Golf Shoes Buying Guide
Trying to improve your golf game? Maybe you should start with your feet. The right golf shoes can provide you with better balance and a better grip on the grass when you're going for the swing. In fact, quality golf shoes have spikes and supports that keeps your feet from slipping when you shift your weight, so you'll look like a pro when you send your golf ball straight to the fairway. Check out the rest of this guide to get more tips on buying the best golf shoes and you'll be one step closer to shooting a hole-in-one.
- Golf shoes may either have small spikes that are a little over 3 centimetres long or small, plastic nubs. While the plastic nubs don't give as much support as the spikes, they are more comfortable when walking. This can come in handy for more advanced courses with complex terrain.
- Spikes come in metal or soft plastic. Metal spikes can do a lot of damage to the green, so many clubs have banned them. Soft spikes, however, wear out sooner than metal spikes and may be more expensive in the long run since replacements are necessary.
- Since golf requires a lot of walking and weight shifting that can place pressure on different parts of your feet and ankles, you should have a shoe with sufficient padding. This will provide extra comfort and help to prevent chafing.
- The shoe padding and lining should also be breathable, as moisture inside the shoe can cause blisters.
- The outside of the shoe should be waterproof to prevent the entrance of moisture.
- The outside of the shoe should be durable to endure prolonged use on complex terrain.
A Good Fit
- Shoes for outdoor and sports activities perform at their best when they fit properly. They should fir snugly around your feet while not placing any stress on the various pressure points of your feet.
Types of Golf Shoes
Standard Golf Shoes
All-purpose, comfy and easily warn in all sorts of weather.
Great for keeping cool on courses that get a lot of direct sunlight.
If you're on rugged terrain while golfing, these add a bit better grip. They're also great for golfing when it gets a bit cooler, or for inclement weather.