The Complete Golf Shoe Buyer's Guide
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Which Style Golf Shoe Should I Get?
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This question is like choosing your favorite child. It's literally impossible to answer. Nobody has the same feet as you. Nobody has the same swing or gait as you. And nobody has the same aethetic tastes as you. It is therefore not only impossible, but unfair to label any one brand the best. Luckily, the golf shoe market is saturated with hundreds of different models to choose from. Our aim is to help you sift through these until you have your perfect match.
What Golf Shoes Are The Pros Wearing?
Justin Thomas was the latest winner on the PGA Tour with victory at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. He capitalized brilliantly on a couple lucky breaks coming down the stretch wearing the FootJoy ICON Shield Tip. This particular pair was designed by a patient at St. Jude Children's Hospital, raising money in the process. Ladies and gentlemen, here are Justin Thomas's golf shoes:
There are basically 4 types of golf shoes on the market:
Casual/retro/street - These "street" style shoes look stylish and are often comfortable as well. You'll find that your feet have more room in these shoes than other styles. They are spikeless golf shoes, which means they don't have the classic style soft spikes, but have traction lugs/nubs instead. While some insist their performance isn't up to par with other styles of shoes, the fact that a number of PGA Tour players opt for them is a strong indication that they perform as required. These shoes are great because you can wear them to work and then straight onto the golf course.
Strengths: Stylish. Can wear on and off the golf course. Comfortable
Weaknesses: May lack stability and support. Not the best for walking
Recommended for: The casual golfer who wants a stylish shoe they can wear everywhere. You don't mind riding in a cart, but still require comfort and performance.
Classic - These are the original style golf shoes. When most people think of golf shoes, these are what come to mind. Most of them have leather uppers with spiked traction, though there are a few spikeless ones on the market as well. Although they may look classic, the interiors boast the latest cushion and supportive technology. They look great with long pants and add a classy look to any outfit. You can usually expect to pay a bit more for classic golf shoes.
Strenghts: Classy and stylish. Good support and traction. Highly waterproof
Weaknesses: Usually higher in price. Heavier than other styles
Recommended for: Golfers who don't mind paying more for a classic look while maintaining support and traction. You don't mind paying the extra price. Perhaps better for cart golf, but you'll have no problem walking with them also.
Performance - These golf shoes look sportier than classic designs, while maintaining that unique "golf shoe" look. They focus on performance, which means they consistently rank high in stability, support and traction. You'll find a more snug fit with these shoes, but by no means a sacrifice in comfort. They look great with all types of attire, and are capable of tackling the toughest terrains. Traction is usually spiked, though there are plenty of spikeless as well. Prices for these shoes vary greatly.
Strengths: Sleek design. Good support and traction. Most quite waterproof. Lightweight. Great all around shoe
Weaknesses: Not many!
Recommended for: Those in need of an all around golf shoe that can tackle all types of terrain. You enjoy walking the course, but still require a high level of support and stability.
With more and more companies producing more and more varieties of golf shoes, it has become increasingly difficult to choose which ones to buy. Not too long ago, most of them were almost the same, both in terms of looks and performance. These days, you can choose from classic style shoes to sneakers to street shoes and many more. At Golf Shoes Info, we’ve created a golf shoe buyer's guide, making it just a bit easier to choose which ones to buy. Through our reviews, comparisons, and top 10 lists, we hope your decision process will be that much easier. By breaking golf shoes down into categories and then reviewing and comparing them, it should help answer the all important questions of: Which golf shoes should I buy? And: What are the best golf shoes?
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Trainer/Sport - These golf shoes are more reminiscent of athletic trainers than golf shoes. They're designed for comfort, but still maintain solid traction, which is pretty much evenly divided between spiked and spikeless. These shoes are also a snug fit, but breathe the best of any shoe. They look best with shorts, and can be found at bargain prices. They usually aren't as stable and supportive as classic and performance shoes, but are lightweight golf shoes and great for hot days.
Strengths: Very breathable. Comfortable. Flexible. Good for walking. Lightweight
Weaknesses: Usually not as waterproof as other styles. May lack stability and support. May not look good with long pants
Recommended for: Golfers who enjoy walking the course. You enjoy playing on hot days, and require a breathable shoe. You care more about comfort than anything else.
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It's one of our favorite times of the year! A new Jordan shoe has come out, and this time it's the Nike Jordan ADG 2. We really liked the original Jordan ADG, so it's no surprise that we like the Jordan ADG 2 even more. As we had hoped, the Jordan ADG 2 built on the original ADG, taking what was already great and making it even better. Although not enough to change our score in the breathability category, the Jordan ADG 2 is just slightly more breathable than its predecessor, which is always good. It's also slightly more waterproof, making it better in year-round conditions. It goes without saying that this is one of the coolest-looking golf shoes out there, although it perhaps doesn't suit everyone, we can all appreciate how far golf shoe style has come. The Jordan ADG 2's intagrated spikeless traction is versatile, which means you can wear the shoe comfortably on and off the course. This versatility sacrifices grip slightly, but it still holds its own in most conditions. All in all, the Jordan ADG 2 doesn't have any weaknesses, and we recommend it to the fashion-conscious who can appreciate a Jordan shoe.
The Duca del Cosma Kuba is very, very cool. Although we could say this about every Duca golf shoe. The Kuba may not perform with the best of the best in terms of golf-specific performance, although it certainly holds its own. However, the intention with the Kuba was never to be the top performance golf shoe. It focuses on fashion, versatility, quality and durability. Quality and durability go hand in hand, and the Kuba's Nappa leather is one of the best materials for a high-quality shoe. It's also one of the most versatile golf shoes on the market. The traction system not only grips well on the course, but it is also really comfortable for walking around on all types of surfaces. With it's stylish design, the Kuba can be worn pretty much anywhere. As with all Duca golf shoes, the Kuba certainly isn't cheap, but as we all know, you get what you pay for. This luxury shoe will last a long time, and will no doubt draw looks everywhere you go.
The PUMA OG Slip-On is difficult to rate because it's not really a golf shoe. Well, it is, but it isn't. It obviously focuses on style above all else, and is also versatile. It looks equally at home on and off the course. This is a cool feature because for only $100 you have a casual shoe that can be worn to work, to a party and to the golf course. The slip-on style makes the OG Slip-On really easy to put on and take off (pretty obvious statement but you never know!). You certainly don't have to worry about laces coming untied! With this versatile, casual style comes a few negatives. It's not really waterproof, and doesn't offer much support during the swing. The traction system is also lacking in a sense that it doesn't grip that well, but it does well with walking and overall comfort. We recommend the Kahala Slip-On for golfers who want a stylish shoe that can go everywhere and looks great everywhere. This specific version of PUMA's slip-on, the OG, is pretty much exactly the same as the Kahala Slip-On except it's leather instead of canvas.
The Skechers GO GOLF Torque - Sport RF is a great summer golf shoe. Ok, so it may not be the most stylish shoe out there, but it is no-nonsense and gets the job done. It's a good summer shoe for a couple reasons. The main reason is that it's very breathable. With most of the upper being mesh, your feet definitely won't overheat. The second reason is that it's really, really comfortable. During long summer days on the course, your feet won't get that fatigued feeling that often happens. Keep in mind that although the traction system is fantastic and will grip well in all conditions, the upper isn't waterproof, which is why we only recommend the GO GOLF Torque - Sport RF as a summer golf shoe. What makes this shoe stand out among sport style golf shoes is that it features removable spikes. Most breathable mesh golf shoes are spikeless, so if you're looking for a breathable summer golf shoe that also grips really well and won't break the bank, this is a fantastic option. One last thing to consider is that "RF" stands for "relaxed fit", which means by nature this golf shoe is designed to be quite roomy, which appeals to some but not all.
The TRUE linkswear X Linksoul Slip-On is a testament to how far golf shoes have come over the past decade. This new golf shoe design is all about versatility, luxury and style. We're the first to admit that they definitely don't perform up to the standards of high-performance golf shoes, but that's not their purpose. The TRUE X Linksoul Slip, was designed to go anywhere, look good while there, and most importantly, keep your feet comfortable. And for these purposes it has without a doubt succeeded. Because of its nature, the TRUE X Linksoul Slip certainly doesn't appeal to all golfers, but there is a huge demographic of fashion-conscious, hip golfers that appreciate versatility. And it's this very demographic that TRUE and Linksoul had in mind when designing this slip-on golf shoe. As far as slip-on golf shoes are concerned, this is perhaps the best in terms of fit because it has the elastic strap that allows for adjustments. To sum things up, we wouldn't wear this golf shoe to compete at the highest level, but we would definitely wear it straight from work to the course to the bar.
As always, Under Armour produced another great golf shoe, this time it's the UA HOVR Matchplay. This is one of their mid-range golf shoes that appeals to golfers of all abilities. Let's start off with what we love the most about the HOVR Matchplay, and most new UA golf shoes for that matter, which is the traction system. It's called Rotational Resistance Traction, and it's right up there with the best of the best. This rather unique traction system is made up of differently shaped removable spikes, which are strategically shaped depending on their placement. What this means is that you will never have to worry about slippage again, no matter the conditions. Which brings us to our second point. The HOVR Matchplay is a great year-round golf shoe. It's just about as waterproof as shoes get, yet still breathes sufficiently in hot conditions. The one thing we feel the HOVR Matchplay is slightly lacking is support in the upper during the swing. This isn't to say it's insufficient, but when compared to other UA golf shoes, it is slightly less supportive. As we already said, we recommend the HOVR Matchplay to golfers of all levels looking for a year-round comfortable, grippy golf shoe.
We absolutely love the concept of the Adidas S2G golf shoe. It fills a niche that has pretty much remained vacant till now; lightweight, winter golf shoes. Ok, so there are plenty of very waterproof golf shoes out there, but few of them are as light as these. Plus, the S2G has even more waterproofing than most. The other winter-specific golf shoes on the market are bulky to say the least, and don't promote walking the course. There is fore sure a large demographic of diehard golfers who play year-round, and prefer walking instead of riding. While the traction isn't the best purely in terms of grip, it is nonetheless great for walking and still gets the job done in terms of grip. What makes the Adidas S2G even more appealing is that it's a great bargain. For under $100, you get a lot for your money. As we keep reiterating, this is more of a winter golf shoe, and may get quite hot in the summer.
The ASICS GEL-COURSE Glide is very similar to the GEL-COURSE Duo Boa. Which is good because both of these shoes are great! We have to start off by saying that the overall score we've given is a bit misleading because of the low rating in the "waterproof" category. Take away this category and you have one of the top golf shoes out there. This pretty much means that the GEL-COURSE Glide is right up there with the best of the best dry weather/hot climate golf shoes. Although we find its aesthetics to be a bit bulky, we absolutely love how comfortable it is, both in terms of the cushioning and flexibiility, The upper boasts an amazing combination of flexiblity and stability, while the traction system is both great for grip during the swing and walking comfort. We defiinitely recommend the GEL-COURSE Glide for those in warmer, dry climates who need lightweight breathable comfort along with really solid golf-specific performance.
Our rating for the Callaway Solana XT is a bit misleading because we feel that it is actually better than its score. This is due to the "waterproof" category, which brings the rating down quite a bit. The Solana XT was never designed to withstand water, and thus we must admit our score is a bit unfair. If we look at it for what it is, which is a summer/hot weather golf shoe, the Solana XT is one of the best out there. It's super comfortable and yes, you guessed it, really really breathable. We like that although it's primarily a mesh golf shoe, it features a synthetic stability cage that actually adds support during the swing. The spikeless traction system is good in that along with providing plenty of grip from every angle, it also feels great when walking. This brings us to the next point, which is that the Solana XT is versatile in that it looks good when worn off the course, and the traction system provides comfort on all surfaces. We recommend the Solana XT for those who play in hot, dry weather and demand lightweight breathability, comfort and support. We almost forgot! This golf shoe is an absolute steal, at well under $100 you'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal.
As with pretty much all Duca del Cosma golf shoes, the Belair is really, really cool. Trendiness, fashion, style, whatever you want to call it, the Belair encompasses it all. Although the performance doesn't quite live up to the style, the Belair is nonetheless an awesome alternative to more standard golf shoes. The Belair looks amazing in any type of setting, from work to restaurants to the golf course. Its versatile traction system goes hand in hand with the concept of the shoe, allowing it to be worn everywhere comfortably. As far as on-course performanc is concerned, the Belair doesn't do horribly, but it doesn't excel either. You'll find it does quite well in most weather conditions, and is quite easy to walk in. We recommend the Belair to those who don't mind spending a pretty penny for fashion.
The high quality of the ECCO S-Three golf shoe is apparent right out of the box. This is for sure its standout feature. Well, alongside comfort of course. As with most ECCO golf shoes, the S-Three is really really comfortable. The innovative zonal midsole distributes cushioning/rigidity differently depending on where its needed, which not only enhances comfort but makes you feel a bit more sturdy during the swing as well. The Gore-Tex upper keeps the S-Three both quite breathable and waterproof, which makes it a good year-round golf shoe. If you're looking for durability and comfort in a shoe you can wear in most conditions, this is a great option. That being said, the relatively high price tag will certainly alienate the not so affluent demographic. However, ECCO is known for its quality, so in a sense, you really do get what you pay for.
As its name implies, the FootJoy FLEX LE2 is very similar to the original FootJoy Flex. In fact, pretty much all of the technology is the same, save for a couple things. The FLEX series is designed specifically for hot, dry conditions, so its overall score is a bit misleading because the "waterproofing" category brings the score down quite a bit. It goes without saying that the FLEX LE2 is really, really breathable. Its mesh upper looks awesome, as does the overall design of the shoe. We can confidently say that the FLEX LE2 is one of the most breathable casual style golf shoes on the market. Another standout feature of this lightweight, mesh golf shoe is its comfort. It feels more like you're wearing a sock than an actual shoe, let alone a golf shoe! The traction and support aren't the best we've seen as far as golf-specific performance is concerned, but the shoe definitely feels great for off-course activities as well. If you're looking for a versatile, stylish summer golf shoe, the FLEX LE2 is a great option.
We were expecting to be impressed with the Nike React Infinity Pro, but we weren't expecting to be blown away! We were skeptical of the new traction system at first, but it feels great when walking, plus, you really feel locked in when standing over the ball. Our only concern is how durable the system is, which time will tell. So for now, it gets our highest marks. The React Infinity Pro is right up there with the best of the best all-weather, year-round golf shoes. Your feet won't overheat in the summer, and will stay pretty darn dry in wet winter conditions. We're familiar with Nike React cushioning from other shoes, so weren't surprised at all as to how comfortable they feel regardless of how many miles you walk looking for wayward shots! For a sport-style golf shoe, the React Infinity Pro delivers fantastic support, both in terms of a stable upper that minimizes unwanted movement, and in terms of the awesome traction system. All of this technology comes at a very affordable price, which is why this golf shoe is one of the best bargains out there.
As you'd expect, the PUMA IGNITE PWRADAPT Leather 2.0 is very similar to its predecessor, the IGNITE PWRADAPT Leather. Aside from a slightly different feeling in the leather upper, the rest of the technology remains unchanged. Although this is supposed to be an updated version of the original, we found the upper to be ever so slightly less breathable than the original PWARADAPT Leather. Although we think it feels a bit better to the touch and has a slightly higher quality, it is probably less waterproof in the long run as well, as it offers only a 1 year guarantee instead of 2 years. However, the rest of the golf shoe is pretty much unchanged, which means it has really grippy traction and immense comfort. This newer IGNITE PWRADAPT Leather 2.0 boasts an upgraded insole, which only adds to its already amazing comfort. Throw solid overall support in the mix and you have a really good all-round performance golf shoe.
The Skechers GO GOLF Max - Rover was designed to elicit a relaxed, chilled vibe. And that it certainly does. Naturally, comfort should top the list of a golf shoe that is geared for that type of experience. As with its sister, the GO GOLF Max, the Max - Rover feels like you're wearing slippers. The continous tongue creates a bootie-like fit that seemingly molds to your feet. Another great aspect of the GO GOLF Max - Rover is that it can be worn year-round. While it perhaps performs better in hot conditions, it definitely fends off water enough to be worn in wetter conditions. The traction system is great for all types of surfaces, allowing the shoe's versatility to really shine. Keep in mind that the Skechers Max-Rover fits quite wide, commonly referred to as a "relaxed fit". This means that it's plenty airy and breathable, but may feel a bit too loose for those looking for the ultimate support/stability.
Aside from a few aesthetic changes, the Stuburt Evolve II Spikeless golf shoe is pretty much the same as its predecessor, the Evolve Dri-Back. What we like about all Stuburt golf shoes, including this one, is that there are no gimmicks. What you see is what you get. Perhaps the best aspect of the Evovle II Spikeless is its quality. The full-grain leather upper not only feels and looks great, but it is really durable and great for year-round play. Throw in a really comfortable midsole and insole, and you have golf shoe that is great for walking the course in all conditions. This brings us to our next point, which is that the Evolve II Spikeless has awesome spikeless traction that grips well in both dry and wet conditions. Our only minor issue is that we were hopeful for a bit more support during the swing. Nonetheless, our overall opinion of this golf shoe is a good one, and we recommend it for those in need of a high-quality, all-around golf shoe that will stand the test of time.
The Under Armour HOVR Show SL GORE-TEX, much as we expected, delivers the goods. It's not the best golf shoe in the UA lineup, but it's a solid, mid-range shoe that will get you through any type of weather condition relatively unscathed (physically unscathed that is, there's no guarantees mentally, for it won't stop errant shots unfortuantely). While it is a great year-round golf shoe, the HOVR Show SL GORE-TEX does particularly well in wet conditions. Its spikeless outsole grips really well even in the rain, yet is flexible and comfortable for walking as well. The HOVR cushioning technology really does feel reactive, and gives that little extra boost. Our only minor complaint about the UA HOVR Show SL GORE-TEX is that we were hoping for a bit more lateral support. However, all in all, we were impressed by this UA golf shoe and recommend it for those in search of a comfortable year-round golf shoe that is great for walking.
As you'd expect, the Adidas CodeChaos Boa golf shoe is very similar to the original CodeChaos. However, we were surprised to find a few differences that warranted a completely separate review. Because of its higher ankle, the CodeChaos Boa is slightly less breathable than the original CodeChaos. The high ankle sock isn't without its advantages though, as it adds quite a bit of support. We're always a fan of boa systems, and this one is no different. It's just so easy to get the shoe to fit perfectly, and you never have to worry about laces coming untied. The traction system in the CodeChaos Boa is one of the best spikeless systems we've seen. It feels great for walking, yet at the same time grips really well on all surfaces, even really wet ones. Although the shoe may overheat a touch in really hot conditions, we still consider it great for year-round wear, We recommend the CodeChaos Boa for those searching for a custom fit that performs amazingly in just about every weather condition.
We can confidently say that the Callaway Oceanside is one of the absolute best year-round golf shoes we've ever seen. The mesh upper keeps your feet cool in the summer, yet it comes with a 2 year waterproof warranty, which means it will keep your feet dry in wet conditions. Perhaps freezing temperatures are the only conditions not suitable for the Callaway Oceanside. Not only is this golf shoe weather-proof, it's super comfortable as well. The mesh upper keeps it flexible, while the insole and midsole cushioning is like walking on clouds. This, combined with a solid spikeless traction system, makes the Callaway Oceanside ideal for walking the course. Because of how it looks and feels, this sport-style golf shoe is also versatile, meaning you don't have to change into and out of it before and after the round. Simply put, you can walk around in these shoes all day, and chances are, you'll forget you're even wearing them. We can't emphasize enough how great this golf shoe is, particularly when compared to other mesh golf shoes. All this awesomeness and we haven't even gotten to the best part yet; it's under $100! This is for sure the best deal to be had at the moment.
The Cuater THE LEGEND is another awesome golf shoe created by TravisMathew, which further solidifies their standing in the golf shoe market. We're always suckers for sleek, classic style golf shoes, and The Legend fits this to a tee. This style of golf shoe is becoming less and less prevalent, so it's so refreshing to see a brand take on an iconic style with their own twist. Aside from aesthetics, we love the comfort of Cuater's The Legend. The Sweet Spot Technology really does save weight without sacrificing any cushioning. The premium leather upper is pretty much guaranteed to last a long time, and is supple enough to maintain comfort while still repelling water 100%. Our only minor criticism is a lack of lateral support through the swing, and of course the high cost. We realize that this is a high-end, quality product, but the high price doesn't necessarily match the performance. Nonetheless, TravisMathew's The Legend will certainly draw the attention of a certain demographic.
We love it when companies aren't afraid to take on something new, so kudos to SQAIRZ for their innovative square-toed golf shoes. This particular model, the SQAIRZ Arrow, impressed us. We weren't sure how we were going to feel with these, particularly in terms of getting used to the unique style. Unless you align your feet perfectly parallel for full shots, the square toes aid more in stability than alignment. However, we found the aligment aspect to come more in to play while putting, which did seem to help slightly. The Arrow is really comfortable and can be worn to walk the course year-round. What we love most about this shoe isn't the square toe, it's the traction system. It's designed in such a way that you feel locked to the ground from all angles during every part of the swing. As you may have guessed, our only complaint is that this golf shoe is a bit on the pricey side. This being said, you can count on using it for a long time, as it is really durable. We recommend the SQAIRZ Arros golf shoes for those focused on performance, whatever the cost.
Sleek, classy, elegant, minimal....the list of adjectives goes on! The Duca del Cosma Monterosso is one of the coolest golf shoes out there. It oozes style. Naturally, it was designed to be versatile, which means it looks just as good off the course as it does on. The classic Duca outsole complements this, making it comfortable for walking on all types of surfaces, yet still grips enough to be considered a golf shoe. Naturally with a concept such as this, it's not going to perform on par with high performance golf shoes. This means that the grip might slip at times, and the overall support isn't really there. Nonetheless, there is a huge demand for high-quality, trendy casual golf shoes, and the Monterosso fills this niche perfectly, especially considering all the different colors it comes in, with each one looking unique to the others. It certainly isn't cheap, but fashion often comes with a price.
Although the FootJoy Superlites XP isn't the best quality or best performing golf shoe out there, it's one of the better bargains. At under $100, it still boasts pretty solid traction and a decent amount of comfort. Although it is marketed as more of a summer golf shoe, it performs quite well in colder, wet conditions as well. In fact, the Superlites XP will probably overheat a bit in hot conditions because of its synthetic upper. While the traction is great for walking and also performs brilliantly during the swing, we can't really say the same for the support in the upper. There just isn't much there, particularly if you've got a high swing speed. Nonetheless, like we said before, at this price you can't expect to have everything the high end golf shoes have. We recommend the Superlites XP for beginner to mid handicap golfers who are looking for a good deal on a year-round shoe.
As expected, we found the Nike Janoski G Tour to be very similar to the original Janoski G. However, the are a couple of big differences. The most obvious difference is the spiked traction system, which not only grips much better, but feels more stable during the swing. The Janoski G Tour also comes with a 2 year waterproof warranty instead of a 1 year warranty. Kudos to Nike for yet another unique, stylish design! The Nike Janoski G Tour golf shoe is all about fashion, and for this it exceeded our expectations. It's pretty much a skate shoe on the outside, but a golf shoe on the inside. Because of its nature, the Janoski G Tour doesn't offer much support in the uppers, as its low-cut collar kind of takes away that support. What we're trying to say is that it would be really, really difficult to create a golf shoe like this one that also offered outstanding golf-specific performance. We recommend the Janoski G Tour for the fashion-conscious who also demand grippy traction.
In this heyday of golf shoe design, it's hard to be suprised and impressed by new models, which is why the PUMA RS-G is all the more impressive. With the bulky sneaker trend making a comeback, the RS-G is among the most fashion-forward golf shoes out there. Admittedly, it's not for everyone, but even those who don't care for the look can still appreciate its fresh design. Based on the look of the shoe, we figured it would be more for all-around wear and less for golfing specifically. In a sense this hypothesis was correct, but the shoe did provide more grip and support than we were expecting. The RS-G was definitely designed with versatility in mind, which means you can go straight from your morning walk to the course without changing shoes. Aside from aesthetics, what we like the most about the RS-G is its comfort. It's fantastic for walking the course year-round, even if the traction may slip a bit in wet conditions, just because of its all-terrain design. Needless to say, we recommend the PUMA RS-G for the fashion-conscious who place a high value on comfort.
The Skechers GO GOLF Torque - Twist is the same shoe as the original GO GOLF Torque, except it utilizes a boa dial fastening system. This added feature allows for more microadjustments and thus a slightly better overall fit. Whether it's worth the extra $20 is more of a personal thing. Their have been some concerns about how durable this closure system is, but so far so so good! The Skechers GO GOLF Torque - Twist is an amazing golf shoe for those on a budget. In fact, it's one of our favorite affordeable boa golf shoes. Kudos to Skechers for catering to this demographic, because a lot of golf shoes out there aren't affordable to quite a few golfers. We don't think it's the prettiest golf shoe in the world, but it makes up for this with its comfort. It's easy to forget you're actually wearing golf shoes! Another thing we love about the GO GOLF Torque - Twist is its traction system. So it might not be as lightweight or flexible as more expensive shoes, but it grips amazingly well, which when combined with it's good waterproofing makes it a nice wet weather option. We're really hard pressed to find anything wrong with the GO GOLF Torque - Twist. In our opinion, this golf shoe is perfect for beginner to intermediate golfers on a budget who need something realiable and durable, and most importantly, something they can play year-round in.
The SQAIRZ 20/20 golf shoe, save for some aesthetic differences, is basically the same as the SQAIRZ Arrow. Both of these golf shoes have the same technology, with only minor superficial differences distinguishing them. We love it when companies aren't afraid to take on something new, so kudos to SQAIRZ for their innovative square-toed golf shoes. We weren't sure how we were going to feel with these, particularly in terms of getting used to the unique style. Unless you align your feet perfectly parallel for full shots, the square toes aid more in stability than alignment. However, we found the aligment aspect to come more in to play while putting, which did seem to help slightly. The 20/20 is really comfortable and can be worn to walk the course year-round. What we love most about this shoe isn't the square toe, it's the traction system. It's designed in such a way that you feel locked to the ground from all angles during every part of the swing. As you may have guessed, our only complaint is that this golf shoe is a bit on the pricey side. This being said, you can count on using it for a long time, as it is really durable. We recommend the SQAIRZ 20/20 golf shoes for those focused on performance, whatever the cost.
The Stuburt Evolve Tour II Spiked golf shoe is exactly the same as the Evolve Tour DRI-Back, under the surface at least. Although the uppers are slightly different in design, the technology is unchanged. The Stuburt Evolve Tour II Spiked is a mid-range golf shoe that is plenty durable, but doesn't really stand out. The two things we like the most about the Evolve Tour II Spiked are its awesome comfort and traction. These are by far the best features this golf shoe offers. It is more of a Fall/Winter shoe, which means although it's definitely comfortable enough to walk the course, you might get a bit hot on warmer days. The traction is great for wet weather as slippage won't be an issue. As we just alluded to, the Evolve Tour II Spiked isn't the most breathable golf shoe in the world, nor does it offer a whole lot of support. While the support is sufficient, it doesn't really compare to some of the other performance golf shoes. We recommend the Evolve Tour II Spiked for mid to high handicappers in colder climates who want something comfortable and reliable.
We were pleasantly surprised with the TRUE linkswear OG Feel! Ok, so we've always appreciated the casual style and feel of TRUE linkswear golf shoes, particularly the Original series, but weren't expecting the looks and feel to be this amazing! As with most TRUE golf shoes, the OG Feel is plenty roomy, particularly in the toe area. Where this model diverts from the previous OG models is its knit/sock-fit upper. It's flexible enough to be really comfortable and mold to your feet, yet still feels quite stable during the swing thanks to the leather saddle and solid grip. Our only minor complaint is that it isn't really water-repellent, at least not what we were expecting. This limits the OG Feel to dry days, and is best suited for hot weather as well, due to the fact that its knit upper is not only light and flexible, but but extremely breathable as well. We recommend the TRUE OG Feel for those looking for casual coolness (literally and figuratively), as well as durability and above all else, comfort.
The UA HOVR Drive GORE-TEX is the new and improved version of the original UA HOVR Drive. Although much of the technology remains the same, their are some significant upgrades. The biggest of these upgrades is the GORE-TEX membrane, which ever so slightly improves waterproofing and breathability. Although the traction system is very similar, the HOVR Drive GORE-TEX is slightly more low profile, enhancing feel and stability. Not only does the HOVR Drive GORE-TEX look cool, it boasts amazing comfort as well. We weren't sure how much of the HOVR technology was just a marketing ploy, but it really does add lightweight comfort, which makes this shoe really good for walking year-round. We say "year-round" because it has very effective waterproofing, and it won't overheat unless you play in extreme summer heat. Along with all this awesomeness comes even more, in the way of traction and support. As with some of our other favorite UA golf shoes, the HOVR Drive GTX has Rotational Resistance Traction, which pretty much eliminates any chance of slipping. What else can we say? We have only the highest praise for this golf shoe, and recommend it to advanced golfers who can appreciate all it has to offer.