The best new casual golf shoes - 2017
If performance golf shoes aren't your thing, then you should definitley look towards stylish, casual golf shoes. Take a look at what is new on the market for 2017 with this handy 2017 casual golf shoe buying guide.
This includes the Adidas Crossknit Boost, FootJoy ContourFIT, New Balance Golf 518, Nike Flyknit Elite, PUMA Ignite Spikeless Sport Disc, Skechers GoGolf Elite, ECCO CAGE PRO and the Stuburt Urban Grip
ECCO CAGE PRO
The ECCO CAGE PRO is ECCO’s latest spikeless golf shoe that utilises a revolutionary sole to provide unrivalled grip and performance. This shoe further revolutionises to hybrid golf show concept with the introduction of a new performance focussed ECCO SYDR-GRIP outsole. To add, the shoe also features a HYDROMAX treated upper, made from soft, resilient dritton leather, which is highlighted by the unique combination of a redefined direct injected heel cage and an organic structure sole design.
The SPYDR-GRIP outsole is less aggressive on the greens and provides outstanding grip in all conditions, as well as minimising the clogging of dirt in the sole. The unique, one-piece, DIP stability cage wraps from the heel through the midsole and across the toe box to offer more stability and comfort.
To further enhance comfort, the shoe has an anatomical design that aligns and moves in unison with the foot’s essential ligaments and muscles, and the ECCO Freedon Fit combines a snug heel setting with a roomier forefoot area that allows toes to move naturally.
Price: Standard - £160.00
BOA laced - £170.00
Adidas Crossknit Boost
The Adidas Crossknit Boost has a design inspired by high-performance running shoes, and help keep you comfortable through the back nine. Boost is Adidas’ most responsive cushioning ever and they claim the more energy you give, the more you get. The shoe also features a CIRCLEknit upper material that is specifically engineered for golf footwear and offers superior breathability and stretch comfort while providing golf specific lateral ability.
The FITFOAM GEO collar foam offers enhanced cushioning and comfort. The shoe offers ultimate stability and protection through internal reinforcement with TPU welded toe and extended saddle sling. The TORSION SYSTEM stabilises the foot while walking and swinging, and the external heel counter offers stability. Finally, the advanced puremotion outsole with strategically placed adiwear traction provides great stability, grip and performance.
The FootJoy Contour is verified as the most popular golf shoe range in FJ’s history, and has been given a radical upgrade for 2017. FootJoy have declared focus on the importance of comfort being further enhanced by the brands latest innovation, the ContourFIT.
The TPU DynaFlex Outsole has been designed to flex naturally with the foot and the Fine-Tuned-Foam 3.0 provides underfoot comfort and soft cushioning, without compromising lateral support and stability. The new Contour Plus Last offers a full rounded toe character, which is full across the forefoot, with a standard instep and heel. The shoe also features a U-Throat lacing system that provides a more generous fit to ensure a comfortable and forgiving feel in the instep. Finally, the Achilles Pad delivers support and comfort, while the Green-Friendly Cleats feature dynamic cushioning and green-friendly traction.
Price: Laced - £120.00 or BOA Closure System - £135.00
New Balance Golf 518
The New Balance Golf 518 is the companies latest release in the spikeless casual golf shoe range. The shoe features a breathable mesh upper with no-sew synthetic overlays, as well as the latest NDurance and REVlite technologies.
The NDurance technology is a rubber compound outsole that offers maximum durability in the high wear areas. REVlite technology is an innovative foam compound that provides the same responsiveness and durability of New Balance foams that are 30% heavier. REVlite offers a lightweight ride without minimizing construction or sacrificing underfoot cushioning or stability.
Nike Flyknit Elite
The Nike Flyknit Elite golf shoe may look a lot different to your normal golf shoe but it will keep your game grounded with a lightweight, locked-down fit and superior grip through every round. The virtually seamless Flyknit upper hugs your foot for ultra-lightweight and breathable support and the Nike Flywire Technology provides a secure, locked-down fit.
The full-length Lunarlon midsole provides soft, responsive cushioning for complete under foot comfort, while an Integrated Traction pattern and spikeless design give you exceptional traction and great grip.
PUMA Ignite Spikeless Sport Disc
The PUMA Ignite Spikeless Sport golf shoe is one of the brand’s most iconic shoes, and it has been given a high-tech upgrade with PUMA’s proprietary DISC technology. The innovative, sporty mesh upper combines with a premium leather saddle that tightens with a simple twist for amazing fit and comfort.
Other features include a 4-way stretch waterproof performance mesh, full-grain leather support saddle, molded EVA insole, full-length ignite midsole, performance TPU outsole and GripZone traction.
Price: Laced or DISC - £100.00
Skechers Go Golf Tour Elite
The Skechers Go Golf Tour Elite shoe is the latest addition from Skechers and is the spikeless version of the official tour worn shoe of Matt Kuchar. This shoe features a waterproof premium smooth leather upper and a H2GO Shield-seam for that extra waterproof protection.
The low drop design keeps your foot low to the ground and in a neutral position. To further enhance comfort, the shoe is fitted with a high performance Resamax cushioned insole. Finally, the GOimpulse sensors offer traction control and feature a durable grip TPU bottom plate.
Stuburt Urban Grip
The contemporary Stuburt Urban Grip golf shoe blends performance with comfort thanks to the remarkable memory characteristics of its soft microfiber uppers that prevent your feet from swelling after hours of walking. On top of this, the shoe features a contoured last that mirrors foot shape and combies with Stuburt cushion technology. The lightweight EVA midsole and high-grip rubber outsole offer maximum comfort and stability, while a soft padded collar and modern styling add to the athletic character of the shoe.
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