Top 10 Spikeless Shoes 2018

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There's no denying spikeless shoes can be lighter and more comfortable than spiked models. Their soles grip better and offer greater stability than ever before, and because they can be worn straight from the street to the golf course they're now super versatile as well.

 

These are our favourite 2018 models.


Review: Ecco Biom Hybrid 3

Ecco Biom Hybrid 3

RRP: From £190 (Boa version available)

Colour options: Five

Waterproof guarantee: Three years

www.eccoshoesuk.com

Our verdict:

Ecco’s first new Biom Hybrid for five years, and it’s made from durable and breathable Yak leather. A Gore-Tex membrane ensures your feet stay dry and Ecco say the Tri-Fi grip sole has three zones to maximise stability, durability and comfort. Removable insoles offer extra width for wider feet.

Review: Ecco Cool Pro

Ecco Cool Pro

RRP: £210

Colour options: Three

Waterproof guarantee: Two years

www.eccoshoesuk.com

Our verdict:

Air conditioning for golf shoes. Airflow channels in the footbed allow moisture to escape through the sole, while keeping your feet dry thanks to a new waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex surround membrane. Ecco say the SPYDR grip sole improves grip on natural pivot points.

Review: Puma Ignite PWRSport

Puma Ignite PWRSport

RRP: £110

Colour options: Five

Waterproof guarantee: One year

www.uk.puma.com

Our verdict:

Last year’s model was a firm favourite of PGA Tour winner Bryson DeChambeau. A new PWRCage saddle improves support and stability in this microfibre (upper) shoe. Puma’s Ignite energy-returning soles give a responsive feel and offer extreme comfort.

Review: FootJoy ARC SL

FootJoy ARC SL

RRP: £100

Colour options: Three

Waterproof guarantee: One year

www.footjoy.co.uk

Our verdict:

FootJoy have been making golf shoes for longer than most, so they know a thing or two about creating a winning model. The ARC is new for 2018, and the name comes from the Active Response Cushioning in the midsole. The leather upper is soft, breathable and durable and a new SofCollar around the shoes opening hugs the foot and supports the ankle.    

Review: adidas Adipower S Boost 3

adidas Adipower S Boost 3

RRP: £109.95

Colour options: Two

Waterproof guarantee: Water repellent

www.adidas.co.uk

Our verdict:

A one-piece breathable textile upper moulds to your foot like a pair of slippers. adidas says the soles offer their most responsive cushioning ever, and by returning more energy from every step, you get to the 18th feeling just as fresh as you did on the first.

Review: UnderArmour Performance SL

Under Armour Performance SL

RRP: £125

Colour options: Two

Waterproof guarantee: Two years

www.underarmour.co.uk

Our verdict:

Under Armour have hit golf with a bang, thanks mainly to Jordan Spieths rise to global superstar. The SL has a rotational resistance sole which locks down traction while a breathable leather upper keeps your feet cool and dry.

Review: Skechers Go Golf Drive 2 LX

Skechers Go GolfDrive 2 LX

RRP: £92

Colour options: Three

Waterproof guarantee: Two years

www.skechers.com

Our verdict:

A sub-£100 price tag make the LX an excellent value. TG Equipment Ed Simon Daddow says the LX’s are one of the comfiest, spikeless shoes he’s worn and thanks to the subdued colours they’re a cracking choice to wear straight from the office or street to the golf course.

Review: Callaway X-Fer Fusion

Callaway X-Fer Fusion

RRP: £109

Colour options: Three

Waterproof guarantee: One year

www.callawaygolf.com

Our verdict:

There’s a lot of claims around how modern golf shoes improve power thanks to better grip and traction. The X-Fer go a step further as Callaway says a lateral power wall which wraps around the sides of the shoe loads and releases energy just like a driver body. Full grain leather upper.

Review: Mizuno Nexlite Boa

Mizuno Nexlite Boa

RRP: £110

Colour options: Five

Waterproof guarantee: Two years

golf.mizunoeurope.com

Our verdict:

The only shoe in our round up to come with a Boa fastening system, removing laces which makes for a personalised fit. A classically styled golf shoe, with modern accent colours, at 275g they’re also one of the lightest golf shoes available. Waterproof to 20,000mm just like a premium waterproof jacket. A wave sole design absorbs and disperses impact for a more cushioned feel.

Review: Stuburt Urban Fashion

Stuburt Urban Fashion

RRP: £78

Colour options: Three years

Waterproof guarantee: Water repellent

www.stuburt.com

Our verdict:

The Stuburt’s might not be guaranteed waterproof but they’re perfect for going from the street to the golf course. Stuburt say the technical microfiber upper and memory characteristics of it’s lightweight cushioned mid-sole helps mirror foot shape, increasing comfort. A high rubber outsole ensures stability and the price won’t break the bank.