Ten of the best: golf shoes 2015

Stable, stylish, comfortable - golf shoes have come a long way

Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 24 Aug 2015
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With metal spikes now a thing of the past, premium golf shoes in 2015 are not only lightweight and breathable, but more stable, comfortable, flexible, versatile and stylish than ever before. 

Some of them even work with your swing to help you play better golf. 

Here are 10 shoes we think you should take a closer look at this season.

Brand: adidas Golf
Model:
adipower boost
Colours:
black, white/black/blue, white, grey/white/navy, night flash
RRP:
£130
Website: www.adidas.co.uk

Key features

  • 'Bounce' foam in the forefoot provides great response and helps deliver more power in the swing at impact
  • 'Fit Foam' PU sockliner for improved cushioning, support and comfort
  • 'Pure Motion' midsole mimics the natural stability, efficiency and rapid reaction time of the bare foot
  • Advanced 'Pure Motion' TPU outsole with strategically-placed gripmore traction

Review: adipower boost

Brand: FootJoy
Model: 
HyperFlex
Colours:
navy/lime, charcoal/orange, white/light grey/royal blue, black/silver/yellow, charcoal/orange (BOA), white/light grey/royal blue (BOA)
RRP:
£135, £150 (BOA)
Website: www.FootJoy.co.uk

Key features

  • 'FlexGrid 2.0' exoskeleton upper material is soft and comfortable with good retention properties
  • 'FineTuned Foam 2.0' midsole delivers improved cushioning
  • 'HyperFlex FitBed' aids the cushioning and contains 'HeelLoc 2.0' for slip prevention
  • Also available with a BOA closure system on the heel to improve the overall fit 

First Look: FootJoy HyperFlex

Brand: Nike
Model:
Lunar Control 3
Colours:
white/volt/black, black, platinium/pink/black, grey/orange/silver, white/platinium/grey/black, platinum/bright crimson/black, white/blue/black
RRP:
£130
Website: www.nike.com/golf

Key features

  • Full-length 'Lunarlon' midsole delivers improved underfoot cushioning
  • Dynamic 'Flywire' technology wraps the foot for adaptive lateral support
  • Nike's 'Control Platform' provides exceptional underfoot stability and smooth weight transfer during the swing

Review: Nike Lunar Control 3

Brand: ECCO
Model: 
Biom Hybrid 2
Colours:
black/brick, white/pure green, warm grey/pure green, camel/fanta, mocha/fire, concrete/royal, true navy/brick 
RRP:
£170
Website: www.ECCO.com

Key features

  • 'E-DTS Hybrid Technology' provides a stable outsole with 800 traction angles and excellent grip
  • Yak leather uppers are breathable and lightweight for improved comfort
  • Ecco 'Hydromax' delivers premium quality water repellence
  • Updated sporty uppers give a trendy on-course look

First Look: ECCO Biom Hybrid 2

Brand: PUMA
Model: 
Titan Tour
Colours:
white/red, white/black, black/white, black, white/blue, white/orange, brown
RRP:
£129
Website: www.PumaGolf.com

Key features

  • 'Outlast' cooling technology to keep your feet cool during the round
  • 'Power Frame' encases the EVA midsole for lightweight strength and durability, increased flexibility and superior traction
  • 'Power Vamp' increases the flexibility and stability across the forefoot
  • 'Stealth' cleats ensure the shoe sits low to the ground

Video Review: PUMA Titan Tour

Brand: G/Fore
Model:
Gallivanter 
Styles:
full-grain leather Snow, nubuck leather Charcoal, high-performance microfibre Delta Force Olive; nubuck and patent leather Onyx Cap Toe
RRP:
£139
Website: www.TrendyGolf.com

Key features

  • Bio-mechanically engineered, injection-moulded TPU outsole features 'G/Round Control' technology that is designed for optimal traction in all conditions
  • Athletic fit and premium water-resistant materials, including leather, suede, flannel, wool and performance microfibres

First Look: G/Fore footwear

Brand: FootJoy
Model:
Contour Casual
Colours:
brown, black, grey/green, white/blue, black/brown, white/silver
RRP:
£100
Website: www.FootJoy.co.uk

Key features

  • Full grain leather uppers offer outstanding waterproof comfort, breathability, and durability
  • 'DuraMax' rubber spikeless outsole features numerous points of contact for traction and stability

First Look: FootJoy Contour Casual

Brand: ECCO
Model:
Tour Hybrid
Colours
: marine/port, walnut, black/brick, black/port, dark clay/orange, white/brick, lion/burnt ochre
RRP:
£170
Website: www.ECCO.com/golf

Key features

  • Moisture-wicking 'Second Skin' leather lining and removable 'Comfort Fibre System' insole for enhanced climate control
  • Created using the advanced 'Direct-injection Process', which bonds the upper and outsole unit for a one-piece shoe construction without the use of glue or stitching
  • The premium leathers receive a tanned-in 'HydroMax' treatment that lasts for the life of the shoe

First Look: ECCO Tour Hybrid

Brand: Nike
Model:
TW15
Colours:
red/black, silver/black/grey, black/white
RRP:
£160
Website: www.nike.com

Key features

  • The shoe integrates 'Dynamic Flywire' into a 'Flyweave' upper with a Nike Free outsole to provide what the brand describes as 'the ultimate level of stability, fit, and flexibility'
  • Flyweave technology makes the shoe 10% lighter than the previous TW '14
  • It has a one-piece upper that is woven to provide great strength-to-weight support where it is needed most during the swing
  • The traction elements in the toe are shaped like octopus beaks, while the rubber in the tip and the heel are inspired by shark scales (inspired by Tiger Woods's personal love for diving and spear fishing)

First Look: Nike TW15

Brand: ECCO
Model:
Casual Hybrid
Colours:
lawn green, true navy, black, concrete
RRP:
£100 (sneaker and ladies), £110 (wingtip)
Website: www.ECCO.com/golf

Key features

  • The shoe is highly water repellent via proprietary ECCO 'Hydromax' treatment and is offered in a sleek sneaker version for men and modern-classic Brogue options for men and women
  • Superb stability as it is built atop a patented 'E-DTS' outsole, which boasts approximately 100 moulded traction bars
  • Constructed from TPU – a highly durable, wear-resistant material – for good stability
  • Like all ECCO golf shoes, Casual Hybrid models are crafted at company-owned factories using the 'Direct-injection Process' that bonds the upper and outsole to create a one-piece construction without the use of glue or stitching

First Look: ECCO Casual Hybrid

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