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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Some New Casual Golf Shoes

Back in March I did a post about new golf shoes for 2017. Now Ashley Mayo has a new article over at the Golf Digest site called 7 Golf Shoes You Can Easily Wear Off the Course.

The main problem I have with this article is the price of the shoes. (Of course, that's becoming a common problem with golf shoes. But I digress...) There's only one shoe in her list that's under $100, and that's the FootJoy GreenJoys for $70, shown below.

FootJoy GreenJoys

My original post included FootJoy Contour Casuals for $100, and both FootJoy models appear to have similar soles. In either case, FootJoy seems to be the company to check for less expensive sneaker styles. (My original post included a $90 pair from Biion but those looked more like traditional golf shoes, albeit very light.)

My personal fave from the new list is the Adidas Golf Adicross Primeknit. They retail for $115 and remind me of boat slippers.

Adidas Golf Adicross Primeknit

These appear to have some kind of cloth or synthetic knit upper rather than leather; the description says they're breathable. In any case, they have a simple stylishness that appeals to me.

The list has a fairly wide variety of styles, considering it only contains seven models. Still, it's a quick intro to the types of choices you have if you're looking for golf shoes you can wear when you're in a hurry to leave the course for the 19th hole.


  1. Thanks for the heads up. I'm currently using some merrell men's trail glove 3. About 1/3 the weight of my standard shoes, breathable, spikeless @ $70. When it gets drier, I switch to my Vibram Fivefingers for the ultimate in safe, barefoot, spikeless comfort, also @ $70. I went barefoot following your post on Snead's barefoot practice.

    1. So, Jean Luc, has going barefoot helped your balance and weight shift the way Snead said it helped his?

    2. Yes, barefoot has magnified the awareness of what my feet are doing in response to the forces generated by my swing. But only when I am practicing or playing by myself, even when I'm learning new moves. But when I am with others, all the old habits come back with a vengeance. I'm looking into hypnosis to do something like in "The Legend of Bagger Vance", where all the people disappeared on the final putt.

    3. Jean Luc, why bother with hypnotism? I'm pretty sure you could get the same result by just eating a large clove of garlic before you tee off. ;-)