Many golfers don’t give much thought to their golf shoes. After all, they’re just footwear, right? No, that’s wrong. Actually, your golf shoes can make the difference between a good golf swing and a great golf swing. You will also want to pick a golf shoe that is healthy for you and your feet. I bet you’ve never really thought about how to pick a healthy golf shoe. Neither have I – until now.
First and foremost, take your time when shopping for golf shoes. Put them on and walk around in them to make sure they feel good on your feet and that you can move about without any restraints or discomfort.
Feet do expand, so when you go to shop for your golf shoes, do so after walking for about 20 minutes or so. It’s for this reason specifically that it’s better to shop for golf shoes – or any shoes for that matter – in the afternoon rather than in the morning.
When you shop for your golf shoes, you should wear the style of socks that you would normally wear on the golf course. This way, you will know you will be comfortable on the golf course while wearing your golf shoes and not have to worry about discomfort during your back-swing.
There are all types of golf shoes available these days. No longer are you restricted to oxford-style. Manufacturers are now making golf sandals, golf boots, and even golf shoes that really resemble tennis shoes. The cleats on these types of shoes can be quite different so be sure that when you buy a golf shoe, it’s going to give you the results that you are looking for.
Depending on your budget, you will be able to find golf shoes in all sorts of different price ranges. The general rule of thumb is that you should buy the best pair of golf shoes that you can possibly afford. If you go for the cheapest pair, you will probably have to replace them within a short period of time. However, if you can afford the extra twenty dollars, go ahead and upgrade just a bit and have them last just a bit longer.
Golf shoes may not be first and foremost on your mind when you are thinking about what you need to be a good golfer, but the right pair of golf shoes can really make a difference in your golf game. You want to be comfortable, you want to have stability, but most of all, you want to look good – now don’t you? Seriously, though, find a good pair of golf shoes and then put them to use on the links. Then see how much they make a difference when you are swinging your club on the first tee!