The Best Golf Shoes for Walking

By Marc Jenkins

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The comfort of walking 18 holes is just as important as traction, stability and any other quality a golfer needs in a golf shoe. The more relaxed a golfer's feet, the more inclined the golfer will be to go the distance and make every hole count.

The optimal walking shoe is just as important as the right set of clubs or proper golf ball. Here are some of the top golf shoes in terms of comfort which have golfers raving across the nation.

Ecco Golf Cage Series for Men

The Ecco Golf Cage Series golf shoes are designed to fit the foot like a second skin. The sporty design includes weather-resistent, Hydromax-treated soft caldera leather uppers that resist moisture. Shoes are available in many colors inspired by street fashion which gives them a look all their own on the course.

The Ecco Golf Cage golf shoes are fully equipped with Champ Slim-lock soft spikes which give an enhanced grip without damaging the greens.

The Ecco Golf Cage golf shoes are a must have for any golfer who hits the course on a regular basis, due to their comfort, style and price. The shoes are available on the market at prices from $200 to $250 at many sporting goods stores and golf pro shops.

Adidas Men's Tour360 X Cleated Golf Shoes

The highlight of the Adidas Men's Tour360 X Cleated golf shoes is the lightweight synthetic upper which provides comfort, protection and performance. Adidas' 360WRAP support system offers premium upper stability and assists with the custom fit feeling, which allows golfers to walk effortlessly and continuously until they are ready to call it a day.

Adidas' patented THINTECH outsole has Swing Plan Traction, and when combined with the 9-cleat TRAXION cleat system, create a superior grip and constant stability while striking the ball.

With Adidas Tour360 X Cleated golf shoes, a golfer will gain the comfort and stability needed to complete the round. They are available at many retailers for anywhere from $45 to $150.

FootJoy Superlites Golf Shoes for Men

The FootJoy Superlites golf shoes are some of the most affordable of the best golf shoes in terms of walking comfort currently available. They are absolutely the lightest golf shoe that FootJoy manufactures. The ultra-soft leather upper sole lined with quality polyurethane along with its Ultra-Lightweight EVA Outsole with TPU inserts make the FootJoy Superlites tremendously comfortable when walking the entire course a few times.

The FootJoy Superlite golf shoes are accompanied by the one and only Champ Scorpion Stinger golf spikes which give them an accentuated level of gripping ability, all-important comfort and total convenience with the fast-twisting, Q-LOK system for detaching, reattaching and cleaning. The Superlites are also made with a full rounded toe character which gives its users a fuller fit across the forefoot and a much fuller instep.

Altogether the FootJoy Superlite golf shoes may be the best value for a golfer's dollar when taken into the consideration the cost and the fact that they are very high quality golf shoes and extremely comfortable for walking. The FootJoy Superlite golf shoes are available at many sporting goods stores and golf pro shops at a price tag of around $100.

Adidas Women's Adistar ClimaCool Golf Shoes

A fabric and synthetic upper provides cool, comfortable performance. The ClimaProof protection gives the golfer protection against the weather.

The spikeless Puremotion outsole provides traction and stability and is versatile for wearing off the course.

With Adidas Adistar ClimaCool golf shoes provide the comfort, stability and style requested by women golfers. They are available at many retailers for anywhere from $30 to $80.

Your Shoes Can Make a Difference

These golf shoes are part of an elite group of golf shoes that are comfortable for walking. Players will have the ability to walk comfortably hole after hole, while their competition will be in much need of a rest. Putting the proper footwear on could mean the difference between a pleasant and and leisurely day on the course or a pathetic, losing, painful one.

About the Author

Marc Jenkins has been writing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, and he is also co-host of the Double Play Sports Hour, a sports talk radio show on WBCR 1090AM in New York City. He studied English and mass communications at Virginia State University.