Ever wondered what brand of golf shoe is considered as the number one golf shoe in the world? Well, I did a quick search on the internet and typed in the keywords #1 golf shoes and tadaaaa! Footjoy golf shoes. I checked different sources just to confirm that fact, and they listed Footjoy as the number one! No surprise, as they’ve been around for forever.
And since they are the experts on this sport, I recon they would have the authority to say so. With most of us hearing and seeing brand names like Nike, Adidas, Puma, and my Mizuno and Yonex shoes for badminton, you really need to be a golf person to know and appreciate Footjoy golf shoes.
The Look of a Golf Shoe Sole
Since I am used to using just running shoes and badminton shoes, I was a bit surprised (and a bit grossed out actually) to see a picture of a golf shoe sole and to me, it kind of looks like the monsters from an old movie, Tremors! Tremors were worm-like giant monsters that lived and hid and travelled underground, and they had big wide open mouths with long sharp teeth like that of a shark. They travel very fast underground that you should not be caught walking on the streets or else, it’s off to the Tremor’s tummy you go! But hey, I hope I did not scare you or gross you out, ok? I just shared to you what came to my mind first, at first look of this golf shoe sole. Take it as you will.
Also, I have always disliked how golf shoes and soccer shoes looked like because of the spikes they had on the sole. I imagined it would be very difficult to actually walk on those shoes much less run with them on! But hey, golfers have worn them since always, so I guess it has worked for them, so I rest my case.
Footjoy Golf Shoes
According to golf experts, golf shoes should be on the top list in terms of the most important equipment in playing golf, if you want to have a stable and comfortable golf swing. Why? To hit a ball squarely, it depends on your foot’s stability, balance, and swing path, all of which are affected by what golf shoes are planting you to ground throughout the swing. So that perfectly explains the importance of the spikes on the sole. Make sure to not overlook it.
It’s time to take a closer look at some of the top-rated varieties and models Footjoy has to offer so you are best equipped to purchase your new pair of golf shoes. Anyway, here you go.
On top of our list is the Men’s Footjoy Hyperflex Golf Shoes. Experts say that the design of the new Hyperflex golf shoes (FlexGrid) was inspired by a suspension cable bridge in Boston, Massachusetts called the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. Similar to the shoe, the cables on the bridge form a grid that provides immense stability while keeping an elegant, lightweight and technological appearance.
Features include FlexGrid 2.0 upper conforms and expands to movement of the foot and during the physics of a golf swing; Heel Optimized Performance Stabilizer provides maximum stability and security for the foot; FTF 2.0 next generation Fine Tuned Foam delivers supercharged cushioning; Next Evolutionary Outsole; Fast Twist System Tornado cleats by Softspikes
Pros: super comfortable, light, and sturdy
Cons: run half-size small
Check out the Men’s Footjoy Hyperflex Golf Shoes here.
This shoe featuring innovative materials like the new FlexGrid 2.0 exoskeleton upper, Hyperflex golf shoes for men delivers lightweight support and cushioning so you can play at your highest level. FJ, The #1 Shoe in Golf. Boa + FJ ADVANTAGE In 2006, FJ and Boa’s collaborative development of a unique, heel-mounted fit solution signified a game changing moment in Boa’s approach to fit. By integrating the Boa dial into the heel of the shoe, Boa and FJ designers were able to effectively develop a unique “down and back” fit that encompasses both the forefoot and heel. In action, the unique integration of the Boa Closure System has been credited by many FJ + Boa loyalists for providing a more stable heel fit.
Pros: so comfortable, highly recommended, excellent shoe for the price
Cons: bad toe design
Check out the Footjoy Men’s Hyperflex BOA Golf Shoes here.
Footjoy Contour BOA Golf Shoes feature a fit-bed design for enhanced comfort and support through your round. They feature full grain leather uppers for excellent waterproof protection. Footjoy Contour golf shoes are lightweight a sneaker-like construction for optimal flexibility.
Pros: comfortable, dry, fit perfectly
Cons: hard to find in the city
Check out the FootJoy Men’s Contour Series BOA Golf Shoes here.
SuperLites men’s golf shoes deliver a performance ultralight feel with sporty appeal. Features include synthetic upper, rubber sole. FJ warrants that this golf shoe will be waterproof in normal use for one year (U.S. Warranty). This shoe offers the fullest rounded toe character, fullest fit across forefoot, standard instep and heel. The lightweight cushioned fit-bed provides extreme underfoot comfort and heel support. The fit-bed ensures a comfortable underfoot environment by dampening shock while walking. This DuraMax rubber outsole is a proprietary compound that provides turf gripping performance and durability. This easy care synthetic upper offers outstanding 1 year waterproof comfort, breathability, and durability.
Pros: good fit, light, very comfortable
Cons: sturdy like a rock
Check out the FootJoy Men’s Superlites Golf Shoes here.
Features include Leather; Full rounded toe character, full across forefoot, standard instep and heel. The last bottom has been contoured to closer match the shape of the foot. The lightweight cushioned fit-bed provides extreme underfoot comfort and heel support. The fit-bed ensures a comfortable underfoot environment by dampening shock while walking. Synthetic leather or PVC is a soft, easy care material that offers the look and feel of leather. This DuraMax rubber outsole is a proprietary compound that provides turf gripping performance and durability.
Pros: great product and pricing, very comfortable
Cons: fit larger than expected
Check out the Men’s Footjoy GreenJoys Spikeless Golf Shoes here.
Contour Casual golf shoes bring versatility to golf footwear, utilizing a spikeless outsole, super-soft premium leathers, lightweight underfoot comfort, waterproof protection, industry-leading size options and a world-renowned fit.
Pros: comfortable and functional, look great
Cons: too big than expected
Check out the FootJoy Men’s Contour Casual Golf Shoes here.
Features include: Superior midfoot support, waterproof, lightweight, ChromoSkin leather and a 2 Year waterproof warranty.
Pros: quality, keep feet dry, good deal for the price
Cons: a bit tight on the first try
Check out the FootJoy Men’s DryJoys Tour Golf Shoes here.
Features include leather material; FootJoy warrants that this golf shoe will be 100% waterproof in normal use for two years (U.S. Warranty). A perimeter weighted outsole allows for extreme stability and added lightweight comfort. The Laser Plus Last offers a full rounded toe character, standard fit across forefoot and instep, with a slightly narrow heel. Thicker insole provides increased underfoot cushioning for enhanced comfort. ChromoSkin leather, developed by Pittards of England, is a supple, lightweight, durable and 100% waterproof leather. A 3-piece outsole combining 2 blends of our Fine Tuned Foam (FTF) for cushioning and stability, with a TPU molded sole for traction, creates an outsole that is perfect for on course performance with wear-to-the-course versatility.
Pros: looks good
Cons: needed ½ size larger than normally
Check out the Men’s Footjoy Pro/SL Golf Shoe here.
Hopefully, these options set you on your way to choosing the perfect golf shoe – Footjoy golf shoes, for that matter!