Best Golf Sneakers 2024

Our guide to the best golf sneakers on the market

Best Golf Sneakers
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There has never been more options on the market for golf shoes. No matter what aspect of performance you value above all else, there will be something out there that fits the bill. Spiked, spikeless, waterproof, textile, casual, traditional - whatever you are after there will be a model for you. Here, however, we will be focusing on the rise of the golf sneaker. As versatile as they come, these offer golfers sneaker-like looks and feel with the performance of the best golf shoes. These shoes are designed to be worn on and off the course and offer as much comfort and style off the course as they do on it. They also add a relaxing vibe to a game that has been guilty of being stuffy and exclusive in the past. Of course, there is nothing wrong with preferring a traditional look, but more and more brands are catering for a wide array of styles and we are in full support. Check out some of our picks for the best golf sneakers below. 

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Best Golf Sneakers

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Top pick

Nike Air Max 270 G Golf Shoes on the golf course

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Specifications

Sizes: 4-9.5
Colors: 3

Reasons to buy

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Extreme comfort and stability
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Sneaker-style aesthetics offer versatility
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Easy to clean synthetic uppers

Reasons to avoid

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Snug fit, ordering a half-size up is recommended

Perhaps one of the best golf sneakers in the game, the Air Max 270 G shoe is a sporty and stylish option that can be worn both on and off the course. It comes in three different colorways with each delivering a clean and crisp aesthetic, that looks great paired up with some of the best golf trousers.

The shoe certainly appeals to a younger audience, but there is no mistaking that it is great for those looking for more comfort too. It does fit fairly snug so you may want to order a size up if you want a non-restrictive fit. It is extremely breathable and offers up plenty of ventilation thanks to the mesh covering around the upper, which is water-resistant and easy to clean. 

Akin to many of the best spikeless golf shoes out there, the Air Max 270 delivers plenty of traction on the turf thanks to the rubber ridges and bumps on the sole of the shoe. We felt pretty stable in damp conditions and that also adds to the versatility of the shoe, which we felt could be worn in almost any situation, from the course to the shops. 

Best unique design

G/FORE G.112 Golf Shoes resting on the golf course

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A versatile golf shoe that packs plenty of performance

Specifications

Sizes : 6-14
Colors : 16

Reasons to buy

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Exceptional comfort
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The sneaker like design offers something a little different
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Completely waterproof

Reasons to avoid

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The spike design will put some off

The G/FORE G.112 golf shoes are a versatile and comfortable golf sneaker that offer up superb aesthetics as well as plenty of performance. Similar to many of the best G/FORE golf shoes they boast a unique design that sets them apart from many of the other fantastic options on this list. The leather upper combines seamlessly with the spongey midsole to deliver a fantastic looking shoe that we think will look great worn in social settings as well as the golf course. 

The shoe's outsole also offers plenty of traction in damp and dry ground. We think it'd be a great sneaker to wear in the summer, with the internal mesh lining offering up plenty of ventilation. And don't worry if you do get caught in the rain either! This shoe is 100% waterproof, akin to many of the best waterproof golf shoes in the game right now. 

Lastly, the highlight here was perhaps the comfort on offer. The interior is cushioned and feels superb, with your feet being supported by plenty of padding that will prevent any rubbing or annoying blisters. The built-in mesh lining on this shoe also means they offer plenty of ventilation, making the G.112's a great option to wear during the summer months. 

Best looking

The stunning white Cole Haan GrandPro AM Golf Shoes on the golf course

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Specifications

Sizes: 6-12
Colors: 2

Reasons to buy

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Great looks
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Versatility for off-course wear
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Good grip in dry conditions

Reasons to avoid

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Sizing comes up big - go down at least half a size
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Low profile not the best for wet courses

A seriously classy looking sneaker-like golf shoe that offers bags of versatility both on and off the golf course, the Cole Haan GrandPro AM shoe is a real winner in terms of style and we certainly felt comfortable wearing these away from the golf course. We actually wore them plenty of times away from the course, from doing the food shop to going to the pub, and that was the beauty of these shoes. Buy them and you'll get a lot of use out of them. Akin to many of the best waterproof golf shoes, these sneakers are fully waterproof and will keep your feet warm and dry in some of the most adverse conditions, too, and they were very easy to wipe clean if you did manage to get them mucky. 

We tested them on a particularly rainy day and we got some good traction from the many small rubber lugs on the bottom of the shoe. We'd advise going for one of the best winter golf shoes if you're planning on playing through harsher conditions. But we really enjoyed the traction on offer here with our feet barely slipping when things got wet underfoot. They were very comfortable to wear and did the job, but the real use for these shoes will be on the course during the drier summer months, and we feel the thick sole will offer plenty of support to your knees. Overall, they are one of the most stylish golf shoes we've tested this year. 

Best value

Under Armour Charged Phantom SL Golf Shoe Review

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Specifications

Sizes: 7-14
Colors: 4

Reasons to buy

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Machine Washable
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Extremely comfortable
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Multi-purpose shoe

Reasons to avoid

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Style may not be to everyone's taste

This shoe is the definition of a golf sneaker. What we mean here, is in testing we noticed we could easily use this shoe at home, to the gym, walk 18 holes, have a drink in the bar and stop to pick up groceries on the way home.

The sleek, athletic style works just about anywhere, and the upper offers breathability and comfort all day. In particular, we loved the Storm Flat Knit Collar around the ankle which provides a locked-in feel while also being extremely comfortable.

We felt very stable even when swinging hard in the Charged Phantom SL however we should say that whilst the shoe performed really well in dry to damp conditions, we would recommend a spiked model if you play more golf in wetter conditions. Finally style wise we enjoyed the blue color we tested above, but there are three other colors to choose from as well, each of which really look great. 

Best summer shoe

Nike Roshe G Next Nature Golf Shoe worn on the golf course with blue trousers

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A lightweight summer golf shoe

Specifications

Sizes: 3-15
Colors: 5

Reasons to buy

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Classic Nike design
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Sustainable materials
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Brilliant grip for a spikeless shoe, even when damp underfoot

Reasons to avoid

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What is the opposite of waterproof?
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The sneaker look will not be to everyone's taste

One of the best summer golf shoes available, the Nike Roshe G Next Nature offers bags of comfort in a supremely lightweight and breathable package. It boasts a classic style and comes in five cool colorways that will appeal to all kinds of players including those that want to stand out and those that want a more understated look on the course. during our testing sessions with these shoes, we found they delivered bags of comfort and were very spongey underfoot. Combine that with their lightweight mesh upper and these really are one of the most comfortable golf shoes around! 

On first looks, the grip on these shoes doesn't look to be that comprehensive, but in fact it really delivered. We didn't slip once when wearing these shoes, even when testing them in wetter conditions. They are a very versatile shoe aswell, with the Roshes looking great paired with any outfit and be worn in your day-to-day too, not just on the golf course. The one thing to note is these are primarily a summer golf shoe and do not perform well at all in the rain. But they aren't meant to, and are designed to keep your feet cool and ventilated in warmer days on the course. If you do want a waterproof sneaker, then check out our guide to the best winter golf shoes.

Most comfortable

PUMA GS-Fast Golf Shoes

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The best shoes for comfort and to stand out

Specifications

Sizes: 7-12
Colors: 6

Reasons to buy

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Unique styling
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Excellent comfort and support
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Offers decent grip on the ground

Reasons to avoid

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Style may not be to everyone's tastes

These are a statement shoe for those players wanting to complete a streetwear