The best golf shoes you can buy

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Nike Lunar Control Vapor, $175

A spikeless shoe with outsoles meant to mimic the traction created by snowmobile tires, Rory McIlroy tested the shoes earlier this year while practicing in the Bahamas. In addition to the traction system, the shoes come with a two-year waterproof guarantee and extra foam cushioning in the bottom. BUY NOW
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FootJoy Hyperflex II, $159

With a two-year guarantee that it will remain 100 percent waterproof, the Hyperflex II is a good investment for golfers who often encounter muddy greens and soggy bunkers. It’s still a comfortable and stylish golf shoe, made with a soft, stretchy mesh material that flexes as you walk. Foam cushioning inside the shoe keeps your feet feeling comfy. Also good for players trying to swing on slipping ground? Cleats that grip the surface and keep your heels and ankles stable as you move. BUY NOW
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Adidas Adicross V, $80

This stylish, street-ready shoe has a water-resistant leather and suede upper so you can play in peace during those foul-weather days. Extra cushioning under the sock liner puts a spring in your step, while the flexible, spikeless outsole has 72 lugs for added gripping power. So take your best rip with confidence. BUY NOW
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Nike Flyknit Chukka, $119

Hoops anyone? This bold high-top uses Nike's "flyknit" technology in the upper -- strong, light polyester yarn stitched to create specific areas of support. Integrated Flywire cables add to the secure fit. The water-resistant shoe has a thin "skin" to repel dew and moisture. A flexible outsole gives feet great freedom of movement and raised nubs prevent slippage. BUY NOW
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Under Armour Drive One, $160

One of three models in the company's first line of golf shoes, the Drive One showcases a springy foam midsole called "Micro G" (borrowed from other Under Armour athletic shoes), a dual-density removable sock liner, and a breathable, waterproof microfiber upper to keep feet comfortable in all kinds of playing conditions. A specially engineered outsole lets feet move naturally during the swing, while a carbon heel counter and nine Champ Zarma Tour cleats provide a strong base from which to take your most athletic cut at the ball. BUY NOW
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Skechers Go Golf Bionic 2, $105

Skechers’ cushioned, striped Bionic golf shoe promises to keep the foot in a neutral, natural position as you swing and putt. The upper is waterproof, with a padded tongue and a padded inner fabric. In black, blue, and white, they’re guaranteed to help make your grip more stable and grounded. BUY NOW
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Biion Patterns, $100

This lightweight, EVA slip-on shoe makes you feel like you're walking barefoot. Cutout holes in the upper let air circulate; the dual-density, shock-absorbing innersole has small nodes for added comfort; and hexagon-shaped nubs provide traction. The patterns include Zebra, argyle and camouflage. BUY NOW
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Ecco Cage Evo, $189

The EVO has a water-resistant mesh upper with protective polyurethane webbing. A polyurethane "cage" wraps around the heel, the midsole and across the toe box to provide a stable, secure fit. Plus, the anatomically engineered outsole moves with your feet, while the roomy forefoot allows toes to flex naturally and the Champ Zarma Tour cleats keep you connected to the ground. BUY NOW
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FootJoy Freestyle, $119

A lightweight mesh upper and supple rubber outsole team up with FootJoy's softest-ever midsole. The result? Your feet can move with freedom! The waterproof shoe has extra heel padding and a tackified tongue to help overall fit. With FootJoy's Performance fitting system, you can match your swing to shoe type -- from most flexible ("mobile"), like the FreeStyle, to stiffest ("structured") -- and even boost swing speed. BUY NOW
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New Balance NBG3001, $160

The lightweight, responsive foam midsole was originally designed for marathon runners, making the NBG3001 a great option for walking 18. A waterproof upper -- microfiber leather with thin, supportive overlays -- combines with a flexible forefoot to increase your foot's motility during the swing. And nine Champ Zarma Tour cleats boost traction. BUY NOW
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Puma Ignite Hi-Top SE, $200

Built on the company's Ignite platform, the Hi-Top SE has a responsive foam midsole and temperature-regulating insole so your feet stay cozy in various conditions. The thermoplastic outsole has anatomically positioned flex grooves, plus Softspikes Stealth cleats so the feet can move naturally during the swing while staying grounded. Heel support and a Velcro strap over the ankle supply extra stability. BUY NOW
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Ecco Casual Hybrid II, $100

Available in both sneaker and Brogue options for both men and women, the new Casual Hybrid from ECCO is designed to be worn equally well both on and off the course. Features of the new shoe include water repellent leather uppers made with Ecco’s proprietary Hydromax treatment and a patented E-DTS outsole with 100 molded traction elements that provide close to 800 angles for solid grip in all types of course conditions. BUY NOW
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New Balance 1701, $90

These sporty duds are built to last with the company's proprietary durable "Ndurance" rubber outsole. An EVA foam midsole and water-resistant microfiber leather upper keep feet comfortable in all kinds of conditions, while seven Champ Slim-Lok cleats supply stability during the swing. BUY NOW
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FootJoy Contour Casual, $99

One of the most versatile shoes in the company's lineup, the Contour Casual combines a soft, waterproof full grain leather upper with a lightweight cushioned fit-bed for all day comfort. An anatomically engineered last allows your feet to move naturally during the swing, while rubber lugs on the outsole provide traction. BUY NOW
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Puma Grip Sport, $80

A lightweight, responsive foam midsole combines with a breathable mesh upper to keep your feet happy on hot, sticky days. A thin polyurethane coating on the lower half of the toe box repels dew and increases durability as well. Wear them from the links to the street -- traction lugs on the outsole let you make the transition with ease. BUY NOW