What are the best 'bang for your buck' golf shoes on the market?

Before spending countless hours deciding which best set of irons or most forgiving putters will boost your confidence, consider the importance of having a top quality golf shoe.

The good news with golf shoes is you don’t have to spend a large sum of money to get a quality pair.

Yes, you heard correctly; golf shoes is one area where you can save a good amount of money and still get plenty of performance.

We are on our feet for over four hours playing a round of golf, so making the right choice for you is essential.

We’ve defined budget as under £100, which we think is a steal for the golf shoes listed below. Some are even below £50!

And just because we’re saying budget doesn’t mean these golf shoes aren’t from some of golf’s top brands, such as FootJoy, Adidas, Puma and Skechers.

Best golf shoes on a budget


FootJoy Flex XP Golf Shoes

The Footjoy Flex Ladies Golf Shoes offer exceptional on/off course versatility and performance in a stylish golf shoe. Featuring their Versa-Trax traction system for exceptional on-course golf performance and lightweight mesh uppers. a moulded EVA FitBed offers underfoot comfort and delivers enhanced cushioning. Experience on and off course versatility with the fabulous Footjoy Ladies Flex Golf Shoes.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Premium looking and feeling
  • Waterproof mesh upper

Cons:

  • Limited grip in wet conditions

Adidas Adicross Retro Waterproof Golf Shoes

This retro-style shoe has been made from recycled materials, and a spikeless Adiwear outsole with Traxion to wear on the high street or the golf course. Move from the links to the clubhouse in style despite the brisk weather. Keep your feet dry and comfortable in these adidas golf shoes that resist the wind and wet despite the drizzly conditions. Take them out on the fairways or the street in cushioned comfort.

Pros:

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Cool retro look
  • Versatile on or off course

Cons:

  • Doesn’t offer the best grip in winter

FootJoy Flex Coastal Golf Shoes

Best spikeless golf shoes

These versatile golf shoes are lightweight and breathable thanks to a knitted mesh upper material, perfect for playing golf out in the sunshine. The shoes also benefit from a soft EVA midsole to provide excellent comfort and stability underfoot. Plus has a new Versa-Trax rubber outsole for on/off course traction and activities, this new technology outsole maximises traction in specific zones to provide exception traction as you play your round of golf.

Pros:

  • Modern look
  • Appealing styling
  • Exceptional comfort

Cons:

  • Not waterproof

The Skechers GO GOLF Drive 5 Golf Shoes are another sleek and casual offering that delivers exceptional on-course performance in a relaxed fit. It is a lace-up golf design that features a leather and synthetic upper with a removable Arch Fit® insole and Goodyear® Performance Outsole. The shape of this superb shoe has been developed with twenty years of data from podiatrists and 120,000 unweighted foot scans and the result is a relaxed feet that provides plenty of room at the toe and forefoot and enhanced arch support. Weight dispersion is increased through a removeable insole and this technology helps the shoe mould to the shape of your foot and reduces shock impacts.

Pros:

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Excellent cushioning around the heel
  • Very good grip in the wet for a spikeless golf shoe

Cons:

  • Styling perhaps errs a little on the safe rather than eye-catching side

New Balance Men’s Fresh Foam Contend Golf Shoe

The ultimate walking shoe! The Fresh Foam Contend utilizes an innovative Fresh Foam® midsole that provides superior medial arch & heel support to promote proper alignment & stability while walking the course.

Pros:

  • One of New Balance’s most comfortable shoes
  • Comes in several great colour combinations
  • Affordable price

Cons:

  • Outsole not suitable for all conditions

Rife Men’s RF-10 Edge Waterproof Spikeless Golf Shoes

This high-performing golf shoe offers on and off-course versatility. Thanks to a spikeless outsole which provides multi-direction grip and control for stability throughout the golf swing.

Pros:

  • Solid grip and support
  • Superb price point
  • Neutral styling will appeal to most

Cons:

  • Lacks underfoot cushioning

Adidas Traxion Lite Golf Shoes

The Traxion Lite Max golf shoe offers long-term durability and waterproof performance to keep your feet dry in almost any conditions. Made with PRIMEGREEN recycled polyester to reduce environmental impacts, as part of the adidas ambition to use 100 % recycled polyester in every possible product by 2024.

Pros:

  • Great feel
  • High performance
  • Look really stylish

Cons:

  • Does not slip off easily on the heel

Stuburt Men’s Evolve Waterproof Spikeless Golf Shoes

Designed to offer the best of performances on the golf course and styled for the high street, with Stuburt’s DRI-back waterproofing technology to keep your feet dry and protected.

Pros:

  • Full grain leather upper
  • Three smart colour options
  • Fully waterproof

Cons:

  • Slightly narrow fit

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