The search for a fresh pair of golf shoes can prove extremely tough with so much choice out there today, but GolfMagic has landed on 14 newbies we believe you need to give some serious consideration to ahead of your next purchase.
We have picked out a mix of spikeless and spiked shoes, some of which feature the clever BOA lacing system, and we have made our decisions solely based on each shoe's style, fit, comfort and performance. The majority of our chosen shoes range between £100 to £200, and our list is in alphabetical order rather than order of preference. Let's take a closer look at our favourite new golf shoes as we enter the final few months of the season...
adidas Golf Tour360 XT Primeknit
The brand that is arguably pushing boundaries more than anyone else in the golf shoe market right now, and it's new Tour360 XT Primeknit is the perfect example of that.
Featuring a waterproof knit upper that gives players a soft feel every time they tee it up, the adidas Tour360 XT Primeknit contains special yarns to repel water, keeping feet dry while still acting breathable and stable.
This shoe also incorporates forging technology - the process of heating the upper to provide more stability around the midfoot without adding any weight.
When coupled with the brand's 360 Wrap, it gives players the locked-in feel they need for every shot.
It also comes with eight-cleat X-Traxion outsole, which is without question the best traction system adidas Golf has ever designed, and it also features a full-length BOOST midsole for added levels of comfort and energy return all the way from the 1st hole through to the 19th.
Light as a feather, incredibly stylish, pillow-like comfort, and strong and stable when you need it most. Also available in three different colour options to cater for different tastes and scripting choices.
Website: adidas Golf
adidas Golf Tour360 XT Twin BOA
adidas is bringing its first golf shoe featuring TWO BOA dials with its brand new Tour360 XT Twin BOA shoe.
Similar to the proven dual dial configurations well known in cycling, the BOA lace system provides a customised performance fit that caters to the varying needs of golfers and provides lasting comfort on the golf course.
This shoe is designed to offer micro-adjustability in two separate zones. The upper zone works for a macro, securet fit around the collar and provides support to prevent power leakage throughout your swing. The side-mounted dial also helps to close the tongue and securely holds your heel.
The lower zone provides micro-adjustability from the middle to bottom instep for customised fit, feel and support, without any irritation or discomfort.
Lightweight, waterproof, ultra-durable and a superb fit thanks to BOA. This one is well worth a look ahead of 2020.
Website: adidas Golf
adidas Golf Tour360 XT SL
Probably our favourite golf shoe of 2019, which has already proven a hit with the likes of Dustin Johnson, Tyrrell Hatton and Sergio Garcia this season.
Earning its name due to the X-shaped traction system (X-Traxion) on the outsole, the new adidas Golf Tour360 XT SL provides multi-directional grip throughout the swing.
The shoe's X-shaped lugs provide more stability and can react with better traction through uneven lies due to their eight-sided touch points with the ground.
Golfers will feel locked in throughout the swing as a result, allowing the lugs to react to any conditions a player might encounter. The X-shaped traction system provides the best possible grip without sacrificing any comfort.
RRP: £139.95 (spikeless), £159.95 (spiked)
Website: adidas Golf
Duca Del Cosma Camelot
Duca Del Cosma might be an unfamiliar name to some of you in the golf world, but it's certainly making giant strides.
The brand's brand new Camelot shoe is releasing limited edition models of its shoe to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the European Tour's KLM Open.
Camelot possesses style and substance in abundance. It’s a hybrid of classic golf footwear with a touch of flair, thanks to the perforated detailing on the leather upper and the contrasting or complimenting laces.
The shoe is waterproof and has a fully breathable and anti-bacterial Arneflex insole that ensures your feet are dry and comfortable, as well as looking on trend.
It also features the innovative Airplay 6 outsole with its flexibility and grip, it is anatomically designed for optimal traction and stability.
Website: Duca Del Cosma
ECCO BIOM COOL PRO
The Danish brand's exciting new ECCO BIOM COOL PRO features all the proven benefits of BIOM and GORE-TEX SURROUND technology platforms to facilitate supreme, 360-degree breathable comfort round after round.
One of the coolest features of this shoe is its low-to-ground sole structure that aids excellent ground responsiveness, perfect for shots around the green.
ECCO's pioneering TRI-FI-GRIP outsole ensures multi-purpose zonal performance through three segments; one for stability, another for durability and a third for rotational support. By using ultra-durable TPU, it withstands wear on and off the course, without affecting performance.
The shoe also takes advantage of GORE-TEX SURROUND - a technology pioneered in partnership by ECCO and GORE-TEX, paired with ECCO GOLF’s refined TPU EXHAUST GRID built into the midsole. This allows fresh air to directly access the sole of your foot while simultaneously allowing heat and moisture to escape.
Available in white and black colours to match any outfit.
Website: ECCO GOLF
G/FORE MG4.1 Snow - AW19
The brand new MG4.1 golf shoe is one of the stylish you'll see all year.
Marking the ultimate in crossover fashion, the G/FORE MG 4.1 Snow shoe offers outstanding stability on the course while maintaining a fashion-forward look and feel that we have quickly come to associate with the brand.
This shoe is made from a one-piece knit upper with auxetic lattice mid-sole and triple-density cushioned footbed for ultimate comfort while wearing.
Its saw-tooth traction pattern on the sole also provides terrific traction on a variety of playing surfaces.
Trendy Golf recommends sizing up half a size to find your perfect fit.
Website: Trendy Golf
G/FORE Cap Toe Gallivanter
The new golf shoe as favoured by two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.
G/FORE's Cap Toe Gallivanter has been custom designed by the company's team of footwear experts as a take on a classic golf staple with patent leather toe and heel caps and classic brogue details.
The shoe boasts an ultra lightweight sole coupled with a bespoke cleat design for optimal on-course traction.
It also features a new, washable and anti-microbial, triple density foam cushion Ortholite sock liner for superior comfort.
Quite pricey, but if fashion is something you care for on the golf course, then simply look no further than the guys at G/FORE.
Website: Trendy Golf
Nike Golf Air Max 1G
The Nike Air Max 1 G is the perfect golf shoe for all the sneakerheads out there and perfect for wearing straight from the course to the 19th hole, or even out and about round town - you won’t look out of place anywhere you go in these.
We have put the shoe through its paces with vigourous on-course and range testing, and we have to say that these really perform as you would expect - and at £99, they represent the best value-for-money Nike Golf shoe we've ever tested without a shadow of a doubt.
You receive extreme comfort and great stability on full swings, which is something Nike haven’t always provided in their trainer golf shoes – for us, that's what was lacking with the Roshe G.
The best Nike Golf spikeless shoes to date and with all the classic Air Max 1 style.
Well worth a look if you're in the market for new premium pair of shoes.
Website: Nike Golf
Nike Golf Jordan ADG
Nike Golf's eye-catching Jordan ADG optimises cushioning and ground feel, creating an innovative experience on the course.
Celebrating the career of basketball legend Michael Jordan, the shoe features a plush midsole and flexible outsole let your feet bend naturally through your swing.
The shoe has a Zoom Air unit that gives you responsive cushioning and an integrated traction pattern for superb grip.
Laces integrate with the midfoot overlay for a secure, supportive fit, and a partial inner sleeve hugs your foot for a sock-like feel.
There's also a cool elephant print on the heel and toe to give the shoe an iconic hoops style.
Available in black, white, grey and red.
Website: Nike Golf
Nike Golf Air Zoom Victory Tour
The Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour redefines premium performance.
Revolutionary cushioning delivers a soft, responsive ride, while sleek leather adds sophistication to every round.
Premium leather has a classic, sophisticated look.
Its lightweight, Flyweave construction on the upper quarter has a thin, stretchy skin that helps keep out water.
The shoe's Hybrid outsole design combines integrated traction under the balls of your feet with removable spikes around the lateral sides and heels for optimal gripping power in a variety of conditions.
Website: Nike Golf
PUMA GOLF IGNITE NXT SOLELACE
The iconic IGNITE spikeless franchise has been taken to the NXT level.
Built from the ground up, the PUMA IGNITE NXT SOLELACE features a Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern.
A full-length IGNITE Foam midsole, wrapped in SoleShield for added durability, provides unparalleled comfort and energy return, while the upper features a flat-knit waterproof mesh vamp with PWRFRAME reinforcement.
This fully waterproof shoe has been integrated with a SOLELACE Closure System, TPU SOLELACE units allow the lace to completely wrap the foot and secure the midsole around your foot.
A superb shoe that can be worn on and off the golf course.
Website: PUMA GOLF
PUMA GOLF IGNITE PROADAPT
The upper of this shoe features 'Adaptive Fit System' that utilises a 'Molded Comfort Collar' on the inner and premium Atlantis Leather on the outer bootie.
Ignite Foam sits in between your foot and the outsole to deliver unrivaled, custom comfort, while Dual-Durometer Tornado Cleats grip the ground underneath your feet, giving you the ultimate ground-feel and unbeatable traction.
Other features include PWRFRAME (an ultra-thin TPU frame strategically placed in high stress areas on upper for lightweight support and increased stability), as well as PWRADAPT (a proprietary new sole system provides revolutionary 3-dimensional traction and cushioning for ultimate performance and comfort).
Its Epic Tour Last also adds to the appeal, with its refined, anatomical last shape providing an excellent fit and ample forefoot volume for unrivaled comfort and stylish toe-down look.
Under Armour HOVR Drive
Its HOVR Midsole keeps the foot grounded longer, working with the outsole to allow the golfers to harness their vertical force more effectively.
Not only does it look incredibly smart and stylish, but its light, stable and creates a lower profile than many others on the market which we adore - perfect for those wedge shots where you want to get a little closer to the ground.
In terms of value for money, this one is up there with the very best.
Website: Under Armour
Under Armour Spieth 3
Under Armour's Spieth 3 is the lightest Spieth golf shoe to date, while maintaining stability and structural support. We also love it because it's 100% waterproof UA Storm technology repels water without sacrificing breathability.
Jordan Spieth worked with UA’s research team to determine three must-haves that could not be compromised in the construction of the Spieth 3.
When a golfer swings, the forefoot rotates laterally and the heel rotates in the medial direction. When the swing comes back to impact, the foot wants to twist out from under the golfer, resulting in foot slippage. The Spieth 3 uses patented rotational resistance and traction, both vertically and horizontally, to keep the feet on the ground as long as possible.
The golfer is able to use the ground for leverage to power the swing and prevent slipping, ensuring maximum control and minimizing power loss.
At Jordan’s request, the overall weight of the Spieth 3 is significantly lighter than past models. To provide the most comfort and stability when walking the course, the Spieth 3 has an upper with microfiber in the heel and a smartly woven jacquard in the forefoot.
Website: Under Armour