If you’re looking for some new footwear, there is a lot to consider. Here, we’ve compared 12 of 2016’s best designs…
he autumn leaves falling signifies that it’s the time of year to start looking ahead to winter golf, and one of the most important aspects to get right is your footwear.
The last thing you want is wet feet and poor grip, but that doesn’t mean you have to turn to bulky leather shoes with cleats, as you’ll see when taking a closer look at some of the options in this showcase.
Nowadays, there are a plethora of designs – from colourful sporty models to classic subtler styles – and nearly all of them have a value-adding waterproof guarantee.
Grip and traction are equally important during the winter, so you might be surprised to see a few spikeless options.
While we wouldn’t recommend donning a pair in the midst of a downpour on a sloping parkland course, the range of clever sole designs means they can certainly handle your average winter weather, giving you the summer comfort you’ve come to love all year round.
TLightweight shoes in very stable frames also came to the forefront in 2016, with models like the Ecco Cage Evo and FootJoy Hyperflex both making the most of weightsaving uppers that work together with heel wraps to lock your feet in place securely.
It’s this blend of performance and comfort that all brands are striving for. Across these 12 shoe models, you should hopefully find something that ticks all the boxes on your wish list.
Unless you only play links golf or plan on owning a summer and a winter pair, you may want to lean towards the extra grip of cleated shoes.
This will depend on your action. Typically, powerful swings can benefit from extra stability, while more dynamic, flexible shoes aid slower swingers.
With so many options, you can now choose something to match the majority of your wardrobe, or something brighter that stands out.