Golf shoes range from around $60 to more than $250. Try to consider how often you play and how many pairs of shoes you want to buy. I like having two or three pairs of shoes to mix it up for playing conditions and comfort.
The bottom line here is that we saw some shoes that were $90 that were just as good as those that were $150. Don’t choose based on price alone.
Comfort is a relatively new concept for golfers. There is no reason to play with golf shoe that is uncomfortable. Golf shoe manufacturers have learned how to incorporate cushioning and support into the shoe to make it easier for you to get through a round.
I really like golf shoes that have a removable insole; it makes it easier to find something that fits me exactly. In addition, the Ortholite Technology that does not deteriorate when it’s used is a great option as well.
Stability & Traction
Golf shoes should allow you to feel stable without making you feel as though you are locked into the ground. In other words, I want to be able to turn, but I don’t want to slide around when I’m swinging.
Overall the spiked golf shoes were more stable and had better traction. This does not mean I will only buy spiked golf shoes. I like the feel of spikeless, and there are more options for unique looks and styles with spikeless that I also enjoy.
When you have a fast swing speed, and you like to walk the course in poor weather, pay very close attention to stability and traction.
Most waterproof golf shoes come with a one or two-year waterproof warranty. Take full advantage of this warranty. If your foot gets wet under normal conditions, they will fix or replace your shoe for you. Keep this in mind, so many gofers assume that the warranty is not worth following up with, but it absolutely is.
Golf shoe style changes from year to year. You can call me old school, but I like to have a pair of traditional golf shoes in my lineup at all times. I think there is something about playing in a tournament or at a top golf course that calls for something a little nicer than a sneaker.
Most of the more classic-looking golf shoes have a slightly higher price point and a bit less comfort. For me, that is worth still worth it.