Metal or plastic is not going to be an option for much longer as it pertains to the spikes on the bottom of your shoe. Courses worldwide are banning the green-gnashing metal spikes in favor of plastic spikes that leave little damage without losing good ground grip.
Prefer to shop online? There are a number of websites that can give you opinion and price comparison, but if you are going to buy online, you should ensure that the online shop you patronize has a liberal return policy or you will get just what you pay for. While it might go easy on your wallet, when you are making that fourth hour or mile, whichever comes first, you will be paying again in discomfort. One site Idaho Golf found called shoebuy.com has a nice selection of shoes as well as a good return policy. Deals can be found on eBay as well if you have found the shoe that fits you in the store and you want to purchase them more affordably elsewhere.
Ecco: Casual Cool Ribbon
These good-looking men’s shoes were featured in February’s Golf Digest. The distressed-leather look is aimed at the less formal golfer. Uppers are made of a soft leather with a natural tumbled texture. Fitted with the Eclipse™ Fast Twist™ cleats for greens-friendly traction.
Ecco: Classic Saddle GTX
Have you ever noticed that with all the money and choices Tiger Woods has, he still sticks to the classics when it comes to his footwear? Brown or black are his trademark and that’s because they look as great leaving the first tee as they do at the final hole. Ecco fused classic style with modern technology for this shoe, which has outsoles engineered for enhanced lateral torque that noticeably
increases stability through the swing.
Ecco: Grip White
Ocean and RaspberryEcco says you women golfers will feel the grip in each round in this fashionable, spikeless design. The high-performance shoe with soft luxe leather upper has pre-molded traction bars for enhanced grip and walking comfort. Lightweight comfort meets outstanding traction.
Nike: Air Max Revive
This stylish take on the classic men’s golf shoe in baroque brown with a hazelnut swoosh is full-grain leather with Scorpion Stinger Spikes and a two year limited waterproof warranty and Max Air unit for a cushioned ride.
Nike: Air Summer Lite
Women can choose from blue, tan, white or the featured green in this comfortable running-shoe-like golf shoe. Designed specifically for warmer climates, the mesh and synthetic leather combination helps ventilate this shoe, keeping feet cool and you looking cool.
This new line from FootJoy is so incredible it generated its own vocabulary word, “Flexstability™”, which means stability achieved through maximum flexibility. These shoes are said to have achieved the highest level in comfort, with the outsole developed so more of the shoe stays in contact with the ground throughout the golf swing.
Compiled by Jennifer Leibrum