New Balance 574 Greens review

While New Balance might not be a golf shoe brand you’ll consider often, their 574 Greens golf shoes are some of the most comfortable I’ve ever tried. The fit, feel and look like a casual sneaker without compromising traction and performance on the golf course. A 2-year waterproof warranty makes these even better, although they might be difficult to keep clean with repeated wear.

Who should buy it

The New Balance 574 Greens is ideal for golfers who:

  • need a little more room in their fit will love these shoes, which fit true-to-size
  • prefer a casual shoe style


Who should NOT buy it

Consider other shoes if you:

  • want a more traditional golf shoe
  • need the added traction of soft spikes


Comfort is THE reason to buy the NB 574 Greens

The New Balance 574 Greens feel fantastic with a snug but comfortable fit and great cushion on the inner sole. Fans of this brand will see a lot of the same qualities in these golf shoes that are also found in other offerings from New Balance.


The 574 Greens is waterproof

A 2-year waterproof warranty is a great guarantee for these shoes, which don’t otherwise appear waterproof on look alone. I found them to deliver on their promise nicely as my feet stayed dry in wet conditions.


The 574 Greens have a low spikeless profile

While I wouldn’t say you could wear these on and off the golf course, the 574 Greens do feature a low-profile spikeless design that is non-intrusive on the course. Greens and fairways will remain safe and in good condition after walking on them with these shoes. You’ll experience great traction throughout your golf swing, as well.

Modern, great-looking style

These shoes look great and offer a modern, casual style many golfers will love. Traditionalists, however, may want to look elsewhere as these do not look like your “typical” golf shoe.


Great, comfortable cushioning

I loved the comfortable cushioning in these golf shoes during my time with them. I could easily walk 18 holes with these shoes, and perhaps more in one day. My feet remained dry, comfortable, and supported at all times.


One of the lightest

The New Balance 574 Greens is one of the lightest golf shoes in the market (weighs 13oz/370g). Golf shoes, on average, weigh 13.8oz/393g.


The 574 Greens is very affordable

With a price tag of under $90, the 574 Greens are highly affordable when compared to the average price of golf shoes ($143). 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.1oz
Outsole: Spikeless
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Material: Synthetic
Closure: Laces
Style: Athletic
BRAND Brand: New Balance

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Adam Fonseca

Adam Fonseca is the owner and operator of, a website and podcast dedicated to the game of golf. He has reviewed golf equipment professionally for over 15 years. He lives in the Chicago area and works in healthcare during the day.