FootJoy Premiere Series Flint Golf Shoe Review

Our verdict on the new Premiere Series Flint golf shoes from FootJoy

FootJoy Premiere Series Flint Golf Shoe Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

In its three colour options, Flint provides the perfect solution for the golfer wanting to look like the pros in a shoe that performs out on the course. It’s stylish, stable, comfortable and easy to keep clean. The premium price may be a stumbling block, but you’ll struggle to find a better looking pair of shoes on the market this year.

Reasons to buy
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    Super stylish, elegant and surprisingly lightweight.

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    Hint of softness underfoot while offering a firm, stable footing

Reasons to avoid
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    Traditional styling won't be for everyone

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FootJoy Premiere Series Flint Golf Shoe Review 

The take up on Tour of the three new Premiere Series golf shoes from FootJoy has been nothing short of phenomenal, so we were keen to find out what the user experience out on the course was really like.


First impressions are that these shoes are surprisingly light given the throwback design. The lacing system is unusual on the Flint in particular - there are just three lace eyelets on each side with a large gap in between but you’re still able to achieve a snug, secure fit along with a cleaner overall look although the laces themselves could be smoother. We love the details of this shoe and how they enhance the elegance, be it the colour pops of red coming through, the embossed detail on the leather upper or the ‘1945’ inscribed around the heel. Stunning.

These are by no means the softest-feeling golf shoes in FootJoy’s 2021 range (that crown will probably go to the new HyperFlex or Flex XP). In the correct size, they are still very comfortable and there is an element of spring as you walk, but the Flint remains one of the more firmer-feeling spikeless shoes you’re likely to find. This does, however, create a stable platform from which to swing, especially if you suffer from overactive legs during your swing that could do with reining in.


The grip on offer from the VersaTrax+ outsole was pretty good and very green friendly. Although the cleated options in Tarlow and Packard will give you more traction from iffy lies, the spikeless nature of the Flint affords wear off the course more seamlessly - we could see ourselves wearing these on semi-formal occasions away from the course!

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Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x