Which golf shoes have performed best on the course in 2018?

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Equipment editor James Savage picks out his five favourite models from six months of solid testing...

Which are the best golf shoes 2018?

I basically live in a pair of golf shoes, I wear golf shoes to the office everyday. I’ll be hitting balls either at the range or out on the course most days too.

So far in 2018, I’ve had the chance to test out golf shoes from all the major manufacturers so I thought I’d pick out my top five from the ones I have tested.

Like with any golf equipment, picking favourites always comes down to personal preference rather than me trying to say that one piece of kit is better than an other.

We all have very specific requirements when it comes to our golf shoes. Some might prefer spiked, some will favour spikeless.

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Some will put comfort as the number one priority, others will want the ones which look the best.

For me, I put performance as my number one priority. I think the right pair of shoes can help you make better golf swings and therefore shoot better scores.

Comfort should be a given and if they look great then that’s a bonus for me.

Also, some brands will just fit the shape of certain people’s feet better. People with wide feet might love Ecco but not Adidas or Puma for example.

And remember to take care with sizing. I wear a 9 in FootJoy, 9.5 in Under Armour and 10 in Adidas. You’d think all sizes would be uniform but they clearly aren’t.

Anyway, out of all the shoes I’ve worn and tested so far in 2018, these are my favourites.

5. Best golf shoes 2018: G/Fore Disruptor Chukka

Best golf shoes 2018

When it comes to a crossover of on and off-course style I think G/Fore have really nailed it this year.

These don’t look like golf shoes which is one of the reasons I love them.

Why is there an obsession with things having to look ‘right for golf?’ If any golf club turned me away at the door for wearing these then that’s the sort of golf club which I’d rather not play at.

As well as looking really cool with a pair of shorts, or jeans, these are very comfortable with a welcome bit of padding above the ankles.

I felt like these kept me really stable when swinging and the traction was excellent too.

Haters are going to hate.

SRP: £159

More information can be found on the Trendy Golf website.

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