Best Asics Golf Shoes 2022

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Best Asics Golf Shoes
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Best Asics Golf Shoes

While Asics is best known globally for its running shoes, the company has been steadily growing its presence in the golf shoe market since partnering with Srixon in 2019. The collaboration has resulted in some impressive golf shoe releases, and in this guide we explore the best Asics golf shoes to help you decide if a particular model might be a great option for your game.

And if you’re looking for new golf shoes, you can also check out some of our other guides to help you through that process, including the best FootJoy golf shoes (opens in new tab), best adidas golf shoes (opens in new tab), and best Nike golf shoes (opens in new tab). We also have guides that you can reference that break down our picks for the best spikeless golf shoes (opens in new tab), best spiked golf shoes (opens in new tab), most comfortable golf shoes (opens in new tab), and best golf shoes for walking (opens in new tab)

 Best Asics Golf Shoes

Asics Gel-Ace Pro M Standard Golf Shoe

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Stylish and comfortable with performance to match

Specifications

Sizes: 7-12, 13, 14
Category: Spiked
Waterproof: Yes
Boa Option: No
Colors: 2 (Black/Pure Silver, White/Black)

Reasons to buy

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Exceptionally comfortable
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Impressive traction and support

Reasons to avoid

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Limited color options available

The Gel-Ace Pro M Standard is the golf shoe that Hideki Matsuyama wears on the PGA Tour, and it's an impressive new spiked option from Asics and Srixon. In our testing, the Pro M Standard offered incredible comfort right out of the box and it also proved to be supportive and stable on the course, both while swinging and walking between shots. It also offers the classic, traditional aesthetics that will appeal to purists.

Also of note, the Gel-Ace Pro M Standard is fully waterproof and we found that the shoe provided excellent breathability even on extremely hot days. It also cleaned up well after use. If there's one downside to the Pro M Standard it's that there are only two color options available but otherwise it's a great shoe, one of the most comfortable on the market and one of the best options in the spiked category.

Read our full Asics Gel-Ace Pro M Standard Golf Shoe Review

Asics Gel-Kayano Ace Shoe Review

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An impressive combination of stability, traction, and comfort

Specifications

Sizes: 7-12, 13, 14
Category: Spikeless
Waterproof: Yes
BOA Option: No
Colors: 4 (Metropolis/Gunmetal, White/White, White/Midnight, Grey/Silver)

Reasons to buy

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Modern, athletic aesthetics
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Exceptional support and stability

Reasons to avoid

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Running shoe style fit might not be for everyone

The new Asics Gel-Kayano Ace is a strong addition to the spikeless golf shoe category. The Gel-Kayano Ace has a modern, athletic look, and while it’s a lightweight shoe it offers impressive stability and support for golfers while walking and during their swings. Those desirable attributes are the result of a design approach that is often used in top running shoes, most notably a wide toe box and snug-fitting midfoot and heel sections.

Equally impressive about the Gel-Kayano Ace is the traction it provides. Asics designed the sole specifically for golf, strategically utilizing small rubber spikes and channels to maximize a golfer’s ability to maintain balance and stability during the golf swing. Also noteworthy is that the Gel-Kayano Ace is fully waterproof, and it’s also available in four different color options for players to choose from.

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Asics Gel Course Ace Golf Shoe

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Superior comfort in a lightweight, athletic design

Specifications

Sizes: 7-12, 13
Category: Spikeless
Waterproof: Yes
BOA Option: No
Colors: 3 (White/White, White//Silver, Charcoal/Grey)

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable straight out of the box
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Performed well in wet conditions

Reasons to avoid

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Keeping clean requires some effort

A lightweight, spikeless design, the Asics Gel-Course Ace golf shoe excels when it comes to comfort. Of course, when it comes to shoes, comfort does not always equate to support. That is not the case, however, with the Gel-Course Ace, which utilizes a number of features to provide golfers with the support they need. Included on that list is an integrated quarter panel and an internal molded heel design, both of which help keep the foot securely in place during play.

As far as aesthetics are concerned, the Gel-Course Ace looks like a running shoe and offers a modern, athletic look. But its spikeless sole was designed specifically for golf, providing more traction than one might expect in first examining the shoe. The Gel-Course Ace also features a waterproof upper and lining to prevent moisture penetration and its mesh upper provides exceptional breathability.

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Asics Gel-Course Glide Golf Shoe

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Asics Gel-Course Glide Golf Shoe

Tremendous comfort and an excellent value

Specifications

Sizes: 7-12, 13
Category: Spikeless
Waterproof: No
BOA Option: No
Colors: 3 (White/White, White//Silver, Charcoal/Grey)

Reasons to buy

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Exceptionally comfortable
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Great value for the money

Reasons to avoid

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Not a great option for wider feet

Like the majority of its golf shoe offerings, Asics designed the Gel-Course Glide to provide golfers with the type of comfort and stability that a serious runner would expect from their shoes. Additionally, from an aesthetics standpoint, the Gel-Course Glide stays true to the Asics brand with a modern, athletic look. Headlining the comfort these shoes provide are Asics’ proprietary FlyteFoam materials, which help produce a lightweight shoe that’s well-cushioned but also stable and responsive.

Also noteworthy is that while the Gel-Course Glide is a spikeless shoe, its outsole was developed specifically for golf and holds up well from a traction standpoint. The Gel-Course Glide is not waterproof, however, so it won’t be your best option in the rain or when conditions are wet. But it does breath extremely well, making it a great choice on hot, dry days. Additionally, from a fitting standpoint, players with wider feet might struggle with this model as it tends to run a bit narrow. 

Asics Women’s Gel-Course Ace Golf Shoe

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Asics Women’s Gel-Course Ace Golf Shoe

Stylish, athletic looks and supreme comfort out of the box

Specifications

Sizes: 6-10
Category: Spikeless
Waterproof: Yes
BOA Option: No
Colors: 2 (Grey/Pink, White//Silver)

Reasons to buy

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Strong combination of support and traction
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Impressive from a comfort standpoint

Reasons to avoid

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Not the easiest to keep clean

In terms of its performance attributes, the Asics Women’s Gel-Course Ace golf shoe mirrors what the men’s version has to offer, and that list is headlined by an impressive combination of comfort, support, and traction. The support, which exceeds what might be expected given how light the Women’s Gel-Course Ace golf shoes are, comes from the use of an integrated quarter panel and internal molded heel design. Those design elements work together to keep the foot secure for golfers while walking and swinging.

As mentioned, the Women’s Gel-Course Ace golf shoes also deliver when it comes to comfort and there’s virtually no break-in period. Just put them on and go play. Stylistically, they look like high-end running shoes and there are two unique colorways that are available just for women, including an eye-catching pink and grey combination. The Women’s Gel-Course Ace is also fully waterproof and breathes well in all climates thanks to its mesh upper.

Asics Gel-Course Duo Boa Golf Shoe

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Asics Gel-Course Duo Boa Golf Shoe

The most traditional Asics golf shoe

Specifications

Sizes: 7-12, 13
Category: Spiked
Waterproof: Yes
BOA Option: Yes
Colors: 3 (White/Navy, Black/White, White/Peacoat)

Reasons to buy

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Excellent traction and stability
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Comfortable right out of the box

Reasons to avoid

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Not those best option for those with wider feet

While the majority of the golf shoes that Asics has released since announcing its partnership with Srixon have been athletic-looking, spikeless designs, the Gel-Course Duo Boa offers more traditional golf shoe aesthetics. Most notably, its sole features soft spikes and it also offers a BOA closure system to help golfers dial in exactly what they’re looking for from a fit standpoint. Like other Asics golf shoes, however, comfort is one of the Gel-Course Duo Boa’s greatest attributes, especially the responsive, cushioning it provides.

Additionally, the Gel-Course Duo Boa is a fully waterproof shoe that also offers exceptional breathability. Its design also promotes not only traction while walking but excellent stability during the golf swing. In terms of fit and sizing, like some other Asics golf shoes, the Gel-Course Duo Boa might not be a great choice for golfers with wider feet given how it was designed. But in terms of length it runs true to size.

FAQs

Is Srixon owned by Asics?

Asics and Srixon are Japanese brands and both are highly successful and popular around the world. But Asics does not own Srixon. Rather, the two brands joined forces in 2019, announcing a partnership to develop and distribute golf shoes in North America. The first collaboration between the two companies was the Gel-Course line, which was introduced late in 2019. Srixon and Asics have continued to develop new golf shoe models ever since, with the most recent offering, the Gel-Kayano Ace, having been released on April 1, 2022. 

Do Asics golf shoes run small?

In our testing, Asics golf shoes have run pretty true to size. For some golfers, however, the design of the shoe might give the impression that they run small and some models are on the narrower side. Asics golf shoes are constructed in much the same way that a high-end running shoe would be, as they feature wide toe boxes and snug-fitting midfoot and heel sections with the goal being to offer exceptional stability and support. The initial feel might be unique but it’s typically not a result of the shoes running too small. That said, if you’re a golfer who sometimes falls in between sizes, going up in size as opposed to down in an Asics shoe is probably the best option.

Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace

Chris joined Golf Monthly in February of 2022, becoming the organization’s first full-time staff writer in the United States. In his role at Golf Monthly, Chris reviews a broad spectrum of golf equipment, ranging from the latest in golf clubs to what’s new in the world of golf technology. His vast experience in the game allows him to look beyond the marketing hype to judge the merits of the latest equipment for golfers of all ability levels. As for the trend in golf equipment that Chris has been most impressed with in recent years, the Players Distance Iron category would earn that distinction, as golfers now have far better options for irons that provide the assistance that so many need in terms of distance and forgiveness without forcing them to sacrifice look and feel.


On a personal level, Chris played college golf and was a three-year letterwinner and two-year captain at Lynchburg College in Virginia and later spent two years as the assistant golf coach at the University of Virginia. The vast majority of his professional career, however, has been spent as a sports writer and editor. In the early phases of his career, he covered college football, college basketball, and golf for different newspapers and websites before turning his attention solely to golf in 2011. Over the course of the past decade, Chris managed the Instruction Blog for GolfChannel.com and more recently created equipment-related content for TGW.com and 2ndSwing.com.


An avid player, Chris currently maintains a handicap index of 2.4 and has a career-low round of 66, which he has shot on three occasions. He lives about 20 miles north of Atlanta in Roswell, Georgia, with his wife, Stacey, and is a member at Atlanta National Golf Club.


Chris is currently playing:

Driver: Callaway Epic Sub Zero, 10.5*

Fairway wood: TaylorMade M3, 17*

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW, 19*

Irons: Mizuno JPX 921 Forged, 4-PW

Gap wedge: Cleveland RTX 4, 50*

Sand wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6, 56M

Lob wedge: Titleist Vokey SM8, 60L

Putter: SeeMore Nashville Z3C

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x