Best Spiked Golf Shoes 2024

Looking for the best spiked golf shoes? We list our top picks

Best Spiked Golf Shoes
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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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Best Spiked Golf Shoes

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Best overall

FootJoy Hyperflex Carbon Golf Shoe and its excellent pink and blue colorway resting on the golf course


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A stunning golf shoe that offers a locked-in sensation

Specifications

Sizes: 6-12
Waterproof: Yes
Colors: 3 (White/Multi, White/White, Black)
Sole design: Six-cleat sole
BOA option?: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Superbly comfortable, molded midsole
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Stable, locked-in sensation
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Athletic look

Reasons to avoid

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The sock area is tricky to clean if dirty

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.

Rory McIlroy Shoes

Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3 Golf Shoes Review

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A complete golf shoe that is undoubtedly one of the best on the market.

Specifications

Size: 6-14
Waterproof: Yes
BOA option: No
Colors: 4 (Black, Red, Blue, Photon Dust, plus several special editions)

Reasons to buy

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Outstanding comfort and feel
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Total performance
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Look absolutely fantastic

Reasons to avoid

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Laces feel a touch cheap

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.

Brooks Koepka Shoes

Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT% Shoes resting on the golf course

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An incredibly comfortable golf shoe that looks fantastic

Specifications

Sizes: 3-14
Waterproof: Yes
Colors: 8+
Sole design: 4 spike sole
BOA option?: No

Reasons to buy

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Extremely comfortable
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Sporty and modern look
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Lots of sizes and colors

Reasons to avoid

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A little tricky to clean

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. 

Jon Rahm Shoes

Cuater The Ringer Golf Shoes resting on the green

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A grippy shoe that feels snug on your feet

Specifications

Sizes: 7-12
Waterproof: Yes
Colors: 3 (Black; White; Navy)
Sole design: Seven-cleat sole
BOA option?: No