Today’s golf shoes are built on so much more than style. Each year we see more and more technology getting integrated with our golf shoes. From complex foam cushioning, proprietary traction systems and GORE-TEX waterproofing – shoes today are built to provide golfers as much support as possible, including their game.
Below is our guide for 2018 golf shoes:
MENS GOLF SHOES
ADIDAS | Adidas.com
TOUR360 | $200.00
Crush your tee shot in these Tour360 golf shoes. The Adidas Tour360 is one of the most progressive products on the market, boasting beautiful aesthetics and supreme performance. The upper features premium leather, while responsive Boost is a pillow-like material that gives you a little bounce in every step. It also has a two piece design such that the upper part wraps around your foot providing outstanding structure. Since you’re going to drop $200 on these shoes, you should expect them to last many seasons. If you are in the market for a Pro level shoe that will give you years of wear, I would highly recommend the Adidas Tour 360.
TOUR360 KNIT | $180.00
The TOUR360 Knit includes Adidas’ Primeknit technology, which offers golfers a unique style, while maintaining breathability and stretch for ultimate performance and comfort. The way in which the upper is knitted allows the perfect amount of flexibility and support needed for a long day on the course. It is also extremely lightweight and breathable. The shoe wraps around the foot – think of it like a sock. Feeding into the sock-like aesthetic and feel is a ribbed knit collar that replaces a traditional collar. Even though it’s constructed from knitted material, advanced technology allows the shoe to be waterproof! If your feet tend to hurt while walking the course, the Tour360 knit is the way to go.
adiPure SP | $190.00
Looking for something a little more modern and sleek? The adiPure SP combines a classic “street” design that’s packed with features from the 3/4 length Boost, midsole, to the premium materials used alongside world class performance technologies. Boost foam helps keep your feet cushioned and it’s even responsive to hot and cold conditions. The leather ThinSOF upper with ClimaProof, provides the ultimate in durability, elegance and comfort as well as protection from rainy days.
ECCO | Ecco.com
BIOM HYBRID 3 | $200.00
In 2018 Ecco is putting aesthetics higher up their priorities list – and they’re achieving their goal. Whether you’re walking down the fairway or going for a walk after your round with your buddies, the BIOM Hybrid 3 ECCO Tri-Fi-Grip technology will give you the stability and durability you’ll need. With three different zones – one for stability, one for durability and another for rotation – the outsole assists you from back-swing to follow-through. Other technologies include BIOM NATURAL MOTION, which encourages a more natural walking motion for added power and efficiency, as well as enhancing feeling and stability.
It’s a sleek shape, and the funky patterns on the leather are fun and different for ECCO. Check out the video below to get more details on the BIOM:
FOOTJOY | Footjoy.com
TOUR-S | $240.00/$270.00 (BOA)
The Tour S is the most stable shoe in the FootJoy lineup, in fact, some say it’s the most stable FootJoy shoe ever.
The stability comes from what FootJoy calls POWERPLATE technology. In simple terms, it’s an outsole design consisting of two key design elements.
The outsole is made from Pebax, an elastomer that’s stiffer but more responsive than TPU. One of the things you’ll likely notice with the Tour S is that it’s not particularly pliable – and that’s exactly what FootJoy wants in the Tour S. What you lose in flexibility, you get back in responsiveness. Pebax springs back faster than TPU, and ultimately that means less fatigue over the course of a round.
LAMBDA | Lambdagolf.com
MONZA | $330.00
Monza was hand-made in Portugal waterproof, genuine leather – just like every other shoe Lambda makes. It’s best features are the Latex foot bed to provide you with maximum comfort and the acetate insert on the sole and heel for shock absorption impact on knees, hips and back. The design is beautiful, and though they may look like that might be uncomfortable, many people who have purchased these shoes say the opposite! The shoe doesn’t require you to “break them in,” so no need to worry about getting blisters on your feet while walking the course. There’s also an option on their website to create a custom shoe.
NIKE | Nike.com
LUNAR CONTROL VAPOR 2 | $175.00
The Nike Lunar Control Vapor 2 golf shoe packages the ultra-grabby sole of its predecessor in a style that more golfers can rock on the course.
While it’s still a bold, athletic-style shoe, the look of the shoe has been dialed down from the original. The swoosh has been moved from the toe to a more traditional placement. The Flywire construction is dialed back aesthetically, but the split tongue remains. If maximizing traction is high on your priority list, the Nike Lunar Control Vapor 2 is one that you need to try. From soft, wet conditions to hard, dry surfaces, they provide a stable platform for you to golf in comfort and with ease. To top that off, the updated style is one that will look good on almost any golfer.
ROSHE G | $80.00
For years, everyone loved the Nike Roshe sneaker for its lightweight comfort, timeless style and ultimate versatility – three key attributes which you will now be able to enjoy on the golf course in 2018.
The Roshe G shoe perfectly blends the signature Roshe mesh upper with a golf-specific outsole which uses pressure mapping technology for the reliable grip & traction, which is perfect for golfing. However, this outsole is also made of durable rubber, which means it will be soft enough to wear on any surface which you might encounter off the course, too.
PETER MILLAR | PeterMillar.com
BROGUE GALLIVANTER | $225.00
For a while now, G/Fore has been well known for their colorful golf gloves. Peter Millar has partnered with G/FORE to create a whole new brand of golf fashion-wear to the industry. Jumping into the footwear space, G/Fore continued to bring fashion and flair to golf. Brouge Gallivanter is expertly crafted from premium waterproof leather that looks incredible, while also being able to withstand the elements you face on the golf course. It offers classic style with modern flair, as well as traction and surprising comfort.
PUMA | Pumagolf.com
IGNITE PWRADAPT | $170.00
PUMA has really revved up its golf shoes with new technology that surpasses unlike anything we’ve seen before from PUMA. This is the next generation of the Ignite Spikeless Sport, offering increased stability and comfort with a significantly freshened look. PWRAdapt is a new sole system that offers what PUMA calls 3-Dimensional Traction along with responsive cushioning. The IGNITE foam is utilized in the entire length of the midsole for the first time in a Puma cleated shoe. Each shoe utilizes premium Aniline Leather accents for added style.
IGNITE PWRSPORT $140.00
This is a new version of Puma’s popular Ignite Spikeless Sport. The waterproof mesh gives you a lighter feel, but mesh isn’t the most stable material out there, so they added a frame around it to make it more solid (smart move, PUMA). Because of this, you get the comfort benefits of mesh, but you’re not going to lose your balance when you’re swinging hard. The midsole is made out of Puma’s Ignite foam, to make them comfortable as well as responsive.
TRUE LINKS WEAR | truelinkswear.com
TRUE OUTSIDER | $169.00
Can a golf shoe also be your go-to everyday shoe? That was TRUE Linkswear’s goal in developing the Outsider:. It’s a shoe that works on the course but is so comfortable and looks so good that you can wear it everywhere. It’s made from premium leather and has a slick, modern, minimalist look. These shoes look great with golf clothes, but they also go great with jeans or khakis.
TRUE has taken waterproofing to a whole new level and its one of their most raved about features. Aside from the premium leather and comfortability, TRUE has implemented a sympatex waterproof booty within the sock liner to protect your feet from the wet marsh on course.
SKECHERS | Skechers.com
GO GOLF ELITE V.3- LX | $160.00
Skechers Go Golf Elite V3 LX can be described in three words: comfort, comfort and more comfort. The responsive 5gen foam offers performance, comfort, and cushioning. They are so confident in its waterproof abilities that they offer a 2-year warranty if it fails on you. An all-new spikeless-
WOMENS GOLF SHOES
PUMA | Pumagolf.com
IGNITE BLAZE SPORT DISC | $140.00
The Puma Women’s Blaze showcases a blend of conventional golfing style and more contemporary touches. Ignite cushioning and innovative DISC closure technology unite for a snazzy cleated shoe. The shoe is lightweight and flexible, very comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
One of the most impressive features in this shoe is the PWRCOOL provided by Outlast – this technology is designed to regulate the temperature of your foot, making use of phase change materials that absorb, store and release heat for thermal comfort. This means the shoe should keep you warmer when it’s cold and cooler when it’s hot – pretty cool stuff! It’s a perfect blend of style and performance for a great price.
SKECHERS | Skechers.com
GO GOLF ELITE V.2- ADJUST | $100.00
Inspired by their Skechers GOwalk series, they created the Go Golf Elite 2 that combines performance technology with a classic leather lace-up design. It offers a clean, contemporary look and the stitching and small holes on the side of the shoe provide visual interest. The sole is relatively stiff and will provide you with a stable base for your golf swing.
For great traction and comfort on the course for only $100, this is worth the buy.
FOOTJOY | Footjoy.com
FJ SPORT SL | $139.99
FJ golf shoes engineered specifically for women, lightweight & breathable yet waterproof and fiercely performance-based. It offers athletic styling, lightweight performance, and spikeless golf soles. It also provides supreme comfort, and impressively blends this with excellent support. The shoes have been made with FootJoy’s BreathEasy Engineered Sport Mesh uppers, which are light-weight and breathable. The soft EVA midsole/outsole with strategically placed TPU traction inserts allow full range of motion control with enhance stability. The massaging footbed provides invigorating gentle massage.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?