Callaway Solana XT

Our Callaway Ranking: 11th/13

 

Style – Sport

 

Price - $59.95

 

Waterproof – No

 

Width options – Regular, Wide

 

Traction - Spikeless

 

What they say:

 

If you're going to walk a mile in a pair of shoes, you'll want to do so in our lightweight Callaway Solana XT golf shoes, especially when it's on a golf course. We coupled comfort with technology to produce our sleek, spikeless golf shoes.

 

Technology:

 

*Performance mesh upper - Very breathable

 

*3D stability cage - Integrated with part of the upper, provides maximum support

 

*PLUSfoam insole - 5mm, increases comfort

 

*Dura-Rubber outsole - Multidirectional traction-control lugs hold the ground from each way to prevent slipping

 

*Opti-soft EVA midsole - Natural ground feel and comfort

 

*Opti-vent mesh liner - Increased breathability and heat management

 

What customers say: 

 

Pros – n/a

 

Cons – n/a

 

What we say:

 

Our rating for the Callaway Solana XT is a bit misleading because we feel that it is actually better than its score. This is due to the "waterproof" category, which brings the rating down quite a bit. The Solana XT was never designed to withstand water, and thus we must admit our score is a bit unfair. If we look at it for what it is, which is a summer/hot weather golf shoe, the Solana XT is one of the best out there. It's super comfortable and yes, you guessed it, really really breathable. We like that although it's primarily a mesh golf shoe, it features a synthetic stability cage that actually adds support during the swing. The spikeless traction system is good in that along with providing plenty of grip from every angle, it also feels great when walking. This brings us to the next point, which is that the Solana XT is versatile in that it looks good when worn off the course, and the traction system provides comfort on all surfaces. We recommend the Solana XT for those who play in hot, dry weather and demand lightweight breathability, comfort and support. We almost forgot! This golf shoe is an absolute steal, at well under $100 you'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal.

 

Our Score: 63/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   9                   10                   10                    5                  10                    9                  10                63

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