The 10 Best Golf Shoes For Men In 2018

Looking to buy a new pair of golf shoes, but not sure which are right for you? We've picked out the BEST of the BEST in 2018, with shoes for all budgets.

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We spent over 60 hours reviewing hundreds of golf shoes from the leading brands including adidas, Nike, FootJoy, Ecco, and Under Armour, and picked out the very best from this year’s ranges.

1. Under Armour Men’s Spieth 2

Under Armour Jordan Spieth 2

Our pick for: the best soft spike golf shoes for men in 2018

His final day run at the 2018 Masters proved once again that Jordan Spieth is Mr consistency, so you can bet that the golf shoes he wears are the real deal.

Here’s the thing: the Spieth 2 aren’t cheap. But if you want to wear the best golf shoes on the market in 2018, these are the ones to buy. Period.

Youll get a smartweave upper, which is lightweight, durable, and supportive. They are fully waterproof, but also breathable, so no wet or sweaty feet after your round.

Comfortable? You bet. We don’t like banding around superlatives, but these things are a joy to wear. The fit? Awesome.

You guessed it. We’re super impressed with the Spieth 2, which is why they are right at the top of our list. If you have the $, you won’t regret your purchase.

Under Armour Men's Spieth 2 BOA, White (100)/Black, 10.5
  • UA Smartweave upper provides the ultimate lightweight support
  • Clarino microfiber leather for added durability & support
  • Integrated lacing system for a locked-in fit

Last update on 2018-06-23

2. FootJoy Tour-S

FootJoy Tour-S

Our pick for: best golf shoes for stability in 2018

If you want maximum stability from your golf shoes (and have a sizeable budget), then the FootJoy Tour-S is the shoe for you.

Quite simply, they are the most stable golf shoes on the market in 2018, offering insane grip. Fighting a sway? With a pair of Tour-S you’ll be bolted to the ground.

And in theory, better leverage, can lead to improved distance. You’ll be able to fully benefit from ground reaction force (like the pros) and add some extra zip to your swing without worrying about losing your balance.

When you first put on the Tour-S (particularly if you haven’t worn FootJoy golf shoes before) they will appear a little unorthadox. The launch pods (as FootJoy call them), which house the spikes, stick out from the side of the shoes, which does look a little odd. But you’ll soon get used to them. And FootJoy also made them transparent green to blend in with the grass (good thinking).

Are they the most comfortable golf shoes around this year? Not quite, but they’re up there.

All in all, they’re a stong contender for the best golf shoes this year. It was a toss up between the Tour-S and the Speith 2, but the Under Armours just shaded it for us. If you’re looking for stability though, these are the shoes to buy.

FootJoy Tour-S Golf Shoes (13, White/Blue-Medium)
  • Proprietary Pebax Powered Chassis by Arkema
  • Carbon Fiber Heel Cup and Outsole Plate
  • 100% Waterproof

Last update on 2018-06-23

3. adidas Pure TRX

adidas Pure TRX Golf Shoes

Our pick for: best mid price soft spike golf shoes in 2018

Adidas are famous for their trainers, so it’s no surprise they make some truly great golf shoes.

The Pure TRX feature waterproof synthetic uppers, with a rubber sole and 6 removable soft spikes.

And of course, being adidas, they look awesome!

The adidas Pure TRX are mid priced, so if you are an occassional player, or are looking for your first pair of golf shoes, they are an excellent choice.

adidas Men's Pure Trx Golf Shoe, Light Onix/Onix/Core Black, 10 M US
  • Low profile stealth cleat configuration
  • adidas
  • 10 D(M) US

Last update on 2018-06-23

4. Callaway Balboa TRX

Callaway Balboa TRX Golf Shoes

Our pick for: best affordable soft spike golf shoes in 2018

Callaway is one of golf’s best known brands, and they have an excellent selection of golf shoes.

For soft spikes, we really like the Balboa TRX, which feature a waterproof microfiber leather upper, rubber sole, dura rubber outsole, and 7 removable spikes.

Offers great grip on the course (even on wet grass) and a comfortable fit.

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Callaway Men's Balboa TRX Golf Shoe, White/Black, 8 D US
  • Waterproof opti-repel microfiber leather upper
  • 7 spike dura-rubber outsole
  • Opti-soft EVA midsole

Last update on 2018-06-23

5. adidas Tour 360 Boost

adidas Tour 360 Boost Golf Shoes

Our pick for: best adidas soft spike golf shoes in 2018

If you have a bit more budget to play with, or are a regular golfer, then the adidas Tour 360 Boost are highly recommended.

This time you’ll get a full leather upper, synthetic sole, and 10 removable spikes.

The leather upper will keep your feet dry on even the soggiest of courses, whille the extra spikes will ensure your feet don’t slip half way through your backswing.

As a more expensive golf shoe, the Tour 360 Boost have a number of advanced features, including a 360 wrap which surrounds the foot for improved stability, and enhanced arch support.

Last update on 2018-06-23

6. adidas Men’s 360 Traxion

adidas Men's 360 Traxion Golf Shoes

Our pick for: best spikeless for men/most comfortable golf shoes in 2018

Fact: you won’t find a more comfortable golf shoe for under $100.

They fit great out the box, and as they are more akin to trainers than traditional golf shoes, they really do make the walking part of your round a pleasure.

What’s the grip like? It’s good. Very good in fact. Not quite the same as soft spikes (you’ll never get that with moulded cleats), but if you are playing in decent conditions you probably won’t notice much of a difference.

Features a leather/synthetic upper, rubber sole, and removable insole.

Last update on 2018-06-23

7. ECCO Men’s Biom Hybrid 2 Hydromax

Our pick for: best Ecco golf shoes in 2018

We’ve been impressed with Ecco’s golf shoes over the past couple of years and the Hybrid 2 caught our eye when they launched.

First off, with the leather upper, they look the part. Smart enough for the poshest courses around, but offering extreme comfort under the formal looking exterior.

With most spikeless shoes you’re sacrificing weather proofing for comfort. Not so with the Ecco Hybrid 2. The upper is treated with HYDROMAX™ which offers great protection from the elements, but remains lightweight and breatheable.

You’re never going to get quite the same grip as spikes, but nonetheless, the traction on the Ecco’s is excellent. If your swing speed is under 110mph, you’re not going to have any problem with stability, and even at higher speeds, the Eccos performed well. The sole is also wear resistant, so you can walk around off the course without worrying about wearing down your grip.

To top it off, these shoes are extremely comfortable. But with the leather upper, you might want to wear them around the house for a couple of days to break them in before heading to the course.

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ECCO Men's Biom Hybrid 2 Hydromax Golf Shoe, Mahogany/Oyester, 44 Medium EU (10-10.5 US)
  • Weather Resistance - Naturally soft, breathable and strong yak leather uppers are treated with HYDROMAXTM and an anti-stain formula for superb protection from the elements
  • Anatomical Last Shape - Developed by scanning the feet of 2,500 athletes to provide ideal levels of support
  • Tour-Proven Traction - Constructed from TPU - a highly durable, wear-resistant material - the molded traction bars offer hundreds of traction angles for superb grip

Last update on 2018-06-23

8. Skechers Go Golf Fairway Golf Shoe

Our pick for: best Skechers golf shoes in 2018

Skechers have been making inroads into the golf shoe market over the past few years, and their range has been steadilly improving.

We don’t think they are quite there yet with their soft spikes, but their spikeless range is definitely offering solid competition to the more established golf brands.

Our favorite shoe from this year’s range is the Go Golf Fairway. There are cheaper Skechers golf shoes (like the extremely affordable “Twinkle Toes”), but we think it’s worth spending the extra dollars on a mid range shoe. At under $60, they’re still excellent value for money.

The upper is synthetic, so if you play regularly in the rain (and want to go spikeless), then you’ll probably want to go with the Ecco. But if you want maximum comfort, then the Skechers are a great choice. It really does feel just like wearing a pair of skate shoes on the golf course.

Grip is perfectly acceptable, and will be more than sufficient for most swing speeds.

Last update on 2018-06-23

9. Nike Golf Fi Bermuda

Nike Golf Fi Bermuda Golf Shoes

Our pick for: best Nike golf shoes in 2018

Surprisingly, the first (and only) Nike golf shoes on our list. Which is not because Nike don’t make great golf shoes (they do), but more a reflection of just how good adidas (and Callaway) golf shoes are at the moment.

But the Nike Golf Fi Bermuda is well worth a mention. And if you’re looking to go spikeless, they are an excellent choice.

These are about as trainer like as golf shoes get — they even have a mesh upper. Which means that once again, they are super comfortable.

Might sound an odd feature to highlight, but I particularly liked the dual pull tabs for putting the shoes on (and taking them off) easily. But that’s just because I am super lazy and tend to not even bother untying my shoe laces after a round, instead just wriggling them off and heading straight for the club house!

A super comfortable, stylish pair of golf shoes at a great price.

Nike FI Bermuda Spikeless Golf Shoes 2016 Pure Platinum/Anthracite/White Medium 9.5
  • Engineered mesh upper
  • Rubber outsole for stability and traction
  • Spikeless design

Last update on 2018-06-13

10. adidas Men’s Adicross V

Our pick for: most stylish golf shoes in 2018

Our final picks for 2018 are the adidas Adicross V.

Again, if you’re looking for comfort, then they are a great choice. But you’ll also get a leather upper, so can rely on them to protect your feet from the elements.

adidas know how to make golf shoes, so traction and stability is excellent.

But more than anything, as half our team are adidas Samba wearers, we just couldn’t not put the Adicross on our list. We’d happily wear them off the course.

And overall, we think they’re the most stylish golf shoes aound this year. Add in a price point well south of $100, and they’re an excellent buy.

adidas Men's Adicross V Golf Shoe, Brown/White/EQT Green, 10 M US
  • Lace-up golf shoe featuring Climastorm water-resistant upper with logo stripe overlays at sides
  • Lightweight Cloudfoam sockliner
  • Flexible spikeless ADIWEAR durable outsole

Last update on 2018-06-23

What’s Next?

That’s it for our rundown of the best golf shoes in 2018. If you need more advice before buying, check out our golf shoe buyer’s guide.

And we’ve also got a list of the best golf shoes for women in 2018 here.

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