Need To Know
Known for its innovative line of Tour proven putters, RIFE Golf has a reputation for delivering high quality golf products that look great and perform even better. With its first move into the UK golf shoe market, the brand is now continuing its tradition of stylish innovation with four designs that are available at American Golf.
GolfMagic tested out the new RIFE RF-02 Blade Spikeless shoes (SRP £64.99), and we could not be more impressed.
The RIFE RF-02 Blade Spikeless shoe combines performance on the golf course and casual styling that is at home on the high street.
As a Manchester United fan, the red, white and black colours instantly appealed out the box, and they also made it very easy to pair with my chosen outfit for the day.
This spikeless shoe features a spikeless outsole that provided me with multi-direction grip and control for stability throughout the entire golf swing, and its High-Density Micro PU upper has ensured long-lasting durability with 100% waterproof protection from the elements.
The shoe's low-profile phylon midsole offers superb cushioning and stability, especially on those greenside bunker shots and flop shots where you want to feel low to the ground, while its specifically moulded EVA insole ensures terrific levels of comfort around the course.
The tongue of the shoe is also very comfortable over the top of the feet.
I have worn these shoes for three consecutive rounds now - two in glorious sunshine and one in light showers - and I can honestly say these are the best golf shoes for less than £70 that I have ever worn.
Often I find wearing a pair of golf shoes for the first time can leave a couple of blisters and even have you limping home as you look to wear them in, but there have been no such problems with these shoes. My typical UK size fit perfectly.
The RF-02 Blade Spikeless ticks every box when it comes to fit, comfort, stability, traction and traditional looks. For a first golf shoe entry from RIFE this season, we tip our cap.
Yes there might be slightly more flashy, lighter and athletic-looking golf shoes out there right now, many of which now come with clever BOA System to ensure the best possible fit for your feet, but these shoes typically all cost more than double the price.
If you are after a pair of affordable spikeless shoes that will not let you down, then I certainly encourage you to take a closer look at these over at American Golf.