Are golf shoe spikes universal and interchangeable with every pair of golf shoes?

by | Sep 10, 2021 | Golf Shoes

Each pair of spiked golf shoes comes with spikes (or cleats) pre-installed. That’s the beauty of golf shoes: golfers can wear them straight out of the box and start playing.

However, at some point after buying golf shoes, the spikes wear out. They need to be replaced. How often to replace your golf spikes depends on how often you play, but changing golf spikes is inevitable – that is, unless you buy a new pair of shoes every time your spikes wear out.

Now that you need to replace your golf spikes, you need to go to a sports store, brick and mortar pro shop, or online store to find replacement spikes. With so many different golf spike options available, it can be confusing, and you might wonder if golf spikes are universal – meaning you can buy any pair of golf spikes.

Are golf shoe spikes universal and interchangeable?

Golf spikes are not all created equal. They are not interchangeable and not universal. Each golf shoe uses spikes selected by the manufacturer for that particular shoe. You might have chosen spikes meant for comfort or more traction, or somewhere in the middle. Regardless of the performance benefits selected for the stock fractions, they are not universal.

There are a number of different types of betting systems for golf spikes. Insert systems are the receptacles that are in the middle of the spikes on the other side of the spikes themselves. This is how the spikes screw themselves into the soles of the shoes. There are nine different insert systems on the market that have different sizes, thread widths and other different properties.

How to find the right replacement golf spikes

Fortunately, it is not difficult to find the golf spike insert system in your golf shoes. Softspikes creates an easy-to-use graphic that can help you figure out which betting system you need.

Use this table to find the insert system you need for your replacement golf spikes. The insole system should also be available for your shoe model when you search online or it should be included with the shoes you have purchased. With this information, you can then select spikes that are guaranteed to fit based on the desired performance characteristics.