Puma Proadapt Alphacat Shoe

We take Puma's newest spikeless shoe out on course for a thorough test

Puma Proadapt Alphacat Shoe
(Image credit: Dan Parker)
Golf Monthly Verdict

A solid spikeless shoe that excels in all round grip and support around the ankle. Make sure to get these half a size bigger than you normally would, or go and try them on first to be sure

Reasons to buy
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    Stylish, solid grip and excellent support around the ankle.

Reasons to avoid
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    The upper is quite firm and they take quite a bit of breaking in.

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Puma Proadapt Alphacat Shoe Review 

Puma's recent shoe range has impressed a lot of golfers, combining fashion-forward designs that have also been practical and comfortable.

The Proadapt Alphacat is Puma's newest spikeless offering that aims to build on the Puma ethos of energy and innovation as well as compliment the large family of spikeless shoes.

The first thing you notice about this shoe is the styling and how sharp it looks. It has an athletic look and feel to it, akin more to a running shoe than a golf shoe, but this isn't a bad thing at all.

We tested the white pair and loved the contrasting grey colours across the toe and top, the shock of orange that dominates the heel and the faux mesh pattern across the whole shoe.

Related: Best Spikeless Golf Shoes

The Alphacat strikes a poised look in the two other colourways too and the grey and black versions have similar, sharp contrasts.

Away from the styling, the Alphacat also excels in comfort and grip.

Puma Proadapt Alphacat golf shoe

(Image credit: Dan Parker)

The highlight of the Alphacat is without a doubt the support it provides around the ankle. Once your foot is in the shoe it feels locked in place, giving you the ability to confidently swing for the hills on an awkward lie without the feeling that your foot might move.

The Alphacat also uses Puma's proprietary Adapt Foam to provide impact resistance when walking and, combined with solid feel around the ankle, the Alphacat is one of the most robust spikeless shoes we've tried this year.

The only place where comfort lacks is on the upper of the shoe where the material is quite firm. It began to soften up after a few rounds, but at this price you might expect a softer leather to be used on this part of the shoe.

We'd also highly recommend getting them half a size up, as they come up a little short around the toe area and we were most comfortable in a half size up from normal.

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Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes since he joined Golf Monthly and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 7.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°, Ping G425 Max 21°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i59 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x Pix