FootJoy Women's Links Shoes Review

Katie Dawkins tests the FootJoy Women's Links shoes on the course to assess the level of comfort and performance on offer for lady golfers

FootJoy Women's Links Shoe Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

FootJoy is really starting to flex its muscles in less traditional looking golf footwear with the Links being the latest example. The styling is such thay they wouldn’t look out of place away from the course and they perform on it too, especially in terms of comfort and grip.

Reasons to buy
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    Fashionable, versatile styling suitable for off course wear

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    Supremely comfortable

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    Ample grip

Reasons to avoid
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    Limited color choices

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    The laces often came undone

Us women like our footwear to have multiple uses and these new Links shoes wouldn’t look out of place in a Summer wardrobe paired with denim shorts for a day out. I love the color choice of the White and Hunter green, it feels fresh, energising and at home on the fairways although it's a little bit of a shame that the only other choices are all white or black. 

The sole of these shoes provides enough traction to support a round in most conditions, we love the flash of lime green

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The Links I tested are fast becoming a favourite "off the golf course" shoe. Overtaking the Adidas Adicross, which I ranked highly among the best women's spikeless golf shoes.

The leather is extremely supple, high quality and looks the business. It’s very easy to clean making them look like new after every outing. Having tested these in dry and hot and as well as in very wet conditions, my feet remained dry and comfortable. The traction the sole gives is surprisingly efficient. Not quite at the level of the FootJoy Pro SL but I didn’t feel myself lose my footing as I swung on what were slippery fairways. Even when the grass became slick due to all that dry weather and burnt out ground conditions these shoes never faltered. 

The plush leather and accents of zesty colour make these comfortable and classy

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When it comes to comfort my feet were singing wearing these. The shoes boast FootJoy’s lightweight PU footbed which really cushions the heel give a happy bounce to my step. These can handle hard baked golf courses and still my feet remained comfortable and stayed at a steady temperature. 

My only complaint, and it's a tiny one, was the laces had a habit of coming undone if I didn't tie them in a double knot. This really was a minor detail and easily fixed when a double knot was tied. It definitely wouldn't put me off and I'd have multiple pairs if the colours were a bit more adventurous. I have a feeling this will be one of the best FootJoy golf shoes for women in years to come because of how comfortable and versatile it is.

The only glitch was the laces came undone unless tied with a double knot. This wouldn't put us off

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I’d wear these out especially if there was a lot of walking or standing involved. Paired with jeans they really look smart and I've had plenty of compliments and questions on the make and model. Plus these are FootJoys, so they're built to last. In summary, this is a shoe that performs on and off the golf course equally brilliantly. I think you'll really enjoy the experience if you make the modest investment.

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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 at the stunning Hamptworth Golf Club on the edge of the New Forest. An experienced club coach, she developed GardenGOLF during lockdown and as well as coaching at Hamptworth 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.