As it’s a new whole year for Golf, enthusiasts and players need to make sure that their footwear is still in good shape. There’s very little enjoyment to be had if you’re walking on pebbles or rocks every step of the way.
Much like your golf clubs, golf shoes are quite important to a superb game.
What makes a good golf shoe?
For starters, having stability is pretty important if you want to really put power in your swings. For those who need a bit more help with their slow swings, shoes that are flexible are key.
So today, with that in mind, we’ll be discussing our picks on the best golf shoes so far.
1.) Adidas Powerband Boa Boost
One of the striking things about modern golf shoes is that it is no longer limited to a ‘cleats’ look to it. The Powerband Boa Boost has Adidas’ Boost cushioning system which really improves the comfort midsole (something we can agree that we need).
This shoe boasts of a new “Powercage” chasis system that makes use of soft wire loops and straps that are laced in tight into the 360Loop of the shoes . This offers any golfer much needed support and grip during a swing. The price isn’t too heavy at $163.
2.) FootJoy HyperFlex II
While on a outward basis, the HyperFlex II doesn’t seem so different from the original HyperFlex shoe. The insole is removable and uses the design that you’d find in running shoes ensuring maximum comfort and support.
The insoles are made from waterproof and breathable material. So not only is it soft but it’s pretty light. An old complaint about old golfing shoes is that they’re pretty heavy. This shoe takes the opposite direction with its lightness but offers a grip on the feet that isn’t smothering. Prepare to drop $175 for this pair of comfy shoes.
3.) ECCO Cage Pro
One of the more eye-catching golf shoes in the market to date. One of its more striking features is the Spydr-Grip outsole which eliminates the presence of spikes while simultaneously providing superb grip and performance.
If you’re wondering how it works, the shoe’s outsole is designed around the foot’s natural pivot points–paving the way for optimal traction. The shoe itself is made from soft, resistant dritton leather. So it’s pretty light but sturdy. One of the more pricey shoes out there, it can hit you for as much as $200.
4.) Under Armour Spieth One
This shoe features what Under Armour calls its “carbon counterlocks” which gives the user a ‘locked in’ feeling when they swing. This provides great stability in the heel and really helps boost a powerful swing.
The inside just oozes comfort with a leather insole and ample cushion for the heel and midsole. As the shoe is designed to be waterproof, it performs really well even in harsh conditions or terrain. The traction is pretty good. Much like the ECCO, be prepared to drop $200 for this baby.
5.) Nike Lunar Control Vapor
One of the newest golf shoes to hit the scene, the Lunar Control Vapor aims to provide tremendous traction and comfort to its user. Nike really pulled out all the stops and found the perfect angle that marries flexibility and support along with providing cushion and improving responsiveness.
The aesthetic of this particular shoe looks modern without going overboard. It like that one kid that looks a little odd but then dishes out mad grooves on the dance floor. That’s the best way to describe this new-age shoe. With a friendly price of $150, it’s a really attractive offering that 2017 has.