Gone are the days of “breaking in” golf shoes and the need to rub Vaseline into the heels or carry some blisters patches in your golf bag “just in case”. These new releases are all about comfort from the minute you try them on. Here’s what I think.
Follows the "barefoot" craze that everyone is raving about at the moment. Designed to position the feet closer to the ground and has a wide, web-shaped forefoot provides space for the toes to spread out, for added stability when crushing those 300 yard drives. It’s also waterproof, kind of vital in these parts.
Footjoy Contour Casual
Footjoy would have a huge market share in the shoe but this ranks as one of its more radical offerings. This is souped up lightweight street runner with premium leather, a waterproof warranty and a rubber sole instead of cleats for wearing on and off the course.
Is it XTreme because it’s extremely boring to look at? This one has a snazzy "Comfort Tech Gel Tongue" an OrthoLite molded insole and special "PINS" spikes to make bogeys more comfortable than ever. It’s waterproof too.
Puma Neo Classic ProType
Fans of Puma’s classic soccer boot will absolutely love this Neo Classic, it’s a dead ringer. Puma says it’s full of comfort technology but it’s abviously a football boot with spikes. And we like it!
Ecco Street Luxe
Yet another Priest’s shoe from Ecco’s design department I’m afraid. Rubber spikes mean it can be worn on the course and while saying Mass. Comfortable though during long sermons.