7 Best Golf Shoes For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Cesar Monasterio
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7 Best Golf Shoes For Men, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

There are various brands that provide men with excellent golf shoes. Some of the most coveted brands include Adidas, Nike, Footjoy, and ECCO. With these brands’ continuous effort in developing functional cleats, over 100 models were released! 

Choosing one shoe out of the hundred cleats available can be tricky. To make things easier for you, we have selected the best shoes based on different categories since there is no such thing as one best shoe for everybody.

How we test golf shoes

We have come up with this list by thoroughly reviewing 100+ golf shoes for men in the market. Here is how our review procedure goes:

  • We take all of the reviews from the experts and regular users into consideration.
  • We summarize the advantages and disadvantages of each model to help you identify which is the right match for you.
  • The most popular models make it to our in-house experts, who take them out on multiple playtests.
  • All reviewed golf shoes are purchased with our own money to help us stay unbiased.  

In the end, we give the shoes a Corescore from 1 to 100 to reflect their overall performance and pick out the best.

Best golf shoes overall for men

Adidas ZG21
Adidas ZG21

CoreScore

94
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 9,253 users
96 / 100 from 12 experts

Pros

  • Provides support while walking
  • Springy cushioning
  • Lightweight
  • Sure-footed even on slippery courses
  • Waterproof
  • Customizable fit
  • Appealing design
  • Environmental friendly
  • Close-to-the-ground feel

Cons

  • Heel rubbing
  • Durability issues

Verdict

Adidas did it again! We chose the brand’s ZG21 as the overall best golf shoe for men. Well, with all of its features, this is no longer a surprise.

It is game day, but the sky is crying. Are you worried about the slippery ground? Don’t be! This is a waterproof model with an excellent grip. This will guarantee sure-footedness when you swing your club, even if the earth is wet.

Save your energy and only spend it on hitting that golf ball! The Boost technology on the midsole is the secret behind the springy cushioning of this model, and it will help the golfers conserve their energy in every step. 

You won’t only be saving your energy. You will also be saving the earth a little since this shoe is environmentally-friendly! 20% of its upper is made from recycled materials.

If you liked the lightness of the spikeless CodeChaos, but want it in a spiked version, then we are delighted to inform you that the ZG21 achieved the same feat. With its lightness, there is no way on earth that this shoe will slow you down.

Adidas ZG21 full review

Best waterproof golf shoes for men

ECCO BIOM Hybrid 3 BOA
ECCO BIOM Hybrid 3 BOA

CoreScore

94
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 1,325 users
96 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • Comfortable to use
  • Secure fit
  • Grippy
  • Waterproof feature
  • Roomy toe area
  • Impeccable quality

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Insole gets bunched up
  • Lacks lateral support

Verdict

The ECCO BIOM Hybrid 3 BOA has set the bar high again with its waterproofing technology. The brand’s consistent innovation, which packs this with modern technology, makes this a top waterproof golf shoe for men.

Yes, this is a waterproof shoe, and yes, it is spikeless. Still, you do not have to worry about its grip. 

At first, we were anxious that we’d lose our footing when swinging the club hard on the slippery ground, but after trying it, we were impressed because its grip kept us stable and attached to the surface. There’s no reason to worry, even if this is spikeless.

Also, with the Gore-Tex tech, you can be confident that you will keep the elements (like liquid) away.

When the game starts, there will be no time for you to be distracted. Luckily, you just have to rotate the dial on this shoe, which many other brands copied, for easy fastening, unfastening, and secured fit. Super convenient, right?

For everything that this shoe offers, the price is just right.

ECCO BIOM Hybrid 3 BOA full review

Best golf shoes with best comfort for men

Footjoy Hyperflex BOA
Footjoy Hyperflex BOA

CoreScore

88
Great!
4.2 / 5 from 4,798 users
95 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • Out-of-the box comfort
  • Secure custom fit
  • Quick BOA adjustment
  • Walking-friendly
  • Excellent grip
  • Stable platform
  • Effective waterproofing
  • Adorable design

Cons

  • Lack of color options
  • Hard to put on

Verdict

The Footjoy Hyperflex BOA delivers the same comfort that you feel when you’re in your slippers. You will be blown away at how cozy this is to wear on the golf course.

If you also like its older sibling, the Hyperflex, you will find this one easy to love. After all, this newer version provides a better balance between comfort and energy return thanks to its improved cushioning.

Don’t worry about the fit because, when we tried this on, the BOA dial made sure to let us experience a foot-hugging fit and lock-in feel from heel to toe.

You will also not have any problem when your game extends, even when the weather starts to change. After all, rain or shine, the game will not stop.

If you are concerned about getting your feet wet when the ground is moist, this shoe will guarantee to keep them warm and snug.

Aside from being waterproof and extremely comfortable, you will remain anchored on the ground, dry or damp. So, whether you are aiming for a short or long shot on the grass, you will be able to swing your golf club stably.

Footjoy Hyperflex BOA full review

Best spikeless golf shoes for men

ECCO S-Three
ECCO S-Three

CoreScore

92
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 2,831 users
95 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • Comfortable cushioning
  • Excellent traction
  • Durable
  • Waterproof features
  • Excellent stability
  • Adorable luxurious design

Cons

  • Stitching rubs his heel
  • A bit on the steep side of the price spectrum

Verdict

The ECCO S-Three is fondly called a hybrid golf shoe by many players as it is spikeless, looks casual, and feels lighter than traditional golf shoes. If you fancy a pair designed for elite performance and comfort, this is where the shoe hits the bulls-eye.
ECCO S-Three full review

Best golf shoes with best style for men

Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour
Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour

CoreScore

83
Good!
4.0 / 5 from 827 users
88 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • Plush cushioning
  • Comfort of a running shoe
  • Aesthetically appealing
  • Grippy on various surfaces
  • Keeps water at bay
  • Easy to clean
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Rubs on heel
  • Limited colorways

Verdict

You will not only be sporting a functional golf shoe when you don the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour. This is a well-styled shoe that will make you stand out while you move around the golf course. Its one-of-a-kind outsole spike design will pique the interest of the other players.

This shoe is perfect for those who want to remain stylish while playing this classy sport.

It is also a well-cushioned shoe, so your feet will not feel tired even on extended playtime.

Despite having the same cushioning as that of a running shoe, you will be able to keep it steady as you swing your golf club. What’s more, is you can maximize your swing since this will keep you attached to the floor.

For your added information, Koepka’s swing speed even increased compared to his previous performances when he wore this. That says a lot about this shoe.

Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour full review

Best value golf shoes for men

Footjoy Flex
Footjoy Flex

CoreScore

89
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 27,904 users
84 / 100 from 9 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Comfortable fit
  • Stable and supportive
  • Flexible
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Too wide for narrow feet
  • Not for traditionalists

Verdict

The Footjoy Flex is not only budget-friendly but also a practical addition to your collection. You can wear this on and off the course since it is a stylish shoe that will get your money’s worth and help improve your performance.

Even if you are not into spikeless golf shoes, you will be amazed by the performance of the Footjoy Flex. We tried playing in both wet and dry settings, and this shoe was really able to keep us balanced as we swung our club. We really loved its outsole!

While its excellent traction is great for slippery grounds, its upper is not for rainy days since it is not waterproof. But, this is great for playing on sunny days since it has a breathable construction.

This is a lightweight shoe with a comfortable midsole, so long-distance walking and extended hours of playing will not be a problem.

For some, its attached tongue may be discouraging because this makes putting on a challenge, but at least you will not worry about it moving while you play the sport.

This shoe fulfills all the qualities needed ensuring that you get the value for your money.

Footjoy Flex full review
Author
Cesar Monasterio
Cesar Monasterio

Cesar Monasterio is considered one of the best Argentine golfers of his generation. He is one of only 13 players to have victories on all three European golf circuits: European Tour, Challenge Tour, and Legends Tour. In 2014 he won the English Senior Open and was voted Rookie of the Year on the Legends Tour. Mr Monasterio represented his country in the 1995 World Cup. Still active and competing with a strong focus, he is the president of the Argentine Professional Golf Tour and the coach of several prestigious golfers. Finally, he is a specialist golf "Blacksmith" repairing golf clubs precisely at the workshop set in his house for this fine purpose.