For comfort and versatility, the spikeless golf shoe has revolutionised golfing footwear. Delivering great grip, stability and style, here we consider some of the best on the market
Best Spikeless Golf Shoes
No longer are the best golf shoes in the business purely spiked models. Thanks to incredible innovation the spikeless shoe market has grown rapidly to the point where the best spikeless golf shoes can more than stand up against the best spiked designs.
These golf shoes are one of the most versatile pieces of kit to have come into the mainstream in recent years. Wearable on and off the course, they deliver style and functionality.
In years gone by they would have been scoffed at by the serious golfer for offering far less grip and traction than the best spiked golf shoes but, thanks to innovative designs by the major manufacturers, the new generation of spikeless designs provide impressive levels of grip and stability.
So much so that many of the world’s top professional golfers now opt to wear spikeless shoes. If you haven’t yet tried a pair, you really should, you’ll be surprised and might just be converted.
Below are some of the best spikeless golf shoes currently on the market.
Best Spikeless Golf Shoes
FootJoy Pro/SL Shoes
As you would expect the FootJoy Pro/SL makes our list of the best spikeless golf shoes. The new edition features an Infinity outsole, which is 11.5 per cent wider than the previous version and also has 30 per cent more traction points with the ground for increased grip. There’s also a redesigned Power Harness for support and the upper is now made of soft Chromoskin leather, which is waterproof and more breathable.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $99.99
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £149.99
Ecco S-Three Golf Shoes
A spikeless model that blends on-course performance with off-course style, the S-Three delivers dynamic comfort and modern looks with a mix of technologies to enhance performance. The most notable innovation is the new Zonal Fluidform Technology, which creates a moulded midsole with three distinct zones of softness to ensure the right balance of cushioning and stability exactly where you need it.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $159.99
FootJoy Pro/SL Carbon Shoes
The FootJoy Pro/SL Carbon shoe may look similar to the stylish Pro/SL, but in fact it has a carbon fibre inlay integrated into the midsole running along the entire length of the shoe. It is an extremely comfortable and stable spikeless shoe – making it one of the best and atop the tree when it comes to the best FootJoy golf shoes. It is a little more rigid in all directions than the Pro/SL, ideal for golfers with overactive lower halves that need even more stability during their swing. Despite that, it still feels supremely comfortable thanks to the extra padding around the ankle.
US Buy Now at Rock Bottom Golf for $199.95
Adidas Codechaos Golf Shoes
A shoe doing the rounds on Tour, the Codechaos shoes from adidas feature a new upper made of multi-layer mesh, giving the shoe a unique texture while enhancing durability and breathability. This also keeps them extremely lightweight which is perfect for out on the course. The design and look may not be for some, but after thorough testing they are not only one of the best spikeless golf shoes on sale at the moment, but also the best adidas golf shoes too.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $149.99
UK Buy Now at adidas for £130
Puma Ignite NXT Lace Golf Shoes
Built from the ground up, the shoes come with Puma’s Pro-Form TPU outsole along with an organically-altered traction pattern, featuring over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in for maximum stability and traction. They are easy to clean too thanks to Soleshield which is a thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the full-length Ignite foam midsole to make cleaning off dirt easier. It also comes in Disc Closure and Solelace (online only) lacing options as well as more traditional, all-leather Pro version.
US Buy Now at Amazon for $90.84
UK Buy Now at Puma for £84.95
FootJoy Flex XP Golf Shoes
Building on the success of the immensely popular Flex model, FootJoy have released the XP which features a completely new upper design with a premium, lightweight performance mesh upper. Additionally the new design is fully waterproof which enables high performance in rain or shine. We have found ourselves wearing the shoe as much away from the course as on it, making the XP’s inclusion in our best golf shoes for walking guide, an absolute no-brainer.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $109.99
UK Buy Now at Scottsdale Golf for £94.95
Under Armour HOVR Show GTX SL Shoes
Under Armour’s new HOVR Show shoe has several pieces of technology to ensure high performance on the course. Chief among them is HOVR cushioning, which supports the natural motion of the foot and provides energy return to help eliminate impact fatigue. Additionally, the Rotational Resistance outsole helps provide stability and traction throughout the swing.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $159.99
UK Buy Now at Discount Golf Store for £119
Skechers Go Golf Elite 4 Shoes
Spearheading the new Skechers shoe line-up is the Elite 4. This spikeless model boasts a sporty, low profile with luxury leather uppers and features Skechers’ Griplflex TPU outsoles for superior balance and traction. Also Skechers make wide versions of this model so if you need a little bit more room in that regard, the Elite 4 should definitely be a shoe to consider because it is one of the best golf shoes for wide feet on sale right now.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $114.99
Duca Del Cosma Belair Shoes
The design of the bi-colour TR outsole combines function and fitting suited for use both on and off the course. The 5 mm cone-shaped nubs ensure optimal stability and grip during the swing. The lightweight Airplay VI outsole provides cushioning across the whole sole area and features an integrated bumper at the front for protection. Comes in three colours.
UK Buy Now at Duca Del Cosma for £159.95
Mizuno Wave Cadence Spikeless Golf Shoes
This is a lightweight golf shoe built for enhanced comfort thanks to a new one-piece ‘booty’ structure in which the tongue is connected to the lining for a more comfortable fit. Mizuno’s Wave Platform seen in its running shoes blends the support of a high-end running shoe, with the lateral stability and traction needed for golf.
FootJoy SuperLites XP Shoes
Synthetic uppers and a waterproof membrane balances lightweight flexibility with durability to create a shoe that delivers all-round summer performance while also protecting against unwanted showers.
US Buy Now at Rock Bottom Golf for $99.95
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £99.99
Nike Golf Lunar Control Vapor 2 Shoes
The new shoe features the same TPU outsole with protruding tracks for the ultimate grip and traction in all conditions as the orginal. Nike Flywire technology provides locked down support, while the full length Lunarlon cushioning provides walk-in comfort. The split tongue breaks when you walk to prevent rubbing the top of the foot, while there’s a cleaner look thanks to the hidden Flywire technology and movement of the Nike Swoosh logo to the side.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $79.99
Ecco S-Lite Shoes
The best spikeless golf shoes tend to be light, comfortable and versatile and not many pull this combination off better than the new Ecco S-Lite. In fact, it’s one of the lightest golf shoes we’ve ever tested yet one that still doesn’t sacrifice the grip you need to perform. For more information make sure you check out our review or our guide on the best Ecco golf shoes too.
US Buy Now at Rock Bottom Golf for $99.99
UK Buy Now at Ecco for £160
Adidas Tour360 XT SL Shoes
In terms of style, the new adidas Tour360 XT shoes deliver an attractive blend of traditional golf shoe looks with a sporting edge. These are aesthetics that will appeal to a broad spectrum of golfers of different ages. The Tour360 XT gets the name from the X-shaped traction system on the outsole, providing multi-directional grip throughout the swing. These X-shaped lugs provide more stability and can react with better traction through uneven lies due to their eight-sided touch points, without sacrificing any comfort. The grip is certainly excellent, even in tougher ground conditions.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $129.99
UK Buy Now at Scottsdale Golf for £129.99
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