FootJoy have an incredible reputation within golf for manufacturing some of the best golf shoes, but what exactly makes their shoes so popular?
Perhaps FootJoy’s biggest achievement is that their shoes have been the No.1 footwear option at every tournament on the PGA Tour since 1945. Their shoes aren’t only popular among pros but also amateur golfers.
FootJoy has an extensive range of footwear options for men and ladies. All of these are made with innovation, style, comfort and quality firmly in mind. While FootJoy does manufacture shoes specifically for men and ladies, they design a wide range of shoes for both sexes to enjoy (all that changes is the colour schemes).
Best FootJoy golf shoes
FootJoy Pro SL
RRP (from) £104.99
The FootJoy Pro SL is the No.1 spikeless shoe on tour thanks to its unmatched comfort and performance. The tour-proven infinity outsole provides excellent grip with 189 points of traction and 17% more surface area in the heel to offer maximal grip in all conditions.
The Stratafoam midsole helps boost the comfort of the Pro SL’s by providing stability and support. Being fully waterproof you can rely on the Pro SL to keep your feet dry. The Pro SL’s are available in multiple styles and sizes and there is even an option for Juniors.
RRP (from) £159.99
Specifically tuned for the modern golfer, the HperFlex is one of FootJoy’s best golf shoes which incorporates comfort, style and performance. The moulded and integrated thermoplastic saddle and side wrap, combined with the firm FTF+ midsole provides superb support and stability.
This spiked golf shoe is perfect for year-round golf, especially with the knit upper being fully waterproof. The HyperFlex has been designed not only for comfort during your golf swing but also while walking during your round; achieved thanks to the OptiFlex plate. Available for men in Carbon with a carbon fibre plate to maximise stability.
RRP (from) £124.99
When most golfers think about FootJoy footwear they are thinking traditional and subdued – definitely not the Fuel. Pairing comfort and lightweight, the Fuel is a brilliant option for summer golf. Using a breathable performance mesh, it is perhaps hard to believe this shoe is fully waterproof, but with a one-year waterproof warranty, you can play in all weather.
This is a great option for golfers who like to wear their golf shoes to the course, in the clubhouse (if permitted) and any other activities. The Fuel is incredibly comfortable thanks to the Stratolite foam. You get great support and traction from the performance infinity outsole. The Fuels are also available for Juniors.
FootJoy Premiere Series
RRP (from) £134.99
The Premiere Series is FootJoy’s most traditional range of footwear. There are numerous different designs within the Premiere Series, both for men and ladies. There are options available which are either spiked or spikeless (depending on your preference) but both do feature the VersaTrax+ traction technology to provide excellent grip and traction.
Each of the shoes available in the Premiere Series range has an OrthoLite EcoPlush FitBed ensuring all-day comfort. Every shoe in this range is made with a fully waterproof leather upper. These shoes are timeless and a great option to have in your rotation. Whether you are male or female there is a suitable shoe for your game.
How to choose the best pair of FootJoy’s for you
As with any purchase you make in golf, you need to consider a few factors before taking that leap of faith.
If you are purchasing a pair of FootJoy golf shoes, then chances are you have accepted that your budget needs to be fairly high. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still budget. You don’t need to create a pair of MyJoys if you don’t want to.
FootJoy are notorious for manufacturing traditional golf shoes with exceptional performance. In recent years they have branched out and started manufacturing more athletic, modern, contemporary golf shoes which helps them appeal to more golfers. So, depending on your style preference you’ll be able to find a pair to suit your taste.
One thing you can always guarantee from FootJoy golf shoes is they perform extremely well without sacrificing style, comfort, or practicality. Whether you choose a pair of spiked or spikeless golf shoes you will not be disappointed with how they perform.
FootJoy shoes are clearly very comfortable with countless tour players and amateurs opting for their shoes through choice. This is perhaps the most important factor with a pair of golf shoes, especially ones as expensive as FootJoy’s.