Tried and tested: Etonic Difference

Need a shoe that offers comfort, value for money and traditonal looks, check this one out...

Wed, 5 Jul 2000
Tried and tested: Etonic Difference

There are three things to look for when choosing a golf shoe. By far the most important is comfort, secondly, traction and thirdly but something that should not matter really if you are a serious golfer and you care for your feet, is price.

The new Etonic Difference 2000 is the latest addition to the Etonic range of shoes and is perhaps their best shoe to date.

Made from quality leather with a Gore-Tex lining, these shoes will both keep your feet dry during the wettest of weather and comfortable even after you have finished your round.

The insole has padded cushions under the ball of your foot and heel to provide even more comfort and they feel like you are walking on air at times.

Put to the test in both wet and dry conditions, the shoe both offers a snug fit and doesn't take much breaking in at all.

In wet conditions, the traction system of spikes offer great stability during a shot, even from the most awkward of lies. But in drier conditions, I would recommend the addition of spikes as when the grass becomes shiny, as with all other soft spiked shoes I have tried, you tend to lose footing occasionally.

But don't let that put you off, these shoes have quality stamped all over them and with a 2-year waterproof manufacturers guarantee, you won't go wrong.

RRP is £90 which is good value for money when compared to other competitors brands and the shoe is available through most major stockists. Alternatively, you can call Spalding Sports on 01954 786600 to find your nearest stockist. To find out more about the Etonic Difference shoe, click on

GOLFmagic rating:
Looks: 8/10
Comfort: 8/10
Traction: 7/10
Waterproofing: 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 8/10