Holiday Golf Shoe Guide

1 of 14 Schecter Lee
ECCO MEN’S BIOM GOLF HYBRID, $190; shop.Golf.com A combination of Ecco’s Natural Motion and Golf Street outsole technologies, the Biom Golf Hybrid provides superior insole support while maintaining a spikeless, low profile to enhance traction and stability. The Tibetan Yak leather upper is strong, soft ad breathable, and is treated with Hydromax for additional weather protection.
2 of 14 Courtesy of FootJoy
FOOTJOY FJ SPORT, $145; footjoy.com Full grain leather uppers offer durable breathability while a “Forefoot Flex Zone” provides additional comfort and flexibility for walkers. An external heel stabilizer provides balance during the golf swing while a “Proofguard” waterproof membrane and two-year waterproof warranty ensure protection from the elements.
3 of 14 Courtesy of True Linkswear
TRUE LINKSWEAR SENSEI, $99; truelinkswear.com It’s no coincidence that the Sensei looks like a running shoe—it actually performs like one too. In fact, on the same day that Ryan Moore won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open wearing the shoes, True Linkswear co-founder Rob Rigg completed the Portland marathon in under four hours wearing the Sensei. The company’s latest model differs from former iterations by featuring a new profile and spike configuration, a breathable mesh upper and the thinnest sole in golf.
4 of 14 Courtesy of Callaway
CALLAWAY COMFORT TRAC, $120; callawaygolf.com Not only does the spikeless Comfort Trac come with a two-year limited waterproof warranty, it also comes with a 30-day fit, comfort and cushioning guarantee. Also included: a foam padded tongue and collar.
5 of 14 Courtesy of Adidas
ADIDAS ADIPURE MOTION, $220; shop.Golf.com Weighing in at five ounces less than the previous Adipure model, the Adipure Motion’s construction aims to allow for dynamic motion with superior flexibility. For comfort, the upper is composed of soft, full grain aniline leather, while an updated “Cloudfoam” insole provides lightweight cushioning. Also included: a two-year waterproof warranty and a 90-day comfort guarantee.
6 of 14 Courtesy of Nike
NIKE LUNAR SWINGTIP, $120; shop.Golf.com The Nike Lunar Swingtip’s leather upper combines cool, skate shoe styling with functional on-course performance. Weight-activated rubber traction lugs on the outsole engage with the ground to provide stability throughout the swing, while Nike’s “Lunarlon” sockliner offers comfort and support. The shoe is also available in canvas ($130) and suede ($140).
7 of 14 Courtesy of Oakley
OAKLEY RIPCORD, $80; oakley.com Utilizing “surface pods” for traction instead of cleats, the Ripcord features Oakley’s “Coreflex” technology, which enables the shoe to remain flexible as it grips the turf. A moisture-wicking lining keeps feet dry while the synthetic “action leather” upper is flexible, strong, and includes a two-year limited waterproof warranty.
8 of 14 Courtesy of Ashworth
ASHWORTH CARDIFF MESH, $120; shop.Golf.com The latest member of the Cardiff family offers all of the amenities of the original in a lighter, more breathable package. Featuring a woven mesh upper and a spikeless outsole, the Cardiff Mesh is available in three colorways and is backed by a two-year waterproof warranty.
9 of 14 Courtesy of Puma
PUMA PG CLYDE, $100; cobrapumagolf.com Designed to be worn on and off the course, the PG Clyde is an homage to Puma’s iconic 1970s basketball shoe. The newest iteration boasts a full-grain leather upper, Puma’s “EverFoam” cushioning (strategically positioned to adjust to the contour of the heel), and S2QuillTec spikes to provide comfortable traction and flexibility.
10 of 14 Courtesy of GoBe
GOBE REBEL, $160; gobegolf.com Designed with a deep heel cup and a roomy toe area, the spikeless Rebel is capable of accommodating players with powerful swing speeds. GoBe’s “PurTEC” upper is 20 times more water resistant than treated leather and includes aeration holes for increased circulation and to keep feet cool.
11 of 14 Courtesy of Kikkor
KIKKOR MEN'S DRESS SNEAKER - MIDNIGHT, $135; kikkor.com Founded by professional golfer and current Big Break Greenbrier contestant James Lepp, Kikkor shoes are designed with crossover capabilities in mind. Lepp’s latest creation is composed of premium full-grain leather and features Kikkor’s Diacon Embedded Spike System for stability and “Komfort Foam Technology” and a polyurethane insole for comfort.
12 of 14 Courtesy of Barefoot B.E.R.B.S.
BAREFOOT B.E.R.B.S. POLAR BEAR, $119; barefootberbs.com The Barefoot B.E.R.B.S. (Better Energy Recovery Balance Stability) Polar Bear features a water-resistant upper and an ultra-thin outsole with a unique removable five spike design. An adjustable top strap and “Barefoot Grip” heel strap ensure a snug fit.
13 of 14 Courtesy of Asics
ASICS MATCHPLAY33, $80; asicsamerica.com As somewhat of a newcomer to the world of golf shoes, Asics is quickly making a name for itself. The Matchplay33 is the company’s first fixed-spike golf shoe, designed to translate key technical features from their other shoe models by promoting natural foot movement.
14 of 14 Courtesy of Allen Edmonds
ALLEN EDMONDS LEGEND WITH SLV SOLE, $295; allenedmonds.com With a classically beautiful crocodile print leather saddle and short wingtip, the Legend evokes the timeless style of greats like Bobby Jones, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. Also of note: the new SLV (Spikeless Versatility) sole contains multiple traction studs for lightweight, comfortable traction.