Finding the right pair of golf shoes is one of the most important things to get right when it comes to golfing. It’s amazing how much the right pair of shoes can improve your game, as well as your comfort while out on the course.
The reason why golf shoes make such a difference is that they are designed to provide grip, stability, and comfort, which a lot of normal trainers and shoes simply aren’t designed to provide.
There’s nothing worse than getting soggy feet from trainers that aren’t capable of walking through wet grass or not having the stability to really dig into those drives due to slippery soles.
It gets even worse if you need to play off a slope and simply don’t have the grip you need to control your swing effectively.
This is why the right pair of golf shoes is important.
One of the newer and growing types of golf shoes that are gaining popularity is the slip-on design, which provides all the benefits you have come to expect from a good golf shoe, but with added convenience and simplicity.
If you’re someone who tends to show up late to the tee, slip-on shoes can save you a few crucial minutes thanks to the ease with which you can put them on.
Another benefit is that you don’t need to crouch down uncomfortably to put them on. Removing laces also stops them from collecting dirt and water in bad weather.
Slip-on golf shoes provide a simple solution to all of these problems and there is a wide selection available from many quality brands.
In this article, we’re going to look at five of the best slip-on golf shoes available for both men and women, giving a rundown of each pair and some pros and cons for each of them.
OUR TOP PICK
Sketchers are one of the most innovative footwear brands that have grown hugely in popularity over the last decade and have now branched out into the golf shoe market.
Featuring Sketchers H2GO waterproof protection these shoes will keep your feet dry even in rainy weather and have a 1-year waterproof warranty to guarantee their performance.
While the shoes may provide excellent waterproof performance, they can’t guarantee your next shot won’t end up in the water, that, unfortunately, is down to you!
The GOGA MAX insole is comfortable and provides ample cushioning, and the uppers are suitably sturdy to stand up to the torque generated by powerful golf swings.
The replaceable soft spikes provide excellent traction in various situations and conditions, helping you to generate maximum grip and control.
The tongue-mounted ratchet system works well and helps to ensure your shoes fit snugly once they’re slipped on, to give perfect stability, waterproofing, and comfort for various foot sizes and shapes.
- Great Insole
- Replaceable soft spikes and grippy rubber sole
- Ratchet twist lacing system for excellent fit and comfort
- Sleek and minimal aesthetic
- Not very breathable for hot weather usage
Adidas is one of the biggest footwear brands in the world and has been for some time.
It’s no surprise that their golf shoes are used by some of the biggest players in the sport and are some of the best designed.
The S2g’s are a great summer golf shoe that can stand up to a certain amount of wind and wet weather but is perhaps less waterproof than some other heavier golf shoes.
The rubber sole provides excellent grip and stability on various surfaces despite being spikeless.
The tread is aggressive enough that this doesn’t diminish the performance of these golf shoes, helping them to perform well in all conditions and environments.
The lace closure works well and ratchets up well to give a snug and secure fit to give you maximum comfort and control, while the adaptive textile and microfibre uppers are breathable and keep your feet cool in hot weather.
The included sock liner also performs well and protects both the shoes and your feet from uncomfortable friction when generating the power you need to play at your best.
- Aggressive Tread Pattern
- Rubber Sole
- Quality lace closure
- Available in several styles
Unlike the prior brands, FootJoy is a brand with a longstanding gold pedigree and produces some of the best golfing equipment in the world.
The FootJoy Superlites are a testament to the understanding and experience FootJoy brings to golf.
Featuring a durable waterproof construction supported by EasyCare synthetic uppers, these shoes are durable and work brilliantly in wet weather conditions, keeping your feet warm and dry.
The soft molded rubber soles have another suitably aggressive tread ensuring maximum grip on turf, sand, or any other environment you may encounter while playing.
The lack of a ratchet system may not make them quite as snug as some other golf shoes, however.
- Excellent Sole Tread
- Synthetic Uppers
- Multiple styles available
- Lack of ratchet system for easy closure
In terms of women’s golf shoes, there are a few other options available that provide a great mix of features.
Adidas’ Climacool golf shoes are some of the most comfortable and convenient golf shoes available, providing excellent performance alongside Adidas’ excellent design sensibilities.]
The Circleknit upper material is specifically designed for Adidas’ golfing shoes and is purpose-built to provide the perfect mix of breathability while also allowing excellent stretch comfort and lateral stability which provides confidence in for every shot.
The foam insole is comfortable and super light to make these shoes suitable for all-day wear, and the slightly wider mid to outsole area of the shoe provides the extra support golfers need to maintain control of their game.
The straps are simple but secure and allow these shoes to fit a variety of foot shapes.
- Excellent fastening
- Stable Sole Design and Tread
- Not waterproof
This FootJoy option for women golfers provides a host of great features and is available in a few different colors that work with pretty much any outfit.
The foam outsole is a great performer that provides an excellent mix of comfort while still being stable enough to allow you to plant your feet and leverage as much power and control into your shot as required.
The EasyCare uppers provide ample stability and cradle the foot well, and also support the excellent waterproofing that other FootJoy golf shoes benefit from.
The tread is aggressive enough to work well in most environments, and the profile wide to give as much stability as possible.
- Excellent Outsole
- Great Traction
- Several Color Options
- Not Breathable