You’ll be able to walk the entire golf course.

By Amina Lake Abdelrahman
Updated May 29, 2020
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A good pair of golf shoes is essential if you plan on walking the entire golf course at your next game. Since 18 holes add up to quite a few miles, you’ll need to make sure your shoes are comfortable enough to wear all day long.

Since there are so many types of golf shoes available on the market (nearly every major athletic brand makes them, including Nike, New Balance, and Adidas), we dug through thousands of customer reviews to find the best ones. These are the most comfortable golf shoes for any type of golfer:

What someone considers the most comfortable golf shoe varies depending on the person, but the best options are made of high-quality materials that feel soft and broken in right from the first wear. While some golf shoes look just like regular athletic sneakers, others are made with materials like leather that give off a more sophisticated look. There are even options that cater to people with specific needs, like bigger toe boxes that are more comfortable for wide feet. 

So whether you’re looking for an affordable shoe for beginners or a supportive style to provide maximum stability with each swing, there’s an option on this list for you. Keep reading to learn more about the most comfortable golf shoes for men, women, and children. 

Best Overall for Men: FootJoy Pro SL

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Golfers love these top-rated shoes from FootJoy for quite a few reasons, but the most common is that they feel super comfy right out of the box. “The shoes are very attractive,” wrote one shopper. “They were comfortable from day one, they have kept my feet dry on rainy days, and they provide excellent footing on all parts of the course.” Other customers praise this model for its great stability and lightweight feel. “They feel snug and comfortable and my foot does not move around in the shoe — they are stable and that helps when making a swing or walking up or down hills,” wrote another customer. Plus, this golf shoe comes in various widths (even extra wide), making it a great choice for anyone with wide feet.

To buy: amazon.com, from $160; zappos.com, $170 (originally $190)

Best Overall for Women: Ecco Golf Biom Hybrid 3 GTX

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Ecco is a brand known for lightweight, high-quality footwear, and this stylish model is perfect for women who play golf. “These are the most comfortable shoes I own,” wrote one happy shopper. “My feet are fine for 18 holes... I also played in very wet conditions, and the shoes continued to look great.” Reviewers also rave about the shoes’ good grip and soft leather, saying they feel broken in from the start. “I play three to five rounds of golf per week, often walk, and wouldn’t wear any brand of golf shoes but Ecco Bioms,” wrote another customer. 

To buy: amazon.com; zappos.com, $200

Best Value for Men: Nike Golf Durasport 4

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Even though these Nike golf shoes are one of the most affordable options on this list, you don’t have to worry about them lacking comfort. “Played two rounds of golf and the shoe has excellent grip and is good for walking,” wrote a customer. Since they’re made of water-resistant materials and have soft spikes for traction, these golf shoes will survive any type of weather, according to shoppers. “I took the shoes right out of the box and wore them for nine holes of golf on a hilly course which had rained recently,” said one. “They were comfortable and didn’t require break-in.” 

To buy: zappos.com, $50

Best Value for Women: New Balance Golf Minimus SL

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Customers love that these New Balance golf shoes look like regular sneakers, which is due to their spikeless design and mesh fabric. “[They’re] cool, lightweight, and they fit like a New Balance sneaker,” wrote one shopper. And since they’re designed with Ortholite insoles that provide tons of cushioning and support, they’re easy to wear for long periods. “[These] are THE most comfortable shoes!”  a reviewer said. “Today I was on the course for about 3 1/2 hours [in] 90-degree heat. My feet didn’t get hot and my socks stayed dry.”

To buy: amazon.com; zappos.com, $70

Best Spikeless: Adidas Golf Codechaos

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Even though these golf shoes don’t have spikes on the bottom, shoppers say they still offer a great grip. Thanks to the extra cushioning and the brand’s signature Boost insoles, customers insist they will still feel extremely good by the time you reach the last hole. “This shoe is exactly what I wanted in a golf shoe,” wrote one customer. “They are light, comfortable, and durable. Hands down the best golf shoe I have ever worn.” They’re designed to be super breathable, but they can also survive rainy weather and wet grass without a problem. 

To buy: amazon.com; zappos.com, $150

Most Stylish: FootJoy Contour Casual

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Looking for something that you can wear even after you leave the course? Go for this stylish option by FootJoy that has shoppers enamored. “I was looking for a shoe that was comfortable, waterproof, and stylish enough to wear for everyday use,” wrote one customer. “This was that shoe! They were so comfortable that I bought a second pair.” Another shopper added: “[These are] perfect for playing but also good for around town. I often take my FootJoy casual golf shoes when I travel as they are comfortable for long walks.” They’re available in four different colors, including navy and charcoal, so you can get a pair that matches your personal tastes.

To buy: zappos.com, $120 (originally $135)

Best for Support: Puma Golf Ignite Nxt Solelace

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Since the laces wrap farther around the foot than on typical shoes, customers find that these supportive Pumas offer a snug, comfortable fit. They’re made with foam in the soles that will help absorb shock and make every movement easier on your feet. And even though they’re spikeless, shoppers say they still offer plenty of traction. “Most importantly, as they are golf shoes, they are among the most supportive low-top shoes I have ever worn,” wrote one customer. “[They] provide excellent stability on hillsides and irregular lies, as well as tee box etc.” 

To buy: amazon.com, from $80; zappos.com, $100 (originally $120)

Best for Everyday Wear: Ecco Biom Hybrid

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Another option from Ecco, this men’s golf shoe is a great choice if you’re looking for versatility. The waterproof black leather will match just about any look both on and off the course. And most importantly, shoppers say they feel like they can easily walk miles in them without pain. “The most comfortable golf shoes I've ever owned!” wrote one customer. Said another: “I put them on straight out of the box and played 18. They felt great and performed perfectly.” If you need even more comfort, the insoles are removable if you’d rather use your own inserts. 

To buy: amazon.com; nordstrom.com, $160 (originally $200)

Best for Wide Feet: Skechers Go Golf Drive 4

Shoppers especially love that these Skechers have a bigger toe box, which makes them great for wide feet. “I have tried many different golf shoes over the years, this is hands down the most comfortable,” wrote one customer. “I have a wide foot, so not a lot of choices, but their 4E is perfect for me.” They feature a cushioned insole and breathable liner, so they’ll feel extra comfy — one person even said walking in these shoes feels like they’re wearing slippers. “I’ve played four rounds wearing them and my feet were not tired and achy like with others I’ve owned,” wrote another shopper.

To buy: amazon.com;zappos.com, $61 (originally $85)

Best for Kids: Nike Golf Roshe G 

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Your kids will love wearing these cute golf shoes when they join you on the course. They come in sizes for children of all ages (little kids and big kids) and are available in six different colors (even pink), so you’re likely to find something that works for even the pickiest kids. “My two children who are rarely impressed screamed, ‘Mommy these are awesome and so cute,’” according to one shopper. Other customers say the petite Nike golf sneakers are lightweight, comfortable, and great for beginners. “My son (age 11) loves these golf shoes,” wrote another customer. “He loves the style and says they are really comfortable on the course.”  

To buy: zappos.com, $60

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