SHOE GUIDE 2015

GOLF’S NEW SHOES ARE CHANG­ING THE LOOK, FEEL AND FIT OF PER­FOR­MANCE

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Front Page - MARTY HACKEL AND KEELY LEVINS

Re­mem­ber when golf shoes were like com­bat boots, and you won­dered how many rounds it would take to break in a new pair? Had to be at least as far back as 2012. That year, the light­est en­try in the Golf Di­gest Shoe Guide weighed 350 grams. This year, the light­est shoe weighs 25 per­cent less than that, and the vibe has be­come demon­stra­bly less uptight. Still, that weight shift isn’t with­out real ath­letic per­for­mance, neatly com­bin­ing flex­i­bil­ity with sta­bil­ity. We call it “ath­letic.”

Spike­less or not, “ca­sual” no longer means non­com­pet­i­tive.

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