2012 Buyer's Guide Shoes And Accessories

Who says the game is played with just clubs and balls?

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Who says the game is played with just clubs and balls? Not us, certainly. We think golfers should use everything possible to improve their games. In this section, we highlight a number of this year's best accessories, from comfortable shoes to talking GPS units. The future is now.

SHOES

TRUE linkswear phx
The new, water-resistant TRUE phx is the first shoe with a sneaker profile offered by TRUE linkswear. It's also their first product at a price point of less than $100. The phx looks and feels like a low-to-the-ground sneaker and has added game-enhancement benefits like a leather upper, 3D mesh lining, memory-foam heel, ergo-fit insole, ErgoTraction 2.0 Outsole and Anti-Slip Rubber Sole. Four color combos available.
truelinkswear.com | $99

Nike Dunk AG
Who wants to play a game of hoops on the 16th green? No? Okay, we understand, you'd rather play golf, but still, it's pretty radical to dress like Jordan and (try) to play like Woods. These new kicks feature a full-grain waterproof leather, two sets of shoe laces (why not?), full-length contoured sock liner and a rubber cup sole. Plus they feel awesome and feature Scorpion Stinger spikes. Okay, who's up for a quick game of P.I.G.? Four color combos.
nikegolf.com | $160

Adidas Powerband 4.0
Like to swing out of your shoes? Or rather, swing so fast and hard that you need shoes to keep your feet snug inside? If that sounds like you, then Adidas' latest iteration of the Powerband is your next purchase. These athletic new shoes feature a Powerband Chassis that provides extraordinary lateral stability from the ground up so you can swing for the fences and maintain great support. Plus they're comfortable and stable, boasting a FitFOAM insole and TPU forefoot with eight spikes. Offered in three color combos.
adidasgolf.com | $150

Ecco Golf Street Luxe
The Golf Street line is already worn by dozens of top Tour stars, including Freddy Couples. Now the game's first hybrid sport-casual shoe comes in a new reptile print for 2012, delivering maximum breathability and a casual aesthetic while looking pretty darn cool. Includes a second skin lining that's extremely breathable and moisture-wicking and an outsole with nearly 100 molded traction bars that help you grip in all conditions.
eccousa.com | $180

Callaway RAZR
New for 2012, Callaway introduces its most technologically advanced shoe ever. The RAZR has an Outlast temperature-management system that absorbs body heat on hot days and releases heat back into the shoe on cold days. Plus it features a soft, full-grain, waterproof leather upper for superior comfort. For us, it's about comfort, breathability and support, and RAZR hits a home run on all three.
callawaygolf.com | $185


Etonic Difference
Offered in two styles, Etonic's athletic-inspired Difference golf shoe is lined with Outlast, a NASA-engineered material that reduces heat and moisture inside the shoe by more than 40%. The sturdy, light shoes also have a MicroTech upper with microfiber linings that promote lightness and durability. The four components of its PowerUp Outsole work with the foot's natural anatomy to maximize traction, flexibility and stability and improve balance.
etonic.com | $145


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