Top 10 Best Golf Shoes For Men 2019

People tend to forget how much impact the right footwear can have on athletic performance. Conversely, ill-fitting or inappropriate footwear can wreak havoc not only on performance but also on the body of the athlete as well.


For example, runners who have a shoe that is just slightly crooked in the sole, too high or too low on some parts of bottom the surface, or one that is too heavy have to compensate with each stride they take. But what is the right shoe for you? This is the question we will be helping you with today and it starts by outlining the most versatile, high-quality and dynamic shoes we could find on the market in this fair year of 2019 after hundreds of hours of research.

  • The Tech Resonse’s have that great Adidas style that the brand has become known for
  • They are a comfortable lightweight golf shoe once you break them in
  • Strong and sturdy bag
  • Comes with a 91 day comfort guarantee

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  • These are very comfortable shoes to wear on and off the course
  • Very durable
  • The extended rubber toe piece keeps you balanced on your follow through

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  • 7 removable soft spikes that stay comfortable on the course and give good leverage
  • They come at a good price point
  • Comfortable inner sole and sock liner

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Adidas Men’s Tech Response Golf Shoes

99.7

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Callaway Men’s Balboa TRX Golf Shoe

99.4

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New Balance Men’s NBG 2004 Golf Shoe

98.9

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FootJoy Men’s Freestyle 2.0 Golf Spike Narrow

98.5

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Skechers Men’s Go Golf Elite 3

98.4

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Puma Men’s Ignite PwrSport Golf Shoe

98

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Adidas Men’s Tour 360 Boost 2.0

97.5

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New Balance Men’s NBG1701 Spiked Golf Shoe

96.8

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FootJoy Men’s Pro/Sl-Previous Season Style Golf Shoes

96.2

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Callaway Men’s Coronado Golf Shoe

95.9

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1. Adidas Men’s Tech Response Golf Shoes

We start with a brand that is no stranger on the links: Adidas. The Men’s Tech Response shoes feature 6 staggered cleats that offer good stability when lining up a swing and can be easily unscrewed for when you are done with your round.
The upper is mesh and don’t stand up the best against wet conditions but you do get enhanced breathability. These shoes are a great value and would be perfect for anyone not looking to spend a ton but also like stylish design that works well off the course as well.

While I do wish you got a sand wedge with these clubs, I do like the putter. It pops off the face really nice. A little springy at first, but you’ll adjust. Better to be springy than dull.

Pros

  • The Tech Resonse’s have that great Adidas style that the brand has become known for
  • They are a comfortable lightweight golf shoe once you break them in
  • Strong and sturdy bag
  • Comes with a 91 day comfort guarantee

Cons

  • They may take a month or two to break in
  • These shoes are not completely water-proof

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2. Callaway Men’s Balboa TRX Golf Shoe

If you are more of a fan of soft spiked shoes than the Callaway Balboa TRX might be a good choice for you. They feature a leather upper that they state is weatherproof but under extreme conditions we found that to be a bit of an exaggeration.
But they do offer good grip even on wet grass and the 5mm sock liner feels very comfortable when you have them on.

Pros

  • 7 removable soft spikes that stay comfortable on the course and give good leverage
  • They come at a good price point
  • Comfortable inner sole and sock liner

Cons

  • Not the most durable shoe. The leather upper may separate from the sole on each side after a few dozen rounds

The natural fit of these shoes seems to be a bit narrow so they might not be ideal for golfers with wide feet.

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3. New Balance Men’s NBG 2004 Golf Shoe

New Balance has had great success transitioning from only manufacturing running shoes to branching out into golf shoes and the main reason for that is they have not lost sight of their credo for making running shoes: make them comfortable and make them last.

That is what they did with the NBG 2004. This is a supremely comfortable golf shoe with a low profile sole that makes the golfer feel closer to the ground and more in control on swings.

Micro-fiber leather keeps your feet truly dry and 7 removable spikes keep you grounded in wet conditions.

Pros

  • These are very comfortable shoes to wear on and off the course
  • Very durable
  • The extended rubber toe piece keeps you balanced on your follow through

Cons

  • You need to dry these things after your round otherwise they may start to smell
  • They have a rounded back which may be uncomfortable for some golfers

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4. FootJoy Men’s Freestyle 2.0 Golf Spike Narrow

FootJoy just understands golfers and they prove it yet again (as if they needed to) with the Freestyle 2.0. This is the easiest golf shoe you will ever put on. You can put them on like slip-ons because of the Tongue-Lok instep that keeps the tongue where it should be.

The extra Achilles support feels really nice too. Your feet are completely swaddled whether you are walking or swinging on the course.

Pros

  • Easy to slip on with tongue and heel tabs
  • Waterproof
  • Easily one of the most comfortable golf shoes you will ever wear

Cons

  • The 6 spikes lift you pretty high so you have to really dig them in for a swing
  • Sizing for these seem a bit inaccurate and tend to fit larger

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5. Skechers Men’s Go Golf Elite 3

If you are looking for a spike-less golf shoe then this may be the one for you. We played an early round in these shoes which means tons of dew but the Go Golf Elite 3’s keep your feet dry and will not slip even on wet turf.

The leather upper is great for keeping your feet dry and the synthetic sole make for good durability. The insole is removable too so you can replace it if it is too thick.

Pros

  • Comes in 8 different colors
  • Great value for the price
  • Keep your feet dry in wet weather

Cons

  • A bit tough to put on with all the cushioning
  • Also a bit heavy when compared to other shoes

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6. PUMA MEN’S IGNITE PWRSPORT GOLF SHOE

Another spike-less entry, this time by Puma who made this shoe at 13oz (just one shoe) and with waterproof mesh upper. The best thing about these shoes is that they look great and don’t have spikes so they transition seamlessly from course to pro shop.

We worried a bit how well a lightweight mesh upper shoe would hold up in wet conditions but these Puma’s passed the test.

Pros

  • A very flexible shoe that moves with your feet
  • No heavy spikes that chew up the dirt and grass
  • A lightweight shoe that really is waterproof

Cons

  • They fit a bit long
  • The one year warranty only covers water damage

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7. Adidas Men’s Tour 360 Boost 2.0



If balance and stability are paramount to you then these are the shoes you want. The Torsion Tunnel that runs through the center of the shoe gives you superior control even on a powerful drive.

We also have 10 spikes on the Tour360 2.0 so prepare to stick to the ground. The Boost foam inner also makes it very comfortable to walk all day in these shoes.

Pros

  • True weatherproof design
  • Comes with a 2 year warranty
  • Conform to your feet very quickly

Cons

  • The ten spikes pick up a lot of course debris
  • You may need to order a size up from what you normally wear

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8. New Balance Men’s NBG1701 Spiked Golf Shoe

We were really surprised at how light these things were seeing as how they sport a full micro-fiber leather upper and soft spikes. Even after a grueling 36 hole day the NBG1701’s performed marvelously.
They were very comfortable and allowed my feet to breathe which means they didn’t get uncomfortably sweaty.

Pros

  • Hold up well in the heat and in wet weather
  • The midsole offers great arch support
  • cleats provide good turf grip

Cons

  • The spikes are rather difficult to remove
  • They only come in 2 colors

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9. FootJoy Men’s Pro/Sl-Previous Season Style Golf Shoes

FootJoy just keeps improving in areas you thought couldn’t be improved upon. We’re talking about the perimeter weighted outsole which keeps you grounded even with a haymaker swing. This shoe really helps you swing with more control and balance.

The Chromoskin leather is on another level too. Even in the wettest conditions my feet were bone dry at the end of the day.

Pros

  • A spike-less shoe that still offers good traction
  • 2 year waterproof warranty
  • Come in a plethora of colors

Cons

  • Do not include the BOA lacing system
  • More on the pricey side

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10. Callaway Men’s Coronado Golf Shoe

Callaway makes another lightweight entry into the golf shoe arena with the Coronado which features 9 Slim-Lok spikes, a synthetic Opti-Repel upper which wicks moisture away nicely and a padded insole that is not too invasive.

Overall this is a weather resistant and lightweight (13oz each shoe)option if you play in rainy climates and don’t want to be weighed down by your shoes.

Pros

  • Nice, clean, sleek design
  • They break in very quickly
  • Comfortable back ankle that won’t dig into your skin

Cons

  • The tongue can bunch up and get a bit uncomfortable
  • Arch support leaves something to be desired.

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Our Choice

This list, we feel, features an ideal shoe for every kind of golfer. It is a good representation of different styles of shoes that emphasize different things – comfort, performance, style, versatility, stability etc. In the end it is you that decides what it is you value most in a golf shoe.
But no matter what you value most we think this list has something for you.
So if you were to ask us what our choice would be given these 10 excellent shoes, we would have to go with the FootJoy Men’s Freestyle 2.0 (#4 on our list). FootJoy is the standard when it comes to golf shoes and these are not only incredibly comfortable but they meet the needs of various types of golfers.

Final Word

The importance of golfing shoes cannot be underestimated. Think about it. Let’s say you play one round of golf a week at about four hours in length. That is 16 hours a month you are spending in your golfing shoes and unless you drive a golf cart 99% of the time, that is a lot of walking.
But even aside from being comfortable in your shoes and not wrecking your body with the wrong ones, golf shoes have tremendous impact on your game. Have you ever worn a golf shoe that was just slightly too big for you and found that you couldn’t gain proper traction on a drive?
You probably also got a blister on your foot too. Or have you ever worn shoes that had cleats that were too shallow or dull that you couldn’t find your stance? That is how important it is for any golfer to find the shoe that is right for their particular needs.

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