NOBULL Leather Golf Shoe Review

Training footwear, apparel and accessories brand NOBULL continues to evolve its golf shoe range - and 2023 sees the arrival of a new leather offering

Nobull Leather Golf Shoe hero shot
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A more traditional looking shoe than NOBULL's debut Matryx, the Leather shoe still offers stand out looks plus it's super soft and comfortable, and offers excellent levels of stability.

Reasons to buy
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    Super soft and comfortable

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    Great support and stability

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    Eye-catching design really stands out

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    Easy to clean and keep looking new

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    Lots of room in the forefoot area

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    Traditional looks with a modern twist

Reasons to avoid
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    Tongue design is a little fussy

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    Large NOBULL logo on the side won't be to everyone's taste

For those not familiar with the brand - and there are still plenty of golfers out there who won't be - NOBULL was founded in 2015 by Reebok veterans Marcus Wilson and Michael Schaeffer. It has become the dominant brand in CrossFit, a form of high intensity interval training. 

NOBULL is the title sponsor of the CrossFit Games - which is like the Olympics for the sport - and has been expanding its offerings into running, cycling, swimming and, in the last couple of years, golf. As someone who has got into CrossFit over the past couple of years, I can vouch for the fact that the brand’s footwear, apparel and accessories are extremely popular among fellow CrossFitters.

Three-time PGA Tour winner, Scott Stallings, is the current face of NOBULL, and the 37-year-old American enjoyed a great 2021-22 season. NOBULL's vision is to create more high performance premium products for golf, so don't be surprised to see more pros wearing these eye-catching shoes, as well as club golfers, especially the latest NOBULL Leather golf shoe, which is new for 2023 and available to all.

I've been a big fan of what was NOBULL's debut golf shoe, the NOBULL Matryx golf shoe, which has undoubtedly been one of my favourite casual golf shoes over the course of the last year. Needless to say I was quite excited to try on this new model on a recent visit to Woburn.

The first thing to say is that this is a more traditional looking golf shoe than the Matryx. That said, as you can see, it still looks different to anything else that's currently on the market, with the reflective NOBULL logo on the side really standing out. I immediately got plenty of comments from my playing partners: What are those? Who are NOBULL? As a CrossFitter (we never miss a chance to talk about CrossFit!) I was only too happy to tell them the story behind the brand. 

So, how did they perform? I wore the Leather shoes on a fairly wet day. It was greasy underfoot and muddy in places. The terrain on the Marquess course at Woburn is fairly undulating, too, so they got a good workout. To look at, they might not appear as though they're going to offer fantastic grip, but they did - plenty of it. It's possible they actually offer even better grip when there's a bit of moisture underfoot - that's what it felt like. 

NOBULL Leather golf shoe wide fit

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What's also worth pointing out is the width on the upper. If you're someone looking for more room, I'd say that these are one of the best golf shoes for wide feet. The room and comfort at the forefoot was noticeable, which I think a lot of golfers will like. 

Nobull Leather golf shoes putting

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Unlike the NOBULL Matryx golf shoes, the Leather shoes are very easy to clean. They got really quite dirty during my end-of-winter outing (early March in the UK), but I was able to wipe the leather upper easily. I'm someone who always likes my shoes to look as clean as possible, so this is a big plus. 

Last and by no means least, I have to mention the comfort levels - they're exceptional in this department. The leather is super soft and comfortable straight out of the box. To summarise, these shoes are going to see a lot of action this season.

Mike Harris

Mike has been a journalist all his working life, starting out as a football writer with Goal magazine in the 1990s before moving into men’s and women’s lifestyle magazines including Men's Health, In 2003 he joined Golf Monthly and in 2006 he became only the eighth editor in Golf Monthly’s 100-plus year history. His two main passions in golf are courses, having played over 400 courses worldwide, and shoes; he owns over 40 pairs.

Mike’s handicap index hovers at around 10 and he is a member of four clubs: Hartley Wintney, Royal Liverpool, Royal North Devon and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.