22 golf shoes we love for fall golf
The approach of the fall golf season is a great time to take stock of your golf gear to see what may need to be replaced or upgraded. Check the bottom of your golf shoes, are they worn thin? Is traction lacking or is your foot leaning to one side? Sacrificing support and traction when it comes to golf shoes is not just bad for your game, but for your body as well. Perhaps you have a trusty pair of spiked golf shoes you love, but are looking to add an extra touch of style to your look ahead of your next scramble or scratch event. Late season temperatures offer the perfect opportunity to enhance your look with upscale knits, trendy trousers and fashionable golf shoes to pull the whole look together. We’ve rounded up our top fall golf shoes picks this year to match any on-course look.
This year, we’ve seen adidas round out its golf shoe collection expertly. The Ultraboosts and ZG23s offer supportive and comfortable options for golfers looking for a classic, athletic golf shoe. And for those that can’t get enough of the vintage preppy movement happening on both the runways and tee boxes, the MC80 has been a huge hit after initially launching as a collaborative piece with Bogey Boys this summer. Adding to the success of the MC80s, the brand is launching a blend of both athletic and retro with the MC87 4Ds. The addition of the adidas 4D midsole gives the spikeless golf shoe a hyper-modern upgrade that’s sure to make a statement this fall.
Malbon has been a consistent leader in the golf fashion renaissance, often mixing things up with different collaborations. From Nike to adidas, we have seen traditional golf pieces revamped with trendy, West Coast flair. The latest shoe from the brand, the Course, is no different. This is the first spikeless golf shoe from Malbon Golf for a contemporary take on the classic wingtip—a shoe silhouette that looks especially stylish with upscale fall golf looks. The blend of traditional perforated leather on the upper with a modern thick-blocked outsole and touches of green throughout the primarily white shoe exemplify the old-meets-new trend we’re seeing in golf that is way more versatile than just choosing one style.
Duca Del Cosma
Golf boots have increased in popularity in recent years for golfers looking to extend their golf season into chilly, muddy forecasts. Duca Del Cosma recently released a collection of waterproof, insulated golf boots that caught our eye. The men’s Stanford Golf Shoes feature a luxe leather upper with a contrasting embossed leather heel design that adds style and a little extra reinforcement at the back of the foot. On the women’s side, the fur-lined Sonesta Golf Shoes are a bit out-of-the-box, but sure to make a statement while keeping your feet dry and warm.
Adidas Samba/Superstar/Stan Smith Pack
Sporty dressers and vintage-inspired golfers are covered with adidas’ Ultraboosts, ZG23s and MC80s, but let’s not forget the classic low profile street shoe trend that will never go out of style. Silhouettes like adidas’ Samba, Superstar and Stan Smith have been popular in the fashion world for ages because of the versatile styling and all-day comfort they bring—which is why they were a hit when the brand remixed the styles as golf shoes. Pair with a well-tailored pair of golf pants and a sweater to dress them up or opt for a modern, fashion-forward look with joggers and an oversized golf shirt, the simple-yet-refined designs of these shoes will subtly enhance any look fall golf brings.
Nike X Eastside Golf
Summer gets the credit for implementing bold colors in most people's wardrobes, yet these the new Jordan Brand X Eastside Golf shoes from the 'Change 1961' project are making the argument that making strong color choices can (and should) occur year round. The vibrant emerald green and black color scheme across the three new pairs of shoes speaks volumes. Green is a color synonymous with fall, but unlike the traditional hunter green we're accustomed to seeing as the season sets in, Eastside Golf and Nike have added hints of metallic to create more depth within this specific shade of green that we hope to see more of this year.
Ecco Biom Tour
The latest from Ecco—the Biom Tour Lace golf shoes—are designed with the brand's signature technology that focuses on quality comfort and stability. These shoes are a bit of a middle ground between a more contemporary golf boot and classic golf shoe. The collar is higher than the typical golf shoe, but not high enough around the ankle to be categorized as a boot. An interesting look for some, but one worth mentioning as golf shoes expand in their styles. The waterproof membrane of the shoe gives them a more utilitarian shoe style, a trend that typically trickles into golf apparel as we approach the cooler months.
Nike re-released Tiger Wood’s namesake shoe to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the retro design, with a colorway inline with all the fashion trends we’ve been seeing on and off the course going into fall. Expect to see icy blue shades everywhere the next few months. It’s an energetic color that breaks up the monotonous navy and white uniform we often see on golfers—but will match perfectly with said uniform if it must.
OluKai shoes are designed with a special drop-in heel that will transform the shoe into a slide, so you don’t have to bring an extra pair of shoes with you for post-round plans. The beachy brand took inspiration from the feeling of walking barefoot on wet sand and brought it to this golf shoe design that aims to contour the footbed similarly to add comfort and support.
Cherry red hues are another fall fashion staple this year. The powerful color will energize your look (and maybe even your game), but we understand that a full red shoe might feel a bit overdone. That’s why we love the subtle pops of red on the New Balance 997s. The primarily neutral shoe balances the brightness with refinement for a sophisticated-yet-athletic finish.
Released over the summer, these low-profile golf shoes come in a variety of colorways—but we recommend opting for a bolder shade to add a little extra personality to your fall golf style rota. The spikless traction pattern on the bottom of the shoe extends into the midsole to give the shoe a little extra edge, without taking away from its classic and simple base.
Warm, deep tones like burgundy and burnt orange are fall staples that can be found throughout golf and fashion—evoking imagery of the classic autumnal backdrop as the leaves begin to change colors. This sneaker-like shoe is casual-yet-polished, with a subtle burst of color on the outsole and a touch of animal print wrapping the heel and midsole. Leopard print isn't always the easiest thing to pull off, but the cream-colored canvas leaves this shoe chic and golf-appropriate.
With the reputation of designing shoes with mixed-medias such as knit and leather, True Linkswear has released another minimalist sneaker-style golf shoe we love. The reinforcement of leather and suede around the toe and heel areas of this low-profile knit shoe provided additional stability and weather protection for those dewy fall rounds.
Johnston & Murphy
A tried-and-true golf shoe, these luxe golf shoe from Johnston & Murphy ranked on our best shoes list for this year. It's a great shoe for any season, but if you're looking to spice up your fall wardrobe, the cedar wood tan version of this classic will serve you well, wearable with just about any color for a perfectly styles harvest season fit.