Cuater The Ringer Golf Shoes Review

We test out Jon Rahm's Cuater golf shoes, The Ringer's, out on the golf course.

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Golf Monthly Verdict

Cuater has absolutely smashed it out of the park with these shoes because the combination of the athletic style, comfort, feel and waterproofing makes The Ringer one of my favorite golf shoes currently on the market. The breathability could be worked on a bit and this is the aspect that stops the five-star rating, but these are very close to being the perfect golf shoe.

Reasons to buy
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    Absolutely love the look of these shoes

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    Very comfortable

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    Feet felt very snug

Reasons to avoid
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    The cocooned feel hinders breathability somewhat

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Cuater The Ringer Golf Shoes Review

I have been lucky enough to test a lot of golf shoes over the past year and I can easily say the Cuater Ringer shoes are one of the best golf shoes, and one of my favorites, on the market right now. A model worn by Jon Rahm and Sam Burns on the PGA Tour, the Ringer's are very comfortable indeed thanks to the Sweet Spot Cushioning System which felt soft and springy as well as supportive. Ultimately the fit is snug, the interior is very soft and I really enjoyed the cushioning too. When putting my foot into the shoe for the first time, I knew immediately I wasn't going to have any issues with uncomfortable rubbing or blisters, and the fit was secure from heel to toe. 

I had actually been having issues with plantar fasciitis recently which has made walking tough sometimes, which makes testing golf shoes in particular tricky. But these shoes really cushioned my feet well, especially towards the arch and heel of my feet so if you get pain in these areas, I cannot recommend these shoes enough. 

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I love how the shoes look. From just about every angle they give a really modern, trainer-like aesthetic without being over the top. The athletic design is really simple and it doesn’t display the flash that many casual-style golf shoes do. Additionally Cuater hasn't felt the need to plaster it's name all over it either, which is a big bug-bear of mine. Instead there is just a small logo toward the heel of the shoe in the form of a triangle. The shoes come in white, navy and black and all three look great, whilst the style of the shoe works well with shorts just as well as pants. 

My testing also revealed the quality of the stability and grip on offer as well. Thanks to changing weather conditions of the United Kingdom, I was able to test these aspects in dry and wet weather and the shoes performed well. When swinging my feet do tend to move around a lot so I need my shoes to lock in a touch and not allow me to slip, and this never occurred once, even in wetter, more slippery conditions. The shoes feature Softspikes Pivix cleats which locked into the grass, as did the sole design in the form of Cuater's triangle logos. 

Of course any modern golf shoe should probably be waterproof as well, and The Ringer's are thanks to the outsole material.

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In testing the only aspect of the shoe which I think can be improved is the breathability. According to Cuater the interior parts of the shoe (black), and the upper portion of the outsole are made from a breathable mesh that is designed to keep the feet from feeling overheated. But as comfortable as the shoes were, I did think the breathability was lacking a touch and my feet did feel quite hot nearer to the end of the round. 

I also felt like the mesh parts of the shoe were a little bit harder to clean than other parts, but you could probably say this about a lot of golf shoes so this was only a minor thought of mine. 

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Overall, this is a top quality offering that will be a huge favorite of many golfers and a worthy competitor to the best spiked golf shoes out there. The shoes look great in all three colors, the comfort is second to none and the stability is as solid as it needs to be. Price wise they do come at the top-ish end of the spectrum but we think on the whole the shoes are worth it because of the performance on offer. Traditionalists may want to go for the Cuater Legend golf shoe but for those wanting a more modern design, the Ringer is definitely a model to consider. 

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is Golf Monthly's E-commerce Editor.

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This takes the form of buying guides, reviews, supporting gear content as well as creating deal content.

This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for, at a good price.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

Additionally Sam oversees Golf Monthly voucher/coupon content which seeks to find you the best offers and promotions from well-known brands like Callaway, TaylorMade and many more.

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer
(For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)