The Complete Golf Shoe Buyer's Guide 

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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Which Style Golf Shoe Should I Get?

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.

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.

Which Golf Shoe Brands Are The Best?

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?

Garrick Higgo was the latest winner on the PGA Tour with victory at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree GC in Ridgeland, South Carolina. In only his second start on the PGA Tour, he came from behind and shot a solid final round 68 wearing the FootJoy Premiere Series - Packard. Premiere Series golf shoes have become some of the most popular on Tour, combining classic style with innovative technology. Ladies and gentlemen, here are Garrick Higgo's golf shoes:

FootJoy Premiere Series - Packard Garrick Higgo Golf Shoes

New Releases and Special Editions

The ASICS GEL-Preshot Classic 3 is one of the coolest-looking casual golf shoes out there. Ok, so its performance isn't anything to write home about, but it sure does look awesome. Much like its predecessor, the GEL-Preshot Classic 2, the Classic 3 doesn't seem to add anything to increase its performance on the course, save for the traction, which has been altered to add extra grip. That being said, this ASICS casual golf shoe was never intended to be high performance. It was designed to be subtly stylish and casual. And versatile! You can literally wear the GEL-PRESHOT CLASSIC 3 anywhere, on and off the course. Non-golfers have also bought this shoe just because of its versatility and cool aesthetics. At under $100, the ASICS Classic 3 golf shoe is very affordable and we thus recommend it for those golfers who are much more concerned about appearance and comfort than high performance.

ASICS GEL-Preshot Classic 3 Golf Shoe

We have been excited for some time about the COLE HANN OriginalGrand, and boy were we not disappointed! First off we have to state the obvious. This COLE HANN golf shoe looks amazing. We wouldn't expect anything less from this brand, but still, it is soo stylish. What we weren't necessarily expecting was the high level of comfort it provides. The GRANDFOAM cushioning system feels great, and provides all-day comfort, even when walking. Although it might get a bit hot in warmer conditions, the OriginalGrand is waterproof and thus great for wet conditions. That being said, although the traction pattern is versatile and good for walking, it doesn't quite grip as well in wet conditions as we were hoping. While the leather upper provides sufficient support, there isn't any real added support. We recommend the OriginalGrand for the more affluent golfer whose main objective is looking great in the clubhouse and on the fairways.

COLE HAAN OriginalGrand Golf Shoe

The adidas EQT Primegreen Spikeless Golf Shoe did not disappoint! It's a sport-style, summer golf shoe that feels more like a running shoe than a golf shoe, yet still performs on the course. Its mesh/synthetic combo is great for hot weather, which is what it was intended for. Although it claims to be waterproof, the EQT Primegreen does leak a bit if the conditions are really wet. We love adidas's Adiwear traction system, which is not only great for walking, but grips really well on all surfaces too. This is one of the best golf shoes in terms of bang for your buck, when considering its quite high performance and very affordable price. In a nutshell, the adidas EQT Primegreen is one of the best summer golf shoes out there. You'll also be doing the world a favor because it's made from recycled materials. We recommend this adidas golf shoe for the mid to low handicapper who walks the course a lot in warm conditions.

adidas EQT Primegreen Spikeless Golf Shoe

The Under Armour Spieth 5 Spikeless Golf Shoe, as expected, is another high performance addition to the Spieth golf shoe series. While we have always been a fan of them, and no doubt love this one too, we have just a tad more criticism of this one. We feel that for the price, it could offer a bit more support during the swing. Do keep in mind that we only say this because we have such high standards for UA Spieth golf shoes. When compared to other performance golf shoes, the Spieth 5 holds it own perfectly well. This is the first Spieth model to feature spikeless traction, which we must say grips really well and feels good when walking also. The HOVR foam adds to this walking comfort, and no doubt will eliminate some fatigue during a long round. Because of its solid waterproofing and decent breathability, the UA Spieth 5 is a good year-round, all-weather golf shoe, We recommend it for the more advanced golfer who wants the comfort of spikeless traction, the grip of spikes, and overall solid performance.

UA Spieth 5 Spikeless Golf Shoe

Aside from a few small upgrades, the TRUE Original 1.2 is very similar to its predecessor, the TRUE Original. This is a good thing, as we liked the Original. The main differences we noticed were the neoprene tongue, which adds extra waterproofing, and the insole, which seems to wick moisture away a bit better and is slightly more comfortable. The TRUE OG1.2 is a cool mix of casual and performance styles, combining what's good about both types of shoes into a trendy, all-around golf shoe. Aside from excellent waterproofing, what stands out the most is it's durability and year-round wearability. The leather upper keeps your feet dry in wet conditions, yet doesn't really overheat too much in hot conditions. The thin outsole provides that extra bit of feel during the swing that the more intuitive golfer will definitely appreciate. This flexible, lightweight outsole is great for walking on and off the course as well. We recommend the TRUE OG 1.2 for mid-level golfers who need something reliable that will get them through a round no matter the weather.

TRUE linkswear Original 1.2 Golf Shoe

Slip-on golf shoes are have become quite the thing lately, and now there are even more options with the Skechers GO GOLF Drive 4 RF - Course.  As with all slip-on golf shoes, these are all about casual coolness. Of course awesome, trendy style isn't the only thing you get with the Drive 4 Relaxed Fit. You also get amazing comfort. We love ULTRA GO cushioning and are really happy to see it in this shoe. It keeps the shoe very light and gives you an extra spring/rebound when walking, which makes the Drive 4 RF great for long rounds on foot. This Skechers slip-on golf shoe repels water quite nicely, but won't hold up in really rainy weather. It was designed more for fending off dew and semi-wet conditions. As we expected, the GO GOLF Drive 4 RF has a bit of trouble providing enough support during the swing. By nature of the design, it just isn't possible to provide enough support for those in need of reliable stability. That being said, it was never the intention of Drive 4 RF to be a high performance golf shoe. It was intended to be worn all day, in all settings on and off the course,and more importantly, keeping you looking awesome the whole time.

Skechers GO GOLF Drive 4 RF - Course Golf Shoe

The Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 Golf Shoe is one of the best performing Nike golf shoes! While it may not be the most affordable golf shoe, it certainly packs innovative technology which undoubtedly enhances the playing experience. While the shoe as a whole is mightily impressive, the aspect that stands out the most is its cushioning. Nike continues to come out with cutting-edge cushioning technologies, this time with the Zoom Air unit and the React Foam. Aside from the obvious benefit of amazing comfort, this technology also offers noticeable rebound, which enhances energy return and also feels better when walking. Because of this, the Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 is great for walking the course year-round, in all conditions. The full-grain leather upper is perfectly waterproof while still not overheating in hot conditions, and the traction system will no-doubt boost the confidence of even the highest swing speeds. We recommend the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 for the advanced golfer who demands nothing but the best performance and comfort.

Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 Golf Shoe

The Stuburt Evolve 3.0 Spikeless Golf Shoe sticks close to the formula that has worked so well for the previous Evolve models. Little has changed since the original Evolve, with the only real noticeable differences being slight aesthetic ones. The Evolve 3 doesn't offer anything innovative or stunning, but it does provide durability and pretty solid performance at a very affordable price. Because of its awesome cushioned midsole and insole, plus spikeless traction, the Evolve 3.0 is good for walking the course. The full-grain leather makes it a tad more breathable than a lot of other performance golf shoes, and it is guaranteed to keep your feet dry for at least a year. Because of these features, we definitely recommend the Stuburt Evolve 3 for year-round play. Not only is the traction system good for walking, but it also has really good grip, ensuring minimal slippage for even high swing speeds. We recommend the Evolve 3.0 for mid handicap golfers on a budget who desire durability and comfort.

Stuburt Evolve 3.0 Golf Shoe

PUMA returns with another IGNITE model! This time it's the PUMA IGNITE FASTEN8. We always have high expectations for IGNITE golf shoes, and this one certainly meets and exceeds them. As expected, it performs and feels very similar to other IGNITE golf shoes. The IGNITE FASTEN8 is very, very comfortable. As always, we love the IGNITE foam. It feels like walking on clouds and is so responsive. Then there's the support. the PWRCage technology and the fastening system combine to keep your feet perfectly stable. The spikeless traction system is versatile, which means it's excellent for walking yet still provides the grip you need during the swing. Because of its mesh/microfiber upper and waterproofing, the IGNITE FASTEN8 is able to be worn in just about all conditions, year-round. Simply put, this PUMA golf shoe is one of the best golf shoes out there, and we recommend it to everyone because of its high performance, comfort and affordability.

PUMA IGNITE Fasten8 Golf Shoe

Just as we predicted, the New Balance Fresh Foam PaceSL is an awesome golf shoe. The key here is "Fresh Foam". Every time this is in the name of a NB golf shoe, it's amazing. And this is no exception. Aside from the aesthetics of the shoe, which we are rather ambivalent about, everything about this New Balance sport golf shoe is amazing. Perhaps the best selling point is its year-round wearability. The mesh upper provides plenty of airflow in hot weather, yet is still guaranteed to be waterproof for two years. The spikeless traction allows the Fresh Foam PaceSL to be worn everywhere, so you don't even have to change shoes before and after the round. While the side lace system doesn't look the best, it does definitely provide extra stability, which is great because mesh golf shoes traditionally don't excel in this category. All of this fantastic performance comes in at just under $100, making it of the best bargains out there at the moment.

New Balance Fresh Foam PaceSL Golf Shoe

The MIzuno Nexlite Pro golf shoe is great for year-round play. The leather upper keeps your feet a bit cooler than synthetic upper golf shoes, and is guaranteed to keep your feet dry in wet conditions for at least a year. This year-round wearability and the traction system are our two favorite aspects of this Mizuno golf shoe. The combination of strategically placed permanent traction and removable spikes creates a near zero slippage environment. You won't be lacking comfort either in the Nexlite Pro, with the midsole doing its job well. This comfort combined with its light weight makes the Nexlite Pro great for walking the course. Our only minor complaint is that for a pro-level golf shoe, we were hoping for just a bit more lateral support during the swing. Nonetheless, the Nexlite Pro offers pretty darn good performance along with durability and a custom-feeling fit.

Mizuno Nexlite Pro Golf Shoe

The ECCO BIOM H4 is our new favorite ECCO golf shoe! We've always been a fan of the BIOM Hybrid series, and this is by far the best one yet. In the past, we felt they lacked just a bit of support and overall performance. However, this time around, they hit the nail on the head. The BIOM Hybrid 4, in our humble opinion, is one of the most comfortable golf shoes out there. The FLUIDFORM system in the PU midsole feels awesome, and there's no doubt this golf shoe is perfect for walking the course, particularly on wet days, as the Gore-Tex upper ensures a totally dry foot. The traction system is largely the same as the BIOM Hybrid 3, consisting of three different zones, with each one serving a specific purpose. While the BIOM H4 is certainly not cheap, it is made of high quality leather and will definitely last a long time. In our eyes, the biggest improvement in this model is the support. While perhaps not enhancing the look of the shoe, the TPU inserts on the sides of the shoe really do add lateral stability. We recommend the ECCO BIOM Hybrid 4 for the low handicap golfer who demands the highest in performance and durability.

FootJoy Premiere Series Packard Golf Shoe

While the technology of the Duca del Cosma Flyer Golf Shoe is the same as other Duca del Cosma golf shoes, this one is rather unique because of its sport-style upper. As per usual, the Nappa leather upper feels and looks great, and adds to the durability of the shoe. We don't recommend the Flyer for the low handicap golfer because we feel it lacks a bit in support and grip during the swing, but we do recommend it for the trendy golfer who values high-quality fashion and versatility. This last point, versatility, is what we love about all Duca del Cosma golf shoes, and the Flyer is no exception.While the outsole isn't the best for golf-specific traction, it is great for walking on and off the course. This, coupled with its design, makes the Flyer adaptable to just about any situation on and off the course.

Duca del Cosma Flyer Golf Shoe

The Callaway Coronado V2 is the newer model of the original Coronado, hence the "V2". We liked the original Coronado, but we love the Coronado V2! It kept everything that was great about the original and added extra stability and comfort. As far as comfort is concerned, they just improved their cushioning technology, which was already awesome to begin with. The midsole and insole offer just a touch more rebound and overall comfort. This new Coronado version added extra stability during the swing, particularly in the heel, which has pretty much eliminated all unwanted movement in that area while swinging. The outsole/traction system is slightly improved as well, offering all the grip you'll ever need on the course. We recommend the Callaway Coronado V2 for the mid to low handicap golfer who can appreciate all the performance and comfort it offers at a very reasonable price.

Callaway Coronado V2 Golf Shoe

As you may have accurately guessed, all three of the FootJoy Premiere Series golf shoe models are very similar. Aside from a few aesthetic differences, almost everything is the same. That being said, there are noticeable differences in the outsole, with the Tarlow and Packard offering removable spiked traction, while the Flint is spikeless. We are absolute suckers for sleek, classic designs, and the FootJoy Premiere Series - Tarlow is precisely what gets us excited. A golf shoe can look as good as it wants, but without solid performance, it's not very useful. Luckily, the Premiere Series - Tarlow focuses equally on aesthetics and performance. Classic style golf shoes aren't always the most comfortable, however, the FJ Tarlow boasts awesome comfort with its soft sheepskin linings and innovative footbed. The Pittards leather is a touch more breathable than synthetic leathers, and is solidly waterproof, which makes this FJ shoe great for year-round play. The FJ Tarlow offers FootJoy's newest traction system (VersaTrax), and when combined with 9 Pulsar cleats, creates some of the most effective grip on any surface that you're going to find.. All of these high quality materials and technology aren't cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for in this case. We recommend the FJ Premiere Series Tarlow for the fashion-conscious golfer who values on-course elegance and high-quality performance.

FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow Golf Shoe

The ASICS GEL-COURSE ACE is one of our favorite sport-style golf shoes. Aside from not being completely waterproof, the GEL-COURSE ACE doesn't really have an weaknesses. Even a lack of waterproofing isn't really a weakness as this ASICS golf shoe was designed with hotter, dryer weather in mind. That being said, it definitely fends off moisture and keeps the foot relatively dry so long as it's not heavy rain. The strongest aspects of the GEL-COURSE ACE are its comfort, traction and support. It feels sooo nice when walking the course, and the traction adds to this comfort while simultaneously gripping really well during the swing. For a sport-style golf shoe, the GEL-COURSE ACE boasts amazing support, reducing any chance of internal foot slippage/unwanted movement. We recommend the GEL-COURSE ACE for more advanced golfers looking for a light summer shoe that still fends off morning dew.

ASICS GEL-COURSE ACE Golf Shoe

The G/FORE Knit Disruptor is obviously very similar to its sister, the original Disruptor. That being said, we like this one a bit more. Ok, so it's not waterproof like the original, but for some reason it just feels more comfortable. Perhaps the knit upper adds that extra bit of comfort that we noticed. Although it's not waterproof, the KNIT DISRUPTOR is more breathable than the original Distruptor, making it a more summer/dry warmer weather golf shoe. The Knit Distruptor is definitely comfortable enough to walk the course, and is actually versatile enough to walk everywhere! That's what we loved about the original Disruptor, and love about this one as well; you can literally go anywhere with these shoes and look awesome. While the traction system is quite good and grippy on most surfaces, the support is lacking. We therefore don't recommend the G/FORE KNIT DISRUPTOR for the high swing speed advanced golfers who demand that extra performance. However, if you want to look great going from the course to the office to a restaurant wearing the same shoe, the Knit Disruptor is ideal.

G/FORE KNIT DISRUPTOR Golf Shoe

The ECCO BIOM H4 is our new favorite ECCO golf shoe! We've always been a fan of the BIOM Hybrid series, and this is by far the best one yet. In the past, we felt they lacked just a bit of support and overall performance. However, this time around, they hit the nail on the head. The BIOM Hybrid 4, in our humble opinion, is one of the most comfortable golf shoes out there. The FLUIDFORM system in the PU midsole feels awesome, and there's no doubt this golf shoe is perfect for walking the course, particularly on wet days, as the Gore-Tex upper ensures a totally dry foot. The traction system is largely the same as the BIOM Hybrid 3, consisting of three different zones, with each one serving a specific purpose. While the BIOM H4 is certainly not cheap, it is made of high quality leather and will definitely last a long time. In our eyes, the biggest improvement in this model is the support. While perhaps not enhancing the look of the shoe, the TPU inserts on the sides of the shoe really do add lateral stability. We recommend the ECCO BIOM Hybrid 4 for the low handicap golfer who demands the highest in performance and durability.

ECCO BIOM H4 Golf Shoe

As you may have guessed, THE WILDCARD LEATHER by Cuater - TravisMathew is the same as the original WILDCARD, except its upper is made of premium leather instead of fabric. We thought it would perhaps make the shoe less breathable, but because of the lightweight premium leather, not much breathability was sacrificed. THE WILDCARD LEATHER is pretty much the definition of a casual style golf shoe. Its simple, sleek design is extremely versatile, which means it looks great in just about every setting imaginable, including the golf course of course! This adaptability does however take a bit away from its performance. For instance, the traction system is really comfortable and feels great when walking, but doesn't grip quite as well as more golf-specific spikeless traction. The upper, while looking amazing, doesn't quite provide that extra bit of stability that some might demand. Nonetheless, THE WILDCARD-LEATHER was designed for a specific purpose for a specific demographic, and for this they have succeeded. We recommend THE WILDCARD - LEATHER for the trendy golfer who places the most emphasis on comfort and aesthetics.

Cuater THE WILDCARD LEATHER Golf Shoe

Unless you're a cricket fan, you've probably never heard of PAYNTR shoes. Being as popular and effective as they are in the cricket world, they decided to bring their know-how to the golf shoe world. Alas, we have the PAYNTR X 001 F golf shoe. It's hybrid of sport and performance styles, combining features from both into a really solid, all-around golf shoe. It's definitely comfortable, and considering its decent breathability and solid waterproofing, this shoe is great for walking the course year-round. In our opinion, the standout feature of this PAYNTR golf shoe is the traction system. It's flexible in all the right areas, yet provides amazing support during the swing. For spikeless traction, this is almost as grippy as it gets. We recommend the PAYNTR X 001 F for the mid to low handicapper in need of year-round wearability, durability and most importantly, performance.

PAYNTR X 001 F Golf Shoe

We are absolute suckers for sleek, classic designs, and the FootJoy Premiere Series - Flint is precisely what gets us excited. A golf shoe can look as good as it wants, but without solid performance, it's not very useful. Luckily, the Premiere Series - Flint focuses equally on aesthetics and performance. Classic style golf shoes aren't always the most comfortable, however, the FJ Flint boasts awesome comfort with its soft sheepskin linings and innovative footbed. The Pittards leather is a touch more breathable than synthetic leathers, and is solidly waterproof, which makes this FJ shoe great for year-round play. What's quite unique about the FJ Premiere Series Flint is its spikeless traction. While most classic golf shoes have spiked traction, the FJ Flint offers FootJoy's newest spikeless traction system, which grips amazingly on all surfaces and allows the shoe to be worn on and off the course. All of these high quality materials and technology aren't cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for in this case. We recommend the FJ Premiere Series Flint for the fashion-conscious golfer who values on-course elegance and high-quality performance.

FootJoy Premiere Series - Flint Golf Shoe

We love how adidas maintains its line of casual golf shoes with constant upgrades and new models. Their newest edition, the adidas Adicross Retro, looks awesome and feels pretty great too. In regards to golf specific "feels", it isn't the best, but in terms of casual comfort and even walking longer distances, it's pretty darn good. The name of the game here is style. If you're looking for high-quality, golf-specific technology, this isn't the golf shoe for you. However, if you don't want to change shoes at the course, value style and enjoy the casual golf vibe, the Adicross Retro is absolutely the perfect match. Along with the versatile look of the shoe, the outsole completes this versatility by providing awesome comfort and flexibility while still gripping pretty decently as well.

adidas Adicross Retro Golf Shoe

The UA Draw Sport Spikeless Golf Shoe feels like a cross between sport and performance. It's one of the few microfiber leather golf shoes that we have officially classified as "sport". Aside from its obvious sporty look, the Draw Sport boasts the supreme comfort that sport golf shoes are notorious for. The Under Armour Draw Sport is pretty good for year-round play, and boasts the same awesome traction system that most UA spikeless golf shoes enjoy, the Rotational Resistance system. This spikeless traction grips really well during the swing and feels great when walking. While the Draw Sport lacks the top performance of more expensive UA golf shoes, it is one of the most affordable the company has on offer and is certainly a good deal. We recommend it for beginner to intermediate golfers who need something versatile, durable and affordable.

UA Draw Sport Golf Shoe

We love how Nike has been providing us with these classic designs customized for golf! This time it's the Nike Air Max 90 G. Which we think is awesome by the way. It shares much of the same technology and performance as the Nike Air Max 270 G. Both contain the Air Max technology which makes walking the course pretty darn enjoyable. The retro, classic Nike look isn't for every golfer, but will no doubt rate highly among the retro fashion-conscious! Perhaps a bit understated is the year-round wearability of the Air Max 90 G. It's plenty breathable in hot conditions, and keeps water out in the wet. The only thing about this Nike golf shoe that we found slightly lacking was support during the swing. We recommend the Nike Air Max 90 G for those who appreciate classic sneaker design mixed with golf-specific performance.

Nike Air Max 90 G golf shoe

The Stuburt PCT II is nearly identical to its predecessor, the PCT-Sport DRI-Back. While there are minor aesthetic differences, the basic structure and technology are the same. What we love about this updated version is the price, which is significantly cheaper than what the PCT-Sport DRI-Back was going for. The Stuburt PCT II is actually very similar to the other Stuburt golf shoes. All of them share the same midsole and insole technology, and have very similar traction systems as well. With its solid waterproofing, the PCT II is a great year-round golf shoe. It's also really comfortable, which means you can comfortably walk 18 holes or more. As with other Stuburt golf shoes, we really love the traction system on the PCT 2. It's a bit difficult finding problems with this golf shoe, although we did find it to be slightly lacking in support in the upper, but this is only slightly. We recommend the PCT II for mid handicap golfers on a budget in need of a reliable all-around golf shoe.

Stuburt PCT II golf shoe

The Nike Air Max 270 G takes after the original Air Max 270, which is to say that it's really comfortable. The sock-like fit feels supportive and provides a more perfect fit. That being said, it definitely runs at least a half size narrow, so make sure to factor that in when figuring out sizing. This is one of the best all-around Nike golf shoes in terms of both year-round wearability and performance. It doesn't score low in any of the categories, and does particularly well in style and comfort. We love how the mesh upper is waterproof yet doesn't overheat in hot conditions. While the traction is versatile and can be worn on various surfaces, its grip doesn't stand out among Nike golf shoes, but certainly isn't lacking. We recommend the Air Max 270 G for those searching for a sport-style golf shoe that can be worn year-round with plenty of performance along the way.

Nike Air Max 270 G golf shoe

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Aside from a few changes, the TRUE linkswear Knit II golf shoe remains very similar to its predecessor, the TRUE Knit. These changes definitely improved the looks of the shoe, and performance a bit as well. The new Wanderlux midsole feels bouncier, creating more energy return in the process. The TRUE linkswear Knit II was designed almost solely for summer. And for this, it's pretty cool. Actually, it's very cool considering it's one of the lightest golf shoes out there. Throw in the fact that it's amazingly breathable, and you've got yourself a perfect shoe for walking the course on long, hot days. It's even water repellent enough to get through relatively damp days. A shoe this lightweight and breathable isn't without drawbacks, the biggest one being lack of support. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a really, really light shoe that is really, really breathable, the TRUE Knit 2 is one of the best. It won't keep you as stable as some, but it will keep your feet from overheating.

TRUE linkswear Knit II golf shoe

The adidas ZG21 is a cool hybrid of sport and performance styles, both in terms of looks and feel. The standout features for us are comfort, waterproofing and traction. The new Lightstrike cushioning adds a bit of extra bounce in each step, which over a 4 hour round could end up saving energy. The ZG21 is a year-round golf shoe, which means it's plenty breathable in hotter conditions and definitely fends off water in rainy weather. The spiked traction ensures you remain planted to the ground even in really slippery, wet conditions, yet is comfortable for walking as well. You'll find that the ZG21 offers pretty solid support as well, both in terms of walking and during the swing. We recommend the adidas ZG21 for the more serious golfer who demands comfort and overall high-performance.

adidas ZG21 golf shoe

The Skechers GO GOLF Torque - Pro is a slight upgrade from the original Torque. The overall design remains the same, with some minor changes. The Torque-Pro's upper consists of more leather, making it a tad more comfortable, breathable and durable. Another difference lies in the midsole, with the Torque - Pro boasting an ULTRA GO midsole, which is ever so slightly more responsive than what's in the original Torque. The GO GOLF Torque - Pro is an amazing golf shoe for those on a budget. 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-Pro 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 Pro. 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.

Skechers GO GOLF Torque - Pro golf shoe

As with all of the brand's shoes, the G/FORE Belgian Loafer is all about style. In this case, relaxed, casual style that looks amazing in just about every kind of setting, on and off the course. The Belgian Loafer is the latest addition to a growing niche of slip-on golf shoes. It's not G/FORE's first, but it is its best. This time around, they not only succeeded in style, but comfort as well. We love the feel of the insole, and the nature of the design allows for more breathability. However, this same design won't withstand rainy days, but it will definitely fend off moisture and dew. The G/FORE Belgian Loafer certainly isn't the most supportive golf shoe, but it's good for walking and feels great. If you're looking for a high-quality golf shoe that's second to none in the fashion department, definitely consider the Belgian Loafer.

G/FORE Belgian Loafer golf shoe