What are the best golf shoes to keep you stable, comfortable and looking stylish in 2022?
The options available to golfers now are incredible. The established golf shoe manufacturers have raised their game in the face of increasing competition and it is impossible not to find the perfect shoes for you.
The famous golf shoe companies like FootJoy and adidas have been joined in a race for your custom by shoe experts like Ecco and Skechers. While iconic golf brands like Nike, Callaway and Puma have all invested millions creating their own style of golf shoe.
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Smaller, independent brands have tried to offer something a little bit different while budget shoe manufacturers have created highly competitive products for those who don’t want to spend three-figure sums.
Skechers Go Golf Pro 5 Hyper
RRP £140.00 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-12 | Sole: Spiked | Colour options: White + Blue; Black + Grey | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
This is the shoe that Skechers’ latest big signing Matt Fitzpatrick now wears and a lot of time and effort has gone into the Pro 5.
Skechers analysed 20 years of data and 120,000 unweighted podiatry foot scans before releasing its new marquee offering and others on this list.
It features a removable Arch Fit® comfort insole with high-performance Resamax® cushioning, an ultra-lightweight Hyper Burst® cushioned midsole, a dynamic diamond traction plate with replaceable Softspikes® for maximum grip and a waterproof synthetic upper with one-year waterproof warranty.
That is a lot of technology and, even at £140, you are getting a lot of shoe for your money.
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Footjoy Tour Alpha golf shoes
RRP £209 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 6-14 | Unisex: No | Colour options: White + Navy + Grey; White + Grey + Charcoal; White + Grey + Lime; White + Grey + Blue; Black + Charcoal + Red | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
New golf products rarely induce a little ‘wow’ under your breath – we’ve seen it all right! – but the Footjoy Tour Alpha certainly managed that.
And your eyes are inevitable drawn to the sole that looks like nothing else we’ve seen before. Turn the shoe over and you are staring at an outer sole so full of grip it makes you wonder if they are made for ice golf. Footjoy believes its Optimised Performance Stabiliser (OPS) is a bit of a game changer and it will certainly give its golf shoe rivals plenty to think about.
The OPS is made up of three components. The heel in particular looks like a wonder of engineering. The moulded 3D Heel counter is designed to lock the heel in place during your swing and anchors a FTF dual Durometer midsole that incorporates a soft-core midfoot piece. Holding everything together is an A-Frame TPU structure and is the absolute definition of stability.
The Ortholites Impressions Fitbed adds the comfort to the stability which is completed with nine highly-prominent spikes. A Chromo-Skin leather upper, in the finest Footjoy traditions, rounds things off very nicely while there is the option of the BOA or double BOA Wrapid fit system to ensure the ideal fit with pressure applied in just the right places.
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Adidas Golf Tour360 22 Golf Shoes
RRP £159.99 | Unisex? Yes | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ VIEW OFFER
Sizes 4-12 | Colour options White + Black + Blue; White + Silver; Cloud White + Navy + silver; White + Orange + Blue | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
The Tour360 shoe has long been a best-seller for adidas and is worn by everyone from Major champions to high-handicappers.
Seventeen years after it first launched, adidas Golf delved into the brand’s archives before taking the Tour360 back to the drawing board with a focus on two critical areas – fit and traction. The result is the Tour360 22, which adidas say is the “best-performing model” they’ve ever released.
And it is difficult to argue with that assessment. Adidas has pulled out all the stops to produce a shoe that mimics the natural movement of the feet and responds to the demands put on our base by all that shifting weight.
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Meanwhile the Dualstack midsole is the most advanced the brand have ever created, combining Boost cushioning with an EVA stability frame – a horseshoe-shaped piece at the perimeter of the forefoot to provide lightweight stability, comfort and performance.
A Geofit collar is designed to enhance the fit and feel around the top of the foot, the 3D Torsion System provides more stability in the middle of the foot and the Insite Sockliner cradles the foot’s contours, especially in the heel, for even more cushioning, comfort and support.
adidas worked closely with their tour stars to get the shoe right, even looking at their foot pressure traces to help create the latest iteration of Spikemore, with cleats directly injected onto the TPU base. It allows for more precise locations, adjust density, make the arm shapes unique and adjust the size depending on where the cleat sits on the outsole.
Nike React Infinity Pro Golf Shoes
RRP £99.95 | Unisex? Yes | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ VIEW OFFER
Sizes 3.5-15 | Colour options White + Pure Platinum + Racer Blue; Black + Metallic Platinum + White; White + Metallic Platinum + Black; Black + White + Cyber; Sail (red), Magic Ember + White; White + Aurora (cyan) + Hot Punch (pink) | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
When you buy Nike golf shoes you are guaranteed some clever bits of technology and the unisex Infinity Pro gives you all that and more. You also get some interesting colour names.
With Nike you also get a clever price point and paying less than £100 for waterproof golf shoes of this quality always helps.
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The shoe is also incredibly eye-catching and one look at the base will certainly have your eyebrows raised. The highly-distinctive moulded base and striking Piston spikes looks other worldy. At first glance it looks like one giant spike and two smaller ones but there is so much more to it than that.
At the top of the shoe, the flexible Nikeskin technology is a breathable but highly-protective system
Inside, the foam sock-liner provides extra cushioning yet the whole shoe is remarkably light.
Ecco Biom G3 Golf Shoes
RRP £210.00; | Unisex? Yes | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ VIEW OFFER
Sizes 6-12 | Colours options Black + Grey + Blue; White + Grey; Black + Grey + Green; Blue + White + Red; White + Grey; White + Blue + Green | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
The Ecco Biom G3 has been around for a while now but it’s still the one the rest are trying to match.
The G3’s soft Yak leather upper is supple but durable, while the Gore-Tex membrane ensures feet stay dry in the rain but don’t get too hot in the heat.
The sole has eight Zarma Tour spikes which combine with hybrid cleats to offer exceptional grip and stability.
Expensive, yes, but worth it for the exceptional performance. Looks wise they are not sleek and elegant but this fantastic shoe sets the standard when it comes to the rest of the elements every golfer wants from his or her spiked golf shoe.
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adidas ZG21 Golf Shoes
RRP £150 | Unisex? Yes | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3.5-12 | Colour options: Core Grey + Yellow + Focus Blue; Crew Navy + White + Sonic Aqua; Core Black + Grey; White + Dusk + Silver; White + Yellow + Blue; White + Black + Solar Red; Black + Silver + Grey | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
While adidas has long been known for producing footwear that ticks most of the boxes, some golfers have taken issue with the weight of their spiked shoes.
Adidas’s response is the ZG21, a hybrid concept which utilises the considerable advancements in spike technology.
It suits all terrains and weathers while remaining classically adidas in look. Considering the jobs it performs, it is remarkably light and, thanks to the brand’s renowned Boost sole cushioning, it is exceptionally comfortable.
The four-layer upper provides complete waterproof protection, while the six cleats and a secondary lug provide superb grip, making this an ideal wet-weather golf shoe. One of the Today’s Golfer Editor’s Choice Awards winners and worn by two-time Major champion Collin Morikawa.
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FootJoy Premiere Series Golf Shoes
FootJoy are certainly utilising the popularity of this classic brand and it’s easy to see why it is such a massive favourite of golfers all over the world.
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There is even a special edition available which was brought out to celebrate Torrey Pines hosting the US Open in 2021.
Coming in three main versions – Tarlow (spikes), Packard (spikes) and Flint (spikeless) – it remains arguably the most classic-looking golf shoe out there while it has certainly kept up with the times from an innovative perspective, especially when you look underneath the bonnet while Footjoy’s love of using premium leather is well founded.
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Skechers Go Golf Pro 4 Legacy Golf Shoes
RRP £125 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 6.5-12 | Colour options: White + Navy; Black + Red; Grey + Lime | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Skechers is certainly a brand renowned for putting the emphasis on comfort and when you are treading carefully across energy-sapping fairways, you will be thankful for that by the time you reach the end of your round.
The Pro 4 Legacy is especially appealing because it utilises a synthetic leather upper on the top half plus its own patented waterproof membrane protection to ensure you stay dry, even if you get particularly unlucky and end up playing a whole round in wet weather.
And when the underfoot conditions get particularly perilous, eight soft spikes give you that peace of mind even if the lightweight nature of the shoe may suggest otherwise.
Puma Ignite PWRADPT Cage Crafted Golf Shoes
RRP £119.95 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-13 | Colour options: Black; White + Grey Violet + Silver; White + High Rise; Quiet Shade + Black; Puma Black + Puma Silver; Puma Silver + Peacoat + Puma White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Puma’s knack of producing flexible yet strong offerings is all too evident in the Cage Crafted series and if these shoes can cope with the weight transfer requirements of Bryson DeChambeau, they will certainly cope with the stability needs of the average golfer, whatever the underfoot conditions.
The Cage Crafted model also stays true to the company’s lightweight traditions in this marketplace and cleverly integrates a leather saddle so its one-year waterproof guarantee should prove a safe bet. A Microfiber synthetic upper does the job in terms of being supportive and breathable while also making sure wet weather golf isn’t too much of a chore.
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Duca Del Cosma Heritage Golf Shoes
RRP £199.99 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 6-13 | Colours options Black + Grey; White + Navy | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
They look like something from yesteryear but all the modern shoe developments are built into this hardy soul as well as some classic elements.
The upper leather portion certainly adds to the traditional vibe but the rest is very much 21st century. The patented Arneflex sole, which utilises memory foam technology, ensures you get a supremely comfortable fit.
And the A6 spike outsole is designed to give you maximum traction with minimum effort.
Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 Golf Shoes
RRP £159.95 | Unisex? Yes | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3-15 | Colour options: Black + White + Racer Blue + Pure Platinum; Black + Metallic Pewter + White; White + Metallic Platinum + Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
From every angle this is a striking piece of footwear and you have to hand it to Nike for creating something not quite like anything we’ve seen before. Visually the Victory Tour 2 looks the part and for the most part and, particularly around heel, feels great.
However for this kind of price you expect a lot of golf shoe and I’m not quite sure whether it has the right levels of support in all the critical places, especially on the soft fairways of British golf courses in winter.
You have no concerns regarding keeping dry so wet weather isn’t a problem and there is plenty of grip too. Unquestionably you will get a smooth ride from a shoe that is very waterproof. It is just that some players will not like the feel during the swing.
Callaway Chev Mulligan S Golf Shoes
You get a lot of protection for your money with this very modern-looking budget offering from Callaway, although there are some concerns re the durability.
The full-leather outer layer will keep your feet dry even when the weather is annoyingly wet while the substantial sole is made up of six PINS system Big Bertha power cleats to keep you fully grounded.
Callaway’s Opti-vent mesh liner technology is also utilised here to help regulate temperature and while they are not the most comfortable, they are a lot lighter than they look.
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Ecco Biom Hybrid C4 Gore-Tex golf shoes
RRP £210 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-12 | Colour options: Black; White + Black; Concrete + Black: White + Concrete | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
The C4 offers unrivalled 360-degree breathability, allowing golfers to stay cool and comfortable throughout their round in all conditions through a combination of cushioning, rebound, waterproofing and air-flow.
The new iteration uses Ecco’s most advanced technologies ever. CCO FluidForm Direct Comfort Technology uses specialised fluid materials to form around an updated anatomical last (the foot-shaped form that provide shoemakers with a foundation for building a shoe), ensuring an excellent balance of cushioning and rebound. It also also helps to create a flexible and durable bond without any of the compromises found in stitched or glued models.
Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) posts wrap around the outside of the foot from the outsole to the midsole, and Biom Natural Motion technology enables the foot to move naturally and close to the ground.
The C4 has a Gore-Tex Surround construction to keep water out, which is combined with an ‘Exhaust Grid’ – large, angled openings that scoop in fresh air and direct it to the sole of the feet while allowing heat and moisture to escape for maximum comfort.
The progressive ‘MTN Grip’ outsole has three different sections for stability and traction, ground penetration, and rotational support throughout the swing.
Crafted from performance leather, the C4 also comes with a new, super-stretchy mesh sock for ultimate comfort and a breathable OrthoLite insole for extra cushioning. This can be removed to create extra width in the shoe.
FootJoy Tour Pro/SL 2022 golf shoes
RRP £209 | Unisex? Yes | Men – OFFER; Ladies – OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3-14 | Colour options: White + Silver; White + Black; Black; White + Grey; White + Navy + Red; Black + White + Red; Grey + Charcoal; Black + Charcoal; Grey + Charcoal; White + Rose; White + Blue (junior version) | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? yes
The FootJoy Tour Pro/SL is one of the most popular golf shoes in the world and the spikeless groundbreaker has been updated for 2022.
Footjoy have also created a new version – The Carbon – which comes with a carbon fibre insert to reinforce lateral stability in the heel while ensuring uncompromised forefoot flexibility. The Pro|SL Carbon uses the flex of the carbon fibre inlay to elastically snap back to its natural position resulting in more energy return while walking and reducing foot fatigue at the end of the round.
Meanwhile, inspired by the success within the Stratos and HyperFlex models, a StratoFoam midsole has been introduced across the Pro|SL range, to take the shoe’s comfort to new heights.
The propriety compound provides a softer heel-toe cushioning and greater energy return allowing golfers to step up and perform again and again.
As you might expect, there are no risks taken here with waterproofing and FootJoy’s ChromoSkin leather is just about as good as it gets while the Ortholites Impressions Fitbed offers enhanced cushioning.
Adidas Rebelcross Golf Shoes
RRP £140 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 7-12 | Colour options Magic Grey + Almost Lime + Grey Four; Core Black + Magic Lime + Aluminium; White + Core Black + Aluminium | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Adidas is certainly embracing the evolution of the golf shoe with their new release – The Rebelcross (it came out on February 14th).
Increasingly golf shoes are being designed for multi-use and certainly this does that in spades. Adidas’s super successful Yeezy trainer brand is the inspiration for the design, most eye-catchingly across the sole.
Adidas has also embraced the need for sustainably-made products with an upper that is made from a combination of leather and recycled materials. The TPU heel clip is also a nice touch, providing stability for golfers worried that the shoe might be just a bit too flimsy for them.
The midsole utilises both the Lightstrike and Boost cushioning system so the result is something lightweight but sturdy and supportive in all the right places.
FootJoy Fuel Golf Shoes
RRP Men – £169.99; Ladies – £124.99 | Unisex? Yes | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ VIEW OFFER
Sizes 4-11 | Colour options White + Orange; Navy + White + Red; White + Black + Orange; White + Grey ; Grey + Yellow + Pink; White + Pink; Navy | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
When you think of FootJoy, chances are that you picture the more traditional footwear the brand is most renowned for. While FJ have produced athletic golf shoes before, they have always been more synonymous with models such as 2021’s Premiere Series and Traditions shoes.
But all that has changed with the introduction of Fuel, the brand’s most athletic shoe ever. Golf has seen an influx of new and returning players in the past two years and, with more and more youngsters taking up the game, FJ have cleverly decided to target that new, modern market with this bold model.
Fuel stands out from the rest of FootJoy’s extensive range, with its dynamic design, streamlined styling and bold colours. Available in men’s, women’s and junior models, Fuel’s outsole is inspired by the superb Pro SL, as the brand seeks to deliver Tour-proven performance in its most modern design.
It delivers enhanced grip, increased traction and superb stability, while proving totally suitable for wearing off the course.
The synthetic uppers are waterproof and designed to be easy to clean, making this an ideal waterproof golf shoe for UK golfers.
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Adidas Codechaos Golf Shoes
RRP £130.00 | Unisex? Yes | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 4-12 | Colour options: Black + Pulse Lime; White + Grey One + Blue Rush; Cloud White + Silver Metallic + Signal Coral | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
adidas Codechaos 21 spikeless golf shoes feature recycled PrimeBlue material as brand aims to make golf more sustainable.
Building on the success of the 2020 Codechaos shoe, this model continues the brand’s bid to use only recycled polyester in all of its products by 2024 and remains one of the lightest golf shoes on the market.
PrimeBlue is adidas’ high-performance recycled material that’s made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic. These plastics were intercepted from beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing them from polluting the oceans. adidas take that plastic waste and turn it into a performance solution.
adidas have enhanced the upper to feature a sporty design aesthetic containing more than 50 per cent Parley Ocean Plastic.
But this textile upper goes beyond just recycled content. It’s also waterproof (one-year warranty) to provide solid protection if golfers ever find themselves facing the elements.
As part of the upper, adidas included overlapping microfibre panels on both the lateral and medial side of the shoe to give golfers more stability and protection when they play.
The spikeless outsole features TwistGrip technology where adidas used heat-map studies to determine the most optimal location for the lugs, providing all players with the best grip possible.
ECCO Golf S-Three Golf Shoes
RRP £179.99 | Unisex? Yes | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 4.5-12 | Colour options: White; Black; Night Sky (dark blue); Silver Grey; Silver White + Silver Pink; White; White + Ice | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
Ecco’s S-Three hybrid golf shoe blends off-course style with on-course performance, offering support in three distinct zones with the introduction of pioneering midsole technology.
It’s Zonal Fluidform, tech creates a moulded midsole with three zones of softness and rigidity to ensure the right balance of cushioning and stability exactly where you need it.
The heel of the midsole is engineered for medium softness to ensure the right amount of cushioning and comfort, while the central part of the midsole has higher levels of rigidity to deliver outstanding lateral stability throughout the swing. The forefront of the midsole comes with the highest level of softness for exceptional walking comfort.
Due to the advanced multi section injection process, the midsole of every pair of S-Three shoes will have exclusive features and unique colour transitions between the different sections, giving each pair of shoes a distinctive look.
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Puma IGNITE Golf Shoes
Puma Golf’s NXT generation footwear was designed on a completely new Ignite spikeless traction platform on three unique, versatile, and fashion forward upper silhouettes.
The NXT collection provides wearers added stability and comfort in multiple show-stopping designs, featuring Puma’s proprietary Disc technology, a traditional lacing style, and the new SoleLace, for the ultimate in locked-in comfort.
Each of the models in the NXT family are built from the ground up using Puma’s Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern, featuring over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in proper zones, for maximum stability and traction.
In addition, a full-length Ignite Foam midsole, wrapped in SoleShield for added durability, delivers unparalleled comfort and energy return to help golfers play their best all day long. SoleShield is a new micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole to make cleaning off dirt and debris a breeze.
The upper features a flat-knit waterproof mesh vamp with PwrFrame reinforcement. The PwrFrame TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is strategically-placed in high stress areas of the upper for lightweight support and increased stability.
FootJoy Superlites Golf Shoes
RRP £99.99 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 6-12 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options Grey + Orange; Black + Lime; White + Grey; Navy + Red; Black + White + Red | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
The clue is in the name but the Superlites pack quite a punch apart from the appeal of wearing lightweight golf shoes.
Yes they are designed for dry fairways but FootJoy has also made them waterproof while incorporating its patented BreathEasy mesh upper which gives it that eye-catching sporty feel while also adding more than a touch of durability.
Inside you enhanced cushioning thanks to some well-placed Fine Tuned Foam and that same patented Footjoy innovation is used in the sole so you get the lack of weight without compromising on strength.
Under Armour HOVR Show SL Golf Shoes
RRP £130.00 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-12 | Colour options: Grey; White + Black; White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
The E-Fit and GTX version of the HOVR Show offer some nice touches for those with special requirements. The E-Sizing system is designed for players with wider than average feet and this element sits comfortably with what the shoe is trying to achieve overall.
The emphasis is certainly on comfort and making sure your feet help your swing. Placement supports in the base are meant to compliment their natural motion while you hit the ball and the patented UA HOVR foam is designed to give you back as much energy as you use.
With the GTX you also get a hefty 2-year waterproof guarantee, such is UA’s confidence in the Clarino microfibre upper and lightweight membrane that will also help you stay cool during the warmer months.
Adidas Tour360 XT-SL Golf Shoes
RRP £99.95 | Unisex? Yes | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ (FASTEN8) – VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3.5-12 | Colour options: Black + Grey + Red; Grey + White + Yellow; White + Black + Silver ; Cloud White + Wild Pink + Silver; Core Black + Silver Metallic | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
The TOUR360 XT SL was the first highly technical spikeless TOUR360 golf shoe that adidas ever made, geared for providing both comfort and stability in the golf swing.
The entire outsole features the X-Traxion lug system, strategically placed so players get the comfort of spikeless while still maintaining the grip they expect from a high-performance shoe.
The X-shape lugs also vary in height, allowing for some lugs to go deeper into the ground, which adidas found to help increase overall traction.
The shoe is also highlighted by the X-Torsion system through the midfoot to provide more stability and control throughout the swing. The X-Torsion system features an X-shape, connecting the heel and forefoot, which is visible through the TPU outsole. Players will appreciate full-length BOOST in the midsole, providing unparalleled energy return and even more comfort throughout the round.
Ecco Biom Hybrid H4 HS Gore-Tex Golf Shoes
RRP £170 | Unisex? Yes | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 6-12.5 | Colour options: Black; White; Silver Grey; White + Concrete; Limestone; Ombre; White | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
Ecco may not produce the most stylish-looking shoes but when you’re treading through stodgy fairways in wet weather, who really cares about appearance? Built for comfort and helping golfers remain stable as they swing a golf club, Ecco has once again come up trumps with the H4.
It is hard to believe you are wearing spikeless shoes. All of its market-leading technology is employed to give you the required support and ease of movement – that includes Gore-Tex so you get breathability as well as it being 100% waterproof – while remaining quintessentially durable.
It is one of Today’s Golfer Editor’s Choice Awards winners and our judges debated whether this was the best golf shoe ever. They’re certainly a big favourite of TG Equipment Editor Simon Daddow, who wears Ecco Biom shoes on and off the golf course.
Payntr X 001F Golf Shoes
RRP £119.99 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): Men 7-12 | Colour options: Black; Grey; White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
Payntr give you plenty of bang for your buck and the new kid on the golf shoe block have devised feature-laden footwear which is full of innovation. Critically its ‘Neverwet’ skin has allowed the Yorkshire-based company to produce a product with its own style while remaining wholly practical.
Certainly, its sole is as grippy as you get without utilising spikes. And when playing in wet weather the use of Ortholite X40 sock liner gives you the added assurance that, despite appearances, this really is an excellent waterproof product.
“I’ve been wearing the X 001F for every round since March,” Rob said. “They were comfortable out of the box and, despite playing in some horrendous conditions, they’ve stood up to the test in terms waterproofing, grip and traction; you’d never guess they are spikeless.
“Plus, they look fantastic. I’ve never had so many people ask me about a golf shoe.”
Skechers Go Golf Elite 4 Victory Golf Shoes
RRP £95.00 | Unisex? No | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-12 | Colour options: White + Grey; Grey + Red; Black + White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
The chunky Arch Fit soles are designed with podiatrist-certified arch support, which makes them a great fit for anyone, but particularly golfers who suffer with their feet.
They are designed with a water-repellent upper and a Goodyear Performance Outsole for traction, stability and durability.
Skechers say the hook-and-loop laces give a very personalised fit. Available in black and white or grey, they’re great value for money, too.
FootJoy Pro S/L
RRP Men – £149.99; Ladies – £124.99 | Men’s VIEW OFFER; Ladies’ VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 4-14 | Colour options: White + Blue + Yellow; Grey + White; White + Grey; White + Grey + Blue; Navy + Light Blue; Black + Lime | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
This classic year-round option is understandably massively popular. FootJoy’s elegant-yet-highly-functional spikeless market leader offers a wide range of options in terms of fit (there are four ‘width’ options) and look while performing well in all conditions. For a premium you can even design your own shoe.
The sole on its own boasts four patented traction technologies while the upper portion of the shoe really looks the part. When playing in wet weather Footjoy’s use of Premium Chromoskin leather delivers as you might expect while remaining soft and waterproof.
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FootJoy Leisure LX Ladies Golf Shoes
RRP £114.99 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 4-8 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options White + Grey; Blue + Navy + White; Rose + Grey + White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
There is something very smart-looking about the Leisure LX and certainly the soft leather upper gives it a sheen of class.
It is an interesting combination with the Duramax spikeless sole designed for the ideal traction on hard, dry ground while FootJoy’s always-excellent supportive-yet-lightweight midsole ensures they are as comfortable as they look.
Put is all together and you have a golf shoe that is a lot lighter than it looks yet there is no compromise on protection and support – against the Fit-Bed system will really look after your feet.
Puma Laguna Ladies Golf Shoes
RRP £70.00 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 4-8 | Sole? Spikeless | Colour options: High Rise + Puma White; Peacoat + Puma Silver; Puma White; Puma Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
A very contemporary offering from Puma (as you might expect) and one that could be worn as a trainer day-to-day.
There is also plenty going on for your money with the crystal-carbon rubber outsole forming a deceptively sturdy base. The traction lugs also grip pretty well.
Puma’s Fusion Foam system also gets a good workout here and the waterproof mesh upper is more rigid than you might expect. It may look like a standard Puma trainer but offers so much more.
Skechers Go Golf Max Sport Ladies Shoes
RRP £89.00 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3-8 | Sole? Spikeless | Colour options: Blue; Grey + Coral; Navy + Pink | BOA option? No | Waterproof? No
The Go Golf Max golf shoe is very Skechers. You get a lightweight shoe that is packed with features to take the stress of your feet during a round.
The shoe includes Skechers’s TPU holt melt toe protection, its Ultra Flight cushioning and GOGA Max insole.
Underneath and the uber-modern spikeless system looks equipped to cope with the worst under-foot conditions. The moulded TPU outsole oozes grip and it is designed to keep your feet close to the ground, providing fantastic stability.
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Adidas Adicross Retro Ladies Golf Shoes
RRP £75.00 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 4-7 | Sole? Spikeless | Colour options: White + Golf + White; White + Pink + White; White + White + Pink; Ash Pearl + Gold Metallic + White; White + Grey + White; White + White + Mint; White Tint + Pulse Amber + Ecru Tint; Core Black + Magic Lilac + White; Almost Pink + White + Almost Pink; White + Almost Pink + Ecru Tint; White + Black + White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? No
Looks a tennis shoe from the 80s and certainly has a retro feel to this. Even the sole looks a bit Bjorn Borg but look closer and a web of grips speaks to a golf shoe that is, actually, as modern as they come.
Adidas only do footwear that have considerable attention to detail applied to them and the support you get with Adicross is top notch. Every golfer will appreciate the high abrasion rubber compound that protects the medial forefoot.
The full grain leather is soft but water resistant rather than waterproof but the manufacturing giants do like to emphasise the shoe’s windproofing qualities and that never goes amiss.
Also available in 11 different colour styles so lots you are guaranteed to find a mix that appeals visually.
FootJoy emBody Women’s Golf Shoes
RRP £115 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 4-8 | Sole Spiked | Colour options Black; White | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
Unmistakeably FootJoy, the emBody has stitching that contains all the classic undertones of those great models of yesteryear.
Of course it has a full leather shell (NappaLuxe) plus the super lightweight FitBed midsole but the contouring has been designed with those who have a thicker foot-bed in mind.
Underneath six Pulsar Softspikes ensure plenty of stability in all the right places.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Flanagan has been a golf journalist since 2008 having worked at a number of daily newspapers before that as part of the sports teams.
He’s been playing golf since the age of 11, starting out at Olton in the West Midlands and has also been a member at Hull, Waterton Park near Wakefield and Hollins Hall in Baildon. He currently plays off a nine handicap.
You can get in touch with Mark, here.