The Complete Golf Shoe Buyer's Guide
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Which Style Golf Shoe Should I Get?
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?
Lee Westwood was the latest winner on the European Tour with victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi GC in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He played very solid in the final round, holding off the likes of Tommy Fleetwood and Mathew Fitzpatrick wearing the FootJoy Pro/SL. He wore the new 2020 version, that actually looks quite different to the previous model. Unfortunately, we haven't gotten our hands on it, so we'll have to make do with the original. Ladies and gentlemen, here are Lee Westwood'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.
The PUMA Original G golf shoe is very similar to its sister, the Suede G. In fact, the only difference is that the Original G is leather, whereas the Suede G is, well, suede. This slightly changes the look of the shoe, yet comfort and performance are identical. In a nutshell, the PUMA Original G golf shoe is pretty awesome. Okay, so it doesn't perform among the top golf shoes, but it beats most in terms of style. Let's face it, most people buying this shoe are doing it for fashion. And in this regard, it doesn't disappoint. This is not to say that its performance is disappointing, it's just simply average. It's really clever how they hid the golf-specific traction in the outsole, which means that from the top and side view, you wouldn't be able to distuingish this model from the original classic model. All in all, the Original G is a hip, stylish golf shoe that holds its own on the course.
As expected, the Skechers GO GOLF Drive 4 - LX is very similar to the GO GOLF Drive 4. However, there is a noticeable difference, which is that in the LX model, the upper is made of premium quality full-grain leather, whereas the original Drive 4 is a cheaper leather. This results in a better looking shoe that is slightly less breathable but considerably more waterproof. The design and other aspects of these two models are exactly the same. The Skechers GO GOLF Drive 4 - LX, as predicted, sticks very close to the script in that it doesn't differ a whole lot from the previous GO GOLF Drive models. As with the other GO GOLF golf shoes, the Drive 4 - LX is really, really comfortable and offers decent traction and support. We're impressed with how waterproof it is, and it works well year-round. We recommend this men's golf shoe for mid to high handicapers who want a sleek, stylish casual golf shoe that is really comfortable and won't break the bank.
The Under Armour Showdown SL Sunbrella is very similar to its cousin, the UA Showdown SL. In fact, aside from the material of the upper, everything is the same, which is a good thing. The Showdown SL Sunbrella is made up of of a kind of canvas/textile/mesh material, whereas the Showdown SL is leather. This has a significant impact on the shoe, both in terms of style and performance. In regards to style, the sunbrella upper turns it into more of a casual golf shoe, and perhaps looks more at home off the course than the original Showdown SL. Performance-wise, the sunbrella upper adds a bit of breathability but takes way a considerable amount of waterproofing, so it is definitely give and take. What remains constant among the two shoes is awesome style, comfort and traction. The Rotational Resistance outsole is perfect for walking and grips really well. We recommend the UA Showdown SL Sunbrella for mid handicappers who value style, versatility, comfort and of course, grip.
We were expecting the Adidas Crossknit 3.0 to be almost identical to the Crossknit 2.0, but they really are different shoes. From aesthetics to performance and technology, much has changed from last year's model to this year's. First of all, although we're still not crazy on the looks of the shoe, it has improved. Second of all, unlike the Crossknit 2.0, the Crossknit 3.0 is water-repellent. Combine this with good breathability and you have an excellent golf shoe for year-round play. Although the traction system is essentially the same, we've come around a bit and find ourselves growing fonder of the Adiwear Puremotion grip, hence why we've given it an extra point. Like the Crossknit 2.0, the Crossknit 3.0 has some of the best support you're going to find in a sport-style golf shoe. In a nutshell, all this contributes to a really solid, durable, all-around golf shoe that is perhaps best suited for mid to low handicappers who walk the course and demand ultra comfort without sacrificing performance.
What we love about FootJoy is their diversity of golf shoes. They have pretty much every type of golf shoe you can imagine. The FootJoy Club Casuals Blucher fits perfectly into the "style/fashion" category. If you are looking for high-performance golf shoes for year-round play, we don't recommend these casual shoes. However, if versatility and fashion are at the forefront of your demands, look no further. The Club Casuals line has been around for quite some time now, and it has always been all about versatility. With the Club Casuals Blucher, you can go straight from work or whatever you're doing, to the golf course. No shoe-change required here. The traction system is designed for this versatility. It's not the best in terms of keeping you planted to the ground, but it's great for walking on a variety of surfaces. The Club Casuals Blucher isn't cheap, but it is certainly made of high-quality leather, which further cements its fashionable status.
The Nike Tiger Woods 71 FastFit golf shoe didn't particularly "wow" us, but at the same time, it certainly didn't disappoint. What we're trying to say is that it's a solid, middle-range performance golf shoe. This being said, it does have some standout features, one of which being the innovative FastFit system. This saves time and energy by making it easier to tighten and loosen the shoe. The Tiger Woods 71 FastFit is also really comfortable and offers top-of-the-line spiked traction. However, one of the big issues we have with this shoe is that it's not very breathable, nor is it the most waterproof. This basically means that it's certainly not ideal for extreme weather conditions on either end of the spectrum. Having said this, if the Tiger Woods 71 FastFit is good enough for the best player ever in modern golf, it is probably just fine for the rest of us. Do take note that the version Tiger Woods uses has metal spikes instead of soft spikes.
Keeping true to the IGNITE tradition, the PUMA IGNITE NXT DISC Golf Shoe looks, feels, and performs amazingly. Aesthetically, it's very similar to the IGNITE PWRSPORT, which looks awesome by the way. In fact, much of the performance technology carries over as well. The PWRCAGE and PWRFRAME technologies complement each other, essentially creating one of the most supportive and stable sport-style golf shoes out there. PUMA went on to add the SoleShield to the IGNITE NXT DISC, which makes it even more durable than it already is. We should also mention that it is great for year-round play, as it is quite breathable and waterproof. The updated traction pattern really does add a bit of comfort, which makes the IGNITE NXT DISC great for walking the course. Basically what we're trying to say is that this shoe is fantastic, and can be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. The added DISC closure system in this particular model ensures the shoe never comes loose, and allows for custom microadjustments during the round.
The Skechers GO GOLF Drive 2 - RF is almost identical to the GO GOLF - Drive 2. This particular model is made of slightly higher grade leather and has a roomier fit. It's really, really comfortable, and feels fantastic for walking. This also makes it a great shoe for off-course use, which is great for those looking for something they can wear straight to the course. What's cool about this shoe is that while it's versatile, it still has good golf-specific traction. The GO GOLF Drive 2 - RF boasts pretty good support, especially for a casual-style golf shoe. What we're not too impressed about is its ability to stand up to weather conditions. It's not the most breathable, nor is it really waterproof in rainy conditions. Nonetheless, if you play in more mild conditions and want a versatile, comfortable golf shoe, the GO GOLF Drive 2 - RF is worth considering!
We are excited to see this new edition to the young Tomo golf shoe family. The Tomo Volume 2, like its predecessor Volume 1, focuses mosly on style and versatility. All Tomo golf shoes can be worn pretty much anywhere except for really formal occassions. This is great for those who don't want to bother with multiple pairs of shoes, and also for the forgetful types who never remember to bring along their golf shoes. The Volume 2 is a simple, yet very cool design. It pretty much oozes original street style casual design. Aesthetics aside, this golf shoe does well in some areas, but lacks in others. It's really comfortable and lightweight, and fairly breathable, meaning it's better for warm, dry days. Although water-resistant, it's not really enough to keep out a lot of moisture. The traction system was designed with versatility in mind, meaning it's good for all surfaces but doesn't excel in grass-specific traction. We recommend the Tomo Vol 2 for the fashion-conscious who don't demand too much in golf-specific performance, but require comfort and durability.
As expected, the Under Armour Tour Tips Knit SL golf shoe is really good. We've come to expect nothing less from UA, and this particular model definitely doesn't disappoint. There are a lot of things to like about this golf shoe, but our favorite is that it is both breathable and waterproof. This combination isn't always easy to find, and the mix of knit and storm technology provides a golf shoe that can be worn year-round in just about any condition. Add a really cool spikeless traction system into the mix, and you also have maximum comfort when walking, yet excellent turf grip at the same time. Perhaps the only slight weakness of the Tour Tips Knit SL is its slight lack of support. Nonetheless, we're really impressed with what this shoe offers, and recommend it to mid handicappers looking for something a bit different that can be worn year-round.
As you'd expect, the Adidas Adicross Bounce 2.0 golf shoe is almost identical to the original Adicross Bounce. In fact, minor aesthetic and color pattern changes are just about the only noticeable changes. The Adidas Adicross Bounce 2.0 has to be one of our favorite summer golf shoes. Where should we start? Well for starters it looks awesome. There are a bunch of different color combinations available that all look fantastic. It's also really, really, really comfortable, and, as expected of a summer shoe, breathes nicely. The Adicross Bounce 2,0 is right up there with the most supportive summer golf shoes, with its forged upper and awesome lacing system just to the side, which seems to eliminate tongue slippage. As mentioned, the only drawback as that this is a summer golf shoe, meaning it's very breathable but doesn't offer much in the way of waterproofing. Anyway, if you're a low/mid handicapper looking for awesome performance and comfort in a summer shoe, this is definitely worth considering.
The ECCO Golf BIOM Cool Pro golf shoe is, in a way, very similar to other BIOM golf shoes, yet quite different at the same time. As is the case with just about every ECCO golf shoe, the BIOM Cool Pro is high quality, both in terms of what it's made of and durability. It is certainly geared to the more affluent golfer who desires nothing but the best materials. However, for the rest of us, the Golf BIOM Cool Pro is just a bit too pricey. Having said this, if you do find yourself dishing out the big bucks, you won't be disappointed. Perhaps the best feature of the Golf BIOM Cool Pro is its combination of breathability and waterproofing, allowing it to be worn in most types of weather. The supple yak leather is really comfortable, which is complimented by the FluidForm midsole. We were just a bit disappointed with the shoe's support during the swing, both in terms of stabilizing the mid/upper foot and grip. Nonetheless, if you're in the market for a year-round, very high-quality golf shoe, this could be the one.
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The FootJoy Contour Casual is another great addition to the company's casual line up. Ok, so as with the others, it may not be the best golf shoe in terms of golf-specific performance, but that was never the intention. The Contour Casual is all about versatility and style. It has such a cool, sleek yet casual look that it can literally be worn in every kind of setting. Just because it doesn't keep up with the best golf shoes in terms of performance doesn't mean that it doesn't do a decent job on the course. It's quite comfortable and has effective waterproofing. As expected, it doesn't offer a whole lot of support, and while we appreciate the versatile traction system, it lacks that extra grip we were looking for. However, if you're in the market for a really cool-looking casual golf shoe that can be worn straight to the course, the Contour Casual is a great option.
The Stuburt Evolve Tour DRI-Back 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 DRI-Back 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 DRI-Back 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 DRI-Back for mid to high handicappers in colder climates who want something comfortable and reliable.
Kudos to Nike for yet another unique, stylish design! The Nike Janoski G golf shoe is all about fashion, and for this it exceeded our expectations. While it certainly offers more golf-specific performance than traditional casual/skate shoes, it lacks a bit in traction and support when on the course. While this traction system is good for walking on grass, it doesn't offer a whole lot of lateral support during the actual swing, and can be quite slippery on wet concrete. Because of its nature, the Janoski G 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 for the fashion-conscious who don't demand a whole lot of support, and also don't want to break the bank.
We have to admit that our rating of the PUMA GRIP FUSION Sport is slightly misleading. Although it still scored decently, the "waterproofing" category really brought the rating down from really good to average. Considering the GRIP FUSION Sport is intended to be a summer golf shoe, we shouldn't get caught up in the fact that it's not waterproof. On the flip side, its mesh upper allows for amazing breathability, and when combined with high overall comfort, makes this shoe one of best for walking on hot days. At such an affordable price, the GRIP FUSION Sport gives the opportunity for your average golfer to have a handy second pair of golf shoes specifically for summer. One last aspect of the GRIP FUSION Sport that we love is its versatility. It is really a great shoe for non-golf specific activities as well, which makes it even a greater value.
The Skechers GO GOLF Elite V.4 is easily one of our favorite Skechers golf shoes. As expected and hoped for, the Elite V.4 is quite similar to its predecessor, the Elite V.3. However, the Elite V.4 comes with a brand new traction design, which we absolutely love. In fact, this new Grip Flex outsole is one of our favorite traction designs in any spikeless golf shoe, period. It's grippy, flexible and low to the ground, which enhances feel and is great for walking. Between the midsole and insole, the cushioning of the GO GOLF Elite V.4 is amazing, which is another reason why it's great for walking. Although it's not too hot, we recommend the Elite V.4 for cooler conditions. It's completely waterproof, which makes it ideal for wet conditions. Our only minor complaint is a slight lack of support around the mid and upper part of the foot during the swing, but it still does the job. We recommend the GO GOLF Elite V.4 for those looking for a really comfortable shoe that can be worn in tough conditions.
The Stuburt Evolve DRI-Back is very similar to the Evolve Tour DRI-Back, the only differences being a slight aesthetic difference in the upper, and the outsole, which is spikeless instead of spiked. Although this version is spikeless, it grips almost as well as the spiked version, which says a lot about how good it is. Because the Evolve DRI-Back is spikeless, it is slightly more comfortable for walking than the Evolve Tour DRI-Back. The Stuburt Evolve DRI-Back 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 DRI-Back 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 spikeless traction is among the best we've seen, which is great for wet weather as slippage won't be an issue. As we just alluded to, the Evolve DRI-Back 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 DRI-Back for mid to high handicappers in colder climates who want something comfortable and reliable.
We love what Tomo has done with the Volume 1X. What started as a summer shoe in the original Volume 1 has turned into a year-round, all-weather golf shoe. To state the obvious, the Volume 1X is less breathable but more waterproof than the Volume 1. This isn't to say that it overheats, which means it can certainly still be worn in warm/hot conditions quite comfortably. We love how the premium leather feels, mainly because it's quite thin and supple. The leather upper also provides the shoe with a bit more support than the mesh Volume 1. However, in our opinion, this is still the area that could improve the most. The traction systems of both Volume 1s are the same, which is great for walking and grips decently as well. The Volume 1X costs considerably more than the Volume 1, due to it's quality leather upper. We recommend the Volume 1X for those in search of style, durability and comfort, and need a golf shoe they can wear year-round.
The TRUE linkswear Linksouldier / Knit Linksoul is a kind of spin off of the TRUE linkswear Knit. Aside from minor aesthetic differences, thse two shoes are very, very similar. The TRUE linkswear Linksouldier was designed 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 just water repellent enough to get through early morning dew. 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 x Linksoul is one of the best. It won't keep you as stable as some, but it will keep your feet from overheating.
The Adidas Tour360 XT Primeknit golf shoe is pretty cool...literally and figuratively. Our favorite thing about this golf shoe is that it boasts both good waterproofing and breathability. This combination isn't always easy to come by, so it's quite impressive when it's pulled off. As with pretty much all Adidas golf shoes, the Tour360 XT Primeknit is very comfortable. The sockliner and midsole offer Adidas' Boost technology, which is not only comfortable, but adds responsiveness as well. Another thing we absolutely love about this golf shoe is the traction system. It's one of the best out there in terms of golf-specific grip. No matter the conditions, this outsole will keep you firmly planted to the ground. The Tour360 XT Primeknit isn't cheap, and we thus recommend it to low handicap golfers who demand the high-level performance that this shoe provides.
We'd just like to start off by saying that we love how affordable Callaway golf shoes are, including the Solana TRX. It really is one of the best deals out there in terms of bang for your buck. You would be hard-pressed to find another golf shoe that offers as much comfort, durability and high-quality traction as the Callaway Solana TRX does. This golf shoe is not only an excellent value, but it can also be worn year-round. It performs a bit better in cooler weather, wet or dry, but definitely avoids overheating in hot conditions thanks to its opti-vent technology. This technology isn't just fancy words, it really does manage heat and moisture quite well. We also love how well the Solana TRX grips. Its traction system is on par with the best. If we have to say something negative, it would be that it is slightly lacking in support in the uppers. However, it still does the job in this regard. We recommend the Solana TRX for mid level golfers who need something that grips well, can be worn year-round, and is affordable, comfortable and durable.
The ECCO Street Retro HM carries on the brand's reputation of cool hybrid designs that look equally good on and off the golf course. For sure the highlight of this golf shoe is its versatility, which allows you to go around all day in 1 pair of shoes, before, during and after your round. Aside from looking really cool, the Street Retro HM offers pretty good comfort and traction. As with the rest of the shoe, the traction system is great for on and off the course use. Somewhat surprisingly, it grips really well for traction that was meant to be used on all types of surfaces, not only grass. We do have a few minor issues with the Street Retro HM. The sizing seems to be a bit inconsistent, with most running one to even two sizes bigger than normal. While this golf shoe features golf specific support, we still find it lacks a bit for high clubhead speeds. We recommend the Street Retro HM for mid handicappers who focus on style and versatility above all else.
The FootJoy Contour Series golf shoe is very similar to the FootJoy Contour Casual. Aside from minor aesthetic differences, the uppers are essentially the same. The outsole is where you'll find the biggest difference, with the Contour Series featuring 6 removable spikes. These cleats add that extra bit of grip without really sacficing any comfort, which is a huge plus. The FootJoy Contour Series is another great addition to the company's casual line up. It's quite comfortable with it's flexible outsole, but could perhaps offer a bit more cushioning. As with the Contour Casual, the Contour Series has effective waterproofing and can be worn year-round, though it may get a bit hot in warmer conditions. As expected, it doesn't offer a whole lot of support, but the traction system does keep you firmly planted to the ground in all conditions. If you're in the market for a really cool-looking casual golf shoe that has golf-specific performance features hiding underneath, this is a great option. The Contour Series is one of the few spiked casual golf shoes out there, so it definitely fills a niche.
Kudos to NB for coming up with something totally different! The New Balance 574 Greens is the company's first and only casual style golf shoe. And....it's great! As with most casual golf shoes, this one looks awesome. Aside from its cool style, the 574 Greens has unique color combos that all look really good. It's also very waterproof, which means it can be worn year-round, except perhaps on unusually hot days. The traction system on this golf shoe is fantastic, both in terms of grip and walking comfort. We love how the traction nubs are strategically designed depending on which area of the sole they are located. Our only minor complaint is a lack of support in the upper during the swing. Despite this, we really love the 574 Greens and recommend it to the fashion-conscious looking for a durable, year-round golf shoe that is very affordable.
The Skechers GO GOLF Torque - Brogan joins the very short list of winter-specific golf shoes. This is a necessary niche to fill, as winter conditions plague a lot of die hard golfers. The problem with rating a shoe like this is that it's always bound to score lower than it perhaps should, simply because the breathability category drags it down. To state the obvious, winter golf shoes such as the GO GOLF Torque - Brogan were not made with breathability in mind. In fact, they are desgned to do the opposite. Although to give credit where it's due, the Torque - Broan does feature a bit of mesh on the paneling. However, this doesn't really seem to add much breathability. Now let's talk about what really counts...waterproofing. This is easily in the top 3 of the warmest, most waterproof golf shoes in the world. It's also really comfortable, and has amazing traction that will keep your feet firmly planted no matter how wet the ground is. If you're not willing to put the clubs away for winter, the GO GOLF Torque - Brogan could be really useful in the depths of cold, winter days.
The Stuburt PCT-Sport DRI-Back 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. The PCT-Sport does have a slightly different upper, which is made of microfiber that breathes a bit more than the traditional leather Stuburt models. This, along with its solid waterproofing, makes the PCT-Sport 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-Sport. 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-Sport DRI-Back for mid handicap golfers in need of a reliable all-around golf shoe.
As expected, the Under Armour Fade RST 3 is very similar to the Fade RST 2, which is in turn very similar to the original Fade RST. We appreciate that UA is sticking to the original blue print simply because it works really well. In terms of year-round wearability and comfort, it doesn't get much better than the UA Fade RST 3. We love how breathable it is for a "microfiber" shoe, yet still comes with a 1 year waterproof guarantee. The traction system on the Fade RST 3 is absolutely fantastic. It places the spikes and permanent traction in strategic places, making it slip-proof and comfortable for walking. As with the other Fade RST models, the weakest (but by no means weak) part of the shoe is its support in the upper. It just lacks that extra bit of support that other UA shoes provide, yet still holds its own when compared to other performance golf shoes as a whole. We recommend the UA Fade RST 3 for mid to low handicappers looking for a bargain golf shoe that performs excellently year-round.
Travis Mathew's foray into golf shoes has been a successful one so far. The Cuater MoneyMaker is a cool hybrid of casual and sport style, leaning more towards the casual side. Its upper is made of fabric and synthetic, which makes quite breathable and waterproof. This combination isn't always easy to find, and makes The MoneyMaker a great year-round golf shoe. Boutique brands like Travis Mathew tend to offer that extra bit of "coolness", and The MoneyMaker certainly is right up there with the cool of the cool. It's also really comfortable. Along with an awesome midsole, the shoe boasts an outsole that is flexible and great for walking, while still maintaining excellent grip. The weakest area of the shoe is the support in the upper, which is still decent, but not quite up there with what the rest of the shoe offers. We recommend The MoneyMaker for mid to low handicap golfers who value fashion and comfort, while still damanding solid performance.
We love the Callaway Del Mar golf shoe. Ok, so it may not be the best performing golf shoe, but that isn't really its intention. As with most casual golf shoes, the Del Mar is all about looks and comfort. It oozes "cool" and "laid back" vibes, while still maintaining it's golf-specific characteristics. We love the subtle color combinations, all of which refrain from in-your-face bright colors. The Del Mar actually performs quite well in every category except for "support". What this means is that the support it offers during your swing in the uppers isn't quite up to par, yet, as we said before, still holds its own when compared to other casual golf shoes. The traction system is awesome for walking, while still offering plenty of grip on the course. Its waterproof warranty and opti-vent liner make the Del Mar great for year-round play, as you'll be quite protected from the elements in the winter and summer. We recommend the Del Mar for fashion-conscious mid handicap golfers who prefer chilled vibes on the course.