A Short Guide to Golf Shoes

Looking for a new pair of golf shoes? Technology and fashion are both constantly in flux, and the best styles change along with it.

Here are some of the best shoes on the market right now.

Men

  1. Footjoy Hyperflex – this shoe has a soft and comfortable skeleton with strong shock absorption. It provides great rear food support and motion control, and has soft spikes with flexibility. The shoe is also very light. It’s pricey, so if you’re looking to pinch pennies, this one might not be the right fit.
  1. Puma Faas Xlite – it’s the lightest golf shoe Puma has designed. It’s extremely affordable, has good durability, Everfoam technology for comfort, and even comes with your choice of lace color for a little added customization. The one negative aspect is that is doesn’t have spikes.
  1. 3. Callaway Xfer Sport – this one is designed specifically to form around the foot for maximum flexibility and stability. Superfeed Pro insoles also add to correcting your alignment and body position. Its dynamic traction technology and power wall (that prevents the foot from moving around too much) makes this one a great buy. If you’re looking for arch support, however, this may not be the best choice.
  1. Nike Lunar Bandon – unlike most shoes out there, these are great for wet weather conditions. They completely block out water, sand and dirt. They’re also soft and lightweight, and have excellent traction. Some don’t appreciate the bulky design, but if you like a modern look, and live in a place that has a lot of rain, these are the winners.

Women

  1. ECCO Golf Street – made from leather and canvas with waterproof coating, this shoe has a microfiber heel grip and CFS air flow technology that keeps your feet comfortable. They also feature precast grip bars on the soles. They are a little on the pricier side, but they can also be worn off the golf course.
  2. Adidas Adizero – made in part from synthetic-and-mesh, these will definitely keep your feet cool on the green. They are spikeless, but instead they feature a specially molded sole for good grip and stability.
  1. Footjoy Casual Collection – If cost isn’t a top priority, these are top of the line right now as far as golf shoes go for the ladies. Made with Plush NappaLuxe leather and waterproof protection, these are a great combination of performance and style. Footjoy also has a more affordable, classic option in their ‘GreenJoys’ model. The GreenJoys’ rubber outsoles are good for turf-gripping performance and durability. Its midsoles provide a nice cushioned underfoot, and you get the look and feel of leather without having to pay for it.
  1. Callaway Savory – this one has a more traditional look to it, and has a very solid construction. It also provides decent support, grip and comfort. The shoe is good for those looking for a slightly wider fit. It also comes with a 1-year waterproof warranty.

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