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The best women's golf shoes of 2023
Now more than ever, companies are designing golf shoes for the specific needs of female golfers of all levels—not just shrinking the men's version and making it pink. Women no longer have to choose between a golf shoe that fits their game or one that fits their look. Following the increase in demand for stylish women's golf shoes that are packed with performance technology, footwear companies are stepping up to fill the void women have been struggling with for years.
Here are the best women's golf shoes of 2023.
adidas Women's ZG23 & ZG23 BOA
The midsole’s perimeter is firmer than the center to increase lateral support. It's made from a combination of the two most recent Adidas running shoe midsoles, which combine responsiveness for the action of the swing with cushioning for the comfort of the walk. Bonus: The upper is made from at least 50 percent recycled content.
ASICS Women's Gel Course Ace
Traction elements are segmented on the spikeless outsole to provide the optimal mix of support and mobility. The outsole also wraps up over the side of the foot to enhance lateral stability. Cushioning comes from gel in the rearfoot and a lightweight foam in the midsole.
ASICS Women's Gel Glide
The lightweight Flytefoam midsole provides responsive cushioning to stabilize the foot during the swing and provide resilient comfort while walking. Gel in the rearfoot keys control mid-swing, while the outsole wraps over the outside of the foot for extra lateral stability. Offered in six colors.
Athalonz Women's EnVe
These shoes take a more active role in the idea of stability during the swing. With midsoles designed with a sloped section to concentrate the player's weight more on the internal side of each foot, the goal here is to reduce the swaying side-to-side in your swing that saps potential power. Even better: It offers that support in a relatively lightweight 11-ounce size.
Athalonz Women's Mana SG
Biion Women's The Oxford
Unlike any other slip-on shoe, the EVA foam construction allows the shoe to more closely conform to the shape of your foot. It's also anti-microbial and features vent holes neatly hidden within the Oxford design for maximum breathability. The inner sole has massage nodes, while the dual-density midsole provides a resilient cushion, all in a super-ultralight package.
Biion Women's The Trainer
The look might be more akin to your favorite pair of Keds or Stan Smiths, but the Biion Women's The Trainer still incorporates the lighter weight of an EVA material construction that conforms to the shape of your foot. Rows of vent holes on the faux tongue improve breathability. The upper is also made with anti-microbial composites, an especially useful aspect given these shoes are best worn sockless. These also are easily washed with soap and water and dry in seconds.
Biion Women's The Chelsea
These boots incorporate the same EVA material but slip above the ankle and eliminate the vent holes to make them waterproof for rainy and wet conditions. The extra large traction elements help better navigate slippery turf, and the responsive midsole provides cushion and support during your swing and stride.
Callaway Women's Coronado v2 & Coronado V2 SL
Keep your feet dry without losing feel for the ground with Callaway’s forged midsole designed for a natural ground feel and a waterproof mesh, microfiber and leather upper with a two-year limited warranty.
Cole Haan Women's ZERØGRAND Fairway
The all-new Zerøgrand Fairway are Cole Haan’s first golf style shoe designed just for her. These spikeless shoes feature an ultra-lightweight footbed and a rubber outsole with zonal traction.
Cole Haan Women's ØriginalGrand Shortwing
Duca Del Cosma Women's Alexa
Duca Del Cosma Women's Serena
Constructed from soft Italian Nappa leather, these shoes feel just as good as they look. A recycled cork insole supports the foot for long-lasting comfort.
Ecco Women's Biom G5 BOA
Ecco Women's Biom C4
This sporty shoe is made of waterproof performance leather and a mesh stretchy sock. The perforation allows for ample airflow with 360 degrees of breathability. The outsole has three different sections for traction, stability and rotational support.
Ecco Women's S-THREE BOA
This premium leather shoe is breathable, waterproof and has a three-zoned insole to maximize comfort. The sole unit is linked to the laces for enhanced stability. There are also 100 TPU traction bars in the outsole to promote better grip.
Ecco Women's Tray
This simple-yet-classic shoe has water-repellant leathers and multi-directional traction to promote better grip.
Ecco Women's Core
FootJoy Women's HyperFlex
This athletic golf shoe is designed with walking rounds in mind. Foam lines the underfoot to absorb shock and return energy, ankle padding keeps the heel in place, and a thermoplastic saddle provides a balanced amount of stability in the swing—without sacrificing flexibility for walking comfort.
FootJoy Women's Premiere Series Issette
FootJoy Women's FJ FUEL Sport
FootJoy’s proprietary foam cushioning technology maximizes underfoot comfort—without adding weight to the shoe. Spikeless traction on a waterproofed outsole is designed to perform in any conditions.
FootJoy Women's Traditions Spikeless
The silhouette of this shoe is designed with a slightly wider and more square shape in the forefoot to enhance comfort and reduce foot fatigue. It’s a lightweight and waterproof leather shoe with a simple and easy-to-match-with design.
G/FORE Women's Ripstop MG4X2 Cross Trainer
These bold kicks are designed for on- and off-course use. The rubber outsole features a sawtooth traction pattern to enhance grip, with a molded heel cup and sculpted sidewalls for extra stability.The square pattern on the upper is what gives it the 'ripstop' name. Ripstop is a combination of materials woven to reinforce the fabric for added durability.
G/FORE Women's Split Toe Gallivanter Luxe Leather
Made with a premium looking and feeling waterproof leather, this G/FORE shoe is a modernized version of the traditional leather golf shoe style. Perforated details across the shoe and sky blue hits on the spiked outsole add style, while thick foam cushioning at the footbed and padded mesh interior lining add breathable comfort.
Johnston & Murphy Women's Madison Perfed Hybrid Golf
These hybrid golf shoes have the style, comfort and traction pattern that can be worn on or off the course—without looking too golf-y. It's made with a lightweight, molded foam footbed for a cushioned feel on each step.
Johnston & Murphy Women's XC4 Hi- Luxe Hybrid
Johnston & Murphy Women's XC4 HI- Sport Hybrid
Johnston & Murphy’s Smart Degree Technology and waterproof construction allows for temperature-controlled comfort and sustained dryness during and after your round.
New Balance Women's Brighton
The rubber outsole on this shoe moves with your foot’s natural motion. Plus, the 10mm soft midsole and the cushy insole provide you with increased comfort throughout your round.
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Breathe Spikeless
The breathable performance mesh upper features supportive synthetic overlays to keep the foot comfortable and prevent excessive movement during the golf swing. The midsole has a thick (10 mm) cushioning that will reduce foot fatigue and provide a noticeable amount of energy return in each step.
Nike Women's Air Jordan 1 Low G
Worn by one of Nike’s most recently added ambassadors, Nelly Korda, the Air Jordan 1 Low G golf shoe is a low profile and stylish golf shoe that’ll add style to any look. Air cushioning at the underfoot provides a comfort and energy-return on every step, while the traction pattern will secure the feet during the swing and prevent slippage.
Payntr Women's Payntr X 003 F
At an affordable price, the Payntr design team didn't skimp on creating its first women's golf shoe. The 003 F has similar technology to the men's version—lightweight, water-resistant microfiber upper, propulsion plate that harnesses ground reaction forces, cushioned footbed—but was designed specifically for the frame of a women's foot.
Puma Women's Ignite Malibu
This women’s-specific design employs a proprietary foam in the midsole to boost cushioning, and the mesh upper is fused with a thermoplastic urethane film underneath to deliver support.
Puma Women's Laguna Fusion Knit
This stylish shoe utilizes a knit upper that is breathable and lightweight. It's made with a stretchy material that will support the foot during the golf swing and provide flexibility when you need it. The EVA foam is blended with a responsive rubber material to provide extra comfort and energy return.
Puma Women's Tustin Fusion Slip-on
Royal Albartross Women's Fieldfox Star
A fun name for a shoe that is only bested by its luxurious Italian leather with stylish hair-on printed detail. The TPR flexible outsole allows for a lightweight shoe that maximizes comfort.
Royal Albartross Women's Annabel
Featuring new technology like the TPR flexible outsole with block tread pattern, the Annabel Navy is a comfortable and lightweight shoe made for traction. The foliage print Italian leather uppers take the classic leather shoe design to the next level, style-wise.
Skechers Women's Go Golf Elite 5 Slip-ins
You really shouldn’t slide your shoes on or off without untying them, but Skechers knows you do it anyway, so they made this shoe with a heavily structured heel so you can easily slip in and out.
Skechers Women's Go Golf Elite 5 GF
Skechers Women's Go Golf Max 2 Splash
This spikeless, waterproof design features the brand's lightweight and responsive cushioning with a removable insole that molds to your foot to reduce shock and increase your weight dispersion.
SQAIRZ Women's Freedom 2.0
These shoes are designed specifically for women's feet and feature the signature traction and square-toe design that allows players to effectively transfer power during the swing.
SQAIRZ Women's Freedom ULTRA
Comfortable, durable and designed for women's feet, these shoes will help you battle the elements with a waterproof design and maximum turf traction. This model also features the company's signature technology for optimal ground connection.
SQAIRZ Women's Freedom Mesh
The mesh design makes these shoes lightweight and breathable. The signature square toe box allows the toes to spread naturally, creating a wide base and increasing ground-force connection, letting players harness their full power potential.
Tory Burch Women's Tory Golf Sneaker
Great for on and off the course, these leather shoes with suede detailing were inspired by 70s track shoes. The lightweight, easy-to-pack design makes them perfect for travel, and the spikeless sole will help you grip the turf when you swing. The shoe runs small, so size up half a size, or a full size for wider feet.
Tory Burch Women's Howell Golf Sneaker
This classic design is reminiscent of a 70s tennis shoe and features a cushioned midsole and flexible outer sole to bring you maximum comfort on the course. With the high-rebound eva and studded rubber sole, you won’t have to worry about slipping during your swing.
TRUE Linkswear Women's All Day Knit 3
TRUE Linkswear Women's FS-01
Yes, it’s made from recycled leather just like the men’s version. It also features a one-piece rubber-stitched outsole that is meant to last while providing stability. The “wrinkle-free” midsole makes it easy to keep these shoes clean, too.
Under Armour Women's Breathe 2 Knit SL
Yes, you want traction (and Under Armour’s lightweight rotational resistance traction system delivers it), but you also want a sock-like fit. The fully-knit upper provides that, but also is treated to keep the feet cool and dry.
Reporting and editing by Keely Levins, Daria Delfino, Jared Goldstein, Greg Gottfried, E. Michael Johnson, Maddi MacClurg, Lauren Occhipinti, Derek Reid, Brittany Romano and Mike Stachura.