What are the best FootJoy golf shoes?
Still the most iconic golf shoe brand, FootJoy have been producing elite-level equipment for more than 150 years.
They have a style of shoe to suit every golfer’s needs, whether it is the classic-looking FootJoy Premiere or FootJoy Traditions or the more contemporary FootJoy Flex and FootJoy Fuel. In-between there are so many options and styles.
FootJoy are the No.1 shoe brand on Tour, with Justin Thomas, Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay, Shane Lowry, Lee Westwood, Will Zalatoris, Max Homa, Louis Oosthuizen, Webb Simpson, Billy Horschel, Bernd Wiesberger, Cameron Smith, Georgia Hall and Charley Hull among their many stars. The American brand have also added Jessica Korda to their roster for 2022.
And if you’re in the market for any other golf apparel, have a look at our guides to the best golf mid layers, thermal jackets, waterproof trousers, waterproof jackets, base layers, polo shirts, trousers, belts, sunglasses and golf towels.
But now, let’s take a look at the many golf shoes FootJoy have to offer.
Footjoy Tour Pro/SL Sport 2022 golf shoes
RRP £159.99 | Men – OFFER; Ladies – OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3-14 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: White + Grey + Orange; White + Blue Fog + Navy; Black; White + Navy + Hot Pink; White + Lighht Grey | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
FootJoy has introduced an all-new athletic upper to the iconic Pro|SL range to create a Sport version of incredibly popular spikeless golf shoe.
Inspired by street trends, the Sport model introduces a new material upper utilising mesh and an ultrathin TPU hotmelt top layer to broaden the original shoe’s offering.
This new combination of mesh and textiles, completed with a membrane layer, ensures breathability and waterproof protection to deliver an athletic aesthetic without compromise.
Below the upper, the shoe remains true to the Pro|SL franchise’s dedication to Tour-proven traction and performance, featuring the same performance innovations, in the Infinity Outsole, StratoFoam underfoot cushioning and Proprietary FTF outsole unit, that have consistently impressed some of the world’s best Tour players.
Footjoy Tour Pro/SL 2022 golf shoes
RRP £209 | Men – OFFER; Ladies – OFFER
Sizes (UK): 3-14 | Sole: Spikeless | 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.
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 re waterproofing and Footjoy’s ChromoSkin leather is just about as good as it gets while the Ortholites Impressions Fitbed offers enhanced cushioning.
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FootJoy Fuel Golf Shoes
RRP Men – £169.99; Ladies – £124.99 | Men: VIEW OFFER; Ladies: VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 4-11 | Sole: Spikeless | 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.
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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 shoe for UK golfers.
FootJoy FJ Flex Golf Shoes
RRP Men – £89.99; Ladies – £79.99 | Men VIEW OFFER; Ladies VIEW OFFER
Sizes 4-12 | Sole Spikeless | Colour options White; White +Navy; Grey + White; Navy + White; Steel Blue + Red; Grey + Blue; White + Grey; White, Blue + Yellow (Ryder Cup); Camo; White + Rose; Grey + White + Navy; White + Jade | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? No
FootJoy have really gone to town on arguably their most casual golf shoe. Designed to be worn on and off the course, the Flex has really grabbed a lot of attention since debuting in 2019.
It has spawned a number of special editions, including the XP, The Coastal, The Athletic and even a special Ryder Cup edition.
The supremely lightweight nature of the shoe is contrasted with the FootJoy’s VersaTrax traction system, which provides excellent stability.
Of course the huge benefit of shoes of this type are comfort and the Flex will feel like your favourite pair of slippers pretty quickly. The moulded EVA Fitbed cushioning is a true wonder while the mesh upper helps keep your feet cool when the weather gets really hot.
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FootJoy Pro S/L Golf Shoes
RRP Men – £149.99; Ladies – £124.99 | Men VIEW OFFER; Ladies VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 4-14 | Sole: Spikeless | 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 Premiere Series Golf Shoes
RRP Men – £219.99; Ladies – £159.99 | Men: VIEW OFFER; Ladies: VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 4-14 | Sole: Spikeless + Spiked (see below) | Colour options: Black; White; White + Navy; Navy + Red; White + Navy + Red; White Pebble + Red Patent + Navy Patent; White Pebble + Green + Lime Patent; White + Navy + Orange; White + Orange | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
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. There is even a special edition available which was brought out to celebrate Torrey Pines hosting the US Open.
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. Its spikeless grip system is hard to beat and a must on the soft winter fairways and in wet weather.
FootJoy’s love of using premium leather is well founded. For keeping its shoes waterproof, it still works as well as it ever did.
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FootJoy Traditions Golf Shoes
RRP Men – £109.99; Ladies – £99.99 | Men: VIEW OFFER; Ladies: VIEW OFFER
Sizes 6-14 | Colour options White + Black (Galaxy Special edition); Black; White; White + Blue; Grey; Navy | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
At first glance it looks like the kind of shoe Walter Hagen might have worn during the late 20s and it is apt, that a company that was formed in 1857, should pay tribute to period that was so important in terms of the growth of golf.
Take a closer look and you will notice the sole is much prominent than the one Hagen, Bobby Jones and Byron Nelson wore nearly a century ago. This version has a super-cushioned midsole and a built-in Achilles pad to help you avoid slippage.
In contrast the upper is pure classic spiked golf shoe. Full-grain Leather is everywhere while underneath seven Pulsar LP Cleats are very much 21st century and do a great job, helping create a solid base.
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FootJoy Stratos Golf Shoes
The Stratos is a classically-styled leather spikeless shoe which comes with a one-year waterproof guarantee. Overall it is quite a shoe and visually still looks like a classic FootJoy model while embracing the best of modern technologies.
It is packed full of high-tech innovations. It’s patented Plush NappaLuxe leather looks great and provides top-level protection from the rain.
The VersaTrax+ outsole is constructed with Estane TRX TPU and it is as space-age as it sounds. The jagged traction system is designed to provide optimal grip from any angle. It is amazing more time and effort isn’t put into this. How many flat lies to golfers face?
Meanwhile the Stratofoam padding is a fantastic initiative that eases foot fatigue.
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FootJoy HyperFlex Golf Shoes
RRP Men – £154.99; Ladies – £149.99 | Men: VIEW OFFER; Ladies: VIEW OFFER
Sizes 4-12 | Sole Spiked | Colour options Navy + White; Grey + Red; Black; Black + White; Grey + White + Silver | BOA option? Yes | Waterproof? Yes
Another uber-modern FootJoy golf shoe that looks pretty flimsy but that trainer-look belies an interior and sole with plenty of strength. It also embraces the BOA lacing system (‘Wrapid’) but it has been upgraded to reduce pressure on the top of the foot.
The sole looks as sturdy as any golf shoe you care to mention. The Pulsar spikes form the core of system that provides golfers with all the grip they could ever wish for.
Inside, FootJoy’s patented StratoFoam cushioning arrangement provides a great contrast to what’s underneath.
Despite appearances, it will also keep your feet dry in the worst of it. The breathable mesh is lined with a waterproof membrane.
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FootJoy ecomfort Golf Shoes
RRP Men – £79.99; ladies – £79.99 | Men – VIEW OFFER; Ladies: VIEW OFFER
Sizes 4-12 | Sole Spiked | Colour options Black; White + Grey; Blue + White; Black + Charcoal; | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
FootJoy’s cheapest model still has plenty to offer and fits neatly into its own niche. It looks contemporary but not too modern; it’s lightweight but not too light and comfort wise compares with anything FJ has produced so far.
Of course it’s not for everyone. The synthetic upper is nicely moulded but does look like more of a budget golf shoe. However the traction created by the spikes will certainly do the job for most players.
What really stands out is the extra depth on the heel which has been created to accommodate the thicker FitBed support system. That really will take the sting out of potential heel impact issues and overall, will alleviate foot fatigue.
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FootJoy Winter Golf Boots
Once you have a pair of winter specific shoes/boots it’s well worthwhile taking the time to look after them to maximise longevity. FJ’s winter boots have synthetic uppers which are really easy to wipe clean and they also have a one-year waterproof guarantee.
They are packed with support around the heel but also FootJoy has paid a lot of attention to the fact your feet can overheat wearing golf shoes like this. Moisture-wicking technology has been utilised to keep your feet dry.
Also FootJoy’s super durable Duramax rubber soles sit perfectly with what this shoes is trying to achieve. There is no steep bank you won’t be able to scale wearing these boots.
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Footjoy Tour Alpha golf shoes
RRP £209 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 6-14 | Sole: Spiked | 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.
FootJoy Superlites Men’s Golf Shoes
RRP £99.99 | 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.
FootJoy Contour Men’s Golf Shoes
RRP £119.99 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes 6-12 | Sole Spiked | Colour options Black + Navy; Black + White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes
It’s the FootJoy golf shoe that is all about comfort but will tick a lot of boxes for golfers who like something contemporary but not overly modern-looking.
FootJoy’s very-own PU Fit-Bed system is designed to offer the ultimate in flexibility and comfort for your poor feet and you also get the peace of mind afforded by a full leather upper – so no concerns re getting damp feet when the weather turns.
Underneath the very durable Duramax rubber sole is complimented with a six-spike system alongside the moulded Versatrax arrangement for extra grip.
FootJoy Leisure LX Women’s 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 it 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 – againt the Fit-Bed system will really look after your feet.
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.