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.
Value for money
Limited visual appeal
Not easy to keep clean
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Stuburt XP II Spiked Golf Shoe Review
Stuburt may not rival the best golf shoes 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 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 or the Adidas ZG21, 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 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 list, but are undoubtedly one of the best budget golf shoes around.
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
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Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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