Golfkicks are a DIY product designed to work for all skill levels and WORK AS WELL AS YOUR MOUNTING JOB so take your time and understand the instructions - use your skills and your shoe goo. Info below is based on millions of spikes mounted in thousands of shoes:


Step 1

map out 8 spike pattern upside down

Make sure spikes sit on flat parts of sole, use 6 for smaller shoes


Step 2

dot sole with marker

Remove spikes and mark placements for mounting


Step 3

add shoe goo to metal threads

Put a small dab of goo on end of metal screw


Step 4

screw in spikes by hand or drill

Apply pressure with hand driver or drill, turn clockwise until snug against sole


Step 5

nice work

Let goo dry overnight and hit the links in style


Golfkicks are a DIY product designed to work for many install skill levels and WORK AS WELL AS YOUR MOUNTING JOB so take your time and understand the instructions - use your skills and your shoe goo.

Take your time, use 8 per shoe max, you have extras in the box.

Jordan 11's/Foamposites/shoes with CARBON FIBER or PLASTIC under rubber you'll need to drill a pilot hole (5/32 bit 6mm deep) before mounting. This is an ADVANCED install only recommended if you know what you're doing.

ANY AIR or gel bladders have the potential of puncturing but we have found this doesn't matter on the golf course.

Know what you're screwing into. You are in charge of the shoes you select and some work much better than others. If in doubt look up your shoe model/deconstruct on google and you can usually find what the guts of the shoe look like or ask us for help -

Sole rot warning - we love seeing older shoes get a new life on the golf course but if midsole is crusty/rotted Golfkicks spikes can accelerate sole delamination.

PRO TIP: If you have access to a drill this makes it very easy, your Kit includes a 5mm hex insert drill bit.


Shoe guidance


Soles need to be 1/3 inch thick and have FLAT RUBBER (NOT FOAM) on the bottom. If you have a lot of traction on the sole you don't need Golfkicks.

Mount Golfkicks on a FLAT area of your shoe so that the disc part of the cleat has FULL CONTACT with your sole for support. Do not hang off raised traction. Do not install a cleat way up on your toe this is not necessary.

ALL SHOES ARE DIFFERENT, the thinner the sole the more you will feel traction underfoot.

Golfkicks are designed to be permanent

Avoid repeatedly removing and installing your Golfkicks - this causes sole material to weaken and be less supportive. Softer, spongier sole materials will not hold Golfkicks.

HELP! – send us a note we're here for you.

Satisfaction Guarantee - If you are not satisfied with our products please send us a note and we'll help/replace/refund -

SHOW US YOUR KICKS! – send us videos or pics of your creations to and we will post on Instagram (Follow us on Instagram – PHOTOS on grass/golf course are much better than kitchen counter!

Thanks again! We are just getting started as a company and want you to be extremely happy with your DIY custom creations.


Be smart & safe


USING GOLFKICKS® SAFELY 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 or using tools for installation. Golfkicks is not liable for any injury, loss or consequential damage resulting from the installation, wearing, or other use of our products.

Advanced installs

Jordan 11 pilot holes 5/32 bit

Treaded soles, AIRMAX

Pilot holes + Shoe Goo on Jordan 11s

Replacing spikes, adding to spikeless

1,000,000 spikes - FAQs

Add spikes to Jordan 1 Golf


What are Golfkicks made of?
Metal and rubber/TPE they flex like soft spikes
Why get a Traction Kit when I can buy golf shoes?
KICKS' customers own plenty of golf shoes but love the limitless options Golfkicks provide for style, comfort, kids, orthopedic needs, upcycling classics from the closet...
Will they ruin my shoes or make them leak?
NO -Golfkicks are designed to be permanent but if removed typically leave a tiny incision in the rubber and the 7mm screw does not go all the way through sole of recommended shoes. Different soles heal in different ways, some barely visible.
Do I need to drill pilot holes?
NO - UNLESS you are doing Jordan 11s, Foamposites or other models that have carbon fiber or hard plastic under the rubber.
Does glue help?
Yes, use a dab of Shoe Goo on threads for all installs. Shoe goo has flex and works better than super glue.
I'm a lefty or righty does this matter?
No- The screws lock in place and won't "unscrew", if mounted poorly they can pull out but unscrewing is not an issue. Use Shoe Goo, we do.
Will they fall out?
Fall-out is RARE if installed properly which is up to you. It is possible for any type of screw-in cleats to fall out and the best soles are FLAT rubber soles. Softer foam soles don't hold screws well.
Can I use a drill?
Yes, just make sure you don't overspin the threads in your sole or they won't hold as well. Your Kit includes a 5mm hex bit for drill installs.
Is there a recommended cleat pattern?
We like 8 cleats as pictured but It depends on the shoe and existing tread, find flat spots on the sole and distribute 8 cleats per single adult shoe.
Will Golfkicks push through to my feet?
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. If you choose thin soft soles like Vans, Chucks, Dunks or skate shoes you will feel the cleats underfoot much more than with thicker soles.
Can I take them out?
Golfkicks are designed to be permanent but if they wear down or you want to transfer to another shoe you can do this once. Installing/taking out every time you play golf is not recommended.