Golfers golfed but found they would be slipping all over the place. They knew they needed traction but how to get it? They decided to stick nails on to the bottom of the shoes. It may seem clever at first but in practical use, the nails often found themselves into the golfer's foot.
Burt and Packard Shoe Company founded in Brockton, Massachusetts. Soon thereafter named Field and Flint Company.
You’ve heard of Spalding right? Well, they brought the saddle Oxford style of golf shoes in to play. These traditional golf shoes are probably what you think of when you think of a true golf shoe.
Field and Flint Company’s FootJoy line of golf shoes becomes official shoe for American Ryder Cup team captained by Walter Hagen.
The world starts to care about comfort more. Athletic footwear was becoming more mainstream with sports players wanting better and better
DryJoys® golf shoes were introduced. Even today, DryJoys still set the standard for waterproof golf shoe technology.
Metal spikes had a terrible reputation. They were good for grip but at what cost? They shredded most services they came in to contact with and that was especially true for greens.
The course and greens were full of holes and in wet climates it destroyed greens. The greens wouldn’t be as great today if metal spikes were still around.
SoftSpikes are the most common. Trainer style golf shoes also being introduced on a small scale.
Introduction of the revolutionary FootJoy ReelFit golf shoe. ReelFit features the BOA Lacing System, allowing shoes to be securely fastened without the use of traditional laces.
Sta-Dry Grip System added to FootJoy Performance Rain Jacket. This new feature helps keep your grips dry despite the conditions
Spikeless golf shoes enter the party. More like trainers, these golf shoes and also be worn when not on the golf course
The one major drawback to these shoes was flexibility. They didn’t provide much and weren’t comfortable to wear.
Did you know that this type of shoe was actually created for racket sports? Could you imagine running around the squash or tennis court in a pair of these?
Needed if you find your feet have too much room causing you to have less stability in your swing
For very narrow feet.
If your feet have to be squeezed in and it’s fine at the toes and uncomfortable on the soles or sides of the feet then you could be benefiting from getting a pair of wide fit shoes.
Extra Wide Fit
If you’re having the same problems with wide as some do with regular then the next step up is extra wide.