Everything You Need To Know About spikeless Golf Shoes
A decent pair of golf shoes is essential if you’re to enjoy your time on the links.
Whilst not too long ago, spikeless golf shoes were ridiculed by avid golfers, they have become the go-to choice of amateurs and tour professionals the world over.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to a new pair of men’s golf shoes – but have only ever worn the spiked variety, you’re probably keen to find out more about spikeless footwear and whether it’s worth the investment.
As a leading stockist of spikeless golf shoes, here we attempt to clear up a little of the confusion and provide the answer to your burning questions.
Can you wear spikeless golf shoes casually?
Believe it or not, spikeless golf shoes aren’t just reserved for the course.
Many styles also serve as casual footwear. That means you needn’t worry about changing out of them back at the car when you promised your pals you’d meet them at the pub afterwards for a swift pint!
Because they don’t have spikes on the bottom, you’re not going to shred anyone’s floors with a pair of spikeless golf shoes on your feet either.
And unlike spiked shoes, they actually come in some stylish designs that look great paired with almost any casual outfit combo – be it jeans and a smart polo shirt or shorts and a t-shirt.
Are spikeless golf shoes good in the winter?
Admittedly, spikes will provide a little more traction and stability than spikeless styles, particularly on hilly courses and in wet conditions.
However, most of today’s spikeless golf shoes can prevent rain and moisture from getting in, whilst keeping your feet dry at the same time.
If you’re a seasoned golfer, you need to be prepared to play on a hot summer’s day and even when it’s dark and drizzly. With that in mind, it’s worth looking out for spikeless golf shoes that have waterproof and breathable uppers and grips that can match (if not beat) spiked golf shoes.
How long do spikeless golf shoes last?
Spikeless golf shoes can last anywhere between 2-3 years, depending on how often you wear them and whether or not you look after them.
For example, if you play golf twice a week and don’t wear your spikeless shoes for anything but the course, they should last you several years (easily 100-200 rounds of golf).
But if you don your golf shoes for all occasions – pounding the pavements as well as the green – you’ll probably get a year out of them before the bottoms start to wear and they lose their grip.
What socks should I wear with spikeless golf shoes?
A comfortable pair of socks is crucial when standing on your feet all day long, but you must consider the colour of your spikeless golf shoes too.
A crisp white pair of golf socks is the go-to for many – but one of the biggest mistakes made by golfers is wearing tall white socks with black shoes, as it draws the eye to the feet and takes away from that classic and professional look that is synonymous with golfers.
Therefore, if your sporting a pair of black spikeless shoes, a black ankle sock will do just fine.
Here at Clarkes’ Golf, we provide golf socks in an assortment of colours, from well-known brands including FootJoy, Nike, Ping, and Under Armour. So, whatever your preference, you’re sure to find something suitable.
Are metal spiked golf shoes banned from golf?
Unless you’re a tour pro, like Tiger Woods, it’s difficult to find a course that allows you to wear metal spikes.
Spiked shoes boast a cleated design that helps to keep your feet firmly on the ground as you take your shot and make your way from one hole to the next. However, they can do some serious damage to the greens, which is why many clubs have banned metal spikes and ask players to wear shoes that have softer plastic cleats or, better still, spikeless golf shoes.
What spikeless golf shoes do you stock?
Here at Clarkes’ Golf, we are a leading stockist of men’s spikeless golf shoes and have an extensive range available to choose from both online and in-store.
We stock footwear for women and offer selected styles for juniors too!
You’ll find all the top brands – including Adidas, Callaway, Duca Del Cosma, Ecco, FootJoy, Nike, Puma, Skechers, and Under Armour – as well as an assortment of colours and sizes.
Though they come in various styles, all of the spikeless shoes in our collection guarantee comfort and versatility, as well as grip, stability, and style.
So what are you waiting for?
Take a look at our fantastic range today, and if you have any further questions or would like to speak to one of our experts, we welcome you to contact us.