Duca Del Cosma Churchill Golf Shoe Review

How did one of the best looking golf shoes of the year fare on the golf course?

Duca Del Cosma Churchill Golf Shoe review
(Image credit: Future)
Golf Monthly Verdict

This is a fantastic looking premium shoe that really stands out. We’re huge fans of the cognac offering that is, put simply, a classic choice for the serious golfer.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Incredibly stylish

  • +

    Great detailing

  • +

    High quality materials used throughout

  • +

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not ideal for 36 holes

Why you can trust Golf Monthly Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

Duca Del Cosma Churchill Golf Shoe Review

Find out why the Churchill was selected for Editor's Choice 2022

If ever there was a shoe to be brought out for when you really want to look your best it is the Duca Del Cosma Churchill. These look and feel like a high-end brand and, with the classic brogue style, they will easily transfer to wearing them away from the course. The Churchill comes in either the dapper Cognac or Royal Blue colour combinations. We tried the former that are probably easier to match with trousers and, of all of the impressive Duca range, there’s a strong chance that these will be the ones that immediately catch your eye.

The blurb boldly suggests that they ‘offer a masterclass in golf shoe design and performance’ and it’s actually hard to disagree. The design and look of the Churchill is something else – Duca will only use leather from the very best tanneries, these are made from soft Italian Nappa leather – and the feel (and smell) reflect that. Straight out of the box they did feel on the heavyish side but they’re lighter when on. You would say that if you’re planning on 36 holes on the links then you probably wouldn’t get these out but that’s probably not the idea here. These are for that special round when you want to look your best.

The Airplay XI outsole on the Duca Del Cosma Churchill golf shoe

(Image credit: Duca Del Cosma)

Tech wise the Churchill features an Airplay IV outsole which they introduced in 2021. This features strategically-positioned functional nubs that are paired with an EVA cushioning system which provides a sturdy grip along with guaranteed comfort. If your feet are prone to dancing a little bit too much through the swing then these will really appeal as they are particularly solid. Also noteworthy are the recyclable heel and toe cap.

Even the laces are super stylish and there are a couple of options available to keep mixing your look up. This is a genuine high-end offering and they believe in outstanding customer service. With every purchase there is a note from the chairman with his personal email.

Another great touch is the Great Duca Trade-In where you can trade in any make of your old golf shoes and get £25 off your next purchase. They’ve partnered with Recyclatex, from April 1 to May 31, and they will distribute your old shoes to Africa, India and Eastern Europe which is great for the game and also makes your next purchase that bit more affordable.  

Mark Townsend
Contributing editor

Mark has worked in golf for over 20 years having started off his journalistic life at the Press Association and BBC Sport before moving to Sky Sports where he became their golf editor on skysports.com. He then worked at National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer where he was the deputy editor and he has interviewed many of the leading names in the game, both male and female, ghosted columns for the likes of Robert Rock, Charley Hull and Dame Laura Davies, as well as playing the vast majority of our Top 100 GB&I courses. He loves links golf with a particular love of Royal Dornoch and Kingsbarns. He is now a freelance, also working for the PGA and Robert Rock. Loves tour golf, both men and women and he remains the long-standing owner of an horrific short game. He plays at Moortown with a handicap of 6.