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Critical Golf: Unbiased Golf Equipment Reviews

Spikeless Golf Shoe Reviews - Overall Ranking

Winter 2016 – Reviews, ratings and rankings of the best spikeless golf shoes. Our editors hit the course in a variety of shoes to break down what will keep your feet happy and looking good. Golf shoes tested include adidas, ECCO, FootJoy (FJ), Nike, Oakley, Puma, Skechers and TRUE.

adidas adipower Boost Boa

adidas adipower Boost Boa

The adidas adipower Boost Boa spikeless golf shoes are exceedingly comfortable, relatively stylish and feature the innovative Boa closure system that replaces traditional shoelaces and gives you unexpected confidence in your balance and stability. Sure they’re expensive, but they’re worth it. Read on for our detailed review of the adidas adipower Boost Boa.
Retail price: $230
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Score

95

Grade

A


ECCO BIOM Golf Hybrid

ECCO BIOM Golf Hybrid

Yakkity yak, ECCO’s back. With the ECCO BIOM Hybrid, featuring breathable and water-repellent Yak leather, that is. The price is on the high side in our tests, but it is a shoe that we have grown to appreciate the more we use, and provides much improved comfort and support versus the ECCO Street and ECCO Street Premiere. A good-looking and high-quality shoe, the BIOM Hybrid is one to check out. Read more about the ECCO BIOM Hybrid review.
Retail price: $190
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Score

93

Grade

A-


FootJoy FJ SuperLites CT

FootJoy FJ SuperLites CT

The FJ SuperLites CT provide an athletic look in an extremely lightweight package. At a mere 1.15 pounds, these are the lightest spikeless golf shoes that we’ve tested. The SuperLites CT are comfortable, breathe well, and at their reasonable price point ($115 MSRP), have emerged as one of our favorites among athletic-style spikeless golf shoes. The one caveat is that they are not waterproof, so depending on the climate in which you play, they may or may not be feasible.
Retail price: $115
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Score

93

Grade

A-


adidas adicross Tour Spikeless

adidas adicross Tour Spikeless

The adidas adicross Tour Spikeless golf shoes immediately caught our eye at the store – are those athletic-style shoes? Or more formal saddle shoes? Turns out they’re a little bit of both. Whether you like the hybrid approach or not is a question of individual taste, but we’re here to tell you that the adicross Tour Spikeless are extremely comfortable on the course. Read more in our adidas adicross Tour Spikeless golf shoe review.
Retail price: $150
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Score

92

Grade

A-


TRUE lyt dry

TRUE lyt dry

Far more attractive than the TRUE tour, the TRUE lyt dry is a good looking shoe, with a leather upper that is waterproof, and a thin platform that is in TRUE’s word, lyt. We found the shoe extremely comfortable, with the only quibble the height of the backstay/heel tab at your achilles, which we would reduce slightly. It comes at a very reasonable price for what you get, and while we went with grey/lime, you can select from black/dark grey, white/salmon, and black/royal. Read on for more details in our TRUE lyt dry golf shoe review.
Retail price: $149.99
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Score

92

Grade

A-


TRUE oxford

TRUE oxford

When you think of Oxford, you might picture well-mannered sophistication – and perhaps soggy feet from the persistent moisture. If so, then you will agree that the TRUE oxford spikeless golf shoes are properly named indeed (if not properly capitalized). We loved the stylish suede uppers (they are also offered in canvas) and the easy cleaning and maintenance. We didn’t like the water that crept in to dampen our socks, feet, and mood. The box indicates a 1-year waterproof warranty, which inspired our purchase. Further review of the TRUE website, however, revealed contradictory information (more on that below). The TRUE oxfords are comfortable, well-priced, and look sharp. But keeping your little piggies warm and dry when it’s wet out will require a different solution. Read on for our TRUE oxford spikeless golf shoe review
Retail price: $99.99
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Score

92

Grade

A-


Nike FI Impact 2

Nike FI Impact 2

Lightweight, comfortable, and providing solid stability on the course, the Nike FI Impact 2s have a lot going for them. The color palette may be too flashy for some, and the MSRP is on the high side (although Nike has now marked them down), but this is a solid shoe.
Retail price: $140 (since reduced to $95)
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Score

92

Grade

A-


adidas crossflex

adidas crossflex

The aggressive design of the adidas Crossflex spikeless golf shoe, with its thick midsole and mesh upper, brings to mind traditional running shoes, and it lives up to the comparison. The Crossflex is lightweight, breathable, and phenomenally comfortable. The shoes are grippy on the course, and have the added benefit of being waterproof. Read the deets in our adidas Crossflex spikeless golf shoe review.
Retail price: $100
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Score

91

Grade

A-


ECCO BIOM Golf Hybrid 2

ECCO BIOM Golf Hybrid 2

The ECCO BIOM Hybrid 2 takes its place at the top of ECCO’s spikeless shoe lineup. As a refresher, BIOM is ECCO’s technology that helps the body while allowing natural foot motion. And “Hybrid” indicates the model is one of ECCO’s spikeless shoes. Whatever the terminology, the Hybrid 2 is, like the original ECCO BIOM Hybrid, an extremely comfortable and well-performing shoe. Read on for our ECCO BIOM Hybrid 2 review.
Retail price: $195.00
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Score

91

Grade

A-


TRUE tour

TRUE tour

If you know of relative newcomer TRUE linkswear, it’s probably due to their relationship with Ryan Moore (he’s part-owner of the company), or simply the unorthodox look of their line of shoes. With their line of “barefoot” shoes, they offer one of not just the most, ahem, unique-looking designs, but also the thinnest outsole in golf, which will allow you to feel the course more than any of its competitors. If you can get past the design of the original shoe, the TRUE tour, you’ll find a shoe that is incredibly light, comfortable, all at a reasonable price. Read more in our TRUE tour golf shoe review.
Retail price: $129
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Score

89

Grade

B+


Skechers GO GOLF Elite

Skechers GO GOLF Elite

The Skechers GO GOLF Elites are reasonably good-looking, albeit modestly styled, shoes that are also reasonably priced at $100. Relatively lightweight and waterproof, but we would have preferred a bit more padding (or perhaps some more flexibility right out of the box), as our dogs were pretty tired after the initial test round. Read on in our Skechers GO GOLF Elite review.
Retail price: $100
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Score

89

Grade

B+


Oakley Cipher 2

Oakley Cipher 2

Oakley is known for bold designs, and the Oakley Cipher 2 spikeless golf shoe lives up to that reputation. The Cipher 2 is extremely lightweight and waterproof. Comfort, however, didn’t reach our expectations, and the Cipher 2 didn’t grip well in longer grass. Read on in our detailed Oakley Cipher 2 golf shoe review.
Retail price: $150
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Score

88

Grade

B+


Nike Lunar Waverly

Nike Lunar Waverly

Nike doesn’t have the same push toward spikeless shoes as some of the competition, but is going for some hipster old school street cred with the Lunar Waverlys. Heck, you can’t even find tennis shoes these days with this much white. Fit and performance, however, seem to be stuck in the past as well, which kept us from really embracing these shoes. Read on for our Nike Lunar Waverly review.
Retail price: $140
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Score

83

Grade

B-