Let's call 2016 the year of golf-shoe flexibility. First, the use of new materials has led to the most supple uppers, midsoles and outsoles ever. Not only do they conform to the shape of your foot, but they help keep you grounded (literally). Second, today's golf shoes have a casual coolness that can seamlessly transition from course to clubhouse to office—we won't judge. But good looks haven't come at the cost of athletic performance. The soles of the newest shoes are covered in traction elements that give as they grab. Even better: All this flexibility means your shoes might even enhance the natural rhythm of your swing. That's right, one less excuse. Or in this case, two.