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?
Nobody wants to have cold, wet feet out on the golf course. Many golfers can get confused about certain terminology especially when they hear the term water resistant, water repellent and water proof. If you’re playing in wet climates a lot or even a bit, then you really need to get waterproof golf shoes. This means that your shoes don’t let ANY water in whatsoever. Water doesn’t seep in anywhere and your feet have the best protection against moisture.
Water repellant & water resistant shoes will be “resistant” to low levels of moisture. With water repellent golf shoes even though the material doesn’t have a hydro-static head you’re still getting a basic level of protection against water because there’s some coating placed over the material. Both water repellant & water resistant shoes should be fine in a quick shower but for prolonged use in a wet environment then waterproof is definitely the best option to choose
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.
The most popular brands of golf shoes
Footjoy golf shoes are probably the most popular. Why? Well, it seems they are actually bringing joy to golfers feet world wide. Not the best brand for golfers on a budget but remember you’re buying quality and footjoy golf shoes are built to last.
Footjoy also have a great range of styles from the more traditional looking shoes to the more modern and even a few additional extras. The golf boot and the Golf Casual are shoes
AdidasGolf Golf Shoes
Offering a a varied range, Adidas produce some cracking looking golf shoes. But did you know how many different technologies are available to help your game with Adidas?
No, your shoes aren’t going to be sending you flying around the golf course. Boost technology by Adidas is basically a pillow on the sole of your shoe that cushions your foot. The material used is called Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU). What happens when this material comes in to contact when the ground and faces pressures, it acts as shock absorber which instantly returns to its original shape.
This technology has undergone many temperature-sensitive tests. The results? Boost technology is up to THREE times more temperature resistant compared to stand EVA material. Did you know? Boost technology is even used on Kanye West’s Yeezy’s. We don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing
Bounce Midstole technology is created by using EVA foam. This foam has been engineered to provide the wearer with a responsive and elastic experience.
Designed to repel water and whatever else is thrown at them on the golf course keeping your feet dry & comfortable for the entire round.
Think of adiwear as a drainage system for your foot. Adidas have patented a drainage system that integrates in to the midsole of the golf shoe. This material is extremely durable especially with it’s non-marking rubber which is perfect for courses where your shoes will be facing more abrasion. This material doesn’t wear and tear easily.
Basically climate proof shoes that will protect your feet more than the average shoe. Climaproof technology is a weather protection aid which helps to regulate the temperature of your body whilst protecting your feet from the elements. And it’s not just super for the rain, wind and snow. They can also be worn in warmer climates as the material is easily breathable which allows for the easy escape of moisture.
If you’re a fan of Nike trainers then you’re going to love what nike have to offer. Whilst the range isn’t quite as huge as Footjoy, Nike do offer a fantastic selection of golf shoes that blend functionality and style. Nike Golf shoes are designed to provide golfers with a lightweight shoe that not only offers comfort for the foot but for helps with support too giving you that “locked-in” feeling.
Advantages to ordering from nike.com
They deliver 7 days a week
Standard delivery ships in 2-3 days
You can select the day and hour of your delivery after ordering
Click & Collect at Nike Stores and hundreds of other convenient locations
Changed your mind? Return your order for any reason, for free, within thirty days.
You can get custom fitted golf clubs so why not get some custom fitted golf shoes? Arranging a fitting will take out all the doubt and make sure you end up with the best fit possible. The best thing about Footjoy shoes is that you can buy them in different sizes, so if one of your feet is a different size not just a little bit smaller or bigger, you can get a size 10 for the left foot and a size 11 for the right foot, how cool is that?