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Comfortable Golf Shoes for Women: Putt Your Best Foot Forward
Walk 18 holes and you’ve no doubt met or exceeded 10,000 steps (five miles), so wearing comfortable golf shoes is a no-brainer. But comfort means different things to different people. Do you need a wide toe box? Enhanced arch support? Do you have a narrow heel or wide forefoot? How about a breathable golf shoe for those hot and humid summer days?
We’ve researched various brands and styles that provide the best comfort, fit and traction features–we even asked our Facebook fans for input about their favorite comfortable golf shoes. See our finds and may birdies and eagles grace your game once your dogs quiet down…
Facebook follower Heather recommends the FootJoy LoPro for its winning combination of wide toe box, good support for high arches and overall comfort. The LoPro features a rounded toe and slightly narrow heel. Removable cleats may be replaced when needed. No worries if they get wet, FootJoy LoPro shoes are covered by a 1-year waterproof warranty if purchased from FootJoy. Find the FootJoy LoPro in sizes 5-12, narrow to wide widths for $79.99 from FootJoy.com, Zappos, and Amazon. Good and bad news: we noticed that the LoPro is on sale (yea) and marked as last season’s style (boo). Check out the FootJoy shoe finder for other options.
European brand Ecco is known for their supportive, stylish footwear and their golf line is no exception. The spikeless Ecco Biom Hybrid collection features an anatomical last shape: roomy fit for toes with a streamlined through the midfoot with a snug fit at the heel. Feet stay dry and cool thanks to the breathable, waterproof GORE-TEX® construction. A removable OrthoLite® insole provides good cushioning but can be replaced with your favorite insole.
Ecco customer Christine recommends these comfortable golf shoes:
These shoes are so comfortable! They are soft and supple, yet offer excellent support when I am walking 18 holes. They are water resistant, so keep my feet dry and warm on cold, wet mornings on the links.
Facebook follower Desiree gets a good fit for her narrow feet in the Nike Roshe G. She also recommends them for hot climates (she’s from Arizona) as they breathe well. The Nike Roshe G is spikeless, but features a pressure-mapped outsole to deliver traction where you need it most through the swing. While it’s not water-resistant, the mesh uppers dry quickly. In fact, some reviewers mention going sockless and letting their feet air dry in the shoe! Find the stylish Nike Roshe G in sizes 5-12 for $80 from Nike.com, and Zappos. If you prefer removable spikes and a waterproof upper, check out the Nike Roshe G Tour.
The trusted New Balance name is available in comfortable golf shoes and the spikeless Fresh Foam Links is garnering great reviews. With a slightly wider toe box than other golf shoes, the NB Fresh Foam Links may accommodate bunions. A recent Zappos customer left this five star review:
Wore these out to walk 9 for the first time. It ended up raining and I’m happy to say my feet stayed dry! New Balance tends to have a wider toe box than some other brands which is why I chose this brand and the fit is perfect.
We love that golf shoes come in an array of styles and colors these days–you should be able to showcase your personality as well as your swing! The low profile Adidas Adipure Sport 2.0 is as comfortable as it is stylish. Featuring a wider forefoot and rounded toe, these comfortable golf shoes by Adidas are another great option if you have bunions. The footbed is also removable to accommodate your favorite insole should you need more arch support. A textile upper features small slits that allow the shoe to breathe. While it’s not waterproof, the Adipure Sport 2.0 golf shoe is lightweight and cushioned. Find the Adidas Adipure 2.0 in sizes 5-10 for $50-100 from Zappos, Adidas.com, and Amazon.
For something with a little edge and grit with a ton of style, check out G/Fore golf shoes. The Disruptor style fuses the trendy street sneaker with technical golf shoe to create comfortable golf shoes that function as well as they look. A triple-density foam footbed is removable and washable. G/FORE shoes feature a bespoke cleat design that delivers exceptional traction. We found this discussion informative regarding the durability and longevity of G/Fore cleats. Find the G/Fore Disruptor in sizes 5-11 for $185 from G/Fore.com and Zappos.
Tip: Reading through we reviews, we noticed that most mentioned the Disruptor runs a little small; you may do well to order up a half size.
Did you know that Skechers has an affordable golf shoe collection? While the reviews are generally good for the closed-toe line, we’re loving their golf sandal! This Amazon review caught our attention as the reviewer suffers from some of the same foot conditions as many Barking Dog followers:
I play summer golf in Arizona at least 4 times a week. I have bunions, hammer toes and plantar fasciitis. I’ve tried several other brands of golf sandals, and these are by far, the very best ones on the market. The toe, heel and top straps are all adjustable with Velcro. The soles are made of a material similar to Crocs, soft, spongy and uber comfortable. I liked these so well I bought them in the only two colors I could find – navy and taupe, then bought another pair of both colors. Easy to clean with soap and water (or a little Clorox & scrub brush for those really muddy spots). I’m almost thinking of wearing these for every day sandals I like them so much! I usually wear a size 8.5, but since these came in only whole sizes, I find the size 8 fits perfectly!
How about you? Do you have favorite comfortable golf shoes? Leave a comment and let us know!