2014 Buyer's Guide Shoes
A highlight of this year's new shoes
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Last year's yellow adizero—the premier edition—didn't exactly wow golfers. This year may be another story, as the company made improvements where needed (such as with comfort). This sub-10-ounce, cleated shoe offers plenty of stability. Its ultralight, one-piece fused upper bonds together five layers for a glove-like fit on the foot. Tour pros have been wearing it in competition, which speaks volumes.
adidasgolf.com | $180
This company has been around for, what, three or so years? Yet its styles are already maturing without losing homage to the original, wonderful natural curvature of the shoes and the low-profile fit. This latest model has more of an athletic shoe look than the products did in the past, but it doesn't overshadow the trademark TRUE look. And like all of its predecessors, it's amazingly comfortable. Don't confine its use to just the course—wear it everywhere. Trust us, people will offer complements.
truelinkswear.com | $149
Credit this brand—and its spokesman Fred Couples—with starting the movement toward casual-looking, comfort-able, cleatless golf shoes that can be worn on and off the course. The latest model has a similar look to its predecessors, with some nice, new colors and luxurious camel leathers. Plus, there's a moisture-wicking lining. Upgrades include construction that wraps the outside of your heel for more stability.
ecco.com | $160
With all of the amazing running shoes this brand has produced for decades, it was only a matter of time before it infiltrated golf. That time has arrived, with several models for 2014. This cleated shoe weighs just 11.4 ounces and features a premium microfiber, waterproof upper. It has a 10mm drop midsole, plus removable and incredibly comfy Ortholite moisture-wicking insoles—your feet just kind of sink in.
newbalance.com | $119
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