BEST SPIKELESS SHOES 2020
Give your feet a treat by investing in a pair of the latest spikeless shoes
ADIDAS CODECHAOS £129.95
CodeChoas shoes are 100% waterproof courtesy of a fine film that wraps around the mesh uppers, which makes the shoe light, flexible and breathable. The film also prevents the uppers from staining, so these will look as a good as new even after extended wear. Full-length Boost cushioning features across the entire midsole, creating energy rebound, while the rubber element of the sole wraps over from the outsole in three key areas to limits the Boost’s expansion for added support. The Twist grip outsole features a TPU insert with special lugs that vary in height and angles for maximum grip. The standard model is offered in choice of five colours, while there is also a Hi-Top BOA option with a hydrophobic stretch knit collar, as well as a lighter Sport version.
CALLAWAY APEX PRO KNIT £119.99
The Apex Pro Knit has a classic brogue-style upper combined with a sporty-looking sole. The upper is one piece of knitted ballistic mesh and offers a fine balance of flexibility and support during the phases of the swing. Highly breathable, it also comes with a one-year waterproof warranty. The TPU spikeless sole has been engineered to create a solid platform, with lateral Xfer Power wall preventing side slippage while absorbing and releasing the energy loaded during the swing. The de-coupled force Flex POD encourages maximum ground contact.
DUCA DEL COSMA ELDORADO £179
The Eldorado are ideal for golfers who prefer a more classic styling, but still want the benefits of a cleat-free design. The uppers are made from tumbled nappa leather, which boasts a waterproof coating, while comfort is enhanced by the breathable internal bootie system and a memory foam leather insole which moulds to the wearer’s foot shape. The square traction nubs on the sole are some of the most aggressive offered in a spikeless design for grip in all conditions. The shoes are offered in regular and wide fits, while each pair comes with two sets of different coloured laces.
ECCO S-THREE £180
The S-Three offers different levels of cushioning and stability to three different parts of the foot. The medium-soft heel material delivers high levels of cushioning and comfort; the central part is more rigid for added stability during the swing, while the front section offers the highest degree of softness for extra walking comfort. A double layer of neoprene padding around the collar and heel avoids chaffing. A Gore-Tex membrane offers breathable waterproof protection, while the uppers are made from Ecco’s own calf nappa leather, which is soft yet also extremely durable. The insole can be removed and washed, while the soles feature over 100 nubs and over 800 traction angles for added grip.
FOOTJOY STRATOS £159.99
The new Stratos shoe boasts an all-new cushioning material called StratoFoam which absorbs shock for maximum cushioning and energy return, and provides optimal support while swinging and walking. The uppers are made from soft NappaLuxe leather supplied by Pittards, utilising a proprietary tanning process to achieve a luxurious, supple feel. They feature an integrated tongue and a reinforced heel for greater stability, while a new sole design features a channelled tread pattern that stops mud gathering, but also features multi-directional nubs for added grip. The outsole also features different hardness of materials to enhance grip any surface – a harder TPU for on-course grip and a softer TPU for traction on firmer surfaces. Offered in four colours for men (white, grey, navy and cognac) and two for women (blue/green or silver).
ECCO GOLF STREET 10 £220
The Golf Street 10, which celebrates a decade since Fred Couples wore the first pair at the Masters, boasts an all-new midsole material called Pu Phorene, which increases the shoe’s shock absorption and rebound properties. A micro-perforated leather lining and leather-lined inlay soles offer moisture management properties, while the uppers are made from a pebbled nappa leather with an aniline finish for a luxury, soft touch. The leather is treated with Ecco’s water-repellent Hydromax finish, which adds durability and strength, keeping feet dry with enhanced breathability.
FOOTJOY PRO SL £149.99
Updated for 2020, the latest Pro SL model features an all-new outsole, which provides 189 points of traction to improve contact with the ground, while an 11.5% per cent wider heel and increased forefoot stability provides a more solid platform throughout the swing. A dual-density foam midsole enhances stability and comfort, with a firmer area around the edge for support, and a softer foam under the foot for maximum cushioning. The uppers are made from ChromoSkin waterproof leather. It is available in four laced styles and one BOA closure (£169.99) and for custom options on the MyJoys website.
MIZUNO WAVE CADENCE £140
The Wave Cadence is a lightweight shoe built for enhanced comfort. This comes courtesy of a new one-piece ‘booty’ structure in which the tongue is connected to the lining to provide a more comfortable fit. Based on Mizuno’s Wave Platform technology, the Wave Cadence Spikeless blends the comfort and support of a high-end running shoe, with the lateral stability and traction needed for golf. It also boasts a sole made from carbon rubber, an extremely durable compound used in high impact areas extends the life of the shoe. The soft-touch Kuraray upper is breathable and waterproof to 20,000mm and comes with a two-year waterproof warranty.
PUMA IGNITE NXT SOLELACE £109
The NXT Solelace features a micro-thin TPU frame around the midsole that enables the laces to completely envelop the foot, pulling the midsole and outsole of the shoe, rather than the laces simply tightening the upper around the top of foot. A heel cage keeps the foot supported and stable while swinging and walking, while a moulded foam midsole makes them comfortable to wear all day. The fabric mesh upper features a breathable waterproof coating that protects against dirt and grime. The spikeless outsole features over 100 hexagonal lugs to provide traction where it is needed most. Pull tabs on the tongue and heel help with getting the shoes on. They are available in grey, black, burnt olive and peacoat.
PUMA RS-G £90
The RS-G (Running System – Golf) shoes are inspired by the popular RS series first introduced by Puma in the 1980s and recently rebooted in 2019. The uppers are seam-sealed and completely waterproof, with microfibre leather and TPU skin that delivers protection from the elements. The outsole features exaggerated carbon rubber lugs which provide grip where it is needed most, while a Fusion Foam midsole delivers bounce-back cushioning combined with a Softfoam sockliner for increased comfort. They are available in Grey/Thyme/Pumpkin; White/Quiet Shade/Quarry; and Black/Quiet Shade/Dark Shadow for men, and White/Quiet Shade and Peachskin/High Rise for women.
ROYAL ALBARTROSS STRIDER £210
The Strider combines the highest quality Italian leather and suede uppers with anti-bacterial-treated canvas. The soft, natural-calf-leather lining and an air cushion sole offer multi-directional traction and heel cup support. Handmade in Portugal, it comes in tri-colour patterns: Storm (turquoise, black and cream), Miami and Monochrome (black and greys). Each shoe comes with a pair of burgundy and yellow shoelaces to match your style preference.
SKECHERS GO GOLF ELITE 4 PRESTIGE £99
Competitively priced and designed for ‘out-of-the-box’ comfort, the Elite 4 boasts a sporty, low-drop design that keeps feet low to the ground and combines with a TPU spikeless outsoles for superior balance and traction. In-shoe comfort is enhanced through Ultra Go and Goga Max cushioning, while the uppers boast a leather/knit combination, with the forefoot section made from leather and the saddle and heel section from a durable knitted material. It is offered in a ‘Relaxed Fit’, which features a roomier forefoot section, in a choice of black with white trim, grey with lime trim, and navy with red trim.
UNDER ARMOUR HOVR SHOW SL GTX £140
The HOVR Show SL boasts a breathable, microfibre upper and a lightweight Gore-Tex waterproof membrane. The structure is designed to allow the foot to move naturally, but there’s still plenty of support to ensure stability when walking and hitting shots. Foam cushioning boosts comfort for all-day golfing, while underfoot traction is designed to resist rotation, which used to be a problem with some spikeless shoes, particularly when making full swings.
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