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Waterproof shoes test – what we learned

Waterproof shoes test – what we learned

What we learned from trying out the latest shoes
 


BE OPEN-MINDED ON COLOUR
It’s easy to think of waterproof shoes being black and sensible. They still can be – but there’s no need to discount colour and style. A shoe is no less waterproof for being white or lightweight so as long as you don’t mind a bit of afterround care then you can brighten up the fairways this winter.

HOW HEAVY A SHOE DO YOU LIKE?
Some of us prefer the reassuring feel of a supportive boot, others don’t see the need to carry around any additional weight. Again, this is not a test of suitability for purpose and (most) biomechanics specialists will tell you that you are far better off with a shoe that allows your foot to move freely anyway.

SHOES DO HAVE PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
You only need to wear a shoe like FootJoy’s XPS-1s to understand that footwear can have implications on the way you swing. They are incredibly stable and many will love the sensation of shoes that promote that feeling.

Others will enjoy a shoe that allows free movement – try both as you might be surprised.

IN FOOTJOY WE TRUST…
We featured four FJ models in our test as it reflects their dominance in the category. It’s easy to see why. You may not necessarily like every style they offer; but equally there is a shoe in the range for everyone. You can’t go wrong with FootJoy – so no wonder they are so popular and widely respected by us golfers.

…BUT THERE’S PLENTY OF CHOICE
Whether you look at Ecco, Adidas, Nike, Puma, Callaway or Stuburt, each one offers some great shoes. There’s never been a broader choice of quality shoes so by all means survey the market before making your decision because there’s bound to be a shoe that suits you perfectly.

Click the links below to view the shoes.

Our Top 3:

FootJoy XPS-1

FootJoy DryJoys Tour

Ecco Biom Hybrid

Others Tested:

FootJoy Sport

Stuburt FSZ

Nike TW13

Puma Zero Limits

Stuburt DCC

Nike Bandon

Callaway Xtreme

Adidas Adipure Motion

FootJoy Icon

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