Golf Shoes Overview
Golf shoes aren’t just for golf anymore. In recent years, brands have branched out to offer so-called “street-style” shoes that work both on and off the course. There are also golf sneakers and even golf sandals for the super-casual player.
Aside from style, of course, there’s the key matter of performance. If your golf shoes don’t provide stability, support and comfort, they can do more harm than good. The primary types of golf shoes are spiked and spikeless, which we’ll discuss below.
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Golf Shoes Buying Guide
It’s also worth noting that golf shoes often fit differently from regular shoes. GlobalGolf’s True Fit feature helps you find the perfect fit, in 60 seconds or less, for any model we carry. On each product page you’ll see the True Fit icon and a link labeled “Which size fits me?” Just click to get your fitting.
What to Look for In Golf Shoes
The first question to answer: Do I want Spiked Golf Shoes or Spikeless Golf Shoes? Let’s look at the differences.
Spiked golf shoes typically offer a more traditional look, along with removable spikes. If you tend to play a lot of golf, prefer to keep the same pair of shoes for a while, and don’t care to wear your golf shoes off the course, spiked may be your best bet. Why? Mainly because spikes don’t travel well away from the course, and they can be replaced when they wear down.
Some golfers also feel spikes provide more stability during the swing. This is especially true when conditions are wet or muddy.
Other golfers prefer spikeless shoes for their more casual appearance. Indeed, many companies tout their spikeless models’ on- and off-course versatility. Where performance is concerned, don’t be fooled by the term “spikeless.” These shoes offer ample traction in the form of flexible nubs, although the nubs do tend to wear down over time.
Most modern golf shoes feature lightweight, waterproof materials. As long as you get a proper fit, you’ll find golf footwear surprisingly comfortable and supportive thanks to memory foam midsoles, breathable mesh, sock liners and other foot-soothing features.
Golf Shoe Style Options
Yes, leather is still in style. So are classic colors like white, navy, brown and black. Yet you’ll find more variety of materials than ever, including mesh and canvas. Designs have gotten more creative, too, with colorful combos proving popular among golfers of all ages.