There are plenty of golfers that enjoy walking all 18 holes of the golf course. If you are one of these golfers, you are going to need a pair of golf shoes that will make your walk more enjoyable and much more comfortable.
On average a golf course measures around 4 miles, that is from tee to green. There is much more to this march than walking from tee to green. For example, you have the walk from the clubhouse to the course, the stray shots that go into the rough and hit trees and elsewhere stray shots might go.
By the time you have made the 19 hole you would have walked at least 5 miles on possible hilly terrain with your bagful of clubs.
If you intend to walk the course then a pair of comfortable golf shoes is highly recommended.
Below we have some essential guidelines.
Your shoes should be light for your feet when doing a lot of walking. Major manufacturers have made huge strides when it comes to lightweight materials, making golf shoes weigh as little as 13.8 ounces a piece. Some are made of fabric or synthetic leather and they are also available in real leather.
They need to be waterproof or at the very least water-resistant. Waterproof means there is no way water is getting in your shoes and water-resistant shoes will turn away water for only so long until water seeps into your shoes.
This is a very important feature to have. Walking for 4 hours leaves you a long weather window for rain. Many courses sprinkle their fairways and on the early starts you have the morning dew. You should settle for no less than a one-year waterproof warranty.
Not long ago, moisture wicking was considered a luxury, now it is possible to dress from head to toe in these materials. Waterproof shoes only stop water getting in from the outside, but what about the moisture your feet create?
Shoes with moisture wicking are a necessity for walking golfers. A special material lining inside draws the moisture away from the feet. It sends it somewhere, but trust us, this concept works very well.
Sock liners normally come with most golf shoes, but in case they do not, invest in a pair made from technical, moisture wicking fabric. Absorbent cotton socks are not recommended as they will not draw the moisture away from your feet.
Wearing stiff shoes on a golf course is completely unacceptable. The manufacturers have used the technology to eliminate inflexibility from golf shoes whether they are made from fabric or leather.
We suggest trying on a pair of shoes that interests you. Take a walk around the shop to get a feel for them.
This is more luxury than necessity, memory foam molds to the shape of your foot and ankle and is very comfortable for your feet. As we said, this is not a necessity, but you wont regret it if you splash out on a pair of golf shoes lined with this stuff.
At Comfortable Golf Shoes, we’re committed to helping you find the best golf shoes on the market by giving you a wide range to choose from.
We offer high-quality, stylish, waterproof, turf-gripping and, most of all, comfortable golf shoes from the best brands in the business, including FootJoy, Nike, ECCO and adidas.
Take a look at the golf shoes we have on offer.