Best Golf Shoes For Wide Feet 2024

We take a look at some of the best golf shoes currently available for those with wide feet

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It's no secret that wearing the golf shoe can have a significant impact on your golf game but, did you know that, according to research, wearing the wrong type of golf shoe can cause injury, with it being crucial that you find the right fit for when you head out on to the golf course. 

Thankfully, brands have catered to this, with many offering multiple different versions of the models you know and love. One of the versions in question is designed for those with wide feet and there are many different ways for individuals to find the right golf shoe for their game.

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Brands like FootJoy, Adidas and Ecco are known for producing some of the best golf shoes on the market and, within their ranges, they also include models specifically designed for those who require a wider fit. 

In this guide, we have listed some of the best models that fit that criteria, with other aspects of the shoe also being looked at. These include grip, underfoot comfort, underfoot grip and how they look aesthetically. What's more, we also recommend taking a look at our guides on the best golf shoes for walking, the best golf shoes for plantar fascitiis and the most comfortable golf shoes

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Best Golf Shoes For Wide Feet

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Top pick

Ecco LT1 golf shoe review

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Premium looks and comfort create a premium product

Specifications

Sizes: 7.5-12.5
Waterproof: Yes
BOA Option: Yes
Colors: 4 (standard), 2 (BOA), 3 (women's)

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight design that offers ample comfort
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Well executed BOA lacing system
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Soft, premium materials used throughout

Reasons to avoid

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Foot has a tendency to roll within the shoe during the swing

It's well-known that Ecco produce some of the best golf shoes on the market, with the LT1 making its debut appearance. Providing a spikeless design, the overall look will divide opinion - some will say it's a bit round, curvy and uninspiring, whereas some will adore the curves and colors.

Introducing a new midsole foam called Ecco Ltyr, on top of the Fluidform technology, we found there to be more cushioning and more rebound than ever before. In testing, the cushioning underfoot was superb and the energy return helped reduce foot fatigue and provided real bounce along the fairways. 

Although the grip was solid, with the outsole performing well in dry and damp conditions, we wouldn't recommend wearing these in winter conditions. However, the reason for including them in this category is that the breathability of the LT1 is superb.

Most comfortable

Skechers Go Golf Elite 5 Slip 'In being put on on the golf course

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Unique, hands-free technology

Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-12
Waterproof: Yes
BOA Option: BOA only
Colors: 3 ( Black/White, Grey/Lime, White)

Reasons to buy

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Extremely comfortable
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Hands-free-slip-in design
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Nice and light

Reasons to avoid

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Maybe lacks a premium look

What Skechers has earned a reputation for – and this applies right across the best Skechers golf shoes – is supreme levels of comfort. This rule applies to the Elite 5 Slip 'In and this pair is definitely one of most comfortable golf shoes that we've ever worn. 

To begin with, we particularly liked how easy they were to get on and off. The Elite 5 has an extra stiff back which holds up to the task of remaining in shape when you are putting these shoes on. In testing, we found that they slipped on like a pair of comfy slippers and provided the comfort we needed to tackle the course.

In this shoe, there is a removable Arch Fit insole, which we found provided podiatrist-certified arch support. Along with the Arch Fit, there is a Heel Pillow that gives a 'locked in' feel that exudes confidence when you are swinging the club. Skechers have even given these shoes a one-year waterproof warranty and, combined with great traction, we would make the case of these being one of the best winter golf shoes.

Best lightweight

FootJoy ProLite Golf Shoe Review

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A lightweight model that provides excellent value for money

Specifications

Sizes: 6-14
Waterproof: Yes
BOA Option: Yes
Colors: 4 (White/Navy/Lime, Black/Gray/White, Gray/Charcoal/White, White/Gray/Dark Gray)

Reasons to buy

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Stylish
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Excellent support
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Fully waterproof

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn’t offer top-tier comfort

FootJoy have created a very visually appealing golf shoe that also ticks every box in the performance category, as the ProLite is designed to be a premium product that won't break the bank.

As you can imagine, it's extremely lightweight and, thanks to the Duramax Race Trak outsole, it is durable and grippy in a variety of weather conditions. What's more, it is fully waterproof, allowing us to commit fully to every shot from the tee, fairway and rough.

In terms of comfort, there’s a thicker insole for increased underfoot cushioning and a mesh liner that provides a ‘sock-like feel and fit’. Admittedly, we wouldn’t say the ProLite is the most comfortable or cushioned shoe on the market, but it’s certainly not uncomfortable. 

Best value

The Under Armour Phantom Golf Shoe sat up on the grass

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A sneaker-style look that provides excellent comfort and support

Specifications

Sizes: 6-14
Waterproof: Water Resistant
BOA Option: No
Colors: 5 (Black/Silt, White/Grey, Grey/Blue, Navy/Grey, Blue/Navy)

Reasons to buy

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Great all-round comfort
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Stylish, unique look
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Locked-in feel creates major confidence

Reasons to avoid

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Tongue-design is hard to get on and won't suit those whose ankles swell

From a looks-perspective, we were very impressed with the shoes out of the box, as the knitted upper and rigid plastic on the heel provided a sporty, premium feel that can be worn on and off the golf course. What's more, the upper is soft and, from above, looks wider than it actually is.

For a spikeless pair, there is a sufficient amount of grip and plenty of traction on offer in both damp and dry conditions. Obviously these won't rival the best spiked golf shoes in terms of grip, but it's clear that Under Armour haven't tried to do that.

Finally, there is a SpeedForm 2.0 sockliner for underfoot support and HOVR cushioning for stability, which we found to be extremely comfortable. The only slight negative is the knit collar, which can be slightly difficult to get on. Also, if you are someone who suffers with ankle swelling, it may cause some discomfort.

Best color choice

Adidas S2G SL golf shoe

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Built for the course, driving range and everywhere else—a shoe that does it all?

Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-14.5
Waterproof: Yes
BOA option: No
Colors: 3 (Cloud White / Cloud White / Charcoal, Cloud White / Collegiate Green / Gum, Cloud White / Collegiate Navy / Silver Metallic)

Reasons to buy

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Superb value for money
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Excellent on/off course wearability
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Lightweight but quality build

Reasons to avoid

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Not as breathable as some

Adidas really does have a golf shoe for everything, with shoes ranging from the new Tour-level Tour360 24 and ZG23, to its ultra-casual Ultraboost golf shoe and bold Codechaos 22 shoe.

The adidas S2G SL Golf Shoe is the latest shoe in the crossover category. The model we tested uses a mixture of synthetic materials and a leather upper to create what is a very premium looking and feeling shoe. It's an incredibly comfortable golf shoe and certainly has more of a relaxed feel than some of the other best best spikeless golf shoes we've tested this year. It uses adidas' Lightstrike technology through the midsole, a technology borrowed from its running division and one that has been executed brilliantly in the recent Tour360 24 and ZG23 golf shoes.

In terms of aesthetic and performance, the adidas S2G SL Golf Shoe is versatile enough to be worn on and off the golf course and still be a solid performer. Of course, we wouldn't recommend wearing this in deep winter but they certainly offer grip on damp conditions as well as hard surfaces. Overall, this is a superb hybrid shoe at a very fair price point. Adidas have once again nailed it... 

Most versatile

The excellent G/FORE MG4x2 Shoes resting on the green showing off their stunning white and blue colorway

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A stunning and versatile pair of golf trainers

Specifications

Sizes: 7-15
Waterproof: Yes
BOA Option: No
Colors: 5 (Nimbus Grey, Onyx Black, Snow White, Twilight, Poppy)

Reasons to buy

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Striking looks on and off the course
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No discernible lack of grip compared to spiked models
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Numerous color options
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Excellent comfort

Reasons to avoid

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Can be difficult to match with the right trousers
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Hard work to keep the heavily textured areas looking clean

G/FORE is a relative newcomer to the golf shoe market, with the company providing tons of style and attitude to help you stand out from the crowd. Their previous models have certainly caught our eye and, with the spikeless MG4x2 shoes, it's a similar story, as the attention to detail is superb. 

From the box that the golf shoes come in, to the text on the sole, there is a lot to like about the MG4x2. Importantly, it's not just the design that is superb, but also the performance, as waterproof protection is backed up with high levels of comfort out on the golf course.

The MG4x2 has a unique insole that can be removed and washed to help increase the lifespan of the shoes. That's not the unique part, the unique part is that it's designed to massage your foot as you walk. What's more, the Sawtooth Sole design offers incredible grip in the harshest conditions, with our tester suffering no slippage when using the shoes in wet and winter conditions.

Best spiked

FootJoy Alpha Tour 2024 Golf Shoes on the green

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An eye-catching shoe that delivers excellent comfort and stability

Specifications

Size: 7-15
Waterproof: Yes
BOA option: Yes
Color : 3 (white/navy/lime, white/white/silver, black/white/silver)

Reasons to buy

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Eye-catching looks on the shelf
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Very comfortable leather upper
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One of the most stable-feeling shoes out there

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most comfortable walk on hard surfaces

The latest 2024 version of FootJoy's Tour Alpha shoe certainly has a stand-out aesthetic. Of course, this is subjective and everyone's different. But we found the white/navy/lime colorway to be a smart, sleek and modern take on a golf shoe.

In terms of feel and performance, we found the shoe to be impressively stable. This comes as a result of FootJoy’s own OPS (Optimized Performance Stabilizer) system which features an external 3D-molded heel counter, an  A-Frame design and a lateral clip that works to lock your foot in so you can go at it with confidence. Plus, the spiked outsole, which features nine cleats, further adds to that feeling of stability.

The only downside we found was that the stability does mean the shoe is on the firmer side. Just bear this in mind if the courses you play require a lot of walking along hard paths or surfaces—if that's going to be an issue for you check out our guide on the best golf shoes for walking.

The Alphas are 100% waterproof golf shoes and come with a warranty depending on where you are in the world. 

Best from 2022

Ecco Biom C4 Shoe review

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A breathable, lightweight, comfortable golf shoe

Specifications

Sizes: 6-12
Waterproof: 100%
BOA option: No
Colors: 4 (White, Navy, White/Black, Grey/Blue)

Reasons to buy

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Supreme comfort
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Incredibly soft leather upper
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All-over breathability
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Suitable for all feet widths

Reasons to avoid

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Toe area prone to staining 

One of the most technology-packed spikeless golf shoes we've ever tested, the Ecco Biom C4 seriously impressed us with its overall comfort, grip, style and breathability. It's built nicely on the foundations of the excellent Biom H4, but the new sneaker-style has won our hearts from a style perspective, and the performance is there to match.

First things first, Ecco have used their Exhaust Grid Technology in the C4. If you are unsure what that is, it essentially scoops fresh air towards the sole of the foot to keep it cool. We see yet further handy technological aspects, such as the Gore-Tex surround and breathable Ortholite insole.

Comfortably one of the most breathable shoes we've tested, Ecco have even added a removable insole that allows for more width in the shoes. This is perfect for those with wide feet, as there is still the same amount of comfort and cushioning with the insole removed. 

Best summer

True Linkswear All Day Knit 3 golf shoe review

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An ideal warm-weather golf shoe that is versatile and lightweight

Specifications

Size: 7-15
Waterproof: No
Color : 8
BOA Options: No

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly lightweight
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Highly versatile
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Very breathable, water-resistant material

Reasons to avoid

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Not much support through the swing

As the names suggests, this golf shoe is incredibly lightweight at just 10oz. Ideal for a summers day, it has a highly breathable one-piece knit upper that is soft, with the sock-liner opening allowing the foot to easily slide in, something which many will reap the benefits of.

Aesthetically, the looks are similar to that of an ordinary sneaker and, admittedly, it's not the grippiest spikeless model we have ever tested. There is still grip there, with the low profile and comfort helping with contact to the ground, but the All Day Knit 3 is exclusively for wearing on warm, dry days. Despite the water resistance of the upper, there's no chance the grip or durability of this shoe will last if you take it out into the mud and rain. 

One last point is that the All Day Knit 3 does come up slightly smaller than other models, so it is worth sizing up but, overall, if you want a shoe with minimalist looks and excellent comfort, then this model is certainly one to look at!

Best women's

Skechers Women’s GO Golf Max 3 Golf Shoe on the green

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An amazingly comfortable and supportive shoe for players with problem feet

Specifications

Sizes: US 6-10 UK 4-8
Waterproof: Yes
BOA Options: No
Colors: 3

Reasons to buy

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Clever arch fit inner sole for support
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Soft, comfortable fit
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Fully waterproof

Reasons to avoid

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You have a narrow foot shape
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Even with the laces done up tightly these are generous

Skechers are of course renowned for their comfortable, ergonomic shoes. This third generation GO Golf Max continues that legacy and is undoubtedly one best women’s golf shoes of this year.

As you might expect, the Skechers GO Golf Max is replete with patented technologies that give it an ultra-lightweight cushioned feel. The sole itself is the outcome of extensive podiatrist-designer input and has been developed with 20 years of data and 120,000 unweighted foot scans. Wow...

With that in mind, we tested the shoe on wide 'problem feet' that struggle with sore bunions. We found the the super soft insole moulds to your feet, keeping it snug but crucially reducing shock and increasing weight dispersion. The comfort does not compromise your swing however—the shoes felt grounded, stable and supportive throughout the swing. 

It's safe to say these are a genuine solution for players who struggle to find the right fit for their fit. Plus, they're made from a waterproof material with a one-year guarantee. So we'd class these among the best waterproof golf shoes for women.

How we test golf shoes

We test out golf shoes very regularly because each member of the Golf Monthly team plays golf regularly as well. The procedure revolves around using the golf shoes over several rounds and in different conditions to test things like grip, stability, comfort and so on.

We always test shoes for waterproofing too which either means playing in the rain, or pouring some water on the shoes if the weather doesn't deliver some dark clouds! Our ethos is to be as honest and insightful as possible in our reviews and guides so you are more informed. To learn about the products in great detail, we usually 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, because we tell it how it is for all golf product reviews, not just golf shoes.

How to choose golf shoes

There are a number of factors to consider when picking out your next pair of golf shoes especially if you have wider feet than others. Let's take a look at them.

Measurements

Obviously, you should start by knowing what size your feet are not just in terms of length but width too. Because shoe sizes often vary from brand to brand, you yourself knowing your feet size is invaluable to knowing which models to go for.

Comfort

Once you know the right size to go for, comfort is the next factor to be aware of. If a shoe isn't comfortable, you aren't going to wear it so we recommend trying on different models before you buy.

When you are trying shoes on, listen for a 'whoosh' sound which should indicate air leaving the shoe which usually suggests a good fit. Walk around in the shoes too so you can feel any pinching and whether your feet are moving around inside them. A correctly fitted shoe should so neither of these things.

This is important because if your feet slide around inside, or you get rubbing and blisters, you won't wear them again and they could damage your feet and performance.

Spiked or spikeless?

Next up is to decide between spiked and spikeless. There is a mix of styles above but you should know that they have pros and cons.

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 but might not offer as much traction. Have a think about which factor is most important to you here.

Waterproofing

If you have large, small, narrow or wide feet, waterproofing is always important. Us golfers are outside all day sometimes and that means the occasional bit of rain is inevitable sometimes and your shoes need to be able to deal with this. Therefore always check if a model is waterproof.

Styling

We are sure you agree the models above show how golf shoe design is so diverse and different at the moment.

Brands not only 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.

Budget

Finally be aware of your budget because you can find a good, comfortable golf shoe for your wide feet at every price point. 

FAQs

Is it better for golf shoes to be tighter or looser?

This is a personal preference, but we'd having them as tight as possible without being uncomfortable is the best fit. You want to tightness to be there so your foot is locked in place during the golf swing. But, obviously, you don't want it to be so tight it's uncomfortable. Finding the balance between these two factors is the key to finding the right golf shoe. 

How do I make golf shoes wider?

Buying a leather pair of golf shoes will mean they will stretch over time and provide you more room. If you have wide feet, avoid plastic, synthetic or knit golf shoes as these won't give an extra room over time. 

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Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan has been with Golf Monthly team since 2021. He graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and looks after equipment reviews and buying guides, specializing in golf shoe, golf bag, golf cart and apparel reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 6.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan's current clubs: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i230 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X

Ball: Titleist AVX

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