The natural fit of these shoes seems to be a bit narrow so they might not be ideal for golfers with wide feet.
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.
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.
James Salmon is a sports writer from Melbourne, Australia, and has experience writing on a wide range of sports, including basketball, golf, tennis, cricket and surfing to name a few. He also holds an editorial role for Sydney-based digital media company CompareTV, and contributes significantly to the sports component of their website.