FootJoy 1857 Golf Shoes

Our FootJoy Ranking: 13th/18

 

Style – Classic

 

Price - $750

 

Waterproof – Yes

 

Width options – Available in 7 different widths

 

Traction - Spiked

 

Worn by PGA pro:  Adam Scott

 

What they say:

 

The FootJoy 1857 Shield Tip is the definition of a classic golf shoe. Paying homage to the heritage and history of both FJ and the game of golf, these golf shoes deliver a perfect blend of performance and luxury on the course.

 

Technology:

 

*Soft, premium, full grain, calfskin leather upper

 

*Goodyear Welted construction - Provides a durable, comfortable shoe and classy look

 

*Full leather linings

 

*Leather outsole with 9 removable spikes

 

*Cork underlay cushioning

 

*Each shoe is handcrafted by the finest shoemakers in the world - Involves over 150 steps

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – n/a

 

Cons – n/a

 

What we say:

 

We're of two minds about the FootJoy Shield Tip 1857 golf shoe. Part of the luxury, handcrafted 1857 series, this golf shoe is the quintessential classic, luxury golf shoe. Because each shoe is handcrafted, they are quite customizable, with 7 different widths available. Combine this with Calfskin leather, and you have pretty darn cool shoe. However, the 1857 Shield Tip is exponentially expensive. When you dissect the shoe, it doesn't offer anything special in terms of performance. In fact, it is just average. What we're getting at is that the 1857 Shield Tip was created for a specific demographic, namely those who join the most exclusive golf clubs and travel to them in private jets or first class. This golf shoe is as luxury as luxury gets, and looks second to none in terms of classic golf shoe style.

 

Our Score: 58/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

  10                    9                     8                    9                    8                     8                   6                 58