The Best Golf Shoes 2019
When the terrain is wet and uneven, this is when you are most likely to notice your choice of golf shoes. You might think twice about choosing the cheapest pair when your toes are soaked after the first hole. It might leave you wondering why you didn’t reach for something sturdier or just with a waterproof guarantee.
No one wants to endure soggy toes, so we’re here to help you navigate the best golf shoes of 2019. And the good news is that there has never been quite so much choice.
What should I consider?
Flexibility versus stability. Golf shoes used to be rigid and form-fitting, but we’ve seen this look cast aside for super flexible shoes that feel more like trainers. A powerful swing will typically need more structure underfoot, but if you like a slow and controlled swing, something with more flexibility can help.
Spikes or no spikes?
Golf shoe technology has come a long way in recent years. You no longer have to reach for metal spikes in order to get a bit of traction on the course. Spikeless golf shoes are now a viable contender and could be a great option for those who like their golf shoes to utterly blend in.
Do you like a bold pop of colour or fancy yourself a more traditional golfer? Both options are completely fine with us! With so many styles available, you will be utterly spoilt for choice when it comes to making your final decision.
For most people, price is a factor they have to consider. That said, there are some incredible deals to be found. Shopping last season’s shoes can be a great way to get a modern golf shoe without the higher price tags.
The best golf shoes of 2019
If you’re looking for comfort, you can’t go wrong with the FootJoy Fury. This shoe is designed to be comfortable but stable, with key contact points along the sole to ensure you maintain good contact with the ground throughout your swing. The inner Fit Sleeve features a FTF+ midsole and a dual layer FitBed. This features a memory foam layer that offers energy return to keep you light on your feet. It also moulds the shape of your foot over time, offering incredible comfort.
Puma Ignite NXT
You’d be forgiven for thinking we’ve slipped a regular pair of trainers into the mix here as these particular golf shoes are all about style and comfort. Featuring the newly announced Pwrcage technology with Pwrframe reinforcements to the upper mesh. This makes this shoe incredibly lightweight but also incredibly stable. Thanks to the TPU film which is vacuum formed over the sole these Puma golf shoes are also incredibly easy to keep clean. You can by a pair from Golfposer.
Available in five different bold colours, these will certainly help you to stand out on the course. They aren’t just about style, they also pack a technical punch. The one-piece knit upper is designed to hold the foot and provide lightweight and breathable comfort. They are perhaps more suited to warmer climates.
Adidas Tour360 XT
For those who like a more traditional golf shoe, you might be more drawn to the Adidas Tour360 XT which derives its name from the X-shaped traction system on the outer sole. The 360Wrap provides incredible stability and foot support while the leather upper offers great weather protection and breathable comfort. The eight cleats on the sole ensure you have an incredible grip on all surfaces.
Under Armour Spieth 2
The signature 2018 shoe has undergone a few updates, and we’re confident you’ll be pretty happy with the outcome. The Gore-Tex membrane upper ensures that your feet will stay toasty and dry no matter the weather. The outsole has been made more flexible, ensuring you have good ground contact without sacrificing comfort. And finally, the cleats offer rotational resistance to bring a little extra power to your swing.
Mizuno Nexlite Boa 005
If you aren’t already familiar with the BOA closure system, get ready to be impressed. It uses a dial system to tighten and loosen the laces. For an incredible fit, the laces are also made of nylon coated stainless steel, which doesn’t rust or stretch. This means you can get a perfect fit with just a twist of the dial. These lightweight synthetic leather shoes are built to withstand the worst winter can throw at you, while still being comfortable in the summer months. If you’re looking for an all-rounder, you can’t go wrong with the Mizuno Nexlite Boa 005.
Skechers Go Golf Pro v.4
And finally, a budget-friendly choice from an unexpected addition to the golf shoe market. These Sketchers feature a H2GO Shield which offers incredible waterproof protection. The smooth leather upper feels supportive and breathable while the diamond traction plate outsole offers an ideal level of grip.