and distribute similar to a golf shoe, 8 or 9 cleats on a single adult shoe.
- Q: Will Golfkicks push through to my feet?
- A: We have not had a reported case of push through and encourage you to only use Golfkicks on shoes with minimum sole thickness of 1/3 inch. Some customers who wear them with minimal shoes or sandals with soft soles report feeling “hot spots” when Golfkicks are placed directly under heavy strike places of your foot such as a big toe, ball of foot, or heel.