Best Golf Shoes

Updated January 2024 to add the True Linkswer All Day Knit 3 Golf Shoes.

Golfers can be an obsessive lot.  From the clubs we play to the clothes we wear, we can be pretty darn particular. 

My personal fetish is shoes.  I love a good pair of golf shoes and own many more than any golfer reasonably should.  Some just look good, others are great in bad weather, and frankly, some don’t really fit at all.  My wife wants me to get rid of the latter. 

But if there’s one thing I’ve learned about golf shoes, it’s that they need to be comfortable, perform, and look sharp.  Anything short of meeting those three criteria, and they aren’t the right pair for you.

As is the case every year, I had a keen eye on the best golf shoes to hit the market in 2023.  I’ve come up with a list of my favorites.  So, let’s lace ‘em up and get after it. 

What to Consider When Buying a Pair of Golf Shoes

Budget, budget, budget.  In virtually every buying guide I write, I stress budget as the most important factor to consider when purchasing golf equipment and apparel.  It’s no different with golf shoes.  Some are more than affordable, while others are going to set you back a pretty penny.  Just make sure you can afford the pair of shoes you’re eyeing before you buy them.

Comfortability is next on the list for me.  Like I said, I’m vainly in love with some shoes because of the way they look, and for no other reason.  And guess what, I don’t wear these shoes very often. 

Next to price, comfortability is the most important consideration when buying a pair of golf shoes.  Remember, you’re going to be on your feet for five hours during a round of golf.  If your feet aren’t comfortable, you’re going to be miserable. 

When I buy a pair of golf shoes, I expect them to last for a while.  That’s why I always do some research about the quality of their build before I buy.  You might not think so, but some golf shoes are a lot more well-constructed than others.  I want the colors to last, the seams to stay intact, and the structural integrity to be sound. 

Next on the list is deciding between spikeless and soft-spike soles.  The good thing about soft spikes is that they can be replaced when they wear out.  However, some golfers don’t think they’re as comfortable as spikeless shoes. 

But while spikeless shoes might be more comfortable, you’re stuck having to buy a new pair of shoes as soon as the soles wear out.  It’s entirely personal preference when it comes to making this choice. 

In line with comfort, performance is something you need to think about.  For example, let’s say that you play golf in a wet environment.  While a pair of Linksoul shoes might be really comfortable, they’re probably going to have your feet spending more time wet than they do dry.  In wet conditions, you should probably go with a pair of shoes that are waterproof and have plenty of support.  Traction, breathability, support, etc. are all performance characteristics you need to think about.

Alright, let’s get to stuff you and I both are most excited about. 

Best Over All Golf Shoes – FootJoy Hyperflex Carbon Men’s Golf Shoes

You shouldn’t be surprised that FootJoy occupies the top spot on our list of the best golf shoes in 2023.  For as long as anyone can remember, they’ve made the most reliable golf shoes in the game. 

In 2023, the Hyperflex Carbon shoe continues that tradition. 

It’s one of the lightest weight golf shoes I’ve ever slipped my feet into.  Reengineered uppers limit weight in the shoe’s top affording maximum breathability.  At the same time, StratoFoam cushioning in the sole ensures profound comfort while maintaining structural integrity. 

The toe design in the Hyperflex Carbon is pretty neat too.  Its rounded shape keeps your toes and the balls of your feet secure while preventing cramping and scrunching at the same time.  Add in a narrow heel and you’ve got unreal stability.

The FootJoy Hyperflex Carbon golf shoe is the real deal in 2023.  If you haven’t tried it out, I highly suggest you do. 

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Editor’s Choice – True Linkswer All Day Knit 3 Golf Shoes

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Ever since I owned my first pair, I’ve been a true believer in the True Linkswear brand.  In fact, I’ve chosen their all-new All Day Knit 3 golf shoes as my Editor’s Pick. 

The All Day Knit 3 shoes build on the success of the ever-popular Knit 2s.  They offer increased flexibility and comfort.  That’s thanks to WANDERLUX super foam that’s found in the midsole. 

These shoes are also super lightweight.  But they also give you plenty of traction.  Their V2 rubber outsole was inspired by the foremost mountaineering boots in the world.  Take my word for it, you’re not going to lose your footing in the Knit 3s. 

The Knit 3s aren’t limited to just the golf course.  Sure, they perform incredibly well while you’re out on the links, but they’re also stylish and comfortable enough to be worn just about anywhere.  I regularly wear mine to run errands, to meetings for work, and even to my boys’ little league practice. 

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Best Tour Shoes – Adidas TOUR360 22 Men’s Golf Shoes

A large subset of the golfing population loves tech and fancy features.  No other pair of golf offers more in this regard than the Adidas TOUR360 22s. 

To start, the BOOST midsole doesn’t just give you maximum comfort.  It allows you to maximize ground force energy during your swing to increase clubhead speed, and therefore distance. 

I’m also a big fan of the INSITE sock liner in the TOUR 360 22s.  It not only adds to the comfort equation, but it improves balances. 

Concerning traction, slipping isn’t something you’ll have to worry about with these shoes.  The SPIKEMORE outsole is incredibly stable, and the spikes are some of the aggressive on the market. 

Throw in the fact that these shoes are made using only recycled and repurposed materials, and they’re a complete sell in my book. 

Adidas has it going on.  Just give these shoes a try to see for yourself.

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Best Spikeless Golf Shoes – Ecco BIOM C4 BOA Men’s Golf Shoes

I’m a big guy and swing the club at a fairly high rate of speed, granted I’m never quite sure where it’s going.  And I like the traction soft spikes give me. 

But I’ll be honest, the comfort of a spikeless golf shoe is something I’ll take every day. 

That’s why I was on cloud nine when I slipped on the Ecco Biom C4 Boa golf shoes. 

The first time I played a round of golf in these shoes, it absolutely poured, and I was curious to see how they’d perform.  Suffice it to say their fully water exterior and GORE-TEX SURROUND construction kept my feet completely dry for 18 holes.  I may as well have been duck hunting. 

I’ve also worn these shoes under the sweltering July Arizona sun.  And you know what?  My feet stayed remarkably cool. 

After trying a whole slew of spikeless shoes over the past few months, the Ecco BIOM C4 Boa shoes are my favorite.

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Most Technologically Advanced Golf Shoe – SQAIRZ Speed Golf Shoes

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I first heard about SQAIRZ golf shoes when I couldn’t sleep and flipped the television to Golf Channel late one night.  An infomercial for SQAIRZ golf shoes was on and I was intrigued. 

Fast forward from that night a few years ago to today, and I’m completely sold on the SQAIRZ shoes brand and everything they’re about. 

The first thing that caught my eye with the Speed golf shoes was the wider-than-average square toe.  This design is unlike anything else on the market, but it makes total sense.  The wider toe gives you maximum ground coverage and stability.  In turn you’re able to utilize ground force and generate more clubhead speed.  Guess what that means?  More distance. 

We’re just getting going.  STA-PUT laces are unique to the SQAIRZ Speed golf shoes.  Once you lace these puppies up, they stay tight and snug for the entire round.  Gone are the days of setting your bag down, interrupting play, and retying your shoes. 

The soft spike arrangement is ingenious.  The SQAIRZ team spent a ton of time and money charting the points where golfers apply the most pressure into their feet throughout the entire swing.  That’s where the spikes are located.  Pretty smart. 

Better yet, when the spikes wear out, SQAIRZ will replace them for free.  Find me another manufacturer that’s made that commitment to their customers. 

Like I said, SQAIRZ might have just arrived on the dance floor, but they won’t be leaving anytime soon.  

Best Looking Golf Shoes – G/4 Skull Embossed Gallivanter Golf Shoes

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Alright, you got me.  Good looking golf shoes are my soft spot.  And the G/4 Skull Embossed Gllivanter golf shoes take the cake in 2023. 

At once, they’re edgy with a dash of class.  I can see Miguel Angel Jimenez (the Most Interesting Man in Golf) donning these puppies with a cigar in one hand and a couple fingers of Johnnie Walker Blue label in the other as he turns to his beautiful bride in the gallery with a subtle wink and tip of his cap. . . Yea, you get the picture.

In all seriousness, these shoes are going to get noticed.  That’s the bottom line. 

But there’s more to the story than bold, yet subtle looks.  These shoes are comfortable beyond belief.  Their outer layer is full-grain leather that’s 100% waterproof. 

And talk about comfort.  Triple density foam lies in the insoles and gives you plenty of cushion and stability. 

In the words of my beloved wife, “these shoes are the comfiest, sexiest slippers in the world, they just happen to come with soft spikes.”

I rest my case. 

Best Spikeless Golf Shoes for Most People – Payntr X 003 F Men’s Golf Shoes

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Have you ever heard of the golf shoe company, Payntr?  Neither had I until just a few months ago.

Turns out, they make one heck of a golf shoe.  Their X 003 F shoe has been one of the most popular spikeless shoes this year. 

These bad boys utilize three-dimensional traction that limits rotational and linear movement.  That means you stay centered over the golf ball throughout your entire swing.  That’s a good thing. 

They’re also super lightweight.  I’ve walked a number of rounds in these shoes and have yet to have sore feet by the time I’m done.  In fact, I even put in 36 holes one day and felt like a million bucks when I finished. 

Give these shoes a try.  My guess is they’re here to stay and will only grow in popularity.

Best Golf Shoes Under $200 – Ecco BIOM H4 Men’s Golf Shoes

Ecco deserves more than one spot on this list.  Here’s why: their BIOM H4 golf shoe gives you a ton of bang for your buck at under $200. 

This shoe is made from Ecco’s exclusive premium leather that’s fully coated with GORE-TEX for 100% waterproofing. But they’re also incredibly breathable.  Hot or cold, wet or dry, these shoes deliver on every front. 

BIOM NATURAL MOTION technology keeps your feet connected to the ground. 

At the same time, the ORTHOLITE inlay soles give you unsurpassed comfort. 

And you won’t have to worry about losing your footing.  ECCO MTN GRIP outsoles give you the very best in terms of traction.  I’ve yet to slip once wearing these shoes. 

If great value and premium performance sound like a winning combination, it’s because they are with the Ecco BIOM H4 golf shoes.

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Best Women’s Golf Shoes – Ecco BIOM G5 Women’s Golf Shoes

Ok, ladies, it’s your turn.  I can’t fit into ladies’ golf shoes, so I had to goad my wife into trying a few pair out over the summer when we played.

Her favorites?  The Ecco BIOM G5s.  Yep, Ecco gets the girl again. 

In her words, these shoes “are chic enough to turn heads, sporty enough to look smart, and knock it out of the park when it comes to performance.”

Ladies, what more do you need to hear?

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Best Golf Shoes Under $100 – Puma Proadapt Alphacat Golf Shoes

Fair enough, not everybody shares my same obsession with golf shoes. 

For those of you that are on a budget, be sure to check out the Puma Proadapt golf shoes. 

Priced under $100, these shoes more than get the job done.  Their multi-durometer system and TPU perimeter outsole chassis provide both plenty of comfort and stability. 

On the interior, a thick layer of foam provides ample comfort and give. 

Puma didn’t design these shoes to be A-listers.  But with that said, they exceed expectations in terms of comfort and overall performance.

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Best All Day Golf Shoes – True Linkswear LUX Hybrid Men’s Golf Shoes

I feel like I’m repeating myself, but when I think of comfort and golf shoes at the same time, only one name comes to mind, True Linkswear. 

This company’s LUX Hybrid golf shoe was by far the most comfortable shoe I took a crack at in 2023. 

The leather saddle exudes class and sophistication, while giving your feet an added layer of protection. 

The Achilles heel pad and TPU stabilizer provide added comfort and stability. 

If I were to take my last breath in a pair of golf shoes, the True Linkswear LUX hybrids would be my choice. 

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Most Iconic Golf Shoes – FootJoy Traditions Men’s Golf Shoes

You can’t go wrong with FootJoy.  After all, they designed an entire line of shoes called the Icons not too long ago.  So, it’s fitting that the newer Traditions line of shoes get my vote for the most iconic golf shoes in 2023. 

These shoes have a timeless, elegant design, but are also really lightweight.  No clodhoppers here. 

The uppers are made of plush synthetic leather that’s soft, yet durable.  When taken care of, these shoes will stand the test of time.

Comfort and class all in one.  Need I say more?

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Best Casual Golf Shoes – Nike Air Max 90 G Golf Shoes

Nike owns the casual golf shoe market.

This year, they’re doing it with the Air Max 90 G. 

This shoe looks like a classic street shoe with its bright colors and high top. 

The midsole has an extra-thick layer of foam under the heel for added support and comfort. 

There’s also plenty of tread on the sole.  Slipping isn’t an issue. 

The Air Max 90 G is available in colors of black/grey, white/red, white/royal, and red/black.

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Best Premium Golf Shoes – Duca Del Cosma Churchill Men’s Golf Shoes

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When it comes to small-batch, premium golf shoes, no company does it quite like Duca del Cosma and their Churchill golf shoes.

These shoes are hand-crafted from Nappa leather which not only looks incredible but is also insanely comfortable. 

Airplay XI spikeless outsoles provide plenty of traction, while ARNEFLEX insoles stuffed with memory foam remind you of a peaceful afternoon nap.  Yeah, it’s comfort on a whole other level with the Churchills.   

Look great, play great, it’s the Duca del Cosma way.

Final Thoughts on the Best Golf Shoes for 2024

9.6
FootJoy Hyperflex Carbon Men’s Golf Shoes

FootJoy Hyperflex Carbon Men’s Golf Shoes

The HYPERFLEX golf shoes for men provide the best possible athletic performance. The HYPERFLEX men's golf shoes, with ...
$199.95
9.6
TRUE All Day Knit 3 Golf Shoes Review

TRUE All Day Knit 3 Golf Shoes Review

TRUE Linkswear continues to be a leading brand when it comes to golf shoes. They’re technologically superior to ...
$160.00
9.6
Adidas TOUR360 22 Men’s Golf Shoes

Adidas TOUR360 22 Men’s Golf Shoes

Wearing these Adidas golf shoes will help you perform at an even higher level. For increased comfort and energy return, ...
$79.98
9.6
Ecco BIOM C4 BOA Men’s Golf Shoes

Ecco BIOM C4 BOA Men’s Golf Shoes

The new Ecco Biom C4 Golf Shoes are designed for today's golfer, combining cutting-edge performance and exceptional ...
$219.98
9.9
Sqairz Speed Golf Shoe Review

Sqairz Speed Golf Shoe Review

Sqairz does it better than anyone else when it comes to performance golf shoes. There’s just no argument to be made ...
$199.97

There’s a shoe out there for every type of golfer.  From the weekend warrior to the king of the boardroom, there’s literally something for everybody.

The key to finding the right shoe for you is asking yourself some honest questions, and prioritizing the characteristics that are most important to you.  When you do, you’ll know for sure and your time on the course will be all the more enjoyable for it.

Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast both on Apple and Spotify talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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