Pros' Golf Shoes

Which golf shoes do PGA Tour pros use? Which is the most popular golf shoe on the PGA Tour / European Tour? These are two common questions we hear a lot. Interestingly enough, the answers aren't easy to find. Until now. Please allow us to  applaud ourselves for putting all this informatino in one place! Joking aside, this information is useful knowledge, because, well, if the best players in the world wear these shoes, they must be good enough for us. Below you'll find a weekly update of the winner of the tournament that week and which golf shoes they wore. We've also compiled a list of the top 20 golfers in the world, based on the official world golf rankings, and their shoe of choice.

What Golf Shoes do the Pros Wear?

Viktor Hovland was the latest winner on the PGA Tour with victory at the Hero World Challenge, which was held at Albany GC in The Bahamas. He holed a big par putt on the last hole wearing the Nike Roshe G Tour. Viktor has been wearing these for multiple years now, so they must be pretty good! Ladies and gentlemen, here are Viktor Hovland's golf shoes:

Nike Roshe G Tour Viktor Hovland Golf Shoes

Golf Shoes of the Best Players in the World 

(Top 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings)

Rory McIlroy golf shoes
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Patrick Cantlay golf shoes
Jon Rahm golf shoes
Xander Schauffele golf shoes
Will Zalatoris golf shoes
Justin Thomas golf shoes
Viktor Hovland golf shoes
Matt Fitzpatrick golf shoes
Collin Morikawa golf shoes
Tony Finau golf shoes
Sam Burns golf shoes
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Tom Kim Golf Shoes
Max Homa golf shoes
Cameron Young golf shoes
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Sungjae Im golf shoes
Hideki Matsuyama Golf Shoes
Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2
Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 Rory McIlroy golf shoes
Nike Air Zoom Tiger Woods Scottie Scheffler Golf Shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Packard Cam Smith Golf Shoes
FootJoy DryJoys Tour Patrick Cantlay golf shoes
Cuater-TheRinger-TravisMathew Jon Rahm Golf Shoes
adidas Tour360 22 Xander Schauffele Golf Shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Field Will Zalatoris Golf Shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow Justin Thomas Golf Shoes
Nike Roshe G Tour Viktor Hovland golf shoes
Skechers GO GOLF Pro 5 Hyper Matt Fitzpatrick Golf Shoes
adidas ZG21 Collin Morikawa golf shoes
Air Jordan 1 Low G Tony Finau golf shoes
Cuater-TheRinger-TravisMathew Sam Burns Golf Shoes
Under Armour Spieth 5 Jordan Spieth Golf Shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Packard Tom Kim Golf Shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Field Max Homa Golf Shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Packard Cameron Young Golf Shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Packard Billy Horschel Golf Shoes
FootJoy Pro/SL Sungjae Im golf shoes
ASICS GEL-ACE PRO M Hideki Matsuyama golf shoes

Since we're shoe nerds, we couldn't just put up a list without dissecting it further. First, we'll break it down percentage-wise as to the most popular golf shoe brands among the best 20 players in the world (the percentage of how many top players are using the particular brand):

1) FootJoy  45%

2) Nike        20%

3) Adidas    10%

4) Cuater by TravisMathew  10%

5) ASICS       5%

5) Under Armour  5%

5) Skechers  5%

Interestingly enough, when you expand from the top the 20 to the top 50 players in the world, FootJoy comes out head and shoulders above the rest in terms of popularity, with roughly 40% of of the top 50 wearing their golf shoes. Second is Nike, with about 20% of the top 50 sporting their shoes.

 

In regards to the specific golf shoe of choice among the best players in the world:

1) FootJoy Premiere Series - 7 of the top 20 players wear it = 35%

2) Cuater THE RINGER - 2 of the top 20 players wear it = 10%

An interesting observation is that although the FootJoy Pro/SL is easily among the most popular shoes on the PGA and DP World Tours, it's worn by only one of the top 20 players in the world.

This list is constantly changing, as do sponsorships and world rankings. However, at this moment, we can say that Nike and FootJoy are the most popular golf shoe brands among the best players on the PGA and European Tours. It's worth noting that FootJoy's long-lasting quintessential golf shoe, the ICON Black, has slowly given way to the new Premiere Series, which is becoming one of the most popular for the elite players on the PGA/DP World Tour.