Best Women's FootJoy Golf Shoes 2024

We run through some of the best golf shoes for women designed by FootJoy, one of the best brands in the business when it comes to golf footwear.

Best Women's FootJoy Golf Shoes
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FootJoy requires little explanation when it comes to golf shoes, because the company has been synonymous with high-quality for over 150 years. In both the men's and women's professional games, FootJoy shoes are worn regularly because they are some of the best golf shoes on the market. 

FootJoy is a company that understands the importance of the golf shoe, after all, it is the only part of the body that makes contact with the ground during the swing so it makes sense that it invests so much time, effort and money into producing shoes that give grip, stability, comfort and protection from the elements. Not only that but the company has some of the best-looking golf shoes out there right now as well.

The focus of this guide is the women's range and we have managed to test a lot of the shoes from the brand of late, ranging from the Pro/SL, to the Links. Before we get to the list, we should say that if you are not a FootJoy fan, then we have also created specific brand guides on adidas shoes, Under Armour models, as well as Skechers and Puma. Whatever you are after, we have got you covered with advice.

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Best Women's FootJoy Golf Shoes

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Spiked

FootJoy Women’s HyperFlex Golf Shoe in its white colorway worn on the golf course

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A visually stunning pair of shoes that deliver bags of comfort

Specifications

Sizes : 4-8
Waterproof: 100%
Colors: 2 (Pink; White)

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight
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Comfortable
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Ultra-sporty appearance

Reasons to avoid

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Fairly bulky looking
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Unsuitable for winter golf

Perhaps some of the most sporty and best looking golf shoes on the market right now, the FootJoy Women's Hyperflex is one of the best golf sneakers on the market. The athletic and modern design on these shoes will appeal to a wide variety of golfers looking for a modern feel in their golf shoes. That comes from the high profile outsole and mesh saddle that helps to keep your feet well supported and locked into the design of this trainer. 

It comes with a narrow entrance but you'll find it very easy to slot your foot into the shoe, thanks to the stretchy tab at the top of this sneaker that you can pull back and slot your foot into, akin to a shoe horn. The added padding around the ankle and heel of the trainer combines nicely with the StratoFoam Cusioning in the shoe's sole that makes it one of the most comfortable golf shoes around. We tested these on a wet day on the golf course and are really pleased to say that there was no slippage on the course. Female golfers will enjoy the lateral support on the outsole of the shoe, which combines nicely with the spikes on the outsole to help you really pull through each shot. 

Spikeless

FootJoy Women's Pro/SLX

FootJoy Women's Pro/SLX Golf Shoe

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First-class comfort and performance

Specifications

Sizes: 3-9 including half sizes
Waterproof: Yes
Colors: 3 (White/Silver/Multi, Black/White/Gray, White/Gray

Reasons to buy

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Outstanding comfort
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Impressive traction
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Modern styling

Reasons to avoid

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Not versatile to wear away from the golf course 

FootJoy’s Pro/SLX is the next generation of the Pro/SL series, designed to provide golfers with revolutionary traction, comfort and control. Well we are pleased to report that in our testing the performance was outstanding. 

It features a molded Ortholite Fitbed and StratoFoam, which combine for ultimate comfort, as well as an exposed heel stabilizer that controls movement. The leather doesn't feel overly soft but regardless of this, the comfort really is at the top end of the golf shoe market. Additionally there is a new traction outsole which definitely enhanced the feeling of stability and control from the ground up on every shot.

Finally we enjoyed the look of this shoe as well. It is modern-looking design that comes in three nice colors although traditionalists should perhaps look elsewhere! Overall though the Women's SLX is a hot favorite as one of the best women's golf shoes currently on the market.

FootJoy Performa Women’s Golf Shoe

FootJoy Performa Women’s Golf Shoe

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A stunning shoe that offers top comfort

Specifications

Sizes: 4-8 including half sizes
Waterproof: 100%
Colors: 3 White/Blue, Grey/White/Purple, Cream/Beige/Multi

Reasons to buy

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Extremely comfortable
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Easy to clean
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Waterproof

Reasons to avoid

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Not for women who prefer a more traditional looking shoe

If you’re looking for a performance-led shoe with a modern sporty look, then FootJoy’s Performa model is a great option. They feel like a breath of fresh air from the more traditional looking women’s golf shoes we might be used to from FootJoy. Available in three colors, you get a splash of color towards the heel of the shoe as you can see by the leopard print design in the image above. 

What stood out most for us during testing was the lightweight feel and trainer-like design. Versatile enough to use off the course as well as on it, the Performa shoes also receive top marks for comfort thanks to the EVA Fit-Bed which really cushions the feet nicely.

The spikeless design works sufficiently well although for really wet conditions we would recommend then HyperFlex above. That being said these are still 100% waterproof so will keep your feet dry. Given the total performance, you would expect a top-end price as well but they actually offer good value at a competitive price point.

FootJoy Flex 2024 Women's Shoe

FootJoy Flex 2024 Women's Shoe

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A shoe that offers outstanding value given the price

Specifications

Sizes: 5-11
Waterproof : 1 Year Waterproof Warranty
Colors: 3 (Black/Gray/White, White/Beige and White/Black/Pink)

Reasons to buy

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So supportive for a sportier trainer style shoe
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Great traction and a running shoe feel
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Clean up brilliantly

Reasons to avoid

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Lighter colors mark up easily

We're fans of FootJoy's Flex range at Golf Monthly and these newer models didn't disappoint. These are a sporty and modern trainer style golf shoe which we think you could easily get away with wearing both on and off the course. But how do they perform?

In testing, we found that EVA midsole delivered some excellent bounce in the stride, making these a potential contenders for our best golf shoes for walking guide. They're very easy to put on and comfort and support is provided by the lined heels that really help to clinch your feet and keep them in place. At under $100, FootJoy Flex 2024 fit into the category of best budget golf shoes. These shoes offer incredible value and we would even recommend them for so many other sporting activities other than just for golf.

FootJoy Women’s Traditions Golf Shoe

FootJoy Women’s Traditions Golf Shoe worn on the golf course

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An elegant and classic-looking golf shoe

Specifications

Sizes: 3-9
Waterproof: 100%
Colors: 4 (White; Black; White/Blue; White/Leopard)

Reasons to buy

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Smart and elegant appearance
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Extremely lightweight
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Impressive grip

Reasons to avoid

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Not for women who prefer a sportier look

One of the more traditional-looking golf shoes on this list, the FootJoy Traditions golf shoe is an iconic golf shoe that is one of the best women's FootJoy golf shoes on the market. In recent years, manufacturers have gone more towards creating trainer-like and sporty looking shoes like the FootJoy women's Hyperflex, but this shoe, as the name suggests, stays true to the traditions of golf. 

The shoe offers up a premium look with its classically styled stitching which brings with it an unfussy and elegant design. It's available in four colorways, and if you're feeling really bold, you can go for the white and leopard design that really stands out on the course. In terms of their performance, they are seriously lightweight. Being made of leather, we were very impressed with the comfort on offer here too. The soft collar and moulded bed cushioning go a long way in helping your foot feel secure and comforted inside the shoe. It's a snug fit but offers up total support.

The grip here too is also excellent. While the shoes do not come with cleats, the VersaTrax outsole provides a lot of traction, and yet you can also get this shoe in the spiked design as well in some more colors too if you so wish.

FootJoy Womens Links Shoes

FootJoy Links Golf Shoes

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Trendy and versatile

Specifications

Sizes: 3-9
Waterproof: 100%
Colors: 3 (Black; White and Turqoise; White)

Reasons to buy

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The tennis pump appearance really wins it
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The Links can be worn on and off the course making it a great 2-in-1 shoe
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They are so fashionable.

Reasons to avoid

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The laces came undone at times so had to give it a double knot

A stylish golf shoe that we received many compliments on both on and off the golf course, the FootJoy Women's Links Golf Shoes deliver excellent comfort and high performance. They are made from a plush leather that is very easy to clean. We tested them in both wet and dry conditions and our feet remained dry and comfortable throughout. 

The sole delivers excellent grip on the turf and while that perhaps might not be the same traction as some of the best spiked golf shoes on the market, it did allow us to plant ourselves nicely and get a good swing through the shot. Your feet will also be well cushioned by this shoe too, which features FootJoy's lightweight PU footbed that gives great support to your heel and the balls of your feet. But most of all, we loved how versatile these casual golf shoes were, offering style on the course and on the high-street.

How we test golf shoes

Our golf shoe testing methodology revolves around putting models to the test over a number of rounds and in different conditions. This is so we can gain a better idea of overall performance in terms of factors like grip comfort, grip, stability, waterproofing and how they actually look on the golf course. 

Ultimately we think testing this way over a number of rounds and weeks tells u how these shoes perform every day, and when variables change like weather, ground conditions, stances and so on. We think using the shoes like this also gives us an idea on the little details and design features that might be missed with just one test. 

Each of the shoes listed above has been personally used by a member of the Golf Monthly team and when it comes to women's golf shoe testing it is done by our Women's Golf Editor Alison Root, as well as writers Katie Dawkins and Carly Frost. Additionally Golf Monthly Staff Writer Dan Parker heads up the entire golf shoe section. 

We are very comprehensive in our tests to the point where we will regularly attend product launches and meet with the manufacturer’s R&D experts to understand the new technology. That isn't to say manufacturers can buy a good review though, as all our reviews are made by golfers, for golfers. 

How to choose golf shoes

There are a number of factors to consider when picking out your next pair of golf shoes so to help you narrow down your search and inform your buying decision, below we have put together some key points.

Spiked or spikeless?

As the models selected above show, FootJoy makes a lot of shoes that have spiked or spikeless designs, and there are pros and cons for each. 

Spiked golf shoes offer better grip and stability but don't sit as low to the ground as spikeless models. They are perhaps better suited to wet weather and colder climates where the terrain may be slightly slippery under foot.

Spikeless golf shoes offer off-course versatility. They are perfect for driving in the car to the golf course, playing a round, and then driving home again because they are usually light and comfortable, but most won't offer as much traction as a spiked shoe. Spikeless shoes are perhaps better for warmer climates where the ground is a lot harder. While they don't provide as much grip as a spiked shoe, on firmer ground you will get a lot of traction off the floor with spikeless golf shoes. 

Acknowledging all of this, you need to have an idea on which design of shoe you want. 

Waterproofing

This is a no brainer, especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain. FootJoy is one of the leading brands when it comes to this factor, with many of its designs keeping your feet bone dry. As such make sure you take note of which shoes are totally waterproof and which are just water resistant and choose accordingly.

You may also want to think about how easy to clean your waterproof shoes are. Some shoes can be made of a waterproof fabric that can sometimes get dirty with mud and be hard to clean. But if you play a lot in the summer months, then a lighter more breathable pair of shoes might be for you. 

Getting the right fit

Women know the importance of getting the right fit of shoe and golf shoes are no different, otherwise blisters can build up, or your feet may slide around inside, which limits your stability.

When trying a pair on for the first time, listen for the 'whoosh' sound when you slide your feet in - that's the sound of all the air leaving the shoe to confirm it is the correct size, but do a walking test to be sure. They shouldn't pinch anywhere, nor should your feet be moving around inside.

When it comes to the right fit it is also worth considering different laces. Normal laces are good for most but for some golfers, BOA laced shoes provide more convenient fastening and shouldn’t loosen during the course of a round, but are usually a tad more expensive.

Styling

Styling is of course very important to women and the great thing about modern golf brands is they tend to offer lots of designs and different colors. For example the Links is a more low profile, sneaker-like shoe whereas the Pro/SL is a more classic golf shoe design. 

Therefore it is important to think about what your shoes look like and what style suits you. Whatever you like or dislike, there is something for everyone these days.

Support

Over a round of 18 holes, an average golfer will walk approximately five miles and burn up to 2,000 calories. That is a lot of time spent on your feet, so as it goes without saying, you're going to always want to have something on your feet that is comfortable. 

If you do get sore feet or knees during your round, it's best to get a shoe that has a spongey yet supple sole that can cushion your feet while you walk. That being said some shoes can often sacrifice performance for comfort, so it's best to always try your shoes on and have a little walk around your club shop before you buy. 

You may also want to think about the support you get around the ankles as many golfers traversing the undulating terrains of their local club will know that it is often very easy to turn over on one of your ankles if you misplace your step. For that reason, if you can get a pair of shoes with good support around their opening, your ankles will be much better off for it. 

For more golf shoe buying advice, why not read our guides on the best women's spikeless golf shoes, most comfortable golf shoes for women, or the best waterproof women's golf shoes.

FAQs

Are FootJoy shoes good for winter golf?

Yes, but that depends largely on the shoe you're using. FootJoy golf shoes come in a range of styles and designs that can be worn year round. If you're interested in playing winter golf, look out for some of their more substantial and formidable golf shoes. 

Are FootJoy a reliable brand?

Yes! We think FootJoy are one of the best brands in the golf market, simply due to the quality they invest into all their products. Their shoes, gloves and apparel are all designed with the needs of golfers in mind, and from our experience, all deliver premium comfort and performance. 

Should I wear spiked or spikeless golf shoes?

The answer to this question comes down to your personal preference. Spiked shoes offer much more grip than spikeless golf shoes, but spikeless golf shoes are better for summer golf. Depending on how you play with each, purchase the pair that helps you play the best! 

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Katie Dawkins
Advanced PGA Professional and freelance contributor

Katie is an Advanced PGA professional with over 20 years of coaching experience. She helps golfers of every age and ability to be the best versions of themselves. In January 2022 she was named as one of Golf Monthly's Top 50 Coaches.

Katie coaches the individual and uses her vast experience in technique, psychology and golf fitness to fix problems in a logical manner that is effective - she makes golf simple. Katie is now based on the edge of the New Forest. An experienced club coach, she developed GardenGOLF during lockdown and as well as coaching at Iford Golf Centre, The Caversham- Home of Reading Golf Club and Hamptworth Golf Club she freelances, operating via pop-up clinics and travelling to clients homes to help them use their space to improve. 

She has coached tour pros on both LET tour and the Challenge Tour as well as introduced many a beginner to the game. 

Katie has been writing instructional content for magazines for 20 years. Her creative approach to writing is fuelled by her sideline as an artist. 

Katie's Current What's In The Bag

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 9degrees.

Fairway: TaylorMade Qi10 5wood

Hybrid: TaylorMade 4 & 5

Irons: TaylorMade 770 6-AW

Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Grind 4 54 & 58

Putter: TaylorMade Tour X 33"

Favourite Shoes:  FootJoy HyperFlex with Tour Flex Pro Softspikes on the course. 

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