adidas S2G Golf Shoes Review

GolfMagic tests out the new adidas S2G Golf Shoes.

adidas S2G Golf Shoes
adidas S2G Golf Shoes
Timeless styling, ideal for on and off-course wear, excellent value
In terms of stability and traction, there are better models on offer in 2024

adidas S2G Golf Shoes Key Features:

  • Waterproof ripstop upper with synthetic overlays: delivers waterproof protection and breathability
  • Lightstrike midsole: designed to aid fast explosive lateral movement
  • Spikeless outsole: constructed from durable rubber to provide a balance of traction and flexibility



The demands for a modern spikeless golf shoe have developed in recent years, with on-course performance now being just as important as off-course style. 

The trend has seen the lines between fashion and function grow increasingly blurred, with classic trainer silhouettes now being a staple on fairways around the world.

One look at weekly coverage of the PGA Tour or LIV Golf League will confirm this theory, with some of the best players in the world regularly opting for more casual footwear on the course.

It's fair to say the kings of crossover styling in recent years have been Nike and adidas, with the two sporting powerhouses drawing upon years of experience in the streetwear market in order to produce shoes that wouldn't look out of place on the runway or the fairway.

The S2G is a perfect example of this new school of design, with the model's slogan, "It's streetwear that plays' saying it all.

To find out how the shoes would perform, we took them out for a test drive at The London Club.

Let's get into it.

adidas S2G
adidas S2G

adidas S2G Golf Shoes Looks:

The designers at adidas HQ have opted for quite a simple upper design for the S2Gs with the overall appearance reminiscent of a tennis or running shoe.

The solid white base is complemented by splashes of colour on the traditional adidas three-stripe, as well as tongue and heel detailing.

The white blue and red colourway we tested is arguably the most modern option available, with collegiate green and collegiate blue models offering a slightly more vintage aesthetic. 

The overall silhouette is very athletic, and if it weren't for the rubber nubs on the sole you could be forgiven for not realising they were golf shoes at all.

The design rounds out adidas' shoe collection nicely, with the MC80s pinning down the traditional corner, while the Tour360 24s deliver elite-level performance in the spiked category.

adidas S2G
adidas S2G

adidas S2G Golf Shoes comfort and performance:

When it comes to on and off-course shoes, a big part of the appeal is not only versatile style but also long-lasting comfort. 

When we slid these shoes on for the first time there was a touch of stiffness in the tongue, which did provide some cause for concern, however after only a few holes, it softened enough not to cause any level of discomfort. 

The midsole provides a lovely cushioned feel that allows your foot to move naturally through your stride, delivering a suitable level of stability. 

There is a solid level of bounce back from the shoe. However, these shoes are probably on the stiffer end of the scale when compared to other spikeless golf shoes that have been released this year.

If we were to compare the feel, it's certainly more rigid than the ECCO LT1, but a touch softer than the FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon.

We also found there to be suitable width in the toe box, which prevented any unwanted rubbing on our little toe, an issue that can often arise when a design is too narrow.

In terms of traction and stability, we would give these shoes a solid 7/10.

The rubber nubs on the sole provide suitable traction for dry conditions, with the sole also benefitting from a good level of flexibility, which allowed us to remain steady-footed on hills or slopes.

We did notice a fair amount of movement within the shoes during our swing, which may not appeal to golfers who love to feel like their feet are really locked in.

While we never felt like we were going to slip or slide during our swing, in terms of stability, there are more suitable options on the market, such as the FootJoy Pro/XLS.

It's also worth noting that these shoes are probably best suited to spring or summer golf. 

Not only due to the colour but also because the level of traction on offer may get called into question during the wetter and more muddy rounds of the year. 

All in all, the S2Gs are a very solid offering from adidas, and stack up very well against the best spikeless golf shoes of 2024.

adidas S2G
adidas S2G

Should you buy the adidas S2G Golf shoes?

If you're looking for a pair of golf shoes that don't scream "I've just played 18 holes" while still providing bags of on-course performance, then the S2Gs could be just what you're looking for.

The stylish design wouldn't look out of place down the pub, and thanks to the performance-incorporated tech, they won't let you down on the fairway either.

Coming in at a very reasonable £89.99, you also won't have to break the bank to look good and play great. 

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