Best Golf Shoes For Seniors: Quick Menu
As with many of the best golf shoes on the market, manufacturers are always looking to ensure their products deliver on comfort, style and support. Particularly for older golfers, comfort and support are two key points to look out for when you purchase a new pair of golf shoes. But there are a ton of other features and points to consider on top of that. From performance to value there are plenty of golf shoes out there that senior players can take advantage of to help them shoot lower scores.
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Having been walking for 50 years or more, senior feet may not be as supple as in their youth so comfort, fit and the ability to incorporate orthotics with removable insoles have a higher priority. For some, a roomier fit also helps, but for if you are looking for some slippers for the fairway then soft uppers and responsive insoles are the order of the day. Performance, of course, also matters, but perhaps not as much as before, as golf becomes more social.
So what are the best options for senior golfers? Well, in this guide we'll be walking you through (pardon the pun) some of the best shoes on the market that we feel are most suitable for senior players. Also, if you're a senior golfer looking to upgrade your kit in other areas, be sure to check out our guides on the best golf drivers for seniors, best golf irons for seniors and best golf balls for seniors.
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The Stratos is a classic-looking spikeless shoe that offers good traction and versatility. One of the most comfortable shoes we have tested this year!
One of the best examples of a hybrid golf shoe currently on the market, the True Linkswear Lux Hybrid straddles the line of on/off course wearability.
One of the best-looking spikeless golf shoes of the year, the Elevate brings everything that was great about last year's Articulate on a new spikeless outsole.
This lives up to its claim of being the ultimate crossover shoe. It takes a lot of the best bits of the MG4+ golf shoe and then really turns up the fashion dial.
If you want a comfortable, 100% waterproof, stylish golf shoe with solid grip and stability then this should definitely be a model to consider.
FootJoy has managed to improve on near perfection by updating key areas that enhance comfort while maintaining the grip and premium look and feel golfers loved.
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New technologies have made the ZG23 a comfortable, stable, and lightweight shoe that will keep golfers of all swing speeds fully supported during the swing.
The Pro 5 Hyper is a technology packed spiked golf shoe that delivers on Skechers renowned comfort thanks to some excellent proprietary technology.
The combination of the athletic style, comfort, feel and waterproofing makes The Ringer one of our favorite golf shoes currently on the market.
Excellent grip, plenty of support and a new, sleeker look, Under Armour has upped its game once again with the HOVR Drive 2 spiked golf shoe.
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A classic-looking spikeless golf shoe that offers excellent traction around the golf course, the FootJoy Stratos 22 is sure to be a big hit among many senior golfers. As one of the best FootJoy golf shoes on the market, the Stratos has, for some time, been considered a real winner among many different players, and the newest addition to that range of shoe delivers several big upgrades on its predecessor. The design here is simple and understated. There are no bold color flashes or aggressive spikeless designs here, and that was a real winner for us.
Having tested this shoe out on the course, the spikeless outsole surprised us delivering a level of traction that was almost on par with some of the best winter golf shoes. We had no problems slipping while wearing this shoe on several wet and muddy rounds of golf and the sole offered a lot of contact points with the ground. That gave us a lot of confidence and we feel the stability on offer here will be a great benefit to many senior players. The shoe also provides luxurious comfort, thanks to the use of Pittards NappaLuxe leather in the upper and the brand’s StratoFoam under the foot.
The StratoFoam has for a long time been a winner in some of the best FootJoy shoes and we loved the comfort and responsivity it delivered while we walked along the golf course. The fit was also excellent and we felt that there was enough room for an additional insole insert if you wanted to add a little more comfort to your shoe set up. There's no surprise, considering the range of Stratos shoes already on the market, that these really are some of the most comfortable golf shoes out there, with the Stratos really bolstering FootJoy's reputation as being one of the premium golf shoe manufacturers.
- Read our full FootJoy Stratos 2022 Golf Shoe Review
True Linkswear Lux Hybrid Golf Shoe
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New to the golf industry, True Linkswear are shaking things up when it comes to what we consider a versatile spikeless golf shoe. The Lux Hybrid is their flagship model and certainly delivers as a premium trainer that looks stunning. We tested this model in the grey design, and we felt it was akin to many of the best golf sneakers on the market. It offers an athletic profile that comes in a premium look thanks to the high-quality materials used to design this shoe.
One thing to note here is that this was one of the most lightweight shoes we've tested in a long time - thanks to its excellent materials. Interestingly while it may not look it, this shoe kept our feet bone dry during several wet rounds of golf. It's mesh upper is fully waterproof, meaning it'll perform all-year-round. If you're a senior golfer looking to make a statement on the course then look no further than this high-quality option. That being said, we would recommend not wearing these shoes in properly wet or muddy conditions as the overall grip isn't there. If you're in the market for grip, then look to one of the options on our best winter golf shoes guide.
That aside, from the moment we donned these shoes, we felt we could wear them all day long with pretty much any outfit, thanks to their sleek style and excellent cofort. The Wanderlux midsole is right up there with the midsole technology on some of the best spikeless golf shoes of the year. It's soft to the touch but still firm enough underfoot to offer a decent amount of support during the golf swing. It must also be said that the low-profile nature of these shoes mean they lack a little support around the ankle compared to their predecessors, but, underfoot you'll find these shoes are spongey and feel deliver ample support.
- Read our full True Linkswear Lux Hybrid Golf Shoe Review
Puma Ignite Elevate Golf Shoe
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An upgrade on the impressive Puma Ignite Articulate, a shoe that was included in our Editors Choice Awards for 2022, the Elevate expands on what we loved in this fantastic spikeless golf shoe to deliver premium styling and an excellent feel as you walk around the course. The visuals here are simple, yet classy. They are understated and thanks to the premium materials on show, deliver a fantastic look that will appeal to many senior players looking for an athletic-looking golf shoe.
Certainly both models rank amongst the best Puma golf shoes money can buy, but it's the Elevate delivers a stunning locked-in feel as you traverse around the course. This is thanks to the upper and the black 'cage' or exoshell in this shoe that provides 360º of support around your foot during your swing and as you walk around the golf course. Equally the exoshell supports your heel too, delivering plenty of support to your achilles too, something that many senior players will certainly appreciate on the golf course. It really does strike the right balance between locking your foot in place but does not feel too intrusive.
Performance-wise, there's nothing to worry about here, as the Ignite Foam in the midsole is one of the best of its kind, and gives both a soft and supportive feeling with plenty of energy return through the swing too. The material used on the inside of the upper - the place where your toes might occasionally push up towards - is also made with a very soft material that makes your foot feel snugly in place. That means that this is by far one of the most comfortable golf shoes on the market.
- Read our full Puma Ignite Elevate Golf Shoe Review
G/FORE MG4x2 Shoe
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While G/FORE is a relative newcomer to the golf shoe market, the company have taken the industry by storm, thanks to the flair and bold designs that they have implemented into many of the best G/FORE golf shoes. The MG4x2 is certailny one of the highlights of that range, combining premium materials with some excellent design to build what might be one of the best casual golf shoes we've trialled in a long time. They deliver attitude and style thanks to their sleek profile and cool icy blue soles but there's more as the MG4x2 also pack in a lot of comfort.
Starting from the bottom the sole of the shoe proves that a ton of innovation has gone into the production of these shoes. The Sawtooth sole design offers one of the most compelling spikeless outsoles on the market, even in wet and soft underfoot conditions. The spongey midsole absorbs a lot of the shock associated with walking around the golf course meaning this is a great option for any senior golfer struggling with knee issues. It also ranks as one of the best golf shoes for plantar fascitiis.
There is plenty of versatility on offer here too and you can wear these both on and off the golf course. But what so unique about the MG4x2 shoe, is the insole. Firstly, it’s removable and washable, which is a massive bonus that will only help prolong the lifespan of these shoes. Secondly, the insole is uniquely designed to massage your foot as you walk – you truly have to experience the sensation of walking in a G/FORE shoe to understand the comfort on offer. Perhaps the highlight of the shoe, that did take a little while to get used to, but we were very grateful for the sensation it gave our feet after a long day on the golf course.
- Read our full G/FORE MG4x2 Shoe Review