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What are the best golf shoes?

by Derek Worlow

Golf shoes have come a long way from the tough leather, single-spike variety that your dad wore back in the ‘80s. Today’s models have become flexible, breathable and sturdy enough not to rip your feet apart over a four-mile trek across 18 holes.

But with so much variety in the marketplace today, how do you know what the best golf shoes are? In no particular order, here are the top five golf shoes available on the market today.

adidas 360 Traxion


The 360 Traxion from adidas is one of the lightest and most durable golf shoes out there. The 360 Traxion features a ClimaStorm® synthetic leather upper layer that makes the shoe water-resistant.

With maximum comfort, the 360 Traxion also has a molded EVA sockliner with padding that reduces friction to prevent round-killing blisters. Offered in a wide variety of colors, the 360 Traxion will enhance your swag on the course without sacrificing comfort.

FootJoy Tour-S

One of the most popular shoes on the PGA Tour is the FootJoy Tour-S. Featuring a PowerPlate® sole, the Tour-S is very lightweight yet provides maximum stability when you need to grip it and rip it on the tee box.

FootJoy’s patented Fit-Bed® interior provides soothing comfort for those long days on the course. Additional features include the Tour-S’s waterproof outer shell that keeps your feet free from any weather you may encounter.

Under Armour Spieth 2


Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth’s signature shoe is the Under Armour Spieth 2. Touting a breathable and waterproof shell, the Spieth 2 is a high-quality shoe tailor-made for one of the best golfers in the world.

Other features on the Spieth 2 include Under Armour’s patented Rotational Resistance spikes for exceptional traction regardless of the terrain. Lightweight and surprisingly comfortable, the Spieth 2 is an excellent option for the golfer looking for a high-performance golf shoe.

Ecco BIOM Hybrid 3 GTX


Ecco has been quietly making some of the best golf shoes for decades. A brand regularly worn by past major winners such as Fred Couples and Ernie Els, Ecco has created a masterpiece with the BIOM Hybrid 3 GTX.

Wrapped in a waterproof outer layer boasting GORE-TEX® technology, the BIOM Hybrid 3 is designed with an emphasis on comfort and stability in mind. Constructed from Yak leather, the shoe has the ECCO TRI-FI-GRIP® feature which focuses zones of the shoe for maximum stability, durability, and rotational support.

Puma Ignite PWRADAPT


A favorite of Puma spokesman Rickie Fowler, the Ignite PWRADAPT features a breathable mesh outer shell with a sturdy foundation for enhanced traction. Puma has designed the Ignite PWRADAPT with a focus on providing the most comfortable shoe in the company’s storied history.

You can rest assured that the Ignite PWRADAPT will wick away moisture during a wet round due to Puma’s two-year waterproof guarantee. Puma’s Tornado cleat keeps the golfer grounded during powerful downswing without slipping and causing a poorly hit shot.

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