FootJoy VersaLuxe shoe

This spikeless shoe provides elegant style, performance and versatility

Golf Monthly Verdict

Yes, these shoes are towards the upper end of the pricing spectrum, but theoretically you could wear them twice as much when you consider the trip to the course, the round, the clubhouse afterwards and even jaunts into town with jeans. Throw in the excellent on-course performance and immediate comfort, the VersaLuxe could and should be your go-to pair for the season ahead.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent on and off course versatility and comfort combined with ample grip and elegant styling.

Reasons to avoid
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    Sizing comes out bigger than expected so be sure to try on a pair before purchasing.

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Golf Monthly's FootJoy VersaLuxe shoe review, a premium spikeless offering that provides comfort and style with on and off course versatility

The name FootJoy’s VersaLuxe shoe says it all really. It has been designed and styled to offer both on and off course versatility with luxurious style.

Take a pair out of the box for the first time and this elegance is palpable. The premium feel of the SuppleLuxe leather from Pittards and the subtle detailing makes it as appropriate to wear away from the course as it does on the first tee. Plus it's waterproof for at least one year guaranteed.

FootJoy VersaLuxe inset

Out in the course, this shoe impresses. The cork fit bed and rubber outsole combine to provide ample cushioning, plus the suede heel pocket cradles the back of the foot for a secure hold to stop the foot moving around.

The tacky nubs on the outsole provide excellent grip, even from sloping lies and when you really go after a tee shot, and also offer an element of give that is important when walking on firm flat surfaces. We only tested these shoes in dry and slightly damp conditions, so we couldn’t possible speculate on how they’d fare in a deluge, but the signs so far have been very positive.

In the clubhouse afterwards, you feel comfortable wearing them in the strictest of venues, as stuffy older members with questionable eyesight could easily mistake them for a dress shoe rather than a performance golf shoe.

Less we forget this shoe’s primary purpose of providing performance and comfort to the golfer and it certainly delivers on that front. As with the FootJoy FreeStyle shoe, the Versaluxe sizing came out larger than expected so you may need to go down half a size or so to get that all-important snug and stable fit. There are over 20 size and width combinations so be sure to get fitted properly before parting with your cash.

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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