Stuburt XP II Spiked Golf Shoe Review

Could the XP II's be amongst the best affordable golf shoes on the market? We find out

Stuburt XP II Spiked Golf Shoe Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

Although not the most eye catching, the Stuburt XPII Spiked Golf Shoes are perfect for winter conditions with ample comfort and grip making for a perfectly fine all-round performance.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable

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    Superb grip

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    Value for money

Reasons to avoid
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    Limited visual appeal

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    Not easy to keep clean

Stuburt XP II Spiked Golf Shoe Review

Stuburt may not rival the best golf shoes (opens in new tab) on the market but, for the price, you can’t deny their products are great value for money. It’s not as if the brand isn’t familiar within golf. In 2010 and 2011, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke won the US Open and Open Championship wearing Stuburt shoes.

Testing these XP II Spiked Golf Shoes in a range of conditions, there was one factor that I felt really stood out. Personally, I felt they performed well in cold and wet conditions, however, in warm weather, the Cushioned insole meant your feet got very warm and rather uncomfortable.

The spiked outsole provided excellent grip and traction that combatted wetter, muddier climates and conditions with ease. The cushioned insole and technical microfibre comfort upper did mean superb comfort throughout holes 1 – 18, with there being no rubbing or discomfort through the multiple rounds we wore them for.

The Stuburt XPII Spiked Golf Shoe bends as the player lines up a putt

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The outside also performed well, with the cushioned midsole and rubber outsole not showing any signs of wearing. Another positive sign was the fact that the white trim along the bottom hadn’t faded or marked an awful lot. There were slight grass stains, but the white finish was still very clear.

I will admit that, taking the shoes out box, I could tell that the design and looks would not rival those of the FootJoy Premiere Series Packard (opens in new tab) or the Adidas ZG21 (opens in new tab), but these Stuburt shoes are more than half the price at $75/£60 which, if you're looking to save a few pounds, is very good value for money.

The Stuburt XPII Spiked Golf Shoes stamp down a divot

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The styling, I feel, is rather bulky. It doesn’t look sleek and certainly isn’t something that would perhaps appeal to the younger demographic like myself. What’s more, I don’t understand the addition of the word ‘waterproof’ on the back of the heel. It looks a bit untidy and isn’t really necessary. If the shoe is waterproof then there’s no need to write on the back.

Overall, the XP IIs are good performers especially in winter conditions. The looks won’t turn heads but, if that’s not a problem there aren’t many better spiked shoes out there in terms of value for money. They don't quite earn a spot on our best spiked golf shoes (opens in new tab) list, but are undoubtedly one of the best budget golf shoes around.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.