Four New Golf Shoes

February 19, 2007

1. Footjoy FJ Impulse
Timeless saddles and solids will keep FootJoy loyalists happy, but trendier types will revel in the Impulse’s radical chic, available in three eye-catching styles. All the expected technological bells and whistles remain: full-grain waterproof leather, plush cushioning and Softspikes lack Widow cleats, for starters. $125; 800-224-8501 or

2. Nike SP-6 Tour
Nike’s renowned Air-Sole heel gives you that extra bounce, while supple waterproof leather keeps your toes dry. A Poron sockliner molds to your foot’s contours for a snug fit. $120; 888-799-6453 or

3. Adidas Tour Metal
Three subtle chrome stripes garnish Adidas’ new Tour Metal. There’s water-proof leather inside and out and Climaproof technology to keep your feet at ease. 800-888-2582 or

4. Ecco Casual Sneaker Hydromax
Fashion-forward GOLF MAGAZINE Contributing Player Aaron Baddeley endorses Ecco, but there’s more here than style. Hydromax leather means rain stays out and comfort’s built in. A replaceable insole soaks up sweat. Not yours, Badds–we know you never sweat. $170; 800-886-3226 or

Sneakers Allowed
Golfers have finally shed their non-athletic image. Golf shoes have followed suit with sneaker-style designs. You’ll feel more like Carl Lewis than J.L. Lewis in Nike’s new Air max Summer TW ($85, pictured)

That ’70s Shoe

The all-white golf shoe is back with a vengeance this year. And the beauty part is, white shoes go with anything–except flared plaid trousers. Slip into a pair of FootJoy’s slick DryJoys P.R.O. ($160, pictured)