Finding the best womens golf shoes will often need quite a lot of research and consideration unless you already know what you are after.
For beginners knowing what to look for in a golf shoe for women can be quite daunting as it isn’t anything like choosing a regular pair of shoes.
Apart from the price that you are willing pay you should try to consider some of the following listed below.
Not all womens golf shoes, or golf shoes in general, have spikes on them but generally speaking they can help to improve your footing especially on slopes when it is wet.
Before rushing out and buying a spiked golf shoe you should check that the courses you intend to play actually permit them as it is against the rules on some since they can tear up the grass.back to menu ↑
Keeping your feet dry is all about comfort and in turn this will help to improve your game by keeping you consistent.
If you play with wet feet it is going to be on the back of your mind for the whole round.
Many shoes will have some form of water proofing on the exterior of the shoe but for added peace of mind look for those with a waterproof lining too.back to menu ↑
The material the shoe is made from can make a big difference. The highest quality shoes will use leather in most cases but these can be more expensive.
Polyester shoes are cheaper and generally will keep your feet cooler so might be more suited for when it is warmer.
For some people style is more important and most womens golf shoes are stylish – you can even get some that look the part even when not on the golf course.
Buying a pair of womens golf shoes is more that just finding ones that look nice – they have to be comfortable and there are often many game improvement features that can help you out on golf course too.
If you try to remember the things listed above you should be in a good position to choose some suitable ones the next time you have to buy some.back to menu ↑
Soft Spikes, Metal Spikes or none at all
One of the main considerations you must make when choosing a pair of womens golf shoes is whether you should get ones with spikes on.
Although they can add an extra element to your game, this will usually depend on how you intend to play when you are wearing them.
Your footwork is very important when you are lining up and taking shots.
If you play early in the morning where the ground might be a little damp, or if you play in a wet climate, you may have already experienced a slip or two which can be enough to put you off your shot.
Spikes, of course, can help you to keep your grip. Some people argue that they can also tear up the green so should be avoided, but unless you are going out of your way to do so then this shouldn’t be a problem.
You can get soft spikes and metal spikes, the former are not only softer on the ground but they can also also be on your body.
Some people find they experience back ache with metal spikes, especially on longer courses, so you might want to avoid them if you are out for a long time.
Also, it is worth bearing in mind that some golf courses do not allow you to use metal spikes because they might tear up the greens, ruining it for others.back to menu ↑
Spike-less golf shoes
You don’t have to use spikes to get a good grip though – many spike-less golf shoes now come with soles that have 2 way traction. This helps to stop you from sliding whether you are facing up or down a slope.
An added benefit here is that you don’t have to worry about maintenance and you also don’t need to worry about changing your shoes (or removing the spikes) after the round.
The choice of wearing spikes on your golf shoes or not is up to you but it is worth considering what benefit you will get from it. Be sure to check that your local course will let you wear them.