The latest golf shoes for men and women, from Under Armour, Puma, Nike, FootJoy and more, all new in 2017.
Adidas Crossknit Boost, $160
The shoe, built on the company's popular "Ultra Boost" last (originally introduced for running shoes), features maximum comfort and stability via "energy capsules" in the midsole and a dual-density "Torsion System" in the shoe's sole, which allows for independent movement in the heel and forefoot. The "CircleKnit" upper offers breathability and stretch comfort in addition to the lateral support the golf swing demands.
Adidas Climacross Boost, $130
Rock red, white and blue on the course in honor of the 2017 U.S. Open and the fourth of July with Adidas' special edition patriotic kicks. These all-American versions of the women's Climacross Boost celebrate the year's second major--and the nation's birthday. "It gives any patriotic golfer the opportunity to wear red, white and blue from head to toe," Masun Denison, global footwear director for Adidas Golf, said in a press release about the stars-and-stripes themed shoes. The men's Crossknit Boost is also available in a star-spangled colorway.
FootJoy ContourFIT, from $135
FootJoy is going all-out for comfort with the "ContourFIT," which boasts a thicker, soft footbed to keep feet happy. A new flexible outsole, called "DynaFlex," has grooves to help feet move more naturally, while a lightweight, responsive "FTF" (fine-tuned foam) 3.0 midsole provides lateral support and stability. The "ContourFIT" also features an Achilles pad for additional heel support and six low-profile cleats to keep you grounded during the swing. Also available with a BOA closure system.
FootJoy D.N.A. Helix, $210
The latest version of FootJoy's D.N.A (DryJoys Next Advancement) franchise, the D.N.A. Helix sports a wider TPU outsole, especially under the heel, to help you take your biggest cuts with confidence. The company says the shoe is 38-percent more stable than the previous model. "I've worn every version and this is by far the best for me," says PGA Tour player Scott Stallings of the shoe in a release. "The additional support they built in, especially laterally as I move back and through the ball, is fantastic." The updated outsole is also a 23-percent lighter than before. Plus, a softer, more flexible foam insole and cushioned FTF ("fine-tuned foam") midsole enhance comfort while a stretchable tongue and padded collar ramp up the feel quotient. The D.N.A. Helix comes with choice of standard laces, or the Boa lacing system for an extra $30.
Puma Titantour Ignite Hi-Top in All-White, $200
Puma's popular high-tops are back this season in a new all-white colorway. The shoes have been made famous on the PGA Tour by Rickie Fowler, who's worn them in flourescent orange. For a subtler look, the new white style can bring modern cool to your on-course look. Also for 2017, Puma's offering new colorways in the men's Ignite Disc Extreme and the women's Ignite Spikeless Sport.
Puma Tustin Slip-On, $70
Puma's new women's line includes the Tustin Slip-On, a golf shoe that looks like a chic sneaker. It's water resistant, comfortable, and lightweight--and a unique look that's sure to stand out on the course. In white, metallic silver, and black. Also check out Puma's IGNITE Spikeless Sport, $100 and the Tustin Saddle, $80.
Ecco Golf Cage Pro and Cage Pro Boa, from $210
Just like in previous versions, the new offerings have polyurethane wrapped around the heel, the midsole and across the toe box to provide a stable, secure fit. In addition, a durable TPU outsole called “Spydr-Grip” allows your feet to move naturally during the swing while staying grounded. The spacing of the traction nubs helps prevent dirt and grass from building up for better grip in soggy conditions.
Under Armour Spieth One, from $200
The shoe, Jordan Spieth's first official signature shoe, has a waterproof one-seam upper, an outsole designed to flex more in the forefoot and what the company calls "rotational resistance traction" in the sole to help stop the foot from rotating during the swing.
New Balance NBG2004, $100
This sporty shoe is a great option for walking 18, with a roomy forefoot and responsive, lightweight foam midsole, called "REVlite," which was originally designed for marathon runners. Cutouts in the TPU outsole increase your foot’s mobility, while low-profile Champ spikes let you take your best rip with confidence. Plus, the microfiber leather upper features TPU overlays for extra support and durability. Available in white/red, black/green, and grey/blue, the NBG2004 has a two-year waterproof warranty.
Nike Air Jordan I, $200
Tweaks from the original basketball shoe in this limited edition golf version include a waterproof upper, extra padding and support around the ankle and an outsole with soft spikes. The Jumpman logo graces the tongue, and the shoe preserves the retro silhouette of the Air Jordan I. (Note: Due to high demand, these shoes have sold out on Nike.com, although they can still be found on eBay. You can also opt for Nike's Flyknit Elite high-tops or the Nike Blazer.)