Best Puma Golf Shoes 2022

We take a look at the best Puma golf shoes currently on the market

Best Puma Golf Shoes
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Best Puma Golf Shoes

Puma provide footwear and apparel for stars like Bryson DeChambeau (opens in new tab), Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson. That means they are regularly on our television screens so it stands to reason that the brand has to make high-quality, great-looking golf gear.

With this kind of backing on Tour, it is safe to say that Puma make some of the best golf shoes (opens in new tab) on the market right now. Having tested a good amount of the Puma range for 2022, we've become accustom to the brand's quality, durability and overall comfort in it's spiked, spikeless and women's range too. 

The company's shoes are stylish and feature great technology to help you play better golf. Whether you're looking for ultimate performance, a pair of waterproof shoes, a street-style pair or something that looks a bit different, you'll find a pair to suit your needs with the brand's wide range of footwear. To help you decide which is best for you, we list the best Puma golf shoes in the current range. If Puma isn't the brand for you, we've made other brand-specific guides on FootJoy, adidas and Nike too. 

Best Puma Golf Shoes

Puma Ignite Articulate Golf Shoe reviewEditors Choice 2022

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For that 'locked in' feel on course

Specifications

Sizes: 6-13
Waterproof: 100%
BOA Option: No
Colors: 2 (White/Silver & Grey/Gold/Black)

Reasons to buy

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Comprehensive grip from the new outsole
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360° support
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Sharp, understated looks with plenty of color options

Reasons to avoid

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Very little difference to previous Puma spiked shoe

Articulation geometry is behind the somewhat quirky name of the latest spiked shoe from Puma. The new technology allows the shoe to move with your foot while still providing a strong level of support. In practice, it works brilliantly and the shoes were a pleasure to play golf in. The styling is subtle but smart and Puma’s Ignite Foam provides a good amount of comfort and energy return in the midsole.

There isn't a traditional shoe tongue either and it is replaced with a single construction that provides plenty of support around the whole foot. There is then a 'cage' - pictured in black across the shoe - which wraps around any foot shape for added support. Much like with the FootJoy Tour Alpha, the shoe really creates a 'locked-in' feeling once the laces are tightened.

Puma Ignite Caged Crafted Shoes, puma golf shoes, white golf shoe, spiked golf shoe

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Our Pick From The Puma Range

Specifications

Sizes: 6-13
Waterproof: 100%
Colors: 3 (Grey; White; Black)

Reasons to buy

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Stylish and very comfortable
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Excellent grip from a variety of lies

Reasons to avoid

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Limited color options

Building from the success of the previous iteration – the Ignite Pwradapt Caged – Puma’s Caged Crafted shoe blends comfort, style and performance. The natural, premium leather saddle delivers a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind look, while the Pwradapt traction pods on the outsole provide excellent 360-degree support and stability from any lie.

Comfort comes from the full-length Ignite foam cushioning that makes the underfoot experience very enjoyable. It definitely offers a more roomy fit in the forefoot area yet the design of the caged area ensures your feet are secure when you pull the laces tight, presuming you have the correct size of course.The waterproof warranty is also an added bonus.

PUMA GS-Fast Golf Shoes

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The best shoes for comfort and to stand out

Specifications

Sizes: 7-12
Waterproof: 100%
Colors: 6 (White; Black; White and Black; White and Blue; White and Grey; Black and Gold)

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
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Easy to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Style may not be to everyone's tastes
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Not the best for ventilation

PUMA have always been a front runner when pushing the boundaries to design trendy yet functional golf shoes and the GS-Fast, an update on their much talked about RS-G Golf Shoes (opens in new tab), certainly continues that trend. These are a statement shoe for those players wanting to complete a streetwear look on the course. Admittedly these shoes will not be everyone's cup of tea and we did get several comments about them from playing partners and other members of the golf course when we first tested them out. 

But aesthetics aside, our testing procedures showed us that PUMA have put an awful lot of technology into these shoes, making them one of the most comfortable spikeless golf shoes (opens in new tab) on the market. Their chunky sole provides exceptional level of cushioning as you walk around the course, while the mesh sock-liner prevents the risk of blisters arising on your feet. 

The GS-Fast comes with a wide rubber outsole that is littered with a ton of small rubber studs. That means these shoes are better used as a summer golf shoe but still performed very well in slightly soft autumnal conditions with their grippy outsole providing solid traction on the turf. They are also completely waterproof and are very easy to wipe down after your round. 

Puma Pro Adapt Alphacat Golf Shoes, puma golf shoes, spikeless golf shoes, golf sneakers

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Best Spikeless Puma Shoe

Reasons to buy

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Stylish, solid grip
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Trainer-like aesthetic

Reasons to avoid

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Take quite a bit of breaking in

Another new model for 2021 was the Alphacat. A shoe design that looks very much like a trainer, we recently put the model through its paces. First things first the Adapt Foam, a combination of EVA cushioning and an impact resistant polymer, creates a firm feeling shoe whilst still being comfortable. This shoe does not fall into the trap of being too soft.

Our testing revealed the shoes highlight to be the support it provides around the ankle. Once your foot is in the shoe it feels locked in place, giving you the ability to confidently swing for the hills on an awkward lie without the feeling that your foot might move.

From an aesthetic point of view we think Puma has got it right here. We tested the grey and white model which really looks smart thanks to the the shock of orange that dominates the heel and the faux mesh pattern across the whole shoe. The Alphacat strikes a poised look in the two other colourways too and the grey and black versions have similar, sharp contrasts. We'd also highly recommend getting them half a size up, as they come up a little short around the toe area and we were most comfortable in a half size up from normal.

Puma Proadapt Delta golf shoes

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Best for variety in color

Reasons to buy

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Good color choice and special editions available
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Low profile

Reasons to avoid

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Collar could offer more support

A shoe Rickie Fowler was spotted wearing earlier in 2022, the Delta shoes look great and feature the classic Puma sweeping logo. There are four nice colors available but you can also get special edition models too which we spotted at each Major Championship last year. 

Performance is not limited to the aesthetics though. The shoes have been constructed with leather and materials to give the comfort of a running shoe, but with the premium feel of a high-end leather model. The Pro-Fit insole is housed within which is an ultra-soft, supportive insole which fits well to different shapes and sizes of feet. The outsole provides traction via Dual-Durometer Tornado Cleats, with extra ‘torsional stability’ coming from a full length ProAdapt TPU outsole.

The RS-G is one of the most talked-about shoes since it launched, as it breaks new ground in golf shoe design, blending street and sport culture with golf performance. The design of the shoe takes its inspiration from Puma’s extremely popular RS series of shoes, which were first introduced in the 1980s. We tested them for a couple of rounds and have to say, we really enjoyed the experience. The laces are unusually thick but the shoe feels really soft and snug, to the point where you might want to go up half a size, and you definitely don’t feel as high off the ground as the sole design suggests.

The level of grip was sufficient, even when testing during an unforeseen rain shower (our feet stayed dry too), and there’s a good level of stability on offer. The white/grey colourway goes perfectly with a grey pair of slacks and they just didn’t seem as out of place visually as we were expecting. The women's version in particular has proven extremely popular which comes as no surprise to us because we included it in our guide on the best women's golf shoes (opens in new tab). Olivia Cowan in particular has shown how much she likes the shoe regularly wearing it out on Tour.

Puma Ignite Fasten8 Pro Shoes, puma golf shoes, spikeless golf shoes

Perfect to transition from the course to the concrete

Reasons to buy

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Simple and versatile
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Good value

Reasons to avoid

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Other Puma models produce more grip

This stylish new offering from Puma features the all-new Fasten8 fit system. Consisting of eight interior webbing support straps that are integrated into the lacing, this system delivers a secure and personalised fit for golfers with a variety of foot shapes and sizes.

Puma’s Ignite Foam midsole provides comfort, while the microfibre upper is both breathable and waterproof. The traction comes from the Pro-Form TPU outsole that features an organically altered traction pattern for maximum stability.

Puma Ignite Pwradapt Caged Shoes, puma golf shoes, golf shoes, spiked golf shoes

Best for stability and grip

Reasons to buy

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Stylish and very comfortable
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Excellent grip from a variety of lies

Reasons to avoid

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Waterproofing isn’t as strong as other models

One of the best spiked golf shoes (opens in new tab) available right now, the Puma Ignite Pwradapt Caged footwear is said to deliver the optimum blend of comfort, style, and locked-in stability no matter how hard a golfer swings. It has a sporty sneaker style look to it which we really like and you’ll notice the underfoot cushioning from the Ignite foam providing a spring in your step while also letting you feel relatively low to the ground.

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Puma Ignite Proadapt Shoes

Design influenced by Rickie Fowler

Reasons to buy

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Used by Rickie Fowler
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Stability

Reasons to avoid

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Can look quite wide around the heel

A favorite of Rickie Fowler, the stylish Ignite Proadapt is made with fully waterproof Premium Atlantis Leather and features the brand's Ignite foam which provides more energy return, responsive feel, added cushioning and superior step-in comfort. It offers up great traction thanks to Dual Durometer Tornado Cleats.

Andrew Lawson, Footwear Product Line Manager for Puma, said;  “Rickie was involved from the earliest stages of design, expressing his desire for an upper that provides a ton of support with premium styling. Better players will love these shoes as they offer comfort, maximum stability, ground traction and motion control through your golf swing.”

Puma Ignite NXT Shoes, puma golf shoes, golf shoes, spikeless golf shoes

Highly durable

Reasons to buy

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Versatile and easy to clean
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Excellent support

Reasons to avoid

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Not waterproof

When we tested the Ignite NXT golf shoes from Puma there were lots of things we liked. For starters we found it to be supremely comfortable, the grip and stability were both excellent despite being such a lightweight shoe and the price tag offered good value.

These shoes are built from the ground up using Puma’s Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern, featuring over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs for maximum stability and traction.The contemporary and sporty look really jumps off the shelf and thanks to the Soleshield, they are extremely easy to clean as well.

Finally, we think the looks are a big plus point because they can be used both on and off the golf course.Overall it is an excellent, versatile, lightweight summer shoe that will suit those seeking comfort and a street/sporty look.

Puma Golf Original G Spikeless Shoes, puma golf shoes, retro golf shoes, spikeless golf shoes

Puma Golf Original G Spikeless Shoes

Iconic Puma design

Reasons to buy

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Soft feel
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Cool off the golf course

Reasons to avoid

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Styling seems to be divisive

The Original G from Puma blends street-style with golf performance, making these a very versatile shoe. Now admittedly the style will divide opinion, the split in the Golf Monthly office reveals this, but for those people who want a shoe to use on and off the golf course, this is definitely a model to consider.

This spikeless design features a full grain Atlantis leather upper that provides a soft feel as well as a Pro-Fit insole for comfort too. They are definitely a shoe that can be worn all day - turning up at the golf course, playing a round, then wearing them out - it is all possible. They are also waterproof and come with a two-year waterproof warranty.

Puma Golf Grip Fusion 2.0 Shoes, puma golf shoes, golf shoes, value golf shoes

Puma Golf Grip Fusion 2.0 Shoes

Best for value

Reasons to buy

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Waterproof warranty
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Value

Reasons to avoid

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More stable models out there

Our final pick in this list are the Puma Grip Fusion 2.0 shoes. Offering good value, the spikeless model promises to be comfortable in a more sporty style that is very lightweight. The combination of Fusion Foam and the rubber gives a soft feeling underfoot and to sweeten the deal you'll get a 12 month waterproof warranty and they come in white, navy, black and grey.

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. 

How to choose the best golf shoe

Spiked or spikeless?

The best golf shoes 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.

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.

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.

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.

FAQs

Are Puma good golf shoes?

Yes. Pairs of golf shoes made by Puma regularly make it into our list of the best golf shoes. Puma make some excellent spiked and spikeless golf shoes for men and women. 

Do Puma golf shoes fit true?

In our testing of a range of Puma shoes, they do fit true. The only exception to this was the Puma Alphacat and Puma Articulate golf shoe, where we'd recommend going at least half a size up.