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DESIGNER GOLF SHOE GUIDE: HOW TO FIND THE BEST GOLF SHOE FOR YOU

Aug 03, 2021

Designer Golf Shoe Guide

Anyone who has walked miles (or simply 18 holes) with aching feet knows how important the right pair of golf shoes can be. So for your next round, make sure you are paying as much attention to your feet as you do with the golf club in your hand -- both are important performance factors.

Not sure what is the best choice for you? Whether you are looking for men’s golf shoes or women’s designer golf shoes, we can help you make an informed purchase about which style and brand is the best fit for you.

Find Golf Shoes with the Perfect Fit

Even if you don’t walk 18 holes, a round of golf is still going to include plenty of time spent on your feet; that’s why golf shoes matter. The first step in finding the right golf shoes is measuring your feet—both of them. This is important because not everyone’s feet are the same size. If you have one that is bigger than the other, you will want to select shoes that fit the larger foot.

Another important tip is to try on potential golf shoes with your preferred socks. That way, you will get the full experience of being on the course before you make your purchase. Your sock’s thickness can impact how a shoe fits, so don’t forget to put a sock on when your package arrives!

Think About Your Preferred Golf Shoe Style

Today there is a golf shoe for any style, whether you lean toward a traditional look or a more sporty option. But other than looks, what sets apart a more sporty shoe from a traditional one?

To start, most traditional men’s golf shoes are crafted from leather. This makes them very durable, and often it means they are waterproof. The drawback of being made from leather is that it may not offer as much breathability as textile options.

Like their traditional counterparts, a sporty or athletic style golf shoe should be very comfortable. It is also lightweight, flexible and breathable, which is what sets this style apart from a traditional option.

Determining which of these two style options best suit you will come down to your own personal preference of look and feel. Or go wild and buy a pair of each!

Spiked Golf Shoes or Spikeless Golf Shoes?

The choice between spiked and spikeless golf shoes comes down to where you play most frequently. A spiked shoe can give you better traction, which appeals to golfers who frequent hilly or often wet courses. If the course surface is dry, both kinds of shoes work equally well.

Like the athletic style of shoe, a spikeless golf shoe offers a bit more flexibility and versatility—both in terms of comfort and your ability to wear them on and off the course. They are lightweight, and many people are now wearing this style of footwear in their everyday lives. So if you like the idea of playing a round and then running some errands without ever having to change your shoes, spikeless may be the way to go.

ECCO Golf Shoes—for All-Day Traction


ECCO Biom H4 Spikeless Shoes

ECCO Biom H4 Spikeless Shoes

Ladies ECCO Biom H4 Spikeless Shoes

Ladies ECCO Biom H4 Spikeless Shoes

ECCO golf shoes have a range of options with and without spikes for men. The ECCO BIOM H4 golf shoes don’t skimp on traction, thanks to their MTN grip outsole with three zones that enhance comfort, stability and rotational support. With a waterproof GORE-TEX leather upper, your feet remain dry even when the course is not. Finally, the OrthoLite inlay sole provides comfort, cushioning and breathability in all ECCO Biom golf shoes.

ECCO ladies’ golf shoes also include the BIOM H4 in a variety of stylish color options, as well as other spikeless styles designed to look great on and off the course, many with an OrthoLite insole that enhances breathability and cushioning.

ECCO Golf is known for making the leather used in their shoes in their own tanneries and producing shoes at their own factories to ensure their more than 50-year history of craftsmanship remains state-of-the-art.

Royal Albartross Golf Shoes—Fashionably On-Trend


Ladies Royal Albartross The Amalfi Spikeless Shoes

Ladies Royal Albartross The Amalfi Spikeless Shoes

Royal Albartross The Woodley Spikeless Shoes

Royal Albartross The Woodley Spikeless Shoes

For a full range of spike-free options, Royal Albatross golf shoes provide a gamut of sporty yet refined options. Among the men’s golf shoe choices, designs are crafted in Italy from premium leather or suede, with insoles that support natural motion thanks to biomechanically designed comfort foam.

Royal Albartross women's golf shoes options are designed with the same attention to comfort and style. Many include fashionable details, like bold snake prints, gold eyelets, tassels and other decorative touches. Comfort and support come from the lightweight VIBRAM Pro Golf traction outsole that ensures an excellent grip throughout your swing.

TravisMathew Golf Shoes?—Innovative Technology


TravisMathew The Cuater MoneyMaker Spikeless Shoes

TravisMathew The Cuater MoneyMaker Spikeless Shoes

TravisMathew Cuater Tracers 2.0 Casual Shoes

TravisMathew Cuater Tracers 2.0 Casual Shoes

From casual slip-on sneakers to men’s spikeless shoes, TravisMathew golf shoes have you covered on and off the course. Known for bringing the latest technological innovations to athleisure wear, TravisMathew wants to give golfers more stylish options to wear that don’t skimp on performance.

Their spikeless Cuater men’s golf shoes deliver the versatile, athletic style that you’ve come to expect from the brand. Per TravisMathew’s focus on innovation, they also include the tech features you need—like a molded Ortholite sockliner and an upper that’s lightweight, waterproof and stain resistant.

Even the slip-on sneakers designed by TravisMathew provide added comfort thanks to their use of extra padding where you need it the most and a molded Ortholite insole.

Nike Golf Shoes—Classics with Sustainability


Nike React Infinity Pro Spikeless

Nike React Infinity Pro Spikeless Shoes

When it comes to style and options, Nike golf shoes are one of the most popular choices. To start, comfort is at the forefront of their shoes, thanks to breathable uppers, soft sock liners and foam midsoles, all of which work together to cushion your every step. There are spikeless options, as well as shoes with removable spikes that offer tour level traction in a classic looking golf shoe. Best of all, many of their designs are sustainably crafted.

Nike doesn’t shy away from innovative technology either. Some designs offer special zoom air units that compress with pressure for a better energy return and added comfort, all to maximize your swing.

FootJoy Golf Shoes—Comfort Focused


FootJoy FJ Traditions Golf Shoe

FootJoy FJ Traditions Golf Shoes

Boasting an OrthoLite EcoPlush FitBed on many selections, FootJoy golf shoes are all about providing comfort. But that same insole also promises improved perimeter stability in the heel, while the VersaTrax outsole’s revolutionary tread patterns help to improve grip and reduce slippage.

But the focus FootJoy places on comfort doesn’t mean they ignore the other details. Many of their golf shoe designs are crafted from premium leather that is lightweight and offers a two-year waterproof warranty.

Adidas Golf Shoes—Dynamic Styling


 Adidas S2G SL Spikeless Shoes

Adidas S2G SL Spikeless Shoes

 Adidas S2G SL Spikeless Shoes

Adidas S2G SL Spikeless Shoes

If you like to stand out from the crowd, Adidas golf shoes are for you. Featuring bold styling and graphic looks, these golf shoes want you to get noticed on the course. But they won’t let you down when it comes to comfort, thanks to waterproof uppers, Bounce midsoles and OrthoLite sock liners, among other features.

PUMA Golf Shoes—Powered by Boldness


Puma Ignite PWRAdapt Caged Golf Shoe

Puma Ignite PWRAdapt Caged Golf Shoe

PUMA understands you don’t want your PUMA golf shoes to sacrifice style, comfort or gripping power. Their shoes give you everything you want and more thanks to the Fasten8 PWRStrap Fit System found on many styles that provide a secure fit.

The PWRFrame and PWRCage technology bring the support and stability, while a performance mesh upper is focused on comfort thanks to its breathability and waterproofing. PUMA wants to be your go-to shoe when it is time to grip it and rip it.

Designer golf shoes at FairwayStyles will satisfy your style and performance needs. Take some time to find what works best for you, and don’t be surprised if you start playing even more—when your feet are properly supported and surrounded in comfort, there won’t be any stopping you during your next round.