Best Spiked Golf Shoes: Quick Menu
There was a time when the best golf shoes in the game were unquestionably spiked. Now more and more tour professionals are wearing spikeless golf shoes, but that isn't to say the best spiked options don't offer best-in-class traction in all kinds of conditions when you're out on the course. In fact, some of the top models on the market right now are spiked golf shoes.
Ultimately the type of golf shoes you chose to wear depends on what kind of conditions and courses you regularly play. The best pairs of spiked shoes in this list offer grip and stability on wet surfaces, bunkers and just about any stance golf throws at you. These shoes are ideal for winter golf when the ground is a little more softer underfoot. But don't think spiked shoes are only to be used when the ground is wet. Many of the best modern spiked shoes come with a very low-profile, meaning you don't feel the spikes on dry ground and they also leave very minimal damage to greens.
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So, to help you narrow your search for the best spiked golf shoe, we have listed below some of the best models currently on the market. We've selected a range of brands and price-points to hopefully suit every golfer out there. This guide focusses only on men's spiked shoes, but check out our guide on the best women's golf shoes too. Alternatively if you would rather get a spikeless pair, check out our guide on the best spikeless golf shoes. We also have guides on the best golf shoes for walking and the best golf shoes for winter as well.
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The HyperFlex Carbon excels thanks to the superb stability it offers as well as the class-leading midsole that provides instant and long-lasting comfort.
The 3 is one of the best golf shoes on the market. In every department the performance is excellent - comfort, grip, protection, looks and Rory uses them.
An outstanding shoe, the NEXT% from Nike looks great, felt very comfortable throughout testing, and they deliver in just about every way you would want.
The combination of the athletic style, comfort, feel and waterproofing makes The Ringer one of our favorite golf shoes currently on the market.
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 Tour360 22 golf shoe is a triumph in comfort, style and stability. A golf shoe that can be worn all day and all-year round, providing grip and control.
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Coupled with premium materials and a sleek silhouette, this is a seriously impressive golf shoe and a great spiked debut for the brand.
A modern yet sophisticated cleated shoe that will be comfortable and perform in all weathers. The fit and feel are exceptional, as is the traction.
The Pro 5 Hyper is a technology packed spiked golf shoe that delivers on Skechers renowned comfort thanks to some excellent proprietary technology.
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.
Not only is it beautifully crafted and lightweight, but the Bernardo golf shoe offers ample support and the walking comfort to match.
A spiked shoe to compete with the very best. The improvements on last year's model are minimal, but it provides excellent traction, support and a sharp look.
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In the latest Hyperflex shoe line from FootJoy the one sitting atop the tree is the Carbon, chiefly because it features a carbon fiber construction which makes it incredibly lightweight. Having tested it on the course, these are certainly one of the best golf shoes for walking, and were so light, it felt like we weren't even playing in a pair of shoes.
But what really elevates this golf shoe further up in the golf shoe market is the Ortholite Impression Footbed. It delivered outstanding comfort in testing and the locked feeling when walking, and during the swing, set this shoe apart. After only a few rounds, the footbed had actually molded to our feet, adding to the comfort on offer here.
Aesthetically the Carbon is a clear attempt to go a bit bolder and brighter too with splashes of color throughout, which we really like. It is worth noting that the waterproof upper on this shoe is very easy to clean, making it one of the best winter golf shoes if you manage to get them mucky on the course.
- Read our full FootJoy HyperFlex Carbon Golf Shoe Review
Rory McIlroy Shoes
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Replacing the Victory Tour 2 shoes, the newer 3 model takes total performance even further, getting 5 stars in our review. This is for a variety of reasons, first of which is the improved aesthetic. The full-grain leather gives a sophisticated look and supple feel, whilst the swoosh and midsole sections have been altered slightly as well. The result is a shoe that looks more refined and less like a kind of golf trainer in our opinion.
The second reason this spiked shoe tested so well was the comfort. With the combination of the extra padding around the ankle, and the internal strap which contours to each foot within, and finally the premium materials, the comfortable feeling of wearing these shoes is right at the top of the market. Additionally the foam towards the heel felt very cushiony, almost bouncy when walking on the course.
Other factors to mention include the grip and stability, both of which were very good, and the 100% waterproofing is a must really these days. The only real negative here is the price because it does come at the top end, however we think the shoes are worth it.
- Read our full Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3 Golf Shoe Review
Brooks Koepka Shoes
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An exciting addition to the Nike golf shoe family, the new Infinity Tour Next% are one of the most comfortable shoes we've tried on in recent memory. We had the pleasure of testing them out over several rounds and were really impressed with the level of support and padding on offer here. The soft cushioning around the heel really felt supportive and even when taking them out of the box, the comfort around the foot was sublime, akin to many of the most comfortable golf shoes on the market.
These shoes up a very sporty golf shoe offering up a modern aesthetic that has a very premium design. They also come in several different colorways including the cool yellow option that you might have seen Brooks Koepka wearing at The Masters.
These shoes are also very lightweight but this wasn't at the expense of stability because the two spikes on the forefoot and two on the heel deliver exceptional grip, especially when combined with the traction pattern on the outsole. The shoes are also waterproof and deliver excellent ventilation to your feet making them an excellent option to wear on the course in both summer and winter conditions.
- Read our full Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT% Shoes Review