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2022 Shoe Guide

The best men's golf shoes of 2022

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April 26, 2022

Xander Schauffele, the No. 5-ranked player in the world, tests his golf shoes with the same vigor as he does his golf clubs. “If I hit a few shots with a club that I don’t like, I toss it out. Same thing with my shoes,” he says. “If I slip once or feel looseness in the heel or lateral motion, it’s done.”

If tour pros choose their shoes with such care, perhaps you should, too. The good news? With so many options, you don’t have to sacrifice style or function.

Here are the best men's golf shoes of 2022.

Asics Gel-Kayano Ace

Gel underneath the heel makes for a comfortable walk. A waterproof lining makes these a good option for dewy mornings.

$170 | Asics
adidas Tour360 22 Golf Shoes

The new plastic cleats vary in size to more evenly distribute your weight, and the shape is designed to grip without damaging greens. This shoe is also made from recycled materials.

$210 | adidas United States
adidas Flopshot Spikeless Golf Shoes

Adidas' Boost foam took on the problem of soft foam not being responsive. Soft is necessary for comfort, but responsiveness is necessary for a high-performing shoe. Thousands of small particles are expanded to create Boost midsoles, making these midsoles both soft and reactive. That Boost midsole became popular in Adidas running shoes first, back in 2013. They're found in the golf line, including in this shoe.

$150 | adidas United States
adidas Matchcourse Spikeless Golf Shoes

This slip-on style has an upper that looks like leather, but it's actually a vegan alternative to leather that is water resistant.

$90 | adidas United States
adidas Rebelcross Spikeless Golf Shoes

The lugs on the outsole provide traction on-course, but are soft and flexible enough to easily be worn off-course. The street-shoe look will make it hard for anyone to know you're actually wearing golf shoes.

$160 | adidas United States
Athalonz Men's EnVe Performance Shoes

The team at Athalonz studied the biomechanics of the swing to create a shoe that angles your knees slightly inward; which the company says enables you to use the ground more, there creating more power.

$170 | DICK'S Sporting Goods
Biion Navy Bay

Influenced by Adidas' Stan Smith, this shoe uses EVA material and a 3-piece construction. The laceless design and spikeless traction gives the model added versatility for everyday wear.

$107 | Biion Footwear USA
Biion The Oxford Miami Vice

This bright blue oxford-style shoe uses breathable holes and incorporates anti micro-bacterial composites. You can throw them in the washing machine and they'll be dry in just a few seconds.

$110 | Biion Footwear USA
Callaway Coronado v2 Golf Shoes

This shoe includes microfiber leather uppers, drying technology, and mesh liners to give a breathable and waterproof finish. The nine spike design will provide excellent stability while swinging.

$139 | Golf Galaxy
Callaway Men's Solana TRX v2 Golf Shoes

These lightweight waterproof shoes' microfiber leather upper will protect you from sudden weather on the course. Plus, the forged midsole shapes to the arch of the foot for a smooth walk.

$99 | Golf Galaxy
Cole Haan ØriginalGrand Tour Golf Shoe

Welt detailing gives these shoes an old-school look, but performance traction, a foam footbed, and waterproof leather uppers gives them all of the necessary functions of a modern golf shoe.

$200 | Cole Haan
Cole Haan ZERØGRAND Overtake Golf Shoe

This sneaker-like model features a spikeless outsole and a sock-fit construction. The footbed is made from a cushioned foam for increased comfort.

$150 | Cole Haan
Cole Haan GrandPrø AM Golf Sneaker

This model looks like a casual walking shoe, but with waterproof leathers, flexible cushioning and rubber traction pattern that help the shoe perform on the golf course.

$150 | Cole Haan
Cuater The Moneymaker

The treated fabric on these shoes makes them stain-resistant. Lightweight cushioning and waterproof construction will keep your feet supported and dry in this spikeless model.

$160 | TravisMathew
Cuater The Ringer

Removable soft spikes make this shoe versatile. In addition to this model's modern athletic look, the shoe is waterproof and utilizes a lightweight cushioning support system.

$200 | TravisMathew
Cuater The Wildcard - Leather

This California-inspired casual shoe is made from breathable leather fabric and includes a lightweight midsole.

$145 | TravisMathew
Cuater The Legend

This tour standard shoe has removable cleats and a full waterproof construction. The upper has a timeless look.

$250 | TravisMathew
Cuater The Moneymaker - Luxe

The leather upper is stain resistant to keep shoes looking fresh. Inside is a mesh layer for extra breathability.

$180 | TravisMathew
Duca del Cosma Men's Churchill Royal Blue Golf Shoe

Handcrafted from Italian leather, these classic shoes have a waterproof sockliner and insole memory foam for a supportive feel.

$229 | Duca del Cosma
Duca del Cosma Men's Regent White Golf Shoe

With a unique old-school sneaker style, these shoes use round waxed laces for a high-end look. They are water resistant and include supportive memory foam for additional comfort.

$219 | Duca del Cosma
ECCO MEN'S GOLF BIOM C4 GOLF SHOE

Durable plastic posts along the arch and a wider heel improve stability. Angled traction elements help optimize the foot's movement during the swing. Also available with BOA closure system.

$230 | Ecco
Ecco Men's Core Mesh Golf Shoes

The water repellant technology keeps you dry while the breathable mesh keeps you cool. These easy slip-on/off shoes come in a multitude of colors and can be worn on or off the course.

$150 | Golf Galaxy
ECCO Golf Golf Tray Hydromax Water-Resistant

These minimalistic spikeless shoes include water resistant technology as well as multi-directional traction. The lightweight sole allows for flexibility without sacrificing durability.

169.95 | Zappos.com
ECCO Golf BIOM H4 BOA GORE-TEX®

This outsole is separated into three sections: traction in the heel, traction and “ground penetration” in the middle of the foot, and “rotational support” up near the toe. Together, these sections help your foot move naturally, while giving you the support and traction you need.

$230 | Zappos
FootJoy Fuel

The new foam used in the midsole is light, and this athletic model has additional structure in the arch for stability.

$130 | FootJoy
FootJoy Tour Alpha

The heel counter and external framing secure your foot, and nine cleats and 87 lugs help connect you to the ground.

$190 | FootJoy
FootJoy Pro SL

The infinity outsole has a second carbon insert in the heel, increasing comfort and stability throughout a round. The midsole cushioning is designed to absorb shock, leaving you with more energy and reduced foot fatigue.

$180 | FootJoy
FootJoy Premiere Series Field

The Field is the newest addition to the Premiere series and features a timeless design while maintaining top tier performance. This shoe has an innovative tread pattern to reduce any slippage. It also features comfort technology to ensure support throughout a round’s entirety.

$200 | FootJoy
FootJoy HyperFlex

The Hyperflex features lacing on the outsole rather than the top of the foot, allowing for pressure free comfort. They are available in both a laced version as well as the all-new WRAPID, powered by the BOA system.

$150 | FootJoy
FootJoy Traditions

Traditions are waterproof, easy to clean and made of genuine leather. An Achilles pad is built in that can help prevent any slipping.

$140 | FootJoy
Flawless Golf Edgar 1's Golf Shoe

The Edgar 1’s are a unisex shoe with a water resistant Vibram sole. A portion of every purchase goes to 13GOLFCLUBS, a non-profit that gifts lessons and golf equipment to youth in underserved communities.

$225 | FlawlessGolf
G/Fore G/DRIVE

Instead of laces, two dials secure your foot. By being able to vary tightness on different parts of the shoe, the fit becomes more customized.

$250 | G/FORE
G/Fore Men's Collection Gallivanter

Unlike a lot of leather golf shoes, these don't need to be broken in. The interior is fully padded and the footbed is ridged, massaging your feet as you walk. The exterior is a premium waterproof leather, while the interior features an antimicrobial mesh lining.

$250 | G/FORE
G/Fore MG4+

In addition to being stylish, the MG4+ shoes are waterproof and easy to clean. The triple density foam insoles are removable and washable. They also feature a 3D molded heel cup for additional support.

$225 | G/FORE
G/fore Men's MG4X2 Golf Cross Trainer

The upper is a water and stain resistant knit. The shoe’s interior lining is waterproof making them a great choice for a dewy mornings. The outsole of the shoe features a sawtooth pattern to better traction through the golf swing.

$225 | G/FORE
Johnston & Murphy XC4® H1-Luxe Hybrid

This shoe is all about temperature control. The materials used to construct is provide breathability when it's hot, and insulation when it's cold.

$189 | Johnston & Murphy
Johnston & Murphy McGuffey GL2 Hybrid Plain Toe

Johnston & Murphy took their best-selling casual shoe and made it waterproof. The foam used in the midsole is lightweight and responsive, so you'll feel the bounce in your step as it reacts with the ground, transferring energy back to you.

$149 | Johnston & Murphy
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X Defender Golf Shoes

The midsole comes from the company's running line, so you'll get maximum cushion and energy return from the ground up. There is a spikeless version available for $130.

$140 | DICK'S Sporting Goods
New Balance Fresh Foam Contend

The upper is microfiber leather and waterproof performance mesh. The midsole is constructed with geometric shapes to create a softer and more stable experience.

$100 | New Balance
Nike Men's Air Zoom Infinity Tour NXT% Golf Shoes

Extra cushioning in the front increases comfort and responsiveness. A redesigned outsole helps improve traction.

$160 | DICK'S Sporting Goods
Payntr X 002 LE

This lightweight shoe has a soft, supportive midsole and an extremely breathable upper. The midsole cushions the foot with each step. The upper includes a vented tongue to keep your feet from getting too sweaty.

$190 | PAYNTR Golf
Payntr X 003 F

The EVA midsole provides ample cushioning and underneath is a firm plate for further support. The upper is made of breathable microfiber and is lightweight.

$130 | PAYNTR Golf
Puma Men's ProAdapt Alphacat Golf Shoes

The varied shapes of the traction elements enhance the shoe's grip. The mesh upper is lightweight, comfortable and waterproof.

$160 | DICK'S Sporting Goods
Puma Men's IGNITE Fasten8 Golf Shoes

When you tighten the laces, the overlay wraps around your foot, creating a more snug fit and increased stability.

$120 | DICK'S Sporting Goods
Puma Men's PROADAPT Delta Mid Golf Shoes

Rickie Fowler helped create and design these fashion-forward shoes. The upper is a premium full grain leather. They have an increased collar height that provides extra stability for your ankles.

$220 | DICK'S Sporting Goods
Puma Men's Fusion EVO Golf Shoes

These lightweight shoes have traction lugs strategically placed to provide grip and control on the course, but they won't feel awkward wearing off-course, either.

$80 | DICK'S Sporting Goods
Royal Albartross Strider Lite Black

This is the lightest shoe Royal Albartross makes. The mesh upper is breathable, and comes in unique styling options that are as easy to wear on the course as off.

$229 | Royal Albartross
Royal Albartross Pontiac

The leather upper is durable and classic. Inside the shoe, you'll find soft leather linings as well as cushioning at the ankle and tongue for increased comfort.

$249 | Royal Albartross
Skechers GO GOLF Pro 5 Hyper

The footbed is made from durable materials to help your feet feel less fatigue over more rounds.

$155 | US Skechers
Skechers Arch Fit GO GOLF Max 2

Skechers worked with podiatrists and used over 20 years of data from foot scans to develop the shape of the shoe. There's extra support in the arch, and the shoe is waterproof.

$110 | Skechers
Skechers GO GOLF Max Fairway 3

Skechers' ArchFit technology, that they developed with the help of podiatrists, is in this shoe. It provides lightweight cushioning, while focusing on support so your feet aren't as likely to ache after walking 18.

$100 | Skechers
Skechers Arch Fit GO GOLF Elite 5 Range

This waterproof shoe has wider toe box for a more spacious fit. The insole is removable and forms to your foot.

$115 | Skechers
Sqairz Speed 2022

As the name suggests, the shape of this shoe is more 'square' than you're used to. The purpose of this shape is to give your toes more space, enabling them to fit more naturally in the shoe. The width of the shoe at the ball of the foot improves stability.

$200 | Sqairz
Sqairz Speed Mesh

To increase stability, Sqairz added more structure to the mesh upper that extends from the arch, up to the laces. Structure was also added to the heel.

$200 | Sqairz
True Linkswear TRUE LUX Sport

The upper is made of a knit material, so it has the benefit of being lightweight and breathable. But it's been treated to also be waterproof. The foam in the midsole was made to be extra-responsive, so you'll feel the energy return from the ground as you walk and swing.

$185 | TRUE linkswear
True Linkswear All Day Ripstop

The recycled polyester upper is wind and water resistant. The casual look means you can easily transition from the course to the street.

$150 | TRUE linkswear
True Linkswear All Day Knit II

The team at True Linkswear wanted the fit of this model to feel like a sock. While it's snug and comfortable, it's also supportive.

$145 | TRUE linkswear
True Linkswear Original 1.2

If you walk every round, this shoe was built with you in mind. The low-profile outsole was made to feel like you're walking barefoot.

$170 | TRUE linkswear
Under Armour Men's HOVR Drive 2 Golf Shoes

Underneath the microfiber upper, there's a waterproof membrane -- so your feet will be dry when you're walking a dewy, early-morning 18.

$160 | Under Armour
Under Armour Men's HOVR Tour Spikeless Golf Shoes

The bottom of the shoe is less stiff in areas where your foot needs to be able to move during the swing but stiffer elsewhere to maintain support.

$180 | Under Armour
Under Armour Men's HOVR Drive Spikeless Golf Shoes

Instead of spikes, the outsole of this shoe has a pattern of lugs that provide great grip, while being flexible to allow your foot to move naturally.

$140 | Under Armour
Under Armour Men's HOVR Forge RC Spikeless Golf Shoes

There are multiple levels of cushioning that make this shoe a comfortable option: The Ortholite sockliner is breathable and underneath it is Under Armour's highly responsive foam midsole.

$120 | Under Armour