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?

Billy Horschel was the latest winner on the European Tour with victory at the BMW PGA Championship, which was held at Wentworth GC in Virginia Water, England. He became the first American to win a Rolex Series event, where he was wearing the FootJoy Premiere Series - Tarlow. The FJ Premiere Series have become one of the most prolific on the PGA and European Tour. Ladies and gentlemen, here are Billy Horschel's golf shoes:

FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow Billy Horschel Golf Shoes

Golf Shoes of the Best Players in the World 

(Top 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings)

Jon Rahm golf shoes
Dustin Johnson golf shoes
Collin Morikawa golf shoes
Patrick Cantlay wears FootJoy DryJoys Tour golf shoes
Xander Schauffele golf shoes
Justin Thomas Golf Shoes
Bryson DeChambeau golf shoes
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Brooks Koepka golf shoes
Tony Finau Golf Shoes
Harris English Golf Shoes
Abraham Ancer Golf Shoes
Viktor Hovland golf shoes
Jordan Spieth golf shoes
Rory McIlroy golf shoes
Daniel Berger golf shoes
Hideki Matsuyama Golf Shoes
Billy Horschel Golf Shoes
Tyrrell Hatton golf shoes
Patrick Reed golf shoes
Cuater THE WILDCARD LEATHER Jon Rahm Golf Shoes
adidas ZG21 Dustin Johnson golf shoes
adidas ZG21 Collin Morikawa golf shoes
adidas ZG21 Xander Schauffele golf shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow Justin Thomas Golf Shoes
FootJoy Pro/SL Louis Oosthuizen Golf Shoes
Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Brooks Koepka golf shoes
Nike Janoski G Tony Finau Golf Shoes
FootJoy Tour X Harris English Golf Shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Packard Abraham Ancer Golf Shoes
Nike Roshe G Tour Viktor Hovland golf shoes
Under Armour Spieth 5 Jordan Spieth Golf Shoes
Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2
Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 Rory McIlroy golf shoes
ASICS GEL-Ace Tour Hideki Matsuyama Golf Shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow Billy Horschel Golf Shoes
Adidas CodeChaos Tyrrell Hatton golf shoes
FootJoy Premiere Series Packard Patrick Reed Golf Shoe

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  35%

2) Nike        25%

2) Adidas    25%

3) ASICS       5%

3) PUMA       5%

3) Under Armour  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 - 4 of the top 20 players wear it = 20%

2) Adidas ZG21 - 3 of the top 20 players wear it = 15%

3) Adidas CodeChaos - 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 European Tours, It is 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/European Tour.