Best Adidas Golf Shoes 2022

We take a look at some of the best adidas golf shoes on the market

Best Adidas Golf Shoes
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Best Adidas Golf Shoes

When you first think of the sports company adidas, your mind may not immediately go to golf but this shouldn't be the case because adidas make high-quality apparel, and some of the best golf shoes on the market, for some of the world's best players. As such, adidas shoes in particular more than stack up against the best of other brands like FootJoy or Ecco, two companies that are incredibly popular out on Tour and in the amateur game. Adidas is also a brand is that actively looking to reduce its carbon footprint, and it's Parley designed shoes are made using up-cycled plastic materials.

Sporty offerings are a common feature of the current line-up and adidas has recently decided to combine golf shoe technology with iconic designs like the ZX Primeblue and Superstar shoes to go for a 'stand out from the crowd' kind of look. Alternatively, there are more understated designs on offer and there is unquestionably a shoe for everyone. Bearing that in mind let's take a look at some of the best adidas golf shoes for men and women available right now.

If adidas is not for you, we have also created guides on other brands, too. For example we have scoured the current golf shoe market to create buyers advice on the best FootJoy golf shoesbest Nike golf shoes and also the best Under Armour golf shoes.

Best Adidas Golf Shoes

Men's Adidas Golf Shoes

adidas tour360 22 golf shoe

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Best New Spiked Shoe For 2022

Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-12
Waterproof: 100%
BOA Option: Yes
Colors: 4 (Black, White/Navy, All White & White/Blue/Orange)

Reasons to buy

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Snug fit gives immense comfort
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Locked-in feel
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Styling has broad appeal

Reasons to avoid

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Boost outsole difficult to clean

In our opinion one of the best spiked shoes to be released in 2022, the adidas Tour360 22 golf shoes immediately impressed us when we tried them out on course. The upper features a premium rich leather which is 100 percent waterproof and you also get a one-year waterproof warranty as well which gives good peace of mind. adidas has also incorporated recycled materials into the design to continue the brand's goal of ending plastic waste.

The shoe mimics the natural shape of the foot and accommodates the movement of the foot in all directions, even throughout the golf swing. The Tour360 22 also has cleats directly injected into the base of the shoe which provide excellent grip with a low profile look. It also means you won't ever have to worry about losing spikes ever again.

adidas zg21 golf shoe

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Most Lightweight Adidas Golf Shoe

Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-12.5
Waterproof: 100%
BOA : Yes (also ZG21 Motion model)
Colors: 5 Men's and Women's (Black, Grey, White/Silver, White/Green)

Reasons to buy

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Maybe the lightest golf shoe we’ve ever tested
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Exceptional levels of grip in such a lightweight model
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Also available in wide and with BOA system

Reasons to avoid

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Premium price point
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Harder to clean than some other

Built to be lightweight and comfortable, the new ZG21 shoe from adidas is undoubtedly one of the best golf shoes on the market. Tipping the scales at just 13 ounces per shoe and featuring adidas’ Boost technology as well as a new Lightstrike cushioning, we were blown away by the feeling of weightlessness provided.

In terms of grip, adidas used heat-map studies to target the specific areas where stability is needed most, resulting in six strategically placed cleats on the outsole. We’re not experts on where spikes should go but can attest to the excellent levels of grip and support this shoe offers. And thanks to the new Sprint Skin four-layer upper, the ZG21 is also waterproof. It's such a well-rounded shoe that it's hard to see how adidas can improve on it in the future.

adidas codechaos golf shoes

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Bold Design

Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-11
Waterproof: 100%
BOA Option: Yes
Colors: 4 Men's (White, Black, Grey, Green) 2 Women's (White, Black)

Reasons to buy

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Super comfy
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Provides excellent grip in different lies and ground conditions
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Lots of performance for the price

Reasons to avoid

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Lucid colours won’t be for everyone
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Certain sections more difficult to keep clean than others

The styling will divide opinion but it has really grown on us and we really enjoyed the performance this shoe offers. 

It is a sporty, athletic golf shoe that delivers excellent comfort and grip - there is some very good value for money on offer here if you want to try something a bit different. Not to mention it is also one of the most comfortable golf shoes out there right now.It has been a huge hit on tour since its release early in 2020, with many players in the men's and women's game still favouring one of the many colour options.

man wearing adidas Flopshot Golf Shoes Review, man wearing adidas golf shoes

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A great summer golf shoe

Specifications

Size : 6.5-12.5
Waterproof: Waterproof leather upper
BOA: No
Colours: 4 (white, navy, black, brown)

Reasons to buy

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Leather construction gives premium feel
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Excellent fit
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Unique and yet somehow understated styling
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Good price point

Reasons to avoid

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Not the best winter golf shoe in terms of grip
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Leather may start to crack after a while List

The adidas Flopshot is a stylish golf shoe designed for use in the summer and provides excellent heel and ankle support through its FitFoam Geo cushioning. This creates a secure fit around the ankle and gives greater stability when walking on undulating terrain. 

The shoe is also made from a full-grain leather upper which is both waterproof and features breathable holes that helped to keep my feet feeling well ventilated. While this leather gives the shoe a very premium feel, admittedly the material may start to crack over time without the appropriate care. The geometric design on the rear of the shoe was also a nice touch and the heel also features two ergonomic bands that help to slide the shoe on and off quickly. 

As this is a spikeless golf shoe, it can sometimes struggle to perform in wetter and muddier conditions. But when used in the summer on dryer terrain, its Pure Motion outsole gives great grip underfoot. Combine that with its BOOST midsole cushioning, and you'll feel very comfortable wearing the adidas Flopshot during your round. 

adidas adicross retro golf shoes, man wearing adidas shoes

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Best Casual Adidas Shoe

Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-12
Waterproof: Water-repellent
BOA Option: No
Colors: 7 (grey, blue, plus two black versions and three white ones)

Reasons to buy

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Brilliant looks and can easily be worn away from the course
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Trainer-like comfort
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Great value for money

Reasons to avoid

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Not as stable as other shoes

The name gives the game away with this shoe. Adidas has combined throwback sneaker-like looks with modern performance to give us this, the Adicross Retro shoe. And we love it. Although not traditional in terms of style, most of the colour options are understated, making it one of the most suitable models you'll find that can be worn for day-to-day use.

And for those who want something a little more flamboyant, there is something for everyone in the nine different colour options. In particular, we really liked how comfortable they were and just how much they felt like trainers. There is also a good mount of grip on offer from the rubber traction nubs. It's by no means industry-leading in this category but it does the job on a dry day.

Adidas adicross ZX Primeblue Golf Shoes

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Adidas adicross ZX Primeblue Golf Shoes

Best For The Environment

Specifications

Sizes: 4.5-12
Waterproof: 100%
BOA option: No
Colors: 4 (white, non dyed, olive, black)

Reasons to buy

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Iconic adidas heritage
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Aggressive tread pattern for grip and stability

Reasons to avoid

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Some will dislike the trainer-like style

Following the release of the ZX 8000 golf shoes, adidas decided to unveil these ZX Primeblue golf shoes. The shoes feature a textile upper made with yarns containing at least 50% Parley Ocean Plastic which is made by intercepting plastic on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities, and shorelines preventing it from polluting the ocean. They also produces less leather waste by reusing cutouts and includes adidas' Boost midsole to ensure all-day comfort.

It also features adiwear and Traxion outsole so that players can get solid grip from multiple lies out on the course.All in all, we really enjoyed testing this shoe out as it packs a punch when it comes to performance. Yes, the style might not be to everyone's taste but we really like how willing adidas is to release products like this.

Adidas Stan Smith golf shoes

Adidas Stan Smith Golf Shoes

Specifications

Sizes: 4-12
Waterproof: 100%
BOA option: No
Colors: 1 (white but there are lots of limited and special editions)

Reasons to buy

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Classic-looking upgrade to an iconic shoe
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Excellent comfort provided
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A shoe made from recycled materials

Reasons to avoid

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Extravagant lace-cover might not be to people’s liking

As part of an update to the iconic Stan Smith shoe, adidas decided to launch a golf version. Initially released in an all-green colourway, the brand later added this more classic-looking model to the party. 

Featuring a Primegreen upper that is made from high-performance recycled materials, this shoe is another that falls in line with adidas' noble journey to end plastic waste.

And if that isn't incentive enough to give this shoe your consideration, then perhaps the performance on offer is. Similarly to the retro shoe listed above, it's extremely comfortable, delivering sneaker-like cushioning that means it is a pleasure to wear from start to finish.

Additionally, we found the Adiwear outsole gave us plenty of grip in most situations. Only when things got a little wetter did we start to notice minor slipping. But overall, this is a great shoe, perfect for those who really value comfort and a shoe that can easily be worn away from the course as well.

man wearing adidas EQT Golf Shoes, Man wearing adidas golf shoes

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Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-12.5
Waterproof: 100%
BOA option: No
Colors: 5 men's (white, royal blue, grey, red, sub green) 2 women's (white & turqoise, white & pink)

Reasons to buy

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Upper is very durable and waterproof
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Available as spiked or spikeless model
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Ideal summer golf shoe
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Modern aesthetic with several colors to choose from

Reasons to avoid

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Not as supportive for normal foot shapes
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In slippery conditions the grip is questionable

adidas decided to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the launch of its original EQT branding by releasing a special throwback into the golfing world. It's available as a spiked and spikeless shoe, which is a nice touch and comes in various colours for both men and women. We really enjoyed putting this shoe through its paces, with the Bounce midsole and Boost heel giving us a lightweight and responsive underfoot feeling. 

Additionally, the upper is waterproof, meaning it's a shoe that can be worn year-round, while it is constructed using no shortage of recycled materials as part of the brand's push to end plastic waste. The outsole on the spikeless model provides decent grip considering but for those who want more absolute performance, we would suggest opting for the spiked model instead.

adidas tour 360 xl 2

Supportive Spikeless Shoe

Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-12
Waterproof: 100%
BOA option: No
Colors: 3 (white, black, acid yellow)

Reasons to buy

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Arguably the best golf shoe adidas make
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Excellent choice in colour, size and width of shoe

Reasons to avoid

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Require wearing in

In terms of style, the adidas Tour360 XT-SL 2.0 shoes deliver an attractive blend of traditional golf shoe looks with a sporting edge. These are aesthetics that will appeal to a broad spectrum of golfers of different ages.

They also perform brilliantly thanks to the X-shaped traction system on the outsole, light construction and Boost cushioning. Oh and they are also one of the best waterproof golf shoes you can buy right now so we couldn't recommend these enough.

adidas tour 360 textile

Adidas Tour 360 XT-SL 2.0 Textile Shoes

Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-12
Waterproof: 100%
BOA option: No
Colors: 3 (white, black, grey)

Reasons to buy

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One of the best looking shoes out there
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Mesh upper still provides solid waterproofing

Reasons to avoid

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Textile look won’t be for everyone

The textile version of the adidas Tour360 XT-SL 2.0 not only has much of the same technology as the standard design above - the traction system and Boost cushioning - but it comes with a mesh upper which gives your feet a unique, breathable and comfortable look and feel.

We really noticed this throughout testing, particularly the feeling of ventilation, which really is invaluable at times. While it doesn't come with all the bells and whistles of other entries on this list, a shoe that is truly breathable and comfortable is always going to be appealing, especially on warm days.

Women's Adidas Golf Shoes

Adidas Codechaos Shoes, Best womens golf shoes

Stand-out Design

Specifications

Sizes: 3.5-8.5
Colours: 2 (Cloud White/Signal Coral, Black)

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight
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Comfortable
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Flexible

Reasons to avoid

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Marmite styling
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Some will want more stability

Women can set themselves apart because, as the name suggests, aesthetically and design-wise, Codechaos is unlike anything else on the market. It offers a unique look but we have been fans since it was released. 

Performance-wise, a unique Twistgrip spikeless outsole with special lug shapes gave us plenty of grip whatever the conditions, and at the same time the full-length Boost cushioning across the midsole delivered a light and springy feel underfoot. We reckon we could play in these all day and not feel the strain on our feet. The multi-layer mesh upper also makes them durable and breathable, while providing full protection from the elements. We particularly love the splash of coral on the side and sole of a shoe that's quickly become a go-to of ours. If you want to check out more golf brands that make excellent women's shoes, check out our guide on the best women's golf shoes.

The sporty new women's waterproof golf shoe from Adidas

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Adidas Tour 360 22 Women's Golf Shoe

A high-performance waterproof women's golf shoe

Specifications

Sizes: 3.5-8.5 (inc. half sizes)
Colors: Two

Reasons to buy

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Superior foot support
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Power generation through clever cleat technology

Reasons to avoid

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Might feel too snug for those with wide feet

It’s been nearly two decades since Adidas first launched their ground-breaking Tour 360 shoe design. Such has been the success of this innovative shoe, not only are we still talking about it 17 years on but we’re genuinely excited by the improvements. 

The 2022 model has literally been designed from the ground up with a special  traction system (a pretty set of pink spikes on the sole) that has been designed to help you feel ‘locked in’ - giving better stability, better traction and amazing comfort. The last (shape) of the shoe has been designed using Adidas’s innovative ‘Feet You Wear’ concept, which mimics the natural shape of the foot, accommodating the natural movements of your foot in all directions in the swing. It's easily one of the best women's waterproof shoes too. 

That’s just two of the fancy technologies packed into the Tour360 22. Add to that a Geofit collar pad, 3D Torsion System, Boost and EVA chasis and Insite sockliner and you’ve got a pretty incredible shoe. The proof, as they say, is in the performance and we think you’ll love how this shoe really cradles and supports your foot. It certainly made an instant impression on LPGA Tour champion Danielle Kang, who said she could ‘feel the difference’ the moment she put the shoes on. We’re sure you will too.

adidas summervent women's golf shoe

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Specifications

Sizes: 3.5-8.5
Colors: Four

Reasons to buy

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Keeps feet looking and feeling cool
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Excellent comfort
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Noticeably lightweight

Reasons to avoid

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Not fully waterproof
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Mesh upper difficult to keep clean

Our final pick is the Summervent golf shoe which, as you would expect, is arguably the perfect golf shoe for the summer time of year. When we were able to test a pair, they felt feather-light to walk in while the mesh air venting fabric really does allow your feet to breathe, keeping them cool and comfortable especially on a very hot day. The shoe fabric is even soft enough to wear without socks if you want to keep your feet even cooler. The chunky trainer-style sole is designed with bounce cushioning to put a spring in your step and aid stability in the swing.

The only downside is you will need another pair for the wet and wintery months because these are not totally waterproof, and when ground conditions are unstable we would recommend investing in a spiked model as well.

How we test golf shoes

Our golf shoe testing methodology revolves around putting models to the test over a number of rounds and in different conditions. This is so we can gain a better idea of overall performance in terms of factors like grip comfort, grip, stability, waterproofing and how they actually look on the golf course. Each of the shoes listed above has been personally used by a member of the Golf Monthly team. 

This is the best way of testing a golf shoe as using it in the real world over a number of weeks allows us to see how they perform when variables change like weather, ground conditions, different stances and lies, and so on. 

We think this also gives us information on the little details as well like which brands come up small or large, which models start to rub a bit too much after 36 holes, which designs can be used off the golf course and for the drive home?  We are very comprehensive in our tests to the point where we will regularly attend product launches and meet with the manufacturer’s R&D experts to understand the new technology. That isn't to say manufacturers can buy a good review though, as all our reviews are made by golfers, for golfers. 

What to consider when choosing a golf shoe

There are a number of factors to consider when picking out your next pair of golf shoes so to help you narrow down your search and inform your buying decision, below we have put together some key points.

1. Spiked or spikeless?

The models above are split into spiked (or cleated) and spikeless designs and there are pros and cons of each. Spiked golf shoes offer better grip and stability but don't sit as low to the ground as spikeless models.

Spikeless golf shoes offer off-course versatility. They are perfect for driving in the car to the golf course, playing a round, and then driving home again because they are usually light and comfortable, but most won't offer as much traction as a spiked shoe.

2. Waterproofing

If you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain then a waterproof shoe is a must. The best designs will keep your feet bone dry however if you play golf in glorious sunshine most of the time, then you may view other factors as more significant.

Many players choose to have one pair for winter and another, lighter pair for summer to keep them fresh and suit different requirements.

3. Getting the right fit

When picking out golf shoes getting the right fit is important because otherwise blisters can build up. Or your feet may slide around inside, which limits your stability.

When trying a pair on for the first time, listen for the 'whoosh' sound when you slide your feet in - that's the sound of all the air leaving the shoe to confirm it is the correct size, but do a walking test to be sure. They shouldn't pinch anywhere, nor should your feet be moving around inside.

When it comes to the right fit it is also worth considering different laces. Normal laces are good for most but for some golfers, BOA laced shoes provide more convenient fastening and shouldn’t loosen during the course of a round, but are usually a tad more expensive.

4. Styling

Thankfully modern golf shoe design has seen many brands not just create traditional, classic-looking shoes, but also modern styles that can be used off the golf course too. Therefore it is important to think about what your shoes look like and what style suits you. Whatever you like or dislike, there is something for everyone these days.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6