Finest new golf footwear to offer your recreation an edge

If you want to start your season on the right foot, your best bet is to grab a fresh pair of golf shoes. Players use the ground to create power and speed in their swing, and shoes serve as a point of interaction.

“The most important aspect of golf shoes is support,” says Laird Small, Master Instructor at Pebble Beach Golf Academy at Pebble Beach Resorts. “In golf, enormous numbers of ground troops are recruited to hit the ball consistently. The more stable a golfer is, the more power he can generate. The shoes are your platform and connection to the ground. “

Of course, players should also consider weight, comfort, and style. During a run, players will cover anywhere from three to six miles, so a lightweight shoe can hold a little feather in your stride. Breathability is also an important factor as golfers sweat quite a bit through their feet. Dry feet are happy feet.

“Golfers should look for a shoe with a rigid foot platform,” adds Small. “A lower profile shoe may provide more balance and stability.”

Breaking in a new pair of kicks for 18 doesn’t take as long as it used to: “New shoes are so comfortable these days that many don’t need the traditional break-in time,” adds Small. He recommends putting on the new shoes with a fresh pair of socks and reaching the reach for a good practice lesson to break them in. “Next, you play nine holes on foot, then 18.”

And since golf is largely a mental game, the aesthetic value of the shoe is important. Good looks increase self-confidence and self-confidence makes swinging the club easier.

So if you’re ready to book the first tee time of the year, here are five pairs of golf shoes to help you step up your game.

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1. ECCO BIOM H4

ECCO makes some of the most comfortable golf shoes you can find in your local sporting goods store, and the BIOM H4 not only raises the bar, it offers serious performance too. A thermoplastic urethane pillar on the side of the shoe increases stability and three different traction zones on the sole improve ground contact during the swing. Thanks to a highly breathable GORE-TEX layer, the shoes offer the player a 100 percent waterproof barrier.

[$200; carlsgolfland.com]

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2. FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow

For golfers who appreciate classic style but need modern innovations, FootJoy offers the Premiere series. Named for Bill and Dick Tarlow, who bought the FootJoy store in 1957 and re-centered the brand on golf, the Tarlow model features a vintage cap-toe design made from ultralight materials. The upper is made of high quality leather, but the new tread pattern in conjunction with the spikes locks into place regardless of the angle, so you stay stable no matter how uneven the terrain. A coordinated crocodile print on the heel, toe cap and eye support, as well as a waterproof guarantee, ensure that you look like a scratch golfer, even if you’ve hit him from the depths all day.

[$200; footjoy.com]

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3. Nike Air Max 90 G.

The Nike Air Max 90 is a classic, casual sneaker that is perfect for getting around the city. However, the Golf Edition is also ideal for crossing the course. Inspired by the famous Paris Center Pompidou, the OG design dates back to 1990. However, Nike didn’t adapt the platform for the game until 2016. The latest light green iteration contains some improvements: Mesh inserts on the upper let the shoe breathe Thin overlays prevent water from entering. The foam midsole and air pocket cushion cushion with every step. A soft traction pattern provides good grip from the tee to the green without damaging the clubhouse floors.

[$130; nike.com]

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4. PAYNTR X001F

PAYNTR is new to the market and comes from former professional cricketers David Paynter and Mike Forsey who designed golf shoes for Nike, Under Armor and FootJoy. The brand’s first offering is PAYNTR X001F. Thermoplastic urethane studs on the outsole provide excellent grip and prevent you from slipping during the swing. A graphite plate inserted in the midsole gives the toe distance cushioning. and a coating of superhydrophobic solution called NeverWet makes the lightweight shoe waterproof.

[$160; payntrgolf.com]

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5. Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Caged Palms Limited Edition

The PWRADAPT gives you the best of both worlds: you feel like cross-trainers because of the soft foam midsole, but there is plenty of grippy traction due to the soft plastic tips underfoot. The saddle wraps around the medial and lateral sides of the shoe for added stability, and the pink was inspired by Hawaiian dawn … something we’d all love to experience right now.

[$170; cobragolf.com]

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