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?
Jon Rahm was the latest winner on the DP World Tour with victory at the DP World Tour Championship, which was held at the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Despite poor driving, he went on to beat some of the best players in the world wearing the Cuater THE RINGER. Jon has won some big tournaments wearing Cuater golf shoes, so they must be pretty good! Ladies and gentlemen, here are Jon Rahm's golf shoes:
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The adidas Solarmotion spikeless golf shoe is one of the most comfortable golf shoes out there. We were expecting comfort, but not to this level. You literally forget about your feet during the round, even without a cart. It's amazing how such amazing comfort can actually contribute to on-course performance and enjoyment. The combination of Lightstrike and BOOST cushioning is perfect. It provides both cushioning and responsive bounce in all the right places. While intended more for summer, the Solarmotion is also waterproof, which means it can be worn in all types of conditions (except for really cold). This combination of breathable waterproofing is not easy to find. The Gripmore traction system feels really good when walking and also grips well during the swing. Because of its aesthetics, comfort and spikeless traction, the Solarmotion is versatile and can be worn just as comfortably off the course as on. The shoe's flexibility is great for comfort, but not necessarily the best for lateral support. However, this is just one minor complaint in an otherwise almost perfect golf shoe.
We love the minimalist design of the TRUE linkswear All Day Ripstop golf shoe. It looks sleek and clean, and is one of the most versatile golf shoes out there. It literally fits in any casual environment. Then there's comfort. The All Day Ripstop's polyester upper is flexible and the wool lining adds that extra bit of comfort that also keeps your feet warmer on cold days. This TRUE golf shoe was basically designed to be the all-weather version of the TRUE Knit II. While it does well in various weather conditions to some extent, keep in mind that it is only water-resistant, not waterproof. This means it won't keep your feet dry in really wet conditions. One of our favorite aspects of the All Day Ripstop is the traction system, which grips quite well and feels amazing when walking. It allows you to feel the contours of the course, particularly the green, in a way that is rare in golf shoes. We recommend the TRUE All Day Ripstop for the minimalist golfer looking for comfort, versatility and style.
The Under Armour Charged Medal RST golf shoe is one of the company's more affordable, budget golf shoes. As expected, it doesn't deliver the high-end performance and comfort that we're so accustomed to from UA, but it does nonetheless hold its own. The RST traction system is by far our favorite aspect of the Charged Medal RST. This very on-course-specific traction grips extremely well from all angles on any surface you'll encounter on the links. The Charged Medal RST also offers quite a bit of support during the swing, which we definitely noticed. Our biggest issue with this UA golf shoe is that you could feel the spikes through the sole. This was confirmed in several reviews from various sources. It makes walking 18 holes not the most enjoyable experience. Our overall feelings about the Charged Medal RST are somewhat mixed. On one hand, we love the affordability and golf-specific performance it offers, but on the other hand it falls short in comfort and its capability of battling through nature's elements.
We've always been a fan of the Drive series golf shoes, so were excited to try out the Skechers GO GOLF Drive 5. Let's just say it didn't disappoint. It sticks close to its predecessors in both aesthetics and performance, which is good because you know what you're getting. However, this newest model features a really nice improvement; better waterproofing. This Drive 5 model comes with a two-year warranty that previous editions didn't. On top of this, it doesn't really seem to sacrifice too much breathability. The insole system in the GO GOLF Drive 5 is super comfortable, and we appreciate how the insole is removeable. This obviously allows for a roomier feel, although keep in mind that even with the insole it is quite roomy. We've always loved the versatility factor in the Drive series, and this is no exception. It's so nice being able to wear them all day, on and off the course.
The PUMA GS-FAST golf shoe is very similar to the RS-G, which came before it. The GS-FAST in particular was modelled after the RS-FAST running shoe, which is one of the most popular among runners. This basically means that you get running/athletic shoe comfort with golf-specific performance. Not only does the GS-FAST offer amazing comfort, but it looks really good while doing it. AND, it's versatile, which means it looks amazing in all types of environments. The spikeless outsole grips pretty well, but also feels good when walking on various surfaces, further enhancing its versatility. The GS-FAST does quite well in the elements, though may get a little warm in hot conditions. It offers pretty decent support as well. We recommend the PUMA GS-FAST spikeless golf shoe for those who value style, versatility and comfort.
We love how the Jordan ADG 4 golf shoe has taken on a whole new look. The fantastic blend of modern and classic styles makes for one of the best-looking golf shoes you're ever going to see. It's basically impossible not to fall in love at first sight. Then there's comfort. We absolutely love Nike React technology, so were delighted to see it in the Jordan ADG 4. It not only offers some of the most responsive cushioning in a golf shoe, but also at a very reduced weight. Because of its full-grain leather upper, the ADG 4 is very durable and great for year-round play. It won't overheat in the summer and will keep your feet perfectly dry in winter. The integrated spikeless traction pattern is great for walking yet still grips really well during the swing. We were hoping for just a bit more lateral support, but that doesn't take away our love for the shoe. We recommend the Jordan ADG 4 for those who value a high-level shoe that will last a long time while looking great the whole way.
To state the obvious, the Stuburt XP II Spikeless golf shoe is pretty much the same as the XP II Spiked, with the obvious difference being the traction system. This spikeless version, while better from a versatility and comfort standpoint, offers much less on-course traction, particularly in wet conditions. This being said, we had a positive overall impression of the Stuburt XP II Spikeless golf shoe. It's one of the more affordable golf shoes out there, which we always appreciate, yet is still durable and not cheaply made. For sure the standout features of the XP II Spikeless are its comfort and versatility. The midsole and insole work together perfectly to create an amazing walking experience, and the spikeless traction feels great when walking. While the XP II Spikeless certainly isn't hot in "normal" conditions, it will overheat on hotter summer days, and while waterproof to a certain degree, won't fend off heavy rain. When compared to other Sturburt golf shoes, the XP II Spikeless seems to be a bit less capable of expelling water. We weren't overly impressed with the overall performance either, but it is sufficient enough for mid-level golfers on a budget.
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.
What struck us immediately about the ECCO BIOM G5 golf shoe was its year-round wearability. The high-quality, genuine leather and mesh upper is very waterproof thanks to the addition of Gore-Tex, yet still breathes surprisingly well due to the performance leather and mesh. This ECCO golf shoe is also extremely comfortable, and the BOA fastening system adds to this comfort by allowing for micro-adjustments that laces just can't do. The spiked traction system is fantastic, which feels good when walking (for spiked traction) and grips solidly on every surface you'll encounter on the course. Overall, the BIOM G5 sticks quite close to its predecessors in terms of feel and performance. While it is definitely on the higher-end of the cost spectrum, you do get what you pay for. The BIOM G5 will last a long time, and we recommend it for those who don't mind dishing out the bucks on comfort and quality.
As we've come to expect from Royal Albartross, this model, The Driver, is extremely high-end. It caters to the more affluent demographic who demand high quality, fashionable golf shoes. This particular Royal Albartross golf shoe may not perform spectacularly on the course, but it will certainly turn heads in the clubhouse. Having said that, The Driver by no means is a dud on the golf course. It is extremely comfortable and thus is a great option for walking 18 holes and beyond. The spikeless traction system contributes to this ease of walking, while still gripping quite well during the swing. Perhaps our favorite aspect of The Driver is its versatility. Its high-end, casual aesthetics made this shoe fit in anywhere from work to the mall to the course. Keep in mind that although The Driver is water-resistant, it won't hold up in really wet conditions. Due to its high-end nature, the Royal Albartross Driver isn't cheap, and is thus recommended for those who don't mind paying a pretty penny for quality, style and comfort.
The adidas CODECHAOS 22 is a nice upgrade to the Codechaos 21. What stood out to us was just how durable and solid it felt in terms of traction and overall performance. It definitely doesn't have any weaknesses. On the other hand, it does have plenty of strengths. Perhaps our favorite is comfort. It's amazingly comfortable right out of the box, and continues to feel even better the more you wear it. With this comfort combined with the spikeless traction, you have an excellent shoe for walking the course. Adding to this is its breathability, which means you can walk the course even in hot conditions. Not only does the spikeless outsole feel great when walking, but it also provides top-notch grip during the swing. The CODECHAOS 22 will hold up quite well in wet conditions, allowing for it be worn pretty much year-round. If you're in search of comfort, durability, and really solid overall performance, this is a great option.
We're a fan of UA HOVR technology, so had high expectations for the UA HOVR Tour Spikeless golf shoe. It didn't disappoint. In fact, it actually exceeded our expectations. We weren't expecting it to feel as breathable and supportive as it was. The knit-like upper allows for just that little bit of extra breathability, which is certainly noticeable during a hot round. Also keep in mind that this shoe is guaranteed to be waterproof for a year, so it joins the ranks of the top breathable waterproof golf shoes. What's great about these types of shoes is that you can wear them year-round. We were expecting the HOVR Tour Spikeless to offer good support, but not as good as this! Your feet mold to the shoe while simultaneously being supported in all the right areas during the swing. The traction system enhances this already good support by locking down your feet on any surface you'll encounter on the golf course. We recommend the Under Armour HOVR Tour Spikeless golf shoe for the advanced golfer who can appreciate all the performance on offer.
This was our first foray into OluKai golf shoes, and boy were we impressed! The OluKai Wai'alae casual golf shoe emanates style. We fell in love at first sight, as have most of those who have been fortunate enough to lay eyes on it. What we love about casual golf shoes is their versatility, and the Wai'alae is no different. It looks equally at home off the course as it does on. The subtle yet effective spikeless traction system grips well on all surfaces, which means you can use them rain or shine. Speaking of rain, the Wai'alae is made of high-quality leather, so it won't overheat in summer, and protects your feet from the elements in winter. The Olukai Wai'alae golf shoe is really, really comfortable. It went well beyond our expectations, as it has with most who wear them. We recommend the Wai'alae for the fashion-conscious, casual golfer who demands comfort and versatility.
We're always excited when one of the most popular shoe brands in the world converts one of its most popular sneakers into a golf shoe. This time it's the Air Jordan 1 Low G. This iconic shoe, the Air Jordan 1 Low, is timeless. It looked amazing when it was first released decades ago, and still looks amazing today. In terms of golf-specific performance, it certainly isn't the best. However, it's important to note that this was never the intention. The Air Jordan 1 Low Golf was intended to be versatile and trendy, which it most certainly is. The traction system was designed to make the shoe look just like the original, yet grips quite well on the golf course. This means you can go pretty much anywhere with the Air Jordan 1 Low G without having to change shoes. It's also worth noting that this classic Jordan golf shoe is really comfortable and can also be worn year-round, in most weather conditions.
We were so impressed with the New Balance Fresh Foam X Defender! It's supposed to be one of the higher performing golf shoes from NB, and it did not let us down. What we love about New Balance is that even though the Fresh Foam X Defender is considered their high performance golf shoe, it is still very, very affordable. At under $130, you get so much in this shoe that you would be paying a lot more for with other brands. The FantomFit upper is surprisingly breathable, while at the same time holds up remarkably well in wet conditions. Combine this with amazing midsole and insole cushioning technology, and you have one of the best performance golf shoes for walking. The traction system can be relied on to deliver maximum grip in every condition, while the overall support of the Fresh Foam X Defender is good but not great. We definitely recommend the NB Fresh Foam X Defender for golfers of all abilities, but particularly for the more advanced golfers who can appreciate all the performance on offer.
GOATLANE Suede Golf Shoes are pretty much the same as the leather version, except the upper is made from suede instead of leather. This doesn't affect anything performance-wise, but rather changes the look a bit. These shoes perfectly blend modern casual styles with minimalist elegance. What we really love is the hidden traction, which further increases their versatile look. You can literally wear these golf shoes anywhere in most conditions as they are waterproof, relatively breathable and quite comfortable. As far as on-course performance goes, GOATLANE Suede golf shoes are ok. They certainly don't stand out performance-wise, but they do the job for your average golfer. While not all golfers will appreciate what these shoes have to offer, many who value style, versatility and quality, definitely will.
We're always fans of Primegreen products, so were very excited to try out the adidas Solarthon Primegreen golf shoe. Let's just say it was everything we were hoping for. First of all it looks pretty darn cool, especially with the different colorways. It's also really comfortable, which is not surprising given that it has a Boost foam midsole. Boost foam really does give that extra bit of energy return that helps a lot over a 4 hour round. The Solarthon Primegreen was designed for summer, which means it breathes exceptionally well, but doesn't really hold up in wet conditions. If you can afford multiple pairs of shoes for different seasons, this one is among the best for hot conditions. The Traxion outsole grips quite well on the course, yet is versatile enough to be worn off the course as well. As far as support goes, we were quite surprised how much the Solarthon Primegreen has. It feels completely sturdy the during swing, which isn't always easy to find in summer golf shoes.
The Tomo Bravo doesn't veer far from the company's successful formula, so you know what you're getting: Lightweight, breathable comfort. Oh, and a lot of style. The Bravo is most similar to the Alpha, except it's water-resistant instead of waterproof. Without a doubt, comfort is our favorite aspect of the Bravo. It stretches and flexes in all the right places, while still providing somewhat decent support during the swing. Walking the course in hot conditions has never been so easy. The spikeless traction system is amazing in that it grips really well on the course, yet feels like a walking shoe. This traction combined with the overall design of the upper makes it extremely versatile, paving the way for a seamless transition from work to the links. It goes without saying that the Tomo Bravo is best for warmer, dry conditions, and is recommended for the fashion-conscious who value versatility and comfort.
As we've come to expect from New Balance Fresh Foam golf shoes, the Fresh Foam Contend brings the feel of a running/walking shoe to the golf course. Not only does it bring this lightweight comfort, but it throws in golf-specific performance that makes it one of the best sport/athletic style golf shoes out there. Our favorite feature of the Fresh Foam Contend is its comfort. It really is noticeable over an 18 hole round, which doesn't leave your feet feeling fatigued at all. The spikeless traction system is great in that it performs brilliantly on the course, yet is comfortable and versatile enough for walking throughout the day on any type of surface. It's always a challenge trying to combine breathability and waterproofing, but the Fresh Foam Contend does this really well, allowing for it to be worn year-round. We recommend the NB Fresh Foam Contend for those who don't like spending a fortune on golf shoes, yet still demand high performance, versatility and durability.
True to G/FORE tradition, the G/FORE Durf golf shoe is just about as stylish as they come. Sure, it doesn't perform all that great on the golf course, but it certainly gets you everywhere you want to go in style and comfort, including the golf course. Among one of the many advantages of wearing this golf shoe everywhere is that when you do make it to the course, you don't have to change shoes. The cleat design is great in that it grips well on all surfaces, which makes it comfortable for walking yet still grippy enough for the course. Aside from style, this traction system and the overall comfort of the shoe are our favorite aspects. As with quite a lot of G/FORE golf shoes, the Durf caters those willing to spend a pretty penny for awesome style and high quality.
SQAIRZ golf shoes all share very similar technology, and the SQAIRZ SPEED Mesh is no different. This is a good thing, as SQAIRZ offers some of the most innovative golf shoe design and technology out there. Of course the signature feature of all SQAIRZ golf shoes is the square toe. In our opinion, this actually does help with alignment a bit, mostly on the putting green, and also increases surface area for extra grip and creates roomy toe comfort. The SQAIRZ SPEED Mesh, to state the obvious, is very similar to the original SQAIRZ SPEED, except for its mesh upper, which noticeably enhances breathability without sacrificing too much waterproofing. The SPEED mesh is really comfortable and pretty good for year-round play, save for really wet conditions. The very golf-specific spiked traction system is one of the best in terms of grip, keeping your feet firmly planted to the ground on just about any surface imaginable on the golf course. Then there's also the fantastic lateral support, which just further increases this shoe's amazing performance. What impressed us the most about the SPEED Mesh was this high level of support. Most mesh golf shoes severely lack in this category, but the SPEED Mesh doesn't sacrifice any support. In fact, we'd say it's the most supportive mesh golf shoe out there.
The Callaway Solana TRX V2 is very similar to the original Callaway Solana TRX. This is a good thing, as we loved the original. While they look slightly different, and have different cushioning technology, the overall feel is very similar. However, we did find this new cushioning technology to add just that extra bit of bounce and comfort that is noticeable over hours on the golf course, particularly if you're walking. The DX midsole is not only really comfortable, but it provides more natural feel, which is always welcome. This Callaway golf shoe is also pretty breathable and solidly waterproof, making it a great option for year-round use. The traction system has changed in this model, which has removed 2 cleats and replaced them with permanent traction. It feels great when walking and most importantly, during the swing. You definitely don't have to worry about any slippage on the course. As with most Callaway golf shoes, the Solana TRX V2 is one of the best values out there right now for high-performing performance golf shoes.
The ASICS GEL-ACE PRO 5 BOA is a really high performance golf shoe. It boasts some amazing support with the help of the BOA closure system, the bootie construction, and the external heel counter, which combine to keep your feel perfectly stable during the swing. This BOA system also allows for those small little on-course micro-adjustments that aren't possible with traditional laces, which adds to ease and comfort. What really surprised us about the GEL-ACE PRO 5 BOA is its level of comfort. The propel technology in the midsole creates a lot of "bounce" that saves energy throughout the round. Our only minor issue is that for the price, we were hoping for a bit more weather resilience. It does fine in warm weather, but may get a bit hot in extreme temps. However, although it is water-resistant, it won't really hold up in really rainy conditions. We recommend the GEL-ACE PRO 5 BOA for the low handicap golfer in need of ultimate comfort and support/stability.
We really like the PAYNTR X 003 F golf shoe. Its awesome design immediately grabbed our attention. It just looks sleek and ready to do business. This, along with its fantastic comfort, are our favorite aspects of the X 003 F. The combinatin of Pebax, PMX foam midsole, and Ortholite footbed create super high-rebound comfort. Although it doesn't sound like much, high rebound cushioning, also known as high energy return, saves a lot of energy over the course of 18 holes. We all know that fatigue plays a part in poor play, so it is definitely something that shouldn't be overlooked. The traction system in this PAYNTR golf shoe is also superb. We rate it right among the top spikeless golf shoes in terms of on-course traction. The X 003 F offers plenty of support during the swing as well. Keep in mind that this shoe isn't the most breathable, nor is it really waterproof, so we don't recommend wearing it in extreme weather conditions.
The Skechers GO GOLF Arch Fit Walk is the brand's more casual golf shoe. It wasn't designed to compete with the top performance golf shoes on the course, but rather to maintain comfort and ease throughout the day, both on and off the course. For this purpose it has definitely succeeded. It's so convenient not having to lug around a pair of golf shoes. As far as specifics go, we'll start with the area it excels the most; comfort. The ULTRA GO cushioning and Arch-Fit insole combine to provide an extremely comfortable golf shoe, which feels great for walking on and off the course. Then there's the convenience factor of not having to deal with laces, which also adds to its cool, casual style. The Goodyear outsole is snazzy because it hides the nubs from side view, which makes the Arch Fit Walk look like a casual street shoe. On-course performance does the job for most amateur golfers who prefer convenience and comfort.
It's hard to review PUMA IGNITE golf shoes without sounding like a broken record, because each successive model is just as amazing, if not more amazing, than the previous ones. The PUMA IGNITE Articulate offers the newest innovative technology yet. "Articulate" refers to how the shoe as a whole fits perfectly to the foot and offers natural movement and support in all the right places. As with other IGNITE models, there are no weaknesses in this shoe. It is a bit pricey, but is still very reasonable considering all that if offers. Perhaps the most amazing aspect of the IGNITE Articulate is its comfort. It feels beyond fantastic, even after walking the course all day. It also scores high in both breathability and waterproofing, meaning it can be worn year-round in just about any weather condition. The support offered keeps your foot firmly secure during the swing, yet amazingly allows for natural movement at the same time. Last but not least, we'll rave about the traction system. It keeps you firmly planted to the ground in both dry and wet conditions. We recommend the PUMA IGNITE Articulate for the advanced golfer who demands nothing but the best in terms of comfort and performance.
While not the best in terms of on-course performance, the Johnston & Murphy McGuffey GL2 Hybrid is incredibly versatile. It looks great in just about every environment, from work to parties to the golf course. The traction system is decent enough for on course play, but really excels in its versatility, which means it grips and feels comfortable on all types of surfaces. While its versatility is no doubt the highlight, the McGuffey GL2 Hybrid also looks amazing. We love its refined, casual aesthetic, which screams trendiness and class. The GL2 Hybrid is quite comfortable, and can be worn pretty much year-round, save for extreme conditions on either end of the spectrum. The McGuffey GL2 Hybrid doesn't offer top of the line support, but holds its own against other similar style golf shoes. We recommend this casual, classy golf shoe for the fashion-conscious in search of versatility and year-round wearability.
We're really happy that FootJoy has continued the Pro/SL line for as long as they have. Each successive model just gets better and better. The consistency of performance, durability and comfort in each generation continues to be among the best. This latest FootJoy Pro/SL model is extremely comfortable. The newest foam/cushioning technologies combine to create a perfect balance of soft cushioning, rebound and stability. We love how FJ has kept the high standard of waterproofing in the newest Pro/SL model. You can wear this shoe in harsh conditions without a problem. It also holds up ok in hot conditions, which makes it pretty ideal for year-round play. The spikeless traction system in this newest Pro/SL model is pretty much the same as the previous model, which grips extremely well on the course, yet feels excellent when walking as well. We've always been a huge fan of the power harness in Pro/SLs, which adds that extra bit of lateral and medial stability. We recommend the FJ Pro/SL for the advanced golfer who can appreciate all the performance and comfort on offer.
The Callaway Oceanside V2 golf shoe is almost exactly the same as the original Oceanside. In fact, performance-wise the two are exactly the same. The only difference is the aesthetics of the upper, which in our opinion have enhanced the overall look of the shoe. We can confidently say that the Callaway Oceanside V2 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 V2. 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 V2 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 Tomcat is our new favorite golf shoe from Duca del Cosma. While this high-end, fashionable golf brand focuses on style above all else, we feel that the Tomcat delivers more than just awesome looks. When we say this, we're mostly talking about the traction system. The ARNEFLEX XII outsole has some of the best grip we've seen on a spikeless golf shoe. Not only does it grip well in all conditions, but it also feels pretty much like a normal shoe when worn off the course. As with all Duca del Cosma golf shoes, the Tomcat is extremely versatile. Its stylish, high-quality upper combines with the versatile traction system to deliver a golf shoe that can be worn before, during and after the round. We wouldn't recommend wearing this shoe in really hot conditions, as we feel like it has the potential to overheat. Its optimal conditions are cool weather with some rain thrown in there. We recommend the Tomcat for the fashion-conscious golfer who demands versatility, comfort and amazing traction on and off the course.
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