What New Golf Shoes Should I Buy For The 2021 Season?

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What New Golf Shoes Should I Buy For The New Season?
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Looking for some new kicks to wear this year? We list some of our favourite golf shoes on the market...

What New Golf Shoes Should I Buy For The 2021 Season?

The 2021 golf season is very nearly upon us in the northern hemisphere, with courses set to be open across the UK very soon and the weather improving every day.

The Masters is just around the corner too, which always signals a start of the golf season - so what shoes should you be buying?

Luckily for you, if you're in the market for a new pair of shoes, there are plenty of great options and styles to suit your game and budget.

What New Golf Shoes Should I Buy For The New Season?

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FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoes

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FootJoy's Hyperflex model had a break for a couple of years but is back for 2021, looking super-slick and performing just as you'd hope.

Featuring an abundance of technology, the lighweight shoe is ultra-grippy and can fit your foot perfectly with the BOA closure system.

We think it's one of the best-looking shoes FootJoy has ever made and is easily one of the best golf shoes this year.

It's also available in a laced option too, with a number of colourways to choose from.

  •  Read our full FootJoy Hyperflex Golf Shoes review

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adidas ZG21 Golf Shoes

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The ZG21 from adidas was said to fill a void in the market, for golfers looking for a lightweight, performance spiked golf shoe.

It is the brand's lightest spiked shoe to feature Boost cushioning – with the ZG representing Zero Gravity or the feeling of weightlessness.

It has already has plenty of success out on tour, with the likes of Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa wearing it.

Again, there are a number of colour options and there's also a BOA model.

Definitely one of the best spikeless golf shoes 2021 has to offer.

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  •  Read our full adidas ZG21 Golf Shoes review

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Ecco Biom H4 Golf Shoes

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Ecco's new Biom H4 has been launched for 2021 and it's one of the brand's best ever golf shoes.

It features GORE-TEX membrane so is perfect for all weathers and it is also perfect for all environments too - the course, bar, pub, supermarket - it'll look and perform great anywhere.

As well as being waterproof and breathable thanks to the upper, the new MTN Grip outsole, which features Ecco’s Fluidform technology, adds traction and TPU inserts ensure a secure and comfortable wear.

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FootJoy FootJoy Premiere Series Flint Golf Shoes

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We first saw the Premiere Series out on tour last summer and they are now available to buy in 2021.

They're classicly-styled with FootJoy's latest modern technology, and will be a huge favourite of golfers looking for an old-school shoe.

Put simply, they look incredible.

The three distinct designs were inspired by three FootJoy founders - Packard, Tarlow and Flint.

The Flint, which we've tested, is the spikeless model out of the three.

Our technical editor described it as "the perfect solution for the golfer wanting to look like the pros in a shoe that performs out on the course."

  •  Read our full FootJoy FootJoy Premiere Series Flint Golf Shoes review

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Duca Del Cosma Elpaso Golf Shoes

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Another classicly-styled modern shoe on the market is the Elpaso from Italian brand Duca del Cosma.

It's a spikeless design that can be worn off the course too.

It is packed with technology, making it comfortable, waterproof and breathable.

There are two colour options to pick from.

  •  Read our full Duca Del Cosma Elpaso Golf Shoes review

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PUMA Golf Ignite FASTEN8 Pro Shoes

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New for 2021 is the FASTEN8 from Puma, which gets its name from the Fasten8 PWRStrap Fit System that helps lock your feet in place.

They have Puma's Ignite foam for cushioning and the spikeless outsole is great for on and off course wear.

As well as looking great, they also offer up very decent value for money.

  •  Read our full PUMA Golf Ignite FASTEN8 Pro Shoes review

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Under Armour HOVR Knit Lace Up Shoes

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These might not be for everyone, but there will be plenty of golfers that love the look of this cool and ultra-modern UA shoe.

It's a perfect summer golf shoe, with a spikeless outsole and breathable knit upper.

Like others on this list, it would look and perform just as well off the course too.

  •  Read our full Under Armour HOVR Knit Lace Up Shoes review

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Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Shoes

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A slightly older model that is still very modern is Nike's Air Zoom Infinity Tour.

It was inspired by feedback from Brooks Koepka, who liked to wear the same shoes for running and golf.

He has worn them on tour and is a big favourite of these, which we think are one of the coolest looking golf shoes on the market.

Want more ideas? Check out our best golf shoes and best spikeless golf shoes buyer's guides.

  •  Read our full Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Shoes review
Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x