Your choice of golf shoe has never been more varied than it is now. On the whole designs have become lighter and more comfortable than ever before, with a number of technologies and design aspects now offering you features like increased stability, indoor versatility and of course, plenty of style.

Golf shoe buyers guide

Spiked or Spikeless?
Just five or so years ago this wouldn’t have been a decision you’d even have to consider, but now every major brand offers some sort of spikeless golf shoe. The advantages of going spike-free include a saving in weight, and a gain in comfort and versatility. The style options also vary from lightweight summer shoes, to models you can wear straight from the office to the first tee.

Stability
The stability of a shoe is also an area that has changed considerably in recent years. Some designs follow the more traditional thinking of holding the foot in place and offering support, while others let your feet move more freely when swinging and walking. There isn’t a right answer to the best design, instead there is a type of shoe to suit your preferences, body type and swing. For example those with fast swing speeds or larger golfers will benefit from having as much support and stability as possible, while those who have suffered from ankle and lower leg issues could benefit from the shoes that provide more freedom of movement.

Weight
Clearly the lighter a shoe is the more comfortable it will be, the benefits of which will be particularly clear if you are playing a lot of golf. All of the major shoe brands now offer incredibly lightweight designs. The key to picking the right model though is taking all of the above into account as well as the overall weight. If you need a shoe with more stability or rain beating performance then the lightest shoe on the market won’t necessarily be the one for you.

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Ecco cool shoe review

We test the ECCO Cool's Gore-Tex surround technology out on the course

£220.00

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The new FootJoy HyperFlex II is said to provide golfers with enhanced mobility, flexibility and comfort and it does so through a new BioMorph upper design. You can read more…

£145.00

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We were one of the first to test FJ's latest spikeless creation

£140.00

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This spikeless shoe provides elegant style, performance and versatility

£140.00

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Ecco Cage shoes

Golf Monthly's Ecco Cage shoe review, a cleated model with a cage-like structure that locks the heel in place for extra stability during the swing

£170.00

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FootJoy FreeStyle golf shoes

Golf Monthly's FootJoy FreeStyle shoe review, a sporty new model with unique styling and colours that focuses on offering grip and mobility during the golf swing

£135.00

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Puma Titan Tour Shoes

Key technology Puma has labelled this model the ‘coolest shoe in golf’ thanks to its use of temperature-regulating Outlast Technology originally developed for NASA. It is strategically placed on the…

£130.00

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Nike Lunar Control 3 shoes

Nike Lunar Control 3 shoe review Key technology Worn by world No.1 Rory McIlroy, the latest version of this shoe features a number of changes. The Lunar Control 3 has…

£150.00

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The new Hyperflex shoe would have been the last thing you would have expected from FootJoy just a couple of years ago. It joins a range that now provides a…

£135.00

Golf Monthly Senior Staff Writer Paul O'Hagan reviews the Ecco Street Evo One golf shoe in his equipment test

£140.00

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Golf Monthly Senior Staff Writer Paul O'Hagan tests the Footjoy M:PROJECT shoes

£115.00

Golf Monthly Senior Staff Writer Paul O'Hagan tests the new Ecco Tour Hybrid shoes

£160.00