How many times have you walked out the door and had your day ruined by uncomfortable, painful shoes? I know it can’t be just us women. Shoes can absolutely make or break an activity. Am I right? Golf is no exception. In fact, if you are going to walk 18 holes, choosing the wrong shoes would be a nightmare.
I have worn adidas Golf shoes in the past. They are a comfortable shoe that fits my foot well. I also know tons of guys that swear by True linkswear, but sadly, they are too wide for my feet. Of course, FootJoy makes some of the most iconic shoes in golf. I also think MyJoys are fantastic way to personalize your golf wardrobe. In other words, there are several perfectly wonderful golf shoes on the market. This post is to share a couple of my new personal favorites. All of the shoes below are on course, off course shoes, which is the only way to go in my opinion. They look better and you get more bang for your buck.
The Puma Golf Faas Lite is literally the lightest athletic shoe I have owned. It comes in fun colors that are still easy to match with apparel, and they have a mesh, breathable construction. This does, however, mean that they are going to be a no-go in the rain and they will also leave you damp if you golf in the morning dew. This is a warm weather only shoe too, which limits use, but Faas Lite is perfect for summer heat.
The Puma Monolite is super fun and comfy. The gray version goes with any outfit yet still has a splash of pink. It is durable yet still light. The best part? A yoga mat liner. Now that is genius! My friend Ruby DeLaet, wife of PGA Tour pro Graham DeLaet, mentioned to me earlier this year that the Monolite was the most comfortable shoe she had worn out on the course all day. Ruby always gives me great tips for golf apparel, and yet again, she was on point.
Last, but not least, Nike Golf released the Lunar Adapt a few months ago. The Lunar Adapt also comes in a perfect gray color, with a very slight pop of pink. I do like this shoe, but it was heavier than the Puma golf shoes I tried. This Nike has a waterproof upper and looks very stylish. Do not count it out.
I stated previously that there are “several perfectly wonderful golf shoes on the market.” However, there are only two golf socks worth investing in, if you ask me. Do not underestimate the power of the sock to aide in the comfort and well-being of your feet, my friends. A performance sock is a must for athletic activities.
Kentwool is famed for being one of the top choices of socks for professional golfers. Kentwool claims to be the best sock in golf and that “you have never worn a golf sock like theirs, because there is no other golf sock like it. Not even close.” Now, although I do really like Kentwool socks, and highly recommend them, I have to respectfully disagree. Swiftwick makes a very nice golf sock and it is more affordable than Kentwool. I really enjoy wearing Swiftwick. The pairs I have are much lighter than the Kentwool pairs I have tried, and they perform every bit as well, in my opinion. I say try them both and see which you prefer, but they are the only two options on the market for me.
Erin- “The Puma Faas Lite shoes were sleek, comfortable, and versatile. I also liked the Nike Lunar Adapt shoes a lot. They were super comfortable and I’m a huge fan of neutral grey tones. I would only criticize that they were a tad bulkier than I would have preferred.”
Were there any items that really struck you?
Erin- “The Nike shoes surprised me. I was expecting not to like them at all, but they were so cushion-y on the inside that it changed my mind.”