Want to keep your feet nice and dry on the golf course?
Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, you need to make sure that you’re properly equipped to play – and that includes having the appropriate footwear for the conditions.
Though any golf shoes will offer more traction than regular trainers or running shoes, a waterproof pair is beneficial when playing in soggy conditions. Not only will they keep your feet dry throughout the round, but they’ll also prevent that annoying squelching sound.
Another important decision to make for damp days on the course is whether you need spiked or spikeless shoes.
Here Clarkes’ Golf Centre share a few tips to help you choose a pair of golf shoes that will keep your feet warm, dry and stable when playing in less than favourable conditions.
What are the best waterproof golf shoes?
Gone are the days when you have to sacrifice comfort for stability or style for practicality when investing in a pair of golf shoes.
Most offer waterproof protection – but some models are better at keeping water out than others. That’s why, to ensure you select the very best waterproof shoes, you need to look closely at the specifications.
Are they 100% waterproof or just water repellent? It’s also worth finding out if the shoes you’re interested in come with a waterproof guarantee.
Something else to consider is how comfortable they are to wear – especially when the course is wet underfoot.
Ideally, you want a pair of golf shoes that boast foam technologies or specific soles that are designed to keep your feet comfy and prevent them from sliding.
Are spiked golf shoes best for wet conditions?
Traditionally, spiked (or cleated) golf shoes were the no.1 choice for golfers playing in the winter or when a shower or two is on the cards.
However, the best golf shoes to wear in wet conditions will provide a sturdy grip, allowing you to stay on two feet and not slip when you’re about to take your shot.
Modern technology has progressed significantly over the years, making spikeless shoes more stable than ever before.
Although both tend to be viable options for rainy days on the course, it’s a sensible idea to check with the golf club/course, as some prefer golfers not to wear spiked footwear because they damage the green – especially when the ground is soft.
Find your ideal pair of golf shoes today
Available in an assortment of UK sizes (including half sizes), many of the spiked and spikeless shoes within our online collection are made from waterproof fabrics – so will keep your feet warm and dry all day long.
For more information about our waterproof golf shoes or help choosing the perfect pair for wet conditions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.