Stuburt produces a wide range of apparel and footwear. We got out hands on a pair of the Active Sport waterproof boots to see if they should be on your radar.

Stuburt originated as a shoemaker over 150 years ago and their football boots were worn by the England World Cup squad in 1966.

Tony Jacklin wore Stuburt golf shoes back in 1980. Graham McDowell won the US Open at Pebble Beach in 2010, and Darren Clarke won The Open at Royal St. George’s the very next year, and both were clad in Stuburt shoes. Here we test the Active-Sport golf boot.

Stuburt Active-Sport golf boots review: NCG Summary

Stuburt testing
4 star review
NCG SUMMARY

This is a comfortable golf boot that will certainly keep your feet warm and dry in the filthiest of conditions.

PROS

  • Surprisingly comfortable
  • Waterproof
  • Good value

CONS

  • Looks won’t appeal to all

Stuburt Active-Sport golf shoe boots

Now: £52.19
Stuburt Active-Sport golf boots review

Check out the best deals on the Stuburt Active-Sport golf shoe boots


First Impressions

I have to confess that I have never worn a golf boot before. Out of the box, these looked just like a pair of walking boots but with spikes. The look was functional rather than appealing, but you certainly get the impression that these boots can do what they’re meant to. There is a microfibre upper in contrasting textures, a removable cushioned insole and a generous amount of padding around the tongue and ankle.

golf boots

This model is presented in just the black colour, as seen in the images, and I think that’s just fine considering the nature of the product. There are a couple of Stuburt logos, on the tongue and also the lateral aspect of the boot. There’s also some contrasting white detailing but, all in all, this is a very unfussy boot.

I must add that this boot felt pretty lightweight and was only slightly heavier than a couple of spiked golf shoes that we have reviewed in recent months.

The UK size 7.5 (Euro 41) standard width fitted my usually sized 7.5 wide foot comfortably enough out of the box. It’s my usual practice to wear new golf footwear around the house for a few hours before venturing out on the course. Initially I noticed there was quite a lot of rubbing around the ankle. However this soon settled after I spent a bit of time ensuring that I’d taken any slack out of the substantial lacing system. And I’d say that these boots fit true to size.

On Course Testing

Testing was carried out over two rounds in unusually wet conditions with standing water on my home heathland course. The first thing I’d say is that it does take a bit of time to put these boots on and lace them up securely so that they are fitting comfortably. If you are the type of golfer that screams into the car park two minutes before your tee time then you will either have to mend your ways or not take advantage of this sort of footwear.

The advantage of these is that you can march through puddles, thick wet rough and even shallow water hazards, sorry, penalty areas, with no concern that your feet will get wet. These boots remained completely weatherproof in testing conditions, thanks to Stuburt’s Dri-back waterproof technology.

They were also comfortable to wear and offered a secure grip from the seven spokes on each boot.

One might expect such a comfortable shoe to compromise on performance. This was absolutely not the case on testing. The Fusion-Lite TPU sole offered excellent feel and traction. The nine cleats and some additional nubbins afforded excellent grip, with no hint of slipping.

Stuburt

The shoe remained waterproof in the damp, but not wet conditions thanks to the waterproof and breathable membrane laminated to the lining of the shoe all the way up to the collar and tongue.

There were no issues with breathability which is not surprising, given the thought that has clearly gone into the construction of this shoe.

The 19th hole

The configuration of the outsole really means that this is a shoe that belongs on the course rather than the clubhouse. So this is not the shoe for the individual who prefers to put on their footwear at home.

Although I was not particularly fond of the look of the shoe, the comfort and performance were first class, and I think this would make an excellent winter shoe.

Stuburt golf boots

The leather upper will need looking after to maintain the appearance and behaviour of the shoe but I would expect that to be straightforward enough.

I think that the construction and performance of the shoe justifies the pricing and I fully expect that I will be wearing this shoe over the winter months.

Fit: True to Size/Small/Large/Wide/Narrow
Style: Athletic/Traditional/Off Course Friendly/All Weather/Casual
Out of Box Comfort: 8.0/10
Stability: 9.0/10
Value for Money: 9.5/10


Stuburt Active-Sport golf shoe boots

Now: £52.19
Stuburt Active-Sport golf boots review

Check out the best deals on the Stuburt Active-Sport golf shoe boots


Stuburt Active-Sport golf boots review: The Details

Available: Now
RRP: £74.99
Sizes: UK 7-11 (inc. half sizes). 6, 12 and 13
Colour: Black.
More info: Stuburt website

You’ve probably spent a small fortune to get the set up that’s right for your game, so don’t forget to get specialist insurance from Golf Care to protect your clubs from theft, loss, and accidental damage. Plus, they even cover GPS watches, trolleys, and other golf equipment. With 30% off annual insurance starting from just £26.59, and a free golf gift bundle worth up to £365 including 12 free Srixon balls, it’s a no brainer. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan also known as JT, is one of the biggest golf nuts on the NCG team. He has quickly become a go-to for expertise on golf shoes and technical apparel. In fact he may have a different pair of shoes and a new waterproof jacket for every club medal he plays in. He previously worked as a GP, which means he likes to get into the details of things, such as weighing golf shoes with his kitchen scales. Jonathan is a member at Alwoodley Golf Club and regularly gets out on the golf course to maintain his handicap of five.

Leven golf course review Leven golf course review

Play Leven & Lundin Links in May for just £145 per person with the NCG Top 100s Tour

VIEW PACKAGE

Subscribe to NCG