The Best Waterproof Golf Shoes will keep your stance solid and your feet warm and dry – whatever weather you face this winter.
If you’re lucky enough to play your golf on a links course that stays fairly dry all year round then you may get away with wearing your favourite spikeless golf shoes throughout the whole winter. For most of us, though, a decent pair of waterproof spiked golf shoes are an absolute necessity for enjoying winter golf in the UK.
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If you play regularly on a muddy parkland track, a pair of winter boots are well worth consideration, if you can get over the slightly unusual look.
Whichever winter golf shoe you go for, a longer waterproof guarantee gives you greater reassurance that your shoes will keep you dry for longer. A one-year waterproof guarantee is fairly standard, but some manufacturers offer two years.
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Ecco Biom G3
£210 | ecco.com
Almost every shoe in Ecco’s range comes with a Gore-Tex membrane (only the very lightweight summer models don’t) which shows just how seriously the brand take keeping your feet dry and comfortable. If you’re able to pay extra for the Rolls Royce of winter golf shoes you really won’t be disappointed with this super stable premium leather model.
adidas Tour 360 XT
£159.95 | adidas.co.uk
adidas Tour360 shoes have built up a massive following over the past decade, and they’re a firm favourite out on tour.
The white leather uppers are waterproof and breathable, there’s a black colour option for winter, we also love the bounce-back Boost soles.
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Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Leather 2.0
£140 | puma.com
Puma are big fans of mixed material shoes that tend to be very lightweight. We like the PWRADAPT Leather because it’s a bit more substantial for winter.
A black colour option is perfect for when shoes take a hammering in damp and muddy conditions.
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Skechers Go Golf Torque Brogan
£139 | skechers.com
Some will argue you need to play a lot of wet winter golf to warrant investing in a pair of golf boots but if you usually play early they’re a great barrier against a heavy morning dew. A 2-year waterproof guarantee is a real bonus.
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Under Armour HOVR Matchplay
£120 | underarmour.co.uk
The HOVR’s energy returning soles may not be a huge benefit on soft ground, but a Gore-Tex breathable membrane, two-year waterproof guarantee and a £120 price tag certainly will be. A cracking year-round option.
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adidas Climaproof Traxion Mid Shoes
£99.95 | adidas.co.uk
Admittedly golf boots aren't going to win any prizes for looks, but if you’re fed up of dew and damp seeping over the top of your golf shoes and making your socks wet, having a boot covering your ankle can be a revelation (or you could just stop hitting your ball into the long grass...)
Three major brands now make golf boots, which says everything you need to know about the category being a thriving market in the UK.
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Skechers Go Golf Torque Twist
£99 | skechers.com
Skechers have carved out an envious position as the go-to golf shoe for golfers wanting an excellent blend of comfort, life expectancy and value for money. Skechers tend to have quite a roomy fit, which is perfect for golfers who like to wear a thick sock for added winter warmth.
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FootJoy Winter Golf Boot
£99 | footjoy.co.uk
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, they also have a one-year waterproof guarantee.
Available in both a men's and ladies' model.