Get extra mileage out of a spikeless golf shoe that can be sported at the gym or the driving range, or experience both traction and flexibility with innovative spike configurations. You can easily transport your footwear to the links with golf shoe bags.
Consider these factors:
Look for a secure fit in the golf shoe that will provide sturdy lateral support.
A low-profile heel construction keeps the foot closer to the ground for added stability while swinging.
Sock liner and moisture-wicking materials within the shoe lifts perspiration from the foot for added comfort on the course.
Turn to industry-leading brands FootJoy®, Nike®, adidas® and ECCO® for golf footwear that delivers round after round.
Look for golf shoes that deliver flexibility comfort and grip.
Shoes that are abrasion-resistant and built with a waterproof finish will add durability to the shoe. Footwear constructed with a mesh upper delivers a lightweight, breathable feel, while full-grain upper is extra weather-resistant and durable.
Plush golf socks also provide additional padding and support for your time on the course.
Look for a shoe that provides the right fit. For example, golf shoes with ample space in the forefoot enable toes to spread for added grip. Consider the level of cushioning and stability desired: Find shoes with adaptive cushioning and a molded midsole for complete support and comfort. Shoes with a more minimalist construction provide a natural feel between a golfer's foot and the green.
Sockliners in footwear keeps the foot secure and snug for maximum stability through the swing. Moisture-wicking technology lifts perspiration from the foot for a cool, dry feeling from beginning to end of the day.
Frequently Asked Questions About Golf Shoes
Does DICK’S Sporting Goods have different golf shoe widths?
Yes. DICK’S offers golf shoes in narrow, medium, wide and extra-wide sizes.
What are the main differences between spiked and spikeless golf shoes?
Spiked golf shoes have cleats on the outsole, which lock into the turf to provide stability and are typically made of soft plastic. Spikeless golf shoes have rubber studs or dimples that grip the turf.
Spikeless golf shoes are still relatively new to the market, and many golfers believe traditional spiked golf shoes provide the best traction. However, today’s spikeless golf shoes are more advanced, so most styles deliver equal traction to spiked options. Still, spiked golf shoes may provide more traction on soggy turf.
Why choose spikeless golf shoes?
Not only do today’s spikeless golf shoes provide great traction and support, they also offer convenience. You can wear most spikeless golf shoes like a pair of casual shoes, meaning you can put them on at home, drive to the course, play your round and head right to the 19th hole without needing to change as you would when wearing spiked golf shoes.
What are the differences between leather golf shoes and synthetic golf shoes?
Leather golf shoes are more expensive, but that is typically because they are higher quality than synthetic. Leather offers custom-like comfort and will fit the form of your feet over time. Leather also has waterproof qualities not found in synthetic materials. However, synthetic golf shoes can still offer incredible comfort and performance.
Consider basing your decision on how often you play. If you play weekly in various conditions, you’ll likely be better off with leather. If you’re more of a casual player, synthetic should do the trick. Think about owning a pair of each style and rotating the shoes as needed. You may also want to invest in a pair of mesh golf shoes to keep your feet cool on hot, humid days.
What is the difference between water-resistant and waterproof golf shoes?
Water-resistant golf shoes may help repel water, but there is no guarantee that they will keep your feet dry. Your feet may get wet while wearing water-resistant golf shoes on damp or soggy turf. However, waterproof golf shoes are guaranteed to keep your feet 100% dry for a specific amount of time—often up to two years depending on the manufacturer.
How do I clean my golf shoes?
After each round, wipe down your shoe’s uppers with soap and warm water. Wipe away all grass and dirt from the outsoles. If cleaning spiked golf shoes, consider unscrewing the spikes to remove any dirt stuck underneath. Allow your shoes to air dry at room temperature. DO NOT dry your shoes in direct sunlight and NEVER use an external heat source, such as a hair dryer.
How should I store my golf shoes?
The best way to store your shoes is to place a cedar shoe tree in each shoe and store them in a golf shoe bag. DO NOT leave your golf shoes in high-temperature conditions, like in the trunk of your car or in direct sunlight, as this can cause the upper and outsole materials to deteriorate at an accelerated rate.
If your shoes get wet during a round, stuff each shoe with newspaper and let them to dry 8–10 hours. The newspaper helps absorb excess moisture.
How long should my golf shoes last?
If you clean your shoes after every round and avoid storing them in extreme temperatures, you should get at least three to four seasons out of your shoes, possibly more. However, if you frequently play in wet conditions without properly drying and cleaning the shoes, or if you store the shoes in extreme temperatures like a hot trunk or cold garage, you may only get one season out of your shoes.
When should I replace my golf shoes?
If you start slipping during your swing or while walking the course, it is probably time for a new pair as this loss of stability can negatively affect your game in a big way. If you notice a decrease in comfort due to worn-down insoles, or if the shoes lose their waterproof qualities, you’ll want to upgrade.
How do I know when to change my golf spikes?
If you wear spiked golf shoes, you should replace the spikes every 10 to 15 rounds or as soon as you notice a loss of stability.
How do I replace my golf spikes?
First, consider purchasing replacement golf spikes or a replacement wrench or kit from DICK’S complete collection of golf spikes. Once you have the materials you need, follow these steps:
Clean the shoe’s outsole, removing all dirt and debris.
Place the removal wrench/tool onto the spike and turn it counterclockwise to remove the spike, which should loosen after one turn. Once removed, discard the spike.
Clean the area where the spike was and dig out any remaining dirt and debris. Use a towel to wipe the area clean.
Start screwing in the replacement spike with your fingers. If additional tightening is needed, place the wrench/tool around the spike and turn clockwise.
Repeat this process for any remaining spikes that need to be replaced.
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