Tuesday, March 5, 2013
2013 Buyer's Guide Shoes
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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 comfortable shoes. The future is now.
TRUE linkswear phx
The most noticeable feature of the TRUE phx golf shoe isn't the fashion-forward styling and spikeless sole. To us, it's the natural curvature of the shoe and the low-profile fit. Okay, we admit, we don't just wear these über-comfortable shoes on the golf course. They double as comfortable, casual shoes that can be worn anywhere, walking or standing in place.
truelinkswear.com | $99
The adidas Golf adicross II is a stylish, casual, yet Tour-proven golf shoe that can be worn on or off the course because of its spikeless sole. Available in both a Velcro® (pictured) and traditional lace version, the adicross II features new, strategically placed, square-shaped traction lugs and an updated outsole design to promote improved traction and to reduce marking on the putting surface. New "flex grooves" are positioned at the forefoot to promote superior flexibility, natural feel and solid sole-to-ground contact throughout the swing.
adidasgolf.com | $80
Trust us, Ecco knows how to make a comfortable shoe. They've been doing it for years, and their golf shoes are among our favorites. The new BIOM Golf Hybrid shoe is a lightweight blend of new-age materials and breathable Yak leather. The outsole is grippy, the inside is comfy, and the styling is so good, we want to wear them at dinnertime. Oh, wait, we just did.
eccousa.com | $190
We get it, we get it. Nike=Oregon=wet weather=Bandon Dunes=one really crazy-cool golf shoe. The new Bandons are not only designed for wet weather, they're high-tops! That's a first for our eyes, and a welcome reprieve for anyone tired of water leaking into their golf shoes. Let's just say that's not going to happen with these, thanks to a zippered enclosure and sealed seams.
nikegolf.com | $140
Need a casual-looking spikeless shoe that also carries a one-year waterproof warranty? The Contour Casual from FootJoy mixes urban styling with the traction and weather protection we've long come to expect from FootJoy. They're also really, really comfortable.
footjoy.com | $99