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?
Collin Morikawa was the latest winner on the European Tour with victory at the DP World Tour Championship, which was held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. He birdied the final two holes and went on to win the overall Race to Dubai wearing the adidas ZG21. This has become one of the most popular adidas golf shoes on pro tours. Ladies and gentlemen, here are Collin Morikawa's golf shoes:
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We love how the FootJoy HyperFlex is both breathable and waterproof. This is without a doubt our favorite feature of this FootJoy mesh golf shoe. This year-round wearabiility definitely appeals to a huge market who don't want to bother with buying different types of golf shoes for various seasonal conditions. On top of this versatility comes comfort. The mesh upper and amazing cushioning systems blend perfectly, which makes walking the course a joy (depending on your score!?) While the traction system is top-notch and ensures almost zero slippage, the overall support of the shoe during the swing is lacking a bit. The mesh upper isn't really reinforced with any supporting technology that would really boost our overall score of the shoe. Nonetheless, the HyperFlex is a solid, year-round, mid-level FootJoy golf shoe that appeals to a large demographic.
Versatility is the name of the game with the G/FORE MG4X2 Golf Cross Trainer. You can literally spend all day in this shoe, whether it be on the course, at the park or doing errands. Going hand in hand with this versatility is its comfort. The EVA midsole and removable insole feel great when walking and swinging. While it is sufficiently water-resistant, we wouldn't necessarily say it's waterproof. This means it will hold up in semi-wet conditions, but not so much in rain. The stitch upper feels nice and somewhat airy, meaning it won't overheat in hot conditions. While the MG4X2 can definitely be worn year-round, it is perhaps best suited for warmer conditions. Our main criticism is that we'd like to see more lateral support during the swing, particularly when on uneven lies. We recommend the G/FORE MG4X2 for the fashion-conscious in need of versatility who don't want to bother lugging around golf shoes.
It's great to see Mizuno expanding into the casual golf shoe world with the G-Style. It's safe to say it isn't their most technologically advanced golf shoe, but that's not the intention. The Mizuno G-Style was created for the more trendy golfer who values style, comfort and a chill vibe over anything else. Perhaps what we love most about this casual Mizuno golf shoe is its versatility. The traction lugs are hidden from side view, and feel great when walking on just about any surface. Actual golf-specific performance in the G-Style is somewhat lacking. While the traction system does enough to satisfy, the support of the shoe during the swing just isn't the best. Nonetheless, as we already said, this Mizuno golf shoe caters to the relaxed golfer who demands comfort and style.
The Callaway Coronado V2 SL is very similar to the Coronado V2, except it's spikeless instead of spiked. Aside from this, the other main difference is that the V2 SL is a combo of microfiber and mesh, whereas the original Coronado V2 is microfiber. This slight difference gives the Coronado V2 SL a more sporty look and feel along with increased breathability but decreased waterproofing. The midsole and insole offer amazing rebound and overall comfort. This Coronado spikeless version boasts good 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 good as well, offering all the grip you'll ever need on the course yet is also great for walking. We recommend the Callaway Coronado V2 SL for the mid to low handicap golfer who can appreciate all the performance and comfort it offers at a very reasonable price.
The adidas Adicross ZX Primeblue Spikeless Golf Shoe is perfect for those in need of versatility. It looks just like a trainer/sport shoe, and feels like it too. This leads us to our favorite part of the golf shoe; it's traction. It performs amazingly well on the course, providing excellent stability during the swing, yet also feels perfect when walking on any surface on and off the course. For those of us who feel too lazy to lug around golf shoes, this is perfect. The Adicross ZX Primeblue is also really comfortable. Boost cushioning technology has established itself as second to none. The Primeblue upper not only feels comfortable as well, but is environmentally-friendly. Our only criticism of the shoe is that it's not as waterproof as led to believe. It will keep out morning dew and keep your feet relatively dry in damp conditions, but it won't hold out in rain.
It's really cool to see yet another brand enter the golf shoe world, More famous for their cross-fit shoes than perhaps anything else, NOBULL has decided to apply their knowledge to their first golf shoe model, the MATRYX. This athletic style golf shoe looks awesome. It is simple, yet fashionable and also extremely comfortable. Style and comfort are without question the standout features of this MATRYX golf shoe. Another cool feature of the MATRYX is that it is versatile, which means it looks and feels great when worn on the course as well as off. The traction system complements this by featuring materials that grip not only on grass and dirt but just about any surface you'll encounter in daily life. As versatile as this NOBULL golf shoe is, its golf-specific performance is average. It lacks a bit in on-course grip and support, which is why we recommend it to the casual golfer whose priorities are comfort and style.
The Nike Victory G Lite Men's Golf Shoe is all about summer! Nothing makes a shoe more suited for summer than lightweight breathability. Throw in a traction system that is great for walking on all surfaces and you have yourself one of the most versatile hot weather golf shoes out there. As far as golf-specific performance is concerned, the Victory G Lite doesn't really impress. The traction system, while versatile and comfortable for walking, doesn't provide adequate grip with certain lies/surfaces, and the lightweight breathable nature of the shoe doesn't really provide enough support during the swing. However, this Nike golf shoe was never intended to provide world-class performance. It was intended to be comfortable on hot dry days, and for this it has absolutely succeeded. A bonus feature we like is the stretchy material that wraps around the shoe, which provides at least a bit of protection against morning dew. We recommend the Nike Victory G Lite for those in hot climates who demand breathability and comfort.
The G/FORE G/DRIVE is, in our opinion, the best performance golf shoe that this brand offers. There are a number of specialized features that make this a high-end performance golf shoe, beginning with the Macneil Fast Twitch closure system. Yes, it's very similar to other BOA closure systems, but this one consists of two dials, essentially creating an even more custom fit. Throw in the external heel cap, which locks the heel area during the swing, and you have top of the line support in all the right places. The other standout feature of the G/DRIVE is its comfort. The TPU upper feels great, as does the fitbed and midsole. These combine to provide lots of rebound that saves energy when walking the course. This shoe is also quite breathable and waterproof, which means it can be comfortably worn all year. At well over $200, the G/DRIVE certainly isn't cheap, but you definitely get high-end performance and comfort.
What a time to be a golfer! With all the different types of golf shoes available there has never been so many options. GOATLANE Leather Golf Shoes fit into the casual and versatile category. Just look at them! They 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 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.
As the names suggest, the Callaway Del Mar Sunset and the original Del Mar are very similar. Aside from aesthetic differences, pretty much all of the technology carries over. The standout feature of the Del Mar Sunset is no doubt its style. Its casual, SoCal vibe is versatile and fits in great in all environments on and off the course. The main difference between this and the original Del Mar, aside from aesthetics, is that the Del Mar Sunset's upper is mostly textile, and is slightly more waterproof than the original. Since it's relatively breathable and dependably waterproof, the Del Mar Sunset is great for year-round play. Don't expect too much in terms of on-course performance, but it is sufficient enough to get you around comfortably and most importantly, in style.
The adidas Codechaos 21 Primeblue is actually quite different from the original CodeChaos. We were expecting a lot more similarities, so let's dive in to what we felt about the Codechaos 21 Primeblue. First of all, it definitely looks original/unique. It's not for everyone, but you'll for sure stand out on the course. We felt the Codechaos 21 Primeblue was ever so slightly less comfortable than the original CodeChaos, but in the bigger picture is still quite comfortable. Any time you have Boost cushioning you know it's going to be comfortable. While it was designed to be worn year-round, the Codechaos 21 Primeblue can get a bit warm, and doesn't provide the highest level of waterproofing we were hoping for. In terms of golf-specific performance, this adidas golf shoe delivers excellent stability by way of an amazing spikeless traction system and a pretty darn supportive upper.
The Stuburt Urban 2.0 Spikeless Golf Shoe is a versatile, casual golf shoe that can be worn just about everywhere. Sure, it definitely doesn't perform on the golf course anywhere near the level of top-performance golf shoes, but this was never its intention. Rather, it was designed for the more stylish, casual golfer who doesn't want to lug around an extra pair of golf shoes when they hit the links. Along with the versatile style of the upper, the outsole contributes to this versatility by way of lightweight walking comfort. Unfortunately, this means that the Urban 2.0 doesn't grip very well during the swing in wet conditions. Speaking of wet conditions, this casaul Stuburt golf shoe isn't waterproof, so definitely check the weather forecast before heading out. Do keep in mind that this shoe is only $59, so all things considered, it's still an amazing deal and provides sufficient performance for the weekend golfer.
What a pleasant surprise! We were kind of expecting the Nike Infinity G Golf Shoe to be below average on the golf course, but we were wrong. This very affordable Nike golf shoe offers some pretty darn good performance. Sure, it doesn't come with the highest of luxury materials, but it certainly does the job, and looks good while doing it. The midsole perhaps won't stand the test of time like higher quality ones, but it certainly feels great when walking. Though synthetic, the upper is supple enough to feel pretty good out of the box. Aside from affordability and style, our favorite feature of the Infinity G is the traction system. It is completely golf-specific and features ridges and permanent traction spikes in exactly the right areas, which keeps you planted to the ground in almost all conditions. The Infinity G is breathable enough to be worn in summer, and waterproof enough to withstand rainy conditions. The only slight downside to this casual-style Nike golf shoe is a lack of support in the upper. Nonetheless, at this price, it's really hard to find anything wrong with the Infinity G, and we recommend it to beginner to intermediate golfers in need of something that looks great and also feels great at a very reasonable price.
It's great to see FootJoy continuing the FJ Originals series. This is the absolute quintessential FJ golf shoe, which has been around in various but very similar forms for a long, long time. We love that FJ isn't afraid to keep what isn't broken. With most brands seemingly feeling the need to change models frequently, FootJoy doesn't share this urge. Sure, they have new models coming and going, keeping up to date with technology and trends, but they also have timeless classics, such as the FJ Originals. It's a no-nonsense golf shoe that is dependable. There's nothing flashy, but every part of this shoe keeps up with the competition. In fact, the traction system is right up there with the best of the best. And of course there's affordability. At well under $100, the FJ Originals is one of the best deals out there.
Another classic Skechers golf shoe, the GO GOLF Skech-Air - Dos features everything that is great about this brand. First of all, it's really comfortable. This air bubble midsole is amazing, as is the memory foam. The spikeless traction adds to this comfort, particularly when walking. It's grippy enough during the swing, yet versatile enough to feel good off the course as well. The support and overall performance of the Skech-Air - Dos isn't fantastic, but it certainly isn't lacking. It can be worn pretty much year-round save for severe conditions on both ends of the spectrum. The aspect of this shoe that we really appreciate is its affordability. True to Skechers style, the Womens Skech-Air - Dos is one of the best values out there. You really get a lot for what you pay. We recommend the Skech-Air - Dos golf shoe for the mid to high handicapper who demands versatility and comfort.
We've always loved adidas TECH RESPONSE golf shoes, and the TECH RESPONSE 2.0 is just as great, if not better, than previous models. For $65, there's not a better deal out there. What always impresses us is how good the performance actually is for such a low price. It's really comfortable, lightweight, breathable and has excellent traction. In fact, this spiked traction system keeps right up with top-performing golf shoes. While the support isn't the best, it is certainly adequate. Because the adidas TECH RESPONSE 2.0 is a mesh, summer golf shoe, it isn't waterproof. The synthetic guards protect against morning dew, but not a whole lot more. In a nutshell, this affordable sport-style golf shoe is one of the absolute best bargains you're ever going to find. We recommend the TECH RESPONSE 2 for the mid to high handicapper in search of affordable comfort.
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The ECCO BIOM H4 BOA 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 BOA, 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. This BOA version of the H4 adds just a but more of a custom fit, which costs an additional $30. While the BIOM H4 BOA 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 BOA for the low handicap golfer who demands the highest in performance and durability.
We absolutely love the look of the Duca del Cosma JL golf shoe. It's a perfect combination of classic and modern styles. It certainly isn't cheap, but it boasts high quality leather, and the spikeless outsole allows the shoe to be worn comfortably off the course as well. While it looks amazing anywhere you go, it doesn't necessarily perform that great on the course. The traction system is pretty solid, and is sufficient for most, but it seems to lack a bit in support. The Duca del Cosma Joost Luiten golf shoe is reasonably breathable, but it's not waterproof, so you have to be careful which conditions you play in. This stylish golf shoe won't satisfy everyone, but it definitely appeals to a certain crowd whose priorities lie in style and versatility.
The Under Armour HOVR Knit Lace Up feels great. We love any UA shoe that utilizes their awesome HOVR cushioning technology, and this one is no different. This comfort combined with a high level of breathability makes it a great summer golf shoe that can also be worn off the course. The HOVR Knit Lace Up's versatile traction is pretty great because not only does it feel good when walking, but it also grips amazingly well during the swing. As expected, the knit upper doesn't provide quite as much support as some other UA golf shoes, but it still does the job. While the style of the shoe may not be for everyone, we appreciate its rather unique look, which undoubtedly appeals to quite a large demographic. We recommend the UA HOVR Knit Lace Up for the mid-handicap golfer who needs a versatile, comfortable golf shoe for the warmer months.
The GRIP FUSION PRO 3.0 is another very affordable, athletic-style golf shoe from PUMA. We love how they have more options in this category than just about any other brand. What separates this particular model from the other sport-style Fusion models is that its upper is microfiber instead of textile and mesh. This decreases breathability and increases waterproofing. As with the other Fusion models, the standout feature of the GRIP FUSION PRO 3.0 is its comfort and versatility. You can easily wear it in comfort all day in just about any setting. The golf-specific performance of this sport PUMA golf shoe is, shall we say, middle of the pack. It doesn't offer anything extraordinary, but it doesn't necessarily leave you wanting more either. It's hard to go wrong with the Grip Fusion Pro 3.0 when considering that it's only $95. We recommend this golf shoe for beginner to intermediate golfers on a budget who demand comfort and versatility.
Lightweight comfort is the name of the game for the COLE HAAN Generation ZEROGRAND. Its innovative Stitchlite mesh upper feels amazing, and blends perfectly with the midsole and sockliner. There's no doubt that the Generation ZEROGRAND literally feels like you're walking on clouds. In fact, we can say this is one of the most comfortable golf shoes for walking. Although it's water-resistant, we definitely recommend the Generation ZEROGRAND for warm, dry conditions. The golf-specific performance of this COLE HAAN golf shoe was slightly disappointing. We say this because while the traction system works amazingly well for walking, it doesn't provide a whole lot of grip. As comfortable and breathable as the upper is, it doesn't offer much in the way of lateral support during the swing. We recommend the COLE HAAN Generation ZEROGRAND for the trendy golfer who needs something versatile and comfortable.
The FootJoy Traditions looks like a traditional golf shoe, but performs like a performance golf shoe. You'd never expect it to be as light as it is, nor as comfortable. Aside from cool looks, these are our favorite things about this classic style golf shoe. The genuine leather upper adds an extra touch of class to an already classy golf shoe, and also makes it breathe quite well and increases the shoe's durability and feel. Because it's also waterproof, the FJ Traditions is great for year-round play, even for walking. The spiked traction system is really effective too, keeping you firmly planted to the ground in all conditions, and the Fast Twist system makes it easy to insert and remove cleats. Considering its high-quality materials and overall solid performance, the FJ Traditions is a great deal for those who favor classic style golf shoes without the high price tag.
First and foremost, we just have to say how much we love the looks of the ECCO GOLF CORE! It perfectly blends casual and performance properties, which gives off such a sleek vibe. Considering it's made of high-quality leather, the GOLF CORE is also very affordable. As with most ECCO golf shoes, this one will last a long time. Aside from aesthetics, the GOLF CORE's standout feature is its comfort. The FLUIDFORM midsole makes walking a joy, and we love how the insole is removable and washable. The GOLF CORE's water-repellent upper doesn't overheat too much, and does enough to keep your feet dry in most conditions. However, it probably won't stand up to heavy rain or really soggy conditions. The support/stability offered by the GOLF CORE is sufficient, but not among the highest-performing golf shoes. We recommend this ECCO golf shoe for those in need of something really durable and comfortable that looks awesome too.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the TRUE linkswear OG Sport! It definitely performed on the course much better than we thought it would. The wide toe box, low drop and surprisingly good support in the upper combine to deliver a very solid knit, sport-style golf shoe. The adaptive fit knit feels really good both when walking and during the swing, and is both breathable and waterproof. This combination isn't easy to find, and we commend TRUE for pulling it off. The traction system is both grippy enough for golf and versatile enough to be worn off the course as well. With the upper looking as awesome as it does, this golf shoe fits-in just about anywhere. We recommend the OG Sport for the trendy golfer who appreciates a casual, comfortable vibe.
We've been looking forward to the Under Armour Curry 8 Spikeless Golf Shoe for quite some time, so were excited to see what the hype was about. It didn't disappoint. For what is was designed for, the UA Curry 8 does the job. The first thing that stands out is its style. The Curry 8 golf shoe looks awesome and the nature of the design allows it to be extremely versatile. It definitely doesn't only belong on the golf course. Of course comfort is expected in all UA golf shoes, and this one delivers. We were happy to see the HOVR technology combined with a knit upper, which created a really, really comfortable golf shoe. Keep in mind that although it's water-resistant, the Curry 8 won't keep out water in super wet conditions. However, it is very breathable, and is thus better for warmer, drier conditions. We recommend the Curry 8 for the stylish golfer who demands comfort and versatile traction that grips really well.
We were really excited when the PUMA PROADAPT Delta came out because we're huge fans of previous editions. And we're happy to report that it lived up to and even surpassed our expectations! There really aren't any weaknesses in this high-performance PUMA golf shoe. Let's begin with aesthetics. The PROADAPT Delta looks amazing, combining a sleek design with incredible performance which has always been the signature of the PROADAPT series. Then there's comfort. The overall secure fit of the shoe and responsive cushioning make walking the course a joy. An innovative traction design in the heel allows for each spiked area to conform to the terrain, which enhances comfort and again, makes walking effortless. We'd even go so far as to say this is one of the best traction systems in any golf shoe, ever. The same could be said about the overall support of the shoe; it's easily in the top ten of the most supportive golf shoes out there. We definitely recommend the PROADAPT Delta for the serious, low handicap golfer who demands nothing but the best in terms of performance and aesthetics.
SQAIRZ golf shoes all share very similar technology, and the SQAIRZ SPEED 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 a alignment a bit, mostly on the putting green, and also increases surface area for extra grip and creates roomy toe comfort. The SQAIRZ SPEED is really comfortable, particularly after being broken-in a bit, and is great for year-round play. The very golf-specific spiked traction system is one of the best in terms of grip, keeping your feet firmly planted to the ground in 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. We recommend the SPEED for the serious golfer looking for top-end performance and comfort.
The ECCO Spikeless S-Casual golf shoe is very similar performance-wise to the ECCO S-Three. In our opinion, the strongest feature of this premium golf shoe is its comfort. Real, high quality leather always feels and looks better than the substitutes, and it shows here. The FluidForm cushioning system feels great when walking, as does the OrthoLite insole, which is also washable. The spikeless traction system is also great for walking, although isn't quite as good as other spikeless traction in terms of on-course grip. While it is a high-quality, durable and very versatile golf shoe, the S-Casual doesn't really stand out in terms of performance. Nonetheless, we can confidently recommend it for those in need of high-quality comfort and durability, who will use the shoe year-round.
The Callaway Solana SL is one of our favorite mesh, sport-style golf shoes. As with most Callaway golf shoes, it is very affordable and gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It's hard to know where to start, because there are so many great things about this spikeless golf shoe. Let's start with its year-round wearability. It's breathable mesh upper comes with Opti-Dri technology which keeps the foot pretty darn dry even in quite wet conditions. Of course the Solana SL is also really, really comfortable and is a great option for those who walk the course a lot. The spikeless traction grips really well on the course and simultaneously feels great when walking on and off the course. Our only minor criticism of the Solana SL is that its support in the upper doesn't stand out as much as the other areas. Nonetheless, this a fantastic year-round golf shoe that we confidently recommend to golfers of all abilities who need comfort and performance at a great price.
The New Balance Breeze v2, as expected, is very similar to its predecessor, the original NB Breeze. However, there are plenty of differences as well. First of all, it looks better. The original Breeze looked pretty cool, but this one is even better. It's such a cool mix of sport and casual styles. Because of this casual, sporty look, its comfort and its versatile traction, the NB Breeze v2 looks and feels great both on and off the links. It was designed to be more of a summer golf shoe, with its mesh upper providing plenty of breathability. While the Breeze v2 is water-resistant, this isn't enough to fend of more than some dew in the morning. We found the Breeze v2 to be more supportive than the original Breeze, which definitely increased its rating. All of this solid performance comes it at very, very affordable price. We recommend the New Balance Breeze v2 for those on a budget who demand breathable comfort and durability.