What to look for in golf shoes

What to look for in golf shoes
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Golf shoes can be one of the most valuable pieces of equipment to a golfer. Shoes need to provide stability to help your stance, and also need to provide your feet with comfort throughout the course.

When looking for a new pair of golf shoes, consider the following factors:

Size: Make sure you get the right sized shoes. Wearing shoes that are either too big or too small will result in a lot of discomfort throughout your round. Also, don’t assume that your regular shoe size is also your golf shoe size. Make sure you try the shoes on to ensure a good fit.

Style: Depending on what climate you golf in, how you travel around the course and how often you golf, the right shoe for you might vary. If you golf in warm temperatures and take a cart to travel throughout the course, then a sandal-style of shoe might be right for you. But if you are walking the course then you will need something more stable that will protect your feet from the terrain and moisture from the course. Also pay attention to what type of spikes are on the shoes. Different types of spikes can offer various levels of comfort.

Type: Depending on how often you golf, you might need a more durable golf shoe. Leather shoes tend to be more durable, but they can also be more expensive. However, for frequent golfers, the leather shoes with the latest technologies needed for keeping your feet dry and comfortable might be needed.