We are in for a treat this golf season. Golf shoes just keep getting better and better, and this year’s crop is the best we have seen. There are some technical advances, but for the most part, styling is front and center. Whether your look is traditional and old school, athletic and sneaker-inspired, or elevated and casual, there are tons of stylish options to lace up (and dial in) for 2019.
Pad your golf shoe budget and don’t say we didn’t warn you. Here’s what we have our eyes on and why.
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Royal Albartross Driver
We mention this brand a lot and for good reason. The Italian hand-made, premium leather shoes for men and women are unparalleled in quality, functionality and good looks.
The Driver for men has a lightweight, hybrid construction with a Vibram Apex sole designed for multi-directional traction. Currently offered in navy and camel brown, this is your wear-everywhere shoe.
Royal Albartross Liberty
The Liberty for women in black leather with white seam accents or off white with black – either way, this sleek modern styled shoe has all the performance and comfort elements needed for golf, plus a high-sass factor for the streets.
Nike Air Max 1G
The equality continues with Air Max 1G in versions for both women and men, three colors each. This shoe elevates an iconic style with details made for the course. Synthetic overlays mimic the design of the original Air Max 1 while helping keep your feet dry. Visible Max Air unit cushions each step for comfort from the first tee to the final green.
Adidas TOUR360 XT SL
The next-generation of the iconic TOUR360 franchise is missing something…spikes! The X-Traxion system features strategically placed X-shaped lugs of varying heights, which allows some lugs to go deeper into the ground to help increase overall traction. A full-length Boost midsole and new sockliner with more arch support provide all-day comfort. Traditional laced and Boa models are available.
Adidas Forgefiber Boa
Forgefiber Boa for men and women offer a stronger, more flexible upper with lightweight stability where the swing needs it most. The spikeless outsole has the same X-Traxion system found in the new TOUR360 XT SL that provides multi-directional grip.
Puma IGNITE PROADAPT
Sophistication meets performance. Rickie Fowler’s new kicks are a glorious mashup of a traditional golf shoe and a sneaker. The Adaptive Fit System combines premium full-grain leather materials with a molded comfort collar. Tornado cleats and TPU outsole provide Tour-quality support and traction.
Puma Limited Edition Suede G
Limited Edition Suede G for men and women has a side leather upper with tonal hook-and-loop formstripe that you can customize with six different patches for personal flair. The hidden traction outsole has the stylish profile of a fashion-forward sneaker yet offers excellent recessed spikeless traction. You’ll have to wait until May for these cool kicks.
The Fury golf shoe for men is designed for all-around comfort. Its athletic- inspired upper features a full-grain leather and engineered mesh that provide breathability and waterproof protection. Dual density foam and laser plus fit offer stability and cushioning. Choose from laced or Boa models.
The S-Lite for men and women is scheduled to debut in May and could become your go-to summer golf travel shoe. It’s the lightest leather shoe to date, blending engineering and comfort for on/off course wear. Perforated Yak leather gives the shoe a modern updated look.
ECCO BIOM G3
Designers thought of everything with this shoe. The BIOM Natural Motion forms a second-skin around the foot and enables it to move more naturally and sit closer to the ground. A cleat in the toe area was even eliminated to help the foot rotate through the swing better. From a style standpoint, the clean looks are sporty, modern, and stylish. Traditional laced and Boa models are available.
True Linkswear Major
True Linkswear’s first men’s Tour issue shoe, the Major, is built to stand up to any weather with premium waterproof full grain leather and nubuck, yet it feels like your favorite sneaker. The Major shoe comes in an environmentally-friendly, repurposable, weatherproof shoe/shag bag.
G/Fore Stud Street Slip-On
Taking it to the streets with the Stud slip on for women. It’s designed to be worn apres golf and has a fun, casual look with superior comfort.
G/FORE Street Disruptor
For men, there’s a new Street Disruptor off-course shoe that’s made from unbuckle full-grain leather to wear with jeans and trousers. Both have washable, anti-microbial, triple density foam footbed cushions.
Tory Sport Golf Trainers
Color-block golf trainer shoes for women are inspired by iconic seventies sport style and made with a mix of smooth leather, nubuck, and suede. They are lightweight and comfortable with studded rubber soles for grip and traction.
Tomo Golf Volume 1
Following on the heels of its successful men’s collection, Tomo debuts a lightweight, contour ﬁt golf shoe selection for women. Known as the golf shoe that balances form and function, a soft, single layer of knit combined with FLEX Technology gives you a light, comfortable and breathable footwear experience. Available in stone, charcoal, and aspen.