Best Golf Shoes Of 2015 (Reviews) (UPDATED)

The following is a review of several excellent golf shoes from reputable and trusted companies like Adidas, Callaway, FootJoy, Nike and others.

The great thing about these shoes is that because of their age, you can typically find them at significantly lower prices, even new.

Considerations

Below the comparison chart that will follow next, I will list the shoes by personal rating from highest to lowest and talk about their features and benefits, as well as how well they have been received.

Each of the links on this page will take you to pages where you can get them for a great price.

Before I get into it, though, I’ll first go over (briefly) what makes a good golf shoe. A great golf shoe should provide all of the following:

  • A good grip that will keep your feet planted during your swing and prevent you from slipping. This is achieved through the cleats or molded grip bottoms on the bottom of the shoe.
  • Traction that makes climbing hilly terrain on a golf course easier on your body.
  • Comfort. If you’re desperate to get off the course by the time you reach the back nine because your feet are blistered and aching so badly, you probably need another golf shoe.

Now that you understand the importance of a good pair of golf shoes, let’s look at some of the best options to consider.


Golf ShoeApproximate Price in USD (subject to change)Spiked/SpikelessStrengths and WeaknessesAmazon Review RatingMy Rating
1. ECCO Biom Hybrid II

ECCO Biom Hybrid 2 Shoes
$80 or less on eBaySpikelessStrengths:
• extreme comfort and support
• nice aesthetics
• lightweight
• very durable
• minimal-to-no break in required

Weaknesses:
• shoes may be too narrow for some people
• incorrectly sized shoes will be uncomfortable
4.8/54.9/5
2. Nike Men's Lunar Control II

Nike Lunar Control 2 Shoes
Less than $75 on eBaySpikedStrengths:
• very durable
• very comfortable
• nice look
• excellent traction in both wet and dry conditions
• lightweight
• feels like a running shoe
• great value for money

Weaknesses:
• tends to not run true to size
• too narrow for some feet
4.5/54.9/5
3. ECCO Tour Hybrid Wingtip

ECCO Tour Hybrid Wingtip Golf Shoes
No longer availableSpikelessStrengths:
• very stylish
• break-in, if needed at all, usually happens fast
• really great traction for a spikeless shoe
• comfortable when you nail down the right size

Weaknesses:
• can be uncomfortable for those who aren't wearing the correct size
4.7/54.9/5
4. Nike FI Impact

Nike FI Impact Golf Shoes
Around $70 or less on eBaySpikelessStrengths:
• great traction
• lightweight
• very comfortable
• can be worn off the course

Weaknesses:
• shoes can slip on wet ground, on slopes or from awkward lies
4.6/54.8/5
5. Skechers Women's Go Golf 2 Fairway

Skechers Women's Go Golf 2 Shoes
Exact model not availableSpikelessStrengths:
• wonderfully comfortable even without break-in
• very lightweight yet supportive
• true to size
• can be worn as general-purpose sneakers
• good arch support

Weaknesses:
• may be too narrow for some feet
• toe box may be too "roomy" for some people
• water can soak through shoes in wet conditions
4.7/54.8/5
6. Ashworth Cardiff ADC

Ashworth Cardiff ADC Golf Shoes
Around $40 on eBay, depends on conditionSpikelessStrengths:
• quality construction
• lightweight
• often little to no break-in required

Weaknesses:
• shoe tends to feel smaller than stated size (try going half a size up)
• heel upper can rub against the back of the heel and cause cuts/blisters
4.7/54.7/5
7. Callaway Chev Aero II

Callaway Chev Aero 2 Golf Shoes
No longer availableSpikedStrengths:
• comfortable
• great appearance
• really good traction even in wet conditions
• good budget shoe

Weaknesses:
• some people may find arc support excessive and uncomfortable and will require break-in
4.7/54.7/5
8. adidas Adizero Sport II

adidas Adizero Sport 2 Golf Shoes
Around $40 on eBay (some free shipping options)SpikelessStrengths:
• generally very comfortable (feels like a running or soccer shoe)
• lightweight
• very solid traction in wet conditions

Weaknesses:
• traction is noticeably worse than a spiked shoe in certain situations
• fit is often tighter than expected (try getting a half size up)
4.2/54.5/5
9. FootJoy D.N.A. Dryjoy

FootJoy D.N.A. Dryjoy Golf Shoes
$25-$65 on eBaySpikedStrengths:
• very comfortable foot bed
• nice look
• soft and supple leather
• great Footjoy customer service -- will honour warranties and send replacement pairs

Weaknesses:
• questionable durability -- cleats may frequently fall out and soles can separate from the leather
• shoe is rather heavy
4.5/54/5

1. ECCO Biom Hybrid 2 Golf Shoe (Spikeless)

ECCO Biom Hybrid 2 Golf Shoes

Where To Buy Online

You can get this specific model of golf shoe on eBay (free shipping options available).

Features/Benefits

Like the Tour Hybrid Wing Tip shoes, these ones are also equipped with E-DTS Hybrid Technology to provide excellent traction/grip. An extra set of laces is included. More details:

  • Yak leather upper is treated with an anti-stain formula (protects from dirt, etc.) and HYDROMAX (for water resistance)
  • The feet of around 2500 athletes were scanned in order to develop a shoe shape that provides as much comfort and support as possible
  • An ultra-premium insole with silicon printing that helps prevent unwanted foot movement during the golf swing

These shoes are relatively pricey, but rest assured that you get what you pay for and more with them.

Reception

This is the #3 best-selling golf shoe on Amazon and the men’s model has a 4.8/5 (!) rating with over 79 reviews. You know ECCO did something right with these shoes when you see those numbers.

Many people feel that these are the best golf shoes they’ve ever owned.

Pros

  • extremely comfortable and supportive
  • nice look
  • very durable
  • lightweight
  • excellent traction even in wet conditions
  • minimal to no break-in required

Cons

  • shoes may be too narrow for some people or uncomfortable if the size is not correct

My rating: 4.9/5


2. Nike Men’s Lunar Control II Golf Shoe (Spiked)

Nike Lunar Control 2 Golf Shoes

Where To Buy Online

You can get these for less than $70 on eBay. Check out the stock on Global Golf.

Features/Benefits

This shoe has a 0.5 inch heel and is made of a full-grain premium waterproof leather. Two-year limited waterproof warranty. Other features:

  • Contoured sockliner and Lunarlon cushioning — both full-length
  • Lightweight Flywire midfoot saddle
  • Articulated Power Platform outsole
  • Champs Zarma spikes with Tri-LOK

Nike has a Lunar Control III model out on the market, but in my opinion, it’s a regression in many ways. I’d recommend going with the Lunar Control II as long as it’s still available.

Reception

This is the #6 best-selling golf shoe on Amazon currently. It has a rating of 4.5/5 stars with over 239 customer reviews.

Pros

  • very durable
  • great look
  • comfortable
  • extreme traction in both wet and dry conditions
  • feels like a running shoe even though they are spiked
  • lightweight
  • great value for money

Cons

  • a bit too narrow for some feet
  • tends not to run true to size

My rating: 4.9/5


3. ECCO Tour Hybrid Wingtip Golf Shoe (Spikeless)

ECCO Tour Hybrid Wingtip Golf Shoes

Where To Buy Online

This model is old and difficult to find now. It’s no longer available on Amazon. Have a look at the ECCO stock (men or women) on Global Golf.

Features/Benefits

The outsole of this wingtip shoe has what is called “E-DTS Hybrid Technology” which provides over 700 traction angles and an excellent gripping ability. Other features and details of this shoe include:

  • Rich leather upper
  • Leather treated with HYDROMAX, which makes the leather highly water resistant
  • Anatomically shaped leather-covered ECCO Comfort Fibre System inlay sole
  • Breathable and durable full-leather lining as a second skin

Reception

This shoe is the #16 best-selling golf shoe on Amazon, with a 4.7/5 star rating. It also has a 4.6/5 star review based on 23 ratings on the ECCO website.

Pros

  • very stylish
  • comfortable (when you nail down the right size)
  • really good spikeless traction
  • any break-in needed usually happens quickly

Cons

  • can be uncomfortable for people who don’t have the correct size

My rating: 4.9/5


4. Nike FI Impact Golf Shoe (Spikeless)

Nike FI Impact Golf Shoes

Where To Buy Online

One of the best places to find the FI Impact shoes now are eBay.

Features/Benefits

Nike has always ranked near the top when it comes to the quality of their golf shoes, and this one here is certainly a hit. The main features include:

Upper

  • breathable mesh with strategic TPU overlay
  • Nike Dynamic Fit system (which eliminates the space between the foot and the shoe for added comfort)

Inner

  • Nike Free-Inspired Last, Molded sock liner

Outer

  • 1-year Limited Waterproof Warranty
  • Free-Inspired outsole with rubber traction pods and flex grooves

The heel measures about 2 inches. The shoes are light and very comfortable, and their spikeless design makes it feasible to wear them off the course as well.

Reception

This is an extremely popular golf shoe — it was once the #2 best-selling pair on Amazon and has a 4.6 star rating at over 150 reviews.

Pros

  • very comfortable
  • lightweight
  • great traction
  • can be worn off the course

Cons

  • shoes tend to slip in wet conditions or from awkward lies

My rating: 4.8/5


5. Skechers Women’s Go Golf 2 Fairway Golf Shoe (Spikeless)

Skechers Women's Go Golf 2 Shoes

Where To Buy Online

These golf shoes are no longer available on Amazon. I recommend checking out the stock on this page.

Features/Benefits

A full description of the shoe details and construction can be found on the Skechers website here or on Amazon.

This is a synthetic shoe with a rubber sole and soft fabric lining. Each shoe is very light at around 0.5 pounds (depends on size). A few notable features include:

  • a “quick-fit portal” that allows you to slip these shoes on and off easily
  • a comfortable 4-way stretch mesh on the front panel
  • an anti-microbial sockliner that prevents odor and slipping, and allows you to wear without socks

Reception

This is one of the best-selling golf shoes for women on Amazon, and it has a 4.7/5 rating with over 117 reviews.

Pros

  • fantastically comfortable even without break-in
  • light but supportive
  • true to size
  • can be worn as general-purpose sneakers
  • good arch support

Cons

  • people with narrow feet might find these a bit too wide
  • toe box might be too “roomy” for some people
  • water can soak through in wet conditions

My rating: 4.8/5


6. Ashworth Cardiff ADC Golf Shoe (Spikeless)

Ashworth Cardiff ADC Golf Shoes

Where To Buy Online

You can get Ashworth Cardiff shoes very cheap (under $30) on eBay.

Features/Benefits

This is a golf shoe with the crossover appeal of a leisure shoe. Features include:

Upper

  • rich and soft tumbled leather upper

Inner

  • PU sock liner and full-length cushioning on the top of insole board for great comfort
  • softer EVA midsole with full-length cushioning

Outer

  • re-designed spikeless outsole delivers improved traction, additional cushioning and increased flexibility
  • 2-Year Waterproof Warranty

This shoe is a good wear off of the golf course as well as on it. Like other quality golf shoes, they are comfortable and provide good traction in wet conditions.

Reception

It has 4.7 stars with over 140 reviews on Amazon. I’d say this one is a winner.

Pros

  • many have noted that there is very little to no break-in required
  • lightweight
  • well made

Cons

  • shoe feels a bit smaller than stated (consider going a half-size up)
  • heel upper is fairly high and can cause cuts or blisters on the back of the heel

My rating: 4.7/5


7. Callaway Chev Aero II Golf Shoe (Spiked)

Callaway Chev Aero 2 Golf Shoes

Where To Buy Online

This shoe from Callaway is almost impossible to find now. Look here at some spiked options.

Features/Benefits

This information can be found on the Callaway website:

  • An enhanced storm guard in water-resistant Clarino microfiber to ensure playability during summer squalls.
  • 3D breathable breeze airmesh and debris guard for cool comfort and performance.
  • Lightweight EVA midsole.
  • 3D Ortholite insert for exceptional comfort right out of the box.
  • 30-Day Comfort Guarantee — warrants shoes for fit, comfort, or cushioning within 30 days of purchase.

The shoe has a rubber sole and is the sequel to the 2014 Chev Aero.

Reception

Very positive: 4.5/5 rating on Amazon.

Pros

  • comfortable
  • great look
  • excellent traction even in wet conditions
  • good budget shoe

Cons

  • integrated arc support can cause discomfort for some people and require break-in

My rating: 4.7/5


8. adidas Adizero Sport II Golf Shoe (Spikeless)

adidas Adizero Sport 2 Golf Shoes

Where To Buy Online

Your best bet at this point is to look through the items on this page.

Features/Benefits

The features (typical gibberish marketing, but I’ll include it anyways):

Upper

  • performance mesh upper offers durability and lightweight comfort
  • ClimaProof delivers 100% waterproof protection

Inner

  • lightweight CLOUDFOAM EVA Insole provides cushioning, support and comfort

Outer

  • 1-year Limited Waterproof Warranty
  • free-Inspired outsole with rubber traction pods and flex grooves.

This is another very comfortable shoe, with good traction in wet conditions. It is recommended  that you purchase a half-size larger than what you normally would; otherwise, they will likely be too snug and you will have to break them in.

Reception

Like the Nike shoes above, these were very popular best-sellers at #13 and #14.

Pros

  • generally very comfortable (feels like a running shoe or soccer shoe)
  • lightweight
  • good traction in wet conditions

Cons

  • tighter-than-expected fit (as I said above, you will probably need to break them in and/or get a half size larger)
  • traction isn’t quite as good as that from a spiked shoe

My rating: 4.5/5


9. FootJoy D.N.A. DryJoy Golf Shoe (Spiked)

Where To Buy Online

You can get DryJoy golf shoes at great bargains on this eBay page. Also look here.

Features/Benefits

Here are the features (you can find this on the FootJoy website):

  • ChromoSkin leather (a supple, lightweight and durable leather), developed by Pittards of England and offering two year waterproof protection.
  • The SnugFit tongue with MicroVent technology shapes to the foot while providing breathability.  A 3D FoamCollar molds to the ankle for support, comfort and fit.
  • The lightweight cushioned Fine Tuned Foam (FTF) fit-bed provides excellent underfoot comfort and heel support.
  • The NitroThin TPU outsole provides lightweight stability and performance. Stealth Cleats by Softspikes help to achieve a low profile while the thinner spec receptacles ensure low-profile performance through the P.I.N.S. system.
  • Nitro Last, which offers a full rounded toe character, slightly shallow forefoot, slightly narrow heel and standard instep. The extra depth helps accommodate a thicker fit-bed for enhanced cushioning.

Reception

This shoe has more mixed reviews than the others, although it still averages a 4.5/5 rating on Amazon.

Pros

  • foot bed is very comfortable
  • shoe looks nice
  • leather is supple and soft
  • FootJoy customer service is great about honoring warranties and sending replacement pairs

Cons

  • questionable durability — soles can separate from the leather and cleats can persistently fall out
  • shoe is on the heavy side

My rating: 4/5


Spiked Vs. Spikeless

The decision on whether to go with a spiked or a spikeless shoe can be a difficult one for many. Both types of shoes have their strengths and weaknesses.

Spiked shoes generally give a better grip and are more stable, particularly in wet conditions.

Spikeless shoes are generally more comfortable (although spiked shoes can be comfortable as well) and convenient since you don’t have to change them when going on and off the course.

It also comes down to personal preference — what you think looks better, what brand you like, etc. Spikes wear out over time, and if you want fresh ones, you either have to replace them or get a new pair.

If you mostly play in dry conditions or on courses that are fairly flat, you can probably get away with a good pair of spikeless shoes. On the other hand, if you play in a variety of different conditions (in the rain or in the morning when there’s dew on the grass), it may be better to go with spikes.

It’s also very important to ensure that you settle on the correct size; it could make the difference between aching, sore and blistered feet at the end of the day and feet that are in great shape.

I would recommend wearing golf shoes that are snug but not uncomfortable. With time, you will probably break into them a little bit and have a great fit.


Conclusion

Here’s the takeaway: all of these golf shoes are great and, unless you’re a professional, they will likely serve your purposes out on the golf course just fine, as long as you’re wearing the correct size and you’re comfortable!

If you prefer a certain brand, look through their available shoes and choose one that fits your budget and has good reviews (a good look would be nice too).

If you’re on a budget and are looking to spend less than $100 (or even less than $60 or so) there are plenty of options (many listed above) for just about every brand.

If you’re someone who always wants the latest and greatest, or you have more money to spend, you can purchase a more expensive shoe ($130+) made of higher quality materials.

Best of luck shopping for your golf footwear!


Which golf shoes are you interested in? Spiked or spikeless? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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