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Best Winter Golf Shoes

Best Winter Golf Shoes 2024

The best of the best! We roundup the best winter golf shoes in 2024

 

This year the NCG team have rigorously tested over fifty different pairs of newly released shoes from twelve of golf’s most notable brands to put together our list of the best winter golf shoes that you can buy in 2024.

We’ve worn them in the sun, in the rain, in the sleet, on our home courses, on away courses, in the fairway, in the sand, in the rough, and sadly, even in the heather to be able to create honest reviews you the club golfer can actually trust.

We’ve scoured through all the press releases and know all the technology, and left no stone unturned to be able to assemble our list of the best winter golf shoes 2024.

This guide highlights options from renowned brands like G Fore, Stromberg, and FootJoy, as well as some lesser-known but equally impressive names in the industry. Make sure your feet stay dry, warm, and firmly planted on the ground so you can focus on what really matters: your game.

Best Winter Golf Shoes 2024


G/Fore Camo
Gallivanter

5 star review

RRP £180

Wow! Just look at this shoe. And the good news is that it feels as good as it looks. The pebble full-grain leather feels soft and supple. The ‘camo’ midsole offers a pleasing note of contrast in what is a really clean and classic golf shoe design.

The heel cup felt reassuringly firm. The sole boasts a bespoke cleat design which G Fore call G/Round control technology. The cleats certainly feel very durable.

There was a strong sense of stability thanks to the heel piece, and the cleated system on the sole provided excellent on course traction. There was no hint of slipping on uneven lies or in the couple of fairway bunkers that I found.

I think that the appearance, comfort and performance of the G Fore Camo Gallivanter golf shoes fully justifies the pricing and I feel that this is a shoe that will be getting a lot of use on the golf course over the upcoming season.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • Fantastic looks.
  • Premium construction.
  • Footbed design works well.

CONS

  • Looks too smart to be worn in all conditions.

Sizes: UK 6-12 (inc. half sizes). 12-13

Colour: Multiple colours

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Stromberg
Tour Classic Spiked

5 star review

RRP £89.99

The Stromberg Tour Classic golf shoe is definitely in classic shoe design territory. In the past I equated this with good looks and sturdiness but usually a compromise on comfort. It is fair to say that this is a terrific looking golf shoe. It has an overall classic look but with the moisture-wicking mesh areas contrasting with the rest of the shoe it has a modern appearance.

Size-wise they were absolutely fine but I found them very slightly bigger than most other brands. This was not sufficient to go down a half size, however. As their appearance would suggest, they provided excellent support when hitting full shots. Walking in them was comfortable and they had great support over irregular terrain. 

High tech, classic looks, waterproof, great grip, what’s not to like? These are supremely comfortable, not just for the type of shoe they are but compared to all golf shoes. I could not find them on the Stromberg website for some reason but they were on sale for £89.99 which I think represents amazing value.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • Classic looks
  • Extreme comfort
  • Waterproof
  • Excellent support and grip

CONS

  • None

Sizes: UK 7-11

Colour: Black, White

More info: American Golf website

Greg Norman
Isa Tour Spiked

4.5 star review

RRP £89.99

They look absolutely gorgeous! That was my first impression. A very classy-looking shoe

The construction comprises a soft leather upper with an impressive 1-year limited waterproof warranty. The shoe has an EVA welted construction. Welted shoes are usually a sign of a high-quality construction. They are described as having a dynamic rubber outsole and have Softspikes PINS Tornado cleats.

Despite their sturdy appearance, these shoes were extremely comfortable. The fit was pretty true to size, and they were a perfect fit for me. As would be expected from their construction, they provided fantastic support during a full golf shot. 

Walking the course, they remained comfortable throughout and provided very good support over uneven terrain. The Softspikes provide excellent grip, and I was not in fear of slipping down grassy banks.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • Great classic looks.
  • Very comfortable.
  • Good support.
  • Waterproof.
  • Excellent pricing.

CONS

  • None

Sizes: UK 7-11

Colour: White, Black, White/Navy

More info: American Golf website

FootJoy Premiere Series Packard

5 star review

RRP £169

I am a huge fan of their sleek design – a blend of traditional golf shoe looks combined with modern refinement. Lighter than expected for such a supportive golf shoe, this shoe is available in a range of colour options and is fully customisable with options to personalise everything from colour and traction systems through to embroidery – with this flexibility available, whether you’re aiming for a classic shoe look or a more modern feel, these shoes can fit the bill.

This sole undoubtedly provides enhanced grip, supporting the maintenance of balance during your swing. This feature is crucial for contributing to
maintaining consistency in your shots, particularly in unpredictable weather conditions. Under testing in wet conditions, the shoe allowed no slippage or lateral slide which can be a cause for concern for some.

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a newcomer to the game, investing in a pair of FootJoy Premiere Packard golf shoes is a step toward improving your performance and enjoying the game in style.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • Very smart
  • Easy to clean and polish
  • Really solid in the swing and underfoot

CONS

  • The heel of the shoe is quite firm and may need breaking in.

Sizes: UK 6-12 (inc. half sizes).
Colours: 5 colour choices available

Stuburt
Evolve Classic

4 star review

RRP £84.99

My impression was of functional shoes without outlandish designs. The Evolve Classic certainly fits into this mould. They were in the more modern, albeit conservative, style and looked a very comfortable shoe.

Trying these on they were immediately comfortable. The fit was good. That said, initially when I laced them up, it felt as if there was some elasticity to them. Having laced them up quite tightly there was pressure on my feet. I therefore had to loosen the laces to the point they were comfortable and tie them again without tightening them as one might on other shoes.

This done, they were a very comfortable fit. I suspect this is what the Sock-fit system is, and I quite like the fact that you can get a really neat fit by adjusting the lace tension. Once laced, they were secure and supportive through a full swing and I did not need to re-tie my laces, which on some shoes can be a frequent and mildly irritating event.

Overall I was impressed with this shoe. For me, this is an excellent second pair. Great for practising or a few casual holes. I would wear them for a full round if the conditions were favourable too. Stuburt has been off my radar for sometime but no longer. At an RRP of £84.99, I feel you are getting a lot of quality for your money.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • A lot of tech in a more casual shoe
  • Waterproof
  • Good price for this level of quality

CONS

  • Not suitable for all playing conditions

Sizes: UK 6-13 (½ sizes available from 7-11)
Colours: Black, Blue, White

Puma
Ignite Articulate

4.5 star review

RRP £140

When I slipped these shoes on, I was immediately delighted with the fit. Some golf shoes require you to go a size higher or lower because of their design, but this was far from the case with the Puma Ignite Articulate golf shoes.

This was clear to feel when I slipped them on and it became even more obvious when I began to walk the course and take my swings. The shoe was no burden on my feet, I had no blisters despite wearing them for the first time, and I’d say they were fairly light on my feet too.

The Ignite PU foam is included to provide a high-energy return and long-lasting cushioning. Time will tell if the Ignite foam cushioning will serve me for a number of years, but if my experience with the shoe so far is anything to go by, I have full confidence in this product.

The design of this shoe is centred around comfort and versatile performance, which ticks the main boxes of what everyone should be looking for.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • The slip-on construction and geometry make the shoe comfortable
  • The smart lace closure design looks good and feels good
  • PU Foam and long-lasting cushioning add to overall comfort

CONS

  • Some golfers might not want to pay £140.00

Sizes: UK 7-12 (inc. half sizes)
Colours: Black-Cool Dark Grey, White-Puma Silver-High Rise, Quiet Shade-Puma Silver-Quiet Shade

Under Armour
Hovr Drive 2

4.5 star review

RRP £140

Under Armour say the moulded heel is ‘anatomically designed to improve support and fit’, while a similarly moulded EVA footbed ‘provides supportive step-in comfort’.

Let me be clear, these do not feel like conventional golf shoes. The ankle and heel support are something you’d expect from a running shoe, and that gives you immediate confidence and an expectation of comfort.

The toe guard, a HOVR placement that supports your foot during a swing, and a good set of spikes (which UA say ‘lockdown horizontal traction and comfort as you swing’) only reinforces that feeling.

This particular model is designed for those of us with wider feet and they do a really admirable job. There is no crowding of toes, nor do they feel tight and uncomfortable across the top.

Overall, the Under Armour HOVR Drive 2 Wide golf shoe is a fine product and just another example of the huge progress the company continue to make in the golf shoe arena.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • Moulded heel provides exceptional ankle support and comfort.
  • Wide fitting will appeal to golfers who struggle with standard shoes.
  • Soft upper and impressive traction allows the shoe to move with you as you swing.

CONS

  • Laces could be a little longer.

Sizes: UK 6-14
Colours: White, White (Metallic Silver), Black.

Adidas
ZG23 BOA Lightstrike

5 star review

RRP £170

These shoes will absolutely appeal to golfers who like the trendy modern trainer-type shoe, and when you put them on they’re even better. Although slightly wide fitting, they are extremely comfortable as soon as you get them on your feet, and the BOA fit system allows you to dial in the fit to perfection.

A standout feature of the shoe is the lightstrike cushioning midsole, which, despite being super light, is very cushioning underfoot and keeps your feet feeling fresh throughout 18 holes or even 36. This same technology is found in a lot of Adidas’s top-of-the-range sports shoes.

This sole undoubtedly provides enhanced grip, supporting the maintenance of balance during your swing. This feature is crucial for contributing to maintaining consistency in your shots, particularly in unpredictable weather conditions.

Under testing in wet conditions, the spiked shoe allowed no slippage or lateral slide which can be a cause for concern for some.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • Extremely grippy
  • Easy to clean
  • BOA system is amazing

CONS

  • They are a wide fitting golf shoe so may not suit narrow footed people

Sizes: UK 6.5-14.5 (inc. half sizes).
Colours: White or Black.

Duca Del Cosma
Orlando

4.5 star review

RRP £239

These are not your average golf shoes. As soon as I opened the box, the Duca Del Cosma Orlando shoes exude quality, so much so they even come with a lovely white shoe bag.

I love the design and how they look very different to other golf shoe brands. I like to stand out and be different, and this pair of shoes will do that for me; they look Italian, and I like that.

Putting them on, as you would expect, they are extremely comfortable and very grippy; with each step, it feels like the shoe is grabbing a hold of the ground, which gives me the confidence to swing hard.

These are the most stable shoes I have ever worn. I’ve never had any brand loyalty but these shoes performed really well out on the course as well as looking great, so I might be Duca for life now.

It’s not all about looks for the Orlando Shoes; they did a brilliant job in keeping my feet warm and properly dry during the test on my home course at Sand Moor in Leeds.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • High quality
  • Stand out design
  • Very Comfortable

CONS

  • Expensive

Sizes: 6-13
Colours: White

Payntr
X 006 RS

5 star review

RRP £139.99

Payntr are a relatively new company to enter the golf shoe market. They have designed their shoes with meticulous thought for every detail and an impressive array of technological innovations.

These are extremely comfortable, as comfortable as any golf shoe I have tried. Within a few minutes of walking around the house, it became apparent the fit was spot on. As with any shoes, it’s worth wearing them around the house for a while to check they are the correct size.

Payntr do seem to have put their money where their mouth is with these shoes, and they provide excellent support and extreme comfort. The design puts rigidity towards the back of the shoe and flexibility towards the front. This support is apparent when walking on uneven ground, on hillsides and when playing shots. They use Softspike’s Tour Flex Pro spike with the tech described as providing three degrees of traction control and 10 points of contact. In practice, this means they are as grippy as any shoe as I have worn.

The Payntr X 006 RS is a great option for anyone looking for a premium golf shoe.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • Great looks
  • Extreme comfort
  • Superb overall performance with great stabiltiy and support

CONS

  • None

Sizes: UK 8-12 (inc. half sizes)
Colours: Black, White

Ecco M Golf
Biom G5

4.5 star review

RRP £170

Out of the box, this shoe had a high-quality, athletic & sporty look. There is an embossed performance leather upper with a mesh tongue which gives a modern and smart look.

There is a whole load of hidden technology which combines to offer comfort, stability and rotational support. All this technology really does work. There is a firm and slightly springy feel underfoot. The outsole offered excellent grip from the six cleats and hybrid traction bar configuration that Ecco calls its Dynamic Traction System. There was no hint of slipping even. when going for that extra few yards off the tee.

The UK size 7.5 (Euro 41) standard width fitted my usually sized 7.5 wide foot extremely snugly out of the box. Although there appeared too be less padding around the collar, the shoe felt very comfortable indeed and the boa system offered really precise adjustability. I think this model runs true to size. As with most Ecco footwear, you can remove the outsole if your feet are particularly wide.

Overall, this is an athletic and sporty looking golf shoe which is very comfortable and performs extremely well on the golf course.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • Very comfortable out of the box.
  • Excellent grip and traction.
  • Premium looks.

CONS

  • Expensive

Sizes: Euro 39-47
Colours: Steel/black, white/black, white/regatta (Boa). Black/steel, white/blue (laced).

FootJoy
Tour Alpha

4 star review
FootJoy Tour Alpha golf shoes review

RRP £169.99

his shoe looked smart, technical and perhaps a little aggressive, out of the box, particularly in the black version we tested. If Batman played golf, he would most certainly choose these shoes.

There are nine cleats which are situated right at the edge of the shoe such that the pods containing the cleats are visible when looking down on the shoe from above.

I did find the visibility of the sole pods a little disconcerting at first, but, if anything, after getting used to the appearance, it gave even more reassurance of stability.

In the damp conditions and sloping lies the grip remained secure – my feet felt really planted to the ground and I cannot think of a shoe that has offered more grip. These are definitely one of the most stable shoes on the market.

My feet remained dry despite an occasional detour into wet heather and rough. As one would expect from the premium leather upper, the breathability was excellent.

If you want something with unparalleled traction and stability, FootJoy have really hit the mark here.

  • Read the full review here.

PROS

  • First class grip and stability
  • Loads of ‘tech’
  • Premium leather upper

CONS

  • Quite a heavy shoe

Sizes: UK 6 -12 (Half sizes up to 11)
Colours: White, Black, White/Grey/Blue.


Best Winter Golf Shoes 2024

Whether you’re braving the cold, wet winter months or simply want a reliable pair of golf shoes for year-round play, our selection has you covered. From budget-friendly options to luxury picks, we’ve rounded up shoes that offer great traction, comfort, and, most importantly, protection against the elements. Whether you are after a spiked or spikeless golf shoe we have all models covered. Investing in one of these winter waterproof golf shoes ensures you won’t have to compromise your game due to Mother Nature. So gear up and keep that tee time—no matter the forecast.


Best Golf Shoes 2024

How do we test golf shoes?

At National Club Golfer, we are passionate about producing accurate and thorough reviews and making sure our testing process is rigorous so we get a good understanding of how each pair of shoes performs.

Each shoe is worn out on the golf course whilst playing golf, so we can get an idea of overall performance in terms of factors like comfort, grip, stability in the golf swing, waterproof protection and how they actually look on the golf course.

What is important when buying Golf shoes?

When buying new golf footwear its important to know what attributes or features you value the most before deciding on a brand or model to buy. For example, do you want spiked or spikeless shoes?

A lot of golfers think comfort is paramount when choosing a shoe, we are going to be standing in them for 3-5 hours right? Some golf shoes on the market have special insoles and cushioned mid-soles designed to keep your feet feeling fresh. Also it’s pretty common for golfers with wide feet to wear the wrong sized pair of golf shoes so its worth getting fit properly.

Grip is vital to good performance on the golf course as any foot slip in dry or wet conditions can not only cause the golf club to swing improperly but may also lead to an injury.

Nearly all golf shoes will either be fully waterproof or offer some kind of water resistance, and this is important as real die-hard golfers play in every weather condition. Having wet feet for 4 hours is not and will never be fun.

How good the shoe looks is of course subjective to personal style, but is important to any player. Do you prefer an athletic-looking shoe, or are you more traditional? Does your shoe offer on-course off-course style or do you want shoes purely for the course? Does the style of shoe you like have the best color options for your golfing wardrobe?

Price is the last factor to consider. With the models above we have tried to find shoes at all different price points so if you want a shoe at a lower cost, you can get one. Or if you want to spend more, you can do that too. Importantly there is something for everyone.

What brands produce the best golf shoes?

All of the products in this best golf shoes 2023 article are picked from the brands that offer what we believe to be the best spikeless shoes on the market.

Do any pros wear spikeless golf shoes on tour?

As you will see on TV when watching the PGA, LPGA & DP World Tour, professionals wear both spiked and spikeless golf shoes, depending on their preference.

Some tour players are looking for extra stability and grip for maximum power creation that a spiked golf shoe might offer, and others are looking for the comfort and style that spikeless golf shoes offer. Some tour players prefer a running shoe style, and others a traditional classic leather shoe; there really isn’t a hard or fast rule as to what tour players wear.

Nicola Slater

Nicola Slater

Nicola recently graduated from Stirling University where she studied Sports Studies, she wrote her dissertation on barriers to participation for women in golf.
Nicola plays her golf at Hickleton Golf Club and has recently started her professional career on the LET Access Tour. Having played for Yorkshire Ladies and has represented England at junior and senior level.

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